At age 23, as national sales and marketing manager of Arnette sunglasses Australiasia, and in just three years John grew Arnette's sales from a modest $750,000 per year to a huge $6 million in turnover.
In his fashion wholesale business, in 9 short years, John single handedly tripled sales in every brand he represented, selling over $34.3 million dollars worth of apparel, sunglasses, accessories and footwear.
In 2004, John founded Blue Rocket Sales Breakthrough Solutions with fellow Water Polo teammate Leigh Farnell.
Since then John has helped hundreds of sales people and companies selling business to business and retail to smash sales records and achieve quantum breakthroughs in service, strategic planning and business development.
Some of these companies include Electric Sunglasses Australia and USA, Rip Curl, Volcom, Rusty, Oakley south Pacific, The West Australian, CINEads, Lincoln Electric Welding Equipment, Morrison Media and Stocker Preston Real Estate just to name a few.
John is intensely passionate about helping salespeople avoid costly mistakes and pitfalls in today's business to business sales environment. John's clients typically experience a faster sales cycle and boosted confidence in sales teams using proven formulas that create predictable, sustained increases in sales revenue.
John lives in Perth with his daughter Mischa and son Lachlan.
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Sales has evolved in proportion to the markets awareness of sales techniques. To stay ahead of the curve naturally your sales approach needs to evolve as well.
Everywhere you look on line and in social media there is someone suggesting you are just one good sales funnel away from changing your whole business and your world.
In the last 6 months I have noticed a very strange phenomenon.
I have been seeing a heap of debate and discussion out there on scripts lately.
When I first started in this business 10 years ago the business was all about teaching sales skills.