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Read More About Our Team: Doug Cohen and Kathleen Macchiarelli
Summit Performance Training, Sandler Training in South Florida

President of Summit Performance Training

Doug Cohen

Serving the South Florida Business Community.

Doug combines real-life problem-solving experience, with coaching and communication, to provide solutions to the day-to day challenges faced by sales people, sales managers, and customer service professionals.

Doug has been a successful business owner and entrepreneur, professional speaker and trainer for over 20 years, delivering keynote addresses, continuing legal education seminars, and sales and communications skills training to small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies.

Doug uses the Sandler Training system to work closely with companies on a myriad of business-related issues, such as sales and sales management training, leadership coaching, goal setting, hiring assessments and benchmarks, prospecting, lead acquisition strategies, sales system and process implementation.

Sales Associate of Summit Performance Training

Kathleen Macchiarelli

Kathy comes to the team as an experienced Sandler trainer, having worked with another Sandler Training center in New Jersey for five years. Additionally, she has owned and operated two companies which provided her the tools and skills to provide a “real-world” perspective to her clients.

Kathy’s successful background as a business woman, combined with her track record of success within Sandler as a trainer, provides an uncommon blend to help move businesses forward beyond their sales and sales management struggles.

Kathy Macchiarelli can be reached at Kathy.mac@sandler.com.

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Who is typically in charge during the sales process? The Buyer, right? Of course. Why? Mostly because instead of having a “business conversation” centered around the issues, challenges, or “Pain" the prospect is facing, the business development/

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This rule is first in the Sandler list for a reason. It should be the foundation for all goals and activities in your business plan. It's also perhaps the hardest rule to incorporate in your day-to-day dealings, because failure is hard. Nobody 'enjoys' failure. But if we look at failure as a learning opportunity rather than a deterrent to taking risks, we will thrive.