Why Surf & Sales?
Are you tired of going to sales conferences in the same old cities, in huge hotels full of thousands of vendors selling you when you’d rather be honing your own skills, building real relationships, and investing in personal and professional growth?
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, meaningful relationships, and an experience that will transform you and your career or business.
Where do you find inspiration: Exhibit Hall D or a tropical sunset?
WHAT: SURF & SALES 4
WHERE : PLAYA GRANDE, COSTA RICA
Cost: $3,595 All-inclusive
WHEN: Feb 24-28, 2020
Deluxe lodging right on the beach
Chef-prepared meals, drinks, and snacks
Private ground transportation to/from Liberia Airport
All sales trainings and leadership workshops
Daily surf instruction
1-on-1 career coaching, including a follow-up coaching session after the event
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 three Surf and Sales events all quickly sold out and exceeded all expectations. We have 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 a 3x American Association of Inside Sales Professionals Top 25 Award Winner, and 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 nearly two decades of sales and leadership experience to use as the CEO & Founder of both Scott Leese Consulting, LLC; and Surf & Sales. A highly sought-after consultant, advisor, leader, and sales trainer, Leese has a proven record of success building and scaling businesses from the ground up.
He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Janet; their two sons, Brayden and Caleb; and the family dogs, Loki and Mia.
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, sales, and social impact for more than 15 years.
Jeff has been a founder, executive, advisor, and consultant, and most of all enjoys helping smart, driven entreprenuers who are solving important problems find the people and the strategies they need to start growing their businesses. Prior diving into tech startups, as Deputy Field Director in 2008 and Senior Advisor in 2012, Jeff was instrumental in developing the groundbreaking tech-driven organizing strategy of Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns.
Jeff is currently helping to lead the world’s largest nonprofit clean energy developer, GRID Alternatives, as Vice President of Outreach, and also works as an independent consultant focused on early stage business development for social impact technology companies in New York and the SF Bay Area.
Surf & Sales 4: Feb 24-28 2020
All packages below are all-inclusive. Guests are responsible only for air travel to/from Liberia International Airport.
5 days/4 nights lodging in well-appointed and spacious beachfront bungalows (private or shared) with private bath, pools, and more.
Ground transportation to/from Liberia International Airport and Playa Grande, Costa Rica
All meals, drinks, and snacks
Daily sales workshops, trainings, and peer-led seminars
Daily group surf instruction for all ability levels, plus optional afternoon surf excursions, surf equipment and board rental
Want your company to pay for some or all of the cost but wondering what to say to the boss? Read more here: How to Get Your boss to Pay for Surf & Sales.
Your time is incredibly valuable - if you've got any remaining questions or concerns about attending Surf & Sales, we'd love to hear from you! Contact us here