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As a history-making mountain climber, corporate executive and author, Susan Ershler inspires audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and reach new heights of business and personal success.
Susan Ershler has won worldwide renown for climbing the Seven Summits—the highest mountain on every continent—while leading sales organizations at some of the nation's largest corporations. For more than a decade, she has been inspiring professionals and executives at Fortune 500 companies to reach peak performance by striving for their personal and professional best. In her popular keynotes, Ershler shares her Project . Prepare . Persevere® methodology, which can transform any business organization into a dynamic force for revenue growth. Having risen through the ranks to corporate leadership, Ershler keenly appreciates the challenges business professionals experience at every stage in their careers. She "walks the talk," explaining the Seven Summits principles that everyone must master to reach Peak Performance and illustrating how to apply these techniques to overcome real-world work/life challenges. Whether focusing on leadership, achievement, sales performance or meeting personal goals, Ershler inspires her audiences to take the next step in achieving their own vision of success. In her acclaimed book, TOGETHER ON TOP OF THE WORLD; The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits, Ershler shares her remarkable Everest adventure and the life lessons she learned on the mountain. She is also author of Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales: From Everest to Every Business, Achieving Peak Performance (October 2014). She has been featured in national media that includes Good Morning America, Today, The New York Times, FORTUNE magazine and many more.
Today Show: Lester Holt with Susan & Phil Ershler NBC
Susan Ershler's Speech Topics
Reaching New Heights: Everest & Beyond
No matter how impossible they may seem, your dreams for personal and professional success are never truly out of reach if you Project • Prepare • Persevere®. This is the systematic approach to high achievement Susan Ershler developed while simultaneously climbing the world’s tallest mountains and leading sales organizations at some of the nation's largest corporations.
On May 16, 2002, Susan and her husband Phil made history as the first couple to stand together at the summit of Mount Everest, capping their decade-long odyssey to climb the Seven Summits; the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. In her stirring keynote, Susan tells the amazing story of their Everest experience, the setbacks they overcame along the way, and their triumphant return to reach the summit. She also shares the road-tested strategies she developed that can empower anyone to overcome their perceived limitations and achieve seemingly impossible goals.
Conquering the Seven Summits of Peak Performance
In today’s increasingly competitive business environment, it takes vision, planning and perseverance to reach the pinnacle of career achievement. Are you ready to see your career trajectory accelerate into the stratosphere? Then Susan Ershler’s Project • Prepare • Persevere® methodology is your key to becoming a peak performer and reaching the pinnacle of personal and professional success.
In this inspiring presentation, Susan shares the Seven Summit principles that every business professional must master to consistently achieve top performance year after year. She also describes practical techniques for overcoming real-world business challenges and securing the financial rewards and personal fulfillment that come with being a top performer. Attendees will leave confident, inspired, and equipped with the tools they need to achieve peak performance and realize their dreams.
Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales
Is your sales organization achieving its true potential?What strategies and techniques would transform your sales team into a dynamic force for revenue growth and customer satisfaction?
For two decades, Susan Ershler rose through the ranks of sales leadership while simultaneously climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Now, her mission is to help others secure the financial rewards and personal fulfillment that come with being a top performer.
In this presentation, Susan shares the Seven Summit principals that every sales professional must master to consistently achieve top performance year after year. She describes the Project • Prepare • Persevere® methodology that enabled her to lead her sales team to achieve a seemingly impossible $300M revenue goal. She also provides practical techniques for overcoming real-world sales challenges and blowing away the numbers. Attendees will walk away inspired to excel and ready to meet Everest-sized revenue objectives.
Leading Teams to Peak Performance
On the mountains, successful expedition leaders think like guides, not climbers. In the business world, the most successful sales leaders think like CEOs. They inspire and lead by example.
Susan is an expert practitioner in the art of sales leadership. Throughout her career, she has excelled at building and leading teams that achieve exceptional, sometimes life-changing results. In this inspiring presentation, Susan shares the Project • Prepare • Persevere® methodology that enabled her to lead her sales team to achieve a seemingly impossible $300M revenue goal while simultaneously climbing the Seven Summits; the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Susan shows why the best leaders are much more than top performers themselves. They enable every member of their team to overcome their perceived limitations by learning to commit to their team’s shared vision of success. Attendees will walk away with the leadership skills they need to help their teams win the recognition and rewards that accrue to top performers.
What Other Organizations Say About Susan Ershler
Susan Ershler was fantastic. The feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive. We did a small feedback form and Susan’s ratings were excellent. One person wrote in specifically “Susan was amazing!" The book was also a BIG hit – everyone wanted her to sign.Hunt Mortgage Group
What Other Organizations Say About Susan Ershler
Susan Ershler’s stories were very motivating to help us all reach our summits in the coming year – and beyond!Bdirect Inc.
Works by Susan Ershler