I see many speakers, trainers, coaches and authors have their “about” page in the third person and it sounds like I’m reading about the Great And Powerful Oz.
Well, this is me—in my own words. I am a Speaker, Sales Trainer, Author and Coach and truly love helping others reach new heights, develop new skills or overcome obstacles and hurdles. I formed B2 Training & Development to specialize in sales training and coaching for organizations and individuals. With more than 25-years of hands on experience “in the trenches”, I feel uniquely qualified to help you avoid pitfalls, break out of slumps or simply improve your selling skills. In my career, I spent almost 16 years with a large regional wholesale food distributor and helped grow it from $35million in annual sales to more than $250 million before acquiring the company as a minority shareholder with a business partner. Today I work with companies, individuals and sales teams to help them get more appointments, land more business and retain more customers—all while focusing on bottom line profits. I get to speak regularly to groups throughout the southwest where I’m able to draw on more than 10-years of experience as a professional stand-up comedian. (THAT was the best sales training I ever received!)
I’ve been named one of the Top 50 Sales Experts and one of the Top 100 Business Coaches to follow on Twitter and my first book, The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars: Plugging In To The Power Of Ten is available now.
I’ve recently signed with John Wiley & Sons to author, Sales Management For Dummies due this October.
The Rest Of The Story
In May 2009, I underwent triple bypass heart surgery at the age of 43. It changed my life in more than just the obvious ways. I committed myself to learning about heart health, managing diabetes and trying to live healthier. On Thanksgiving Day that year, just 190 days after my surgery I completed my first 5K in 36:45. Last year I ran more than 25-5K races, 1-10K and (barely) completed my first half marathon, The Jazz Half Marathon in New Orleans in October 2013. I just ran the Lone Star Half Marathon in Arlington, Texas.
I’ve been blessed to be married to my high school sweetheart and best friend, Angie for almost 30 years. We have three amazing children, Jonathan, Whitney and Sidney who are my proudest accomplishments. Though we haven’t gotten grandchildren yet, we do have two dogs and three grand-dogs.
My mission in life is simple: I want to be a DifferenceMaker for others—whether inspiring them with my speaking, writing or through training and coaching. I truly believe we CAN Make A Difference in OUR world. In my spare time, I enjoy writing about myself for my website live just outside of Dallas, TX.
I’m glad you stopped by and hope you find something here that Makes A Difference for YOU!
If you’d like to discuss individual or group coaching, training or potential speaking engagements simply email me at butch(at)butchbellah.com
B2 Training & Development
3948 Legacy Drive, Ste 106 #339
Plano, TX 75023