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Episode 076: Amanda Holmes – Taking Over As CEO At Age 27: The Ultimate Sales Machine

Episode 076: Amanda Holmes – Taking Over As CEO At Age 27: The Ultimate Sales Machine

Amanda Holmes is someone who has a contagious energy about her.  This conversation (which was also aired live on Periscope) was entertaining and educational. Amanda is an incredibly interesting person.  During our time together, Amanda talked about the legacy her father began, along with Tony Robbins in the beginning, and how she continues to nurture businesses using intuition and a proven equation for growth.

Said best by gaimtv.com Amanda Holmes went from ashram to CEO at 27 years old, and her journey is both inspiring and challenging. She stepped in as CEO of Chet Holmes International after the death of her father, self-help guru Chet Holmes.

Amanda Holmes’ singing career spanned over seven years and four records. When her father, Chet Holmes, NY Times Best Selling author, was diagnosed with Leukemia, it all came to an abrupt end. After studying alternative medicines in Asia, she took over the responsibility of her father’s business. Today, she is the CEO dedicated to not only carrying on her father’s legacy, but most of all, making a difference for business owners around the world.

Episode 076: Amanda Holmes – Taking Over As CEO At Age 27: The Ultimate Sales Machine

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“Build Rapport… Establish The Need… Create The Desire… Close The Deal… Follow up… Add Value.” –Amanda Holmes

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Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of high achievers?
  • How do you handle the common sales stereotypes like used car sales person, etc…?
  • What is your mindset for taking over for your Dad who was a legendary sales professional and coach?
  • The responsibility had to be immense… Who did you reach out to for help?
  • What is your decision making process for running a business?
  • Initially when you took over, you faced law suits and people wanting money, how did you handle it?
  • What are the 12 ways to double sales?
  • What specific changes have you implemented that’s helped the business grow?
  • Define a great learning leader
  • What books had the most influence on your life?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance on focus and defining what success is to you
  • Fighting the professional selling stereotype and how she does it
  • The tragic story of her dad, Chet Holmes, passing away at a young age
  • How living in Asia for 6 months had an effect on her life
  • Why slimming down parts of the business were the correct moves in order to focus
  • Initially getting burned by people as well as getting wrongful termination lawsuits… How to deal with that
  • The 7 steps to a sale
  • Why continuous learning is the key to success

“I immediately fell in love with our clients.” – Amanda Holmes, after taking over as CEO of Chet Holmes International

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Amanda Holmes is a leader who leads an incredibly interesting life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Gaimtv.com

Said best by gaimtv.com Amanda Holmes went from ashram to CEO at 27 years old, and her journey is both inspiring and challenging. She stepped in as CEO of Chet Holmes International after the death of her father, self-help guru Chet Holmes.

Amanda Holmes’ singing career spanned over seven years and four records. When her father, Chet Holmes, NY Times Best Selling author, was diagnosed with Leukemia, it all came to an abrupt end. After studying alternative medicines in Asia, she took over the responsibility of her father’s business. Today, she is the CEO dedicated to not only carrying on her father’s legacy, but most of all, making a difference for business owners around the world.

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