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September 3, 2020 26 min

You are a super-prepared salesperson.  You’ve acquired deep knowledge of your products, your markets, your customers – even your competition. In doing so, you’ve placed yourself well ahead of many salespeople who don’t put in the time to be a knowledge giant. Now comes the moment when you launch toward new sales. Will you be able to shift into performance mode like the sales athlete you could be? Or will you settle  for so-so results and waste all that preparation?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Shift Your Mind” - features host John Asher with guest Brian Levenson, founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching and consulting to elite organizations, performers and leaders He has worked with CEOs, professional athletes and teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, Department of Homeland Security, and many other organizations.


How are sales and sports similar? What characteristics do successful sales leaders and athletes share? What qualities lead to performance success? What are intentional performers? How can we nurture nature and develop human potential? Tune in and learn the answers to these and other questions so you can shift into sales overdrive and leave your competitors in the dust.

 About our Guest Brian Levenson

Brian Levenson is the founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching, speaking, and consulting to elite organizations, performers, and leaders. He has been fortunate to work with CEO’s, professional athletes, and with teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Homeland Security, Hilton, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and many other organizations.

He also has a weekly podcast, Intentional Performers, where he interviews a diverse group of elite high performers. His new book, Shift Your Mind, is scheduled to be released in October of 2020.

Brian currently lives in Bethesda, MD, with his wife and two kids.  

Specialties: Shift Your Mind, Framework, Focused Habits, Resilience, Positive Psychology, Teamwork, Leadership, Mental Performance

Education: BA, Syracuse University (Major in Sociology, Minor in African American Studies). MA, John F. Kennedy University in Sport Psychology

Certifications: Leadership Coaching Certificate at Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership, PCC Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Hogan Leadership Assessment, Leadership Circle 360 Assessment

Philanthropy: Board Member at PeacePlayers International, National Young Leadership Cabinet at Jewish Federation of North America, Supporter of DC Scores, Children Deserve a Chance, DC Soul, and others. 

Asher Sales Sense is hosted by John Asher and Kyla O’Connell of ASHER Strategies which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  ASHER Strategies is the sponsor of ASHER Sales Sense. 


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