A better way...
Tired of going to sales conferences in the same old cities, in huge hotels full of thousands of vendors trying to sell you something?
We are too, so we changed the game.
This year, skip the Marriott in Philly or the Hilton in Orlando, and join a small, select group of industry leaders in Playa Grande, Costa Rica, for deeper learning, more meaningful relationships, and an experience that will transform you and your business.
Where do you find inspiration: Exhibit Hall D or a tropical sunset?
WHAT: SURF & SALES 3
WHERE : PLAYA GRANDE, COSTA RICA
Deluxe lodging on the beach
Chef-prepared meals, drinks, and snacks
Private ground transportation to/from Liberia Airport
All sales trainings and leadership workshops
Daily surf lessons and guided excursions
1-on-1 coaching, including a follow-up coaching session
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to level up their sales leadership game, build real, lasting relationships with other successful leaders in the industry, or even just create the time and space to do some deep thinking about your work. Whether you’re a SVP, VP, Sales Manager or Rep, or a founder/CEO or board member with an interest in sales - Surf & Sales is for you!
WHAT TO EXPECT
About Surf & Sales
The idea for Surf & Sales came during a family vacation in Costa Rica. Nobody wants to spend their vacation talking about work. But sitting on a pristine, golden beach enjoying a well-earned tequila after an evening surf session, Scott Leese and Richard Harris turned to their shared passion for sales. It was undeniable: in that setting, thousands of miles away from the office, the ideas, insights, and inspiration simply flowed much more freely. They were thinking creatively, challenging each other, covering new ground.
Then it hit them - what if they planned a surf trip not to escape work, but to embrace it, explore it, and build relationships with others?
And what if they surrounded themselves with a small, select group of peers and aspiring sales leaders from around the world, to share not only their knowledge but also the kind of life experience that builds relationships that last? And what if it all took place in paradise, against the backdrop of learning (or just enjoying!) one of the most challenging and rewarding sports on earth?
The answer was simple - it had to happen. They asked long-time friend, avid surfer, and business leader Jeff Coleman to join the team and take the lead on creating a world-class guest experience, and Surf & Sales was born. The first Surf and Sales Summit in May 2018, and the second in February 2019, both quickly sold out and exceeded all expectations. We forged lifelong friendships, generated new business ideas and opportunities, and created incredible memories in and out of the water. There’s much more to come, and we hope you’ll join us for the ride!
Scott Leese is one of the top startup sales leaders in the country. Through domestic and international consulting, he has trained an army of salespeople thousands strong. Leese puts his more than thirteen years of sales and leadership experience to use as the Founder of Scott Leese Consulting, LLC and as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Qualia Labs, Inc., based in San Francisco, CA.
A highly sought-after consultant, advisor, leader, and trainer, Scott has a proven record of startup success building sales teams from the ground up.
Scott has been named a Top 25 Inside Sales Professional by the American Association of Inside Sales, and finished 3rd in voting for the Top 10 Sales Development Leader as voted by Inside Sales and Sales Hacker.
Richard Harris brings 20+ years of sales and Saas experience to the table in his work as an advisor and consultant. His focus is on a more relaxed conversational selling style that helps people go from strangers to acquaintances to trusted business allies.
The goal of Richard's training is to get people to stop talking about what they do and get them to start talking about the pains they solve. Clients and experiences include: Gainsight, PagerDuty, Zoom, Mashery, Gurtin, TopOpps, LevelEleven, SocialChorus, OutboundEngine, and Spanning.
Richard has been named a Top 25 Inside Sales Professional by the American Association of Inside Sales for the last 3 years. As well as a Top 10 Sales Development Leader as voted by Inside Sales and Sales Hacker.
Jeff Coleman has been a leader at the intersection of technology, growth marketing, and social impact for more than 15 years. Since 2003, Mr. Coleman has helped Fortune 500 Companies, early stage startups, leading nonprofits, and political campaigns build and grow large-scale grassroots organizations by combining traditional community organizing practices with smart, thoughtful approaches to leveraging emerging tools and strategies.
Jeff is currently helping to lead the world’s largest nonprofit clean energy developer, GRID Alternatives, as Vice President of Outreach. He has been a founding executive, advisor, and consultant to social impact startups including Farmigo, Amicus, and Organizer Inc. - technology platforms that empower citizens to organize and bring change to their communities.
Prior to that, as Deputy Field Director in 2008 and Senior Advisor in 2012, he was instrumental in developing the groundbreaking organizing strategy of Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns.