I’ve been a full-time Sales & Leadership Coach, and Workshop Facilitator since 2010. I have trained and consulted with a wide range of companies. My focus is towards developing practical programs that inspire participants to perform better in their jobs. I base my training upon over twenty years of actual sales and leadership experience.
I have extensive experience in sales as an account executive, sales manager, and business owner. I worked my way up from a sales associate for public market stalls and supermarkets and went on to succeed in different industries including real estate, franchising, information technology, and consulting, across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. I set sales records and won awards in IBM Philippines (most PCs sold to Education sector), Kodak Philippines (earliest to hit territory target, Best Presenter), Drypers Philippines (quota achiever whilst maintaining best territory credit & collection record) and JDI (first rookie to win in car plan contest, Quota Buster Awardee).
As a leader, my most significant experience has been growing a start-up company from a single employee to over a hundred associates, and subsequently selling this profitable business after ten years of hands-on operations. I achieved this through the help of a team of supervisors and managers I hired and trained myself.
I was an adjunct professor teaching Sales Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), where I also earned my Masters degree in Entrepreneurship. As a professor, students gave me high satisfaction ratings and ranked me as one of the highest among my peers. I honed my teaching skills through intensive training with some of the world’s best public speakers including corporate sales trainer Steve Schiffman, sales and leadership trainer Blair Singer, best-selling author and speaking coach Harv Eker, NLP trainer Barney Wee, speaking coach Jane Atkinson, NLP trainer James Leong, speaking coach Zoltan Hrotko, coaching mentor Peter Hawe, coaching mentor Leah Zveglich, and actor-director Larry Gillman.
“Leon is an energetic and committed professional who relentlessly pursues excellence when delivering his training. His commitment to the participants in his programs is very clearly demonstrated in the way he engages and questions them. In addition, he employs his sense of humor to keep his audience motivated and focused on the subject. I would say that anyone who invests the kind of time, energy and money that Leon does in self-development cannot help but be an excellent trainer.”
Fay Niewiadomski, Founder/CEO, ICTN, New York
"The flow of the workshop was fast-paced, never a wasted moment. For a whole day workshop, it was able to touch on so many relevant aspects."
Gary Bogarin, Marketing Manager, Parex Group
“Leon is passionate about improving businesses. It is important for him that business owners, managers, and sales people perform and yet have a balance in private and working life. He has a gentle but firm way of presenting, and he makes the audience laugh.”
Tineke Rensen, Business Coach, The Netherlands
"Leon gave a session for Globe on Channel Management and we like how he combined his personal experience in sales and channel management with management theories. The concepts that he shared were very relevant and useful to us. I also liked how he took time to get to know his participants and relate his lecture to their own interests. I strongly recommend him the next time you need sales and management training.”
Benel Pilar, Head Sales Analytics and Operations, Globe Telecom
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