Our Team

Denver-Based Leadership Development Available Nationwide

Colleen Stanley, President and Founder

Colleen Stanley is the founder and president of SalesLeadership, Inc. She is the creator of the Ei Selling® System, a unique and powerful sales program that integrates emotional intelligence skills with consultative selling skills. She is the author of two books, Emotional Intelligence For Sales Success, now published in six languages, and Growing Great Sales Teams.

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Mary Grothe, Director of Sales

Mary Grothe is a sales and business strategist who achieved multiple Top 10 Sales Ranking listings, out of 3,000 reps for Paychex Inc., a Fortune 1000 company. Because of her success in opening and retaining profitable business, she was selected to serve as a mentor and trainer to other members of her sales team.    

Mary’s achievements also include leading the sales and marketing division for a Denver-based startup, where she quadrupled revenues. She is also a successful entrepreneur and developed an innovative business teaching youth about money, business and entrepreneurship. Her latest book, “... Read More

Julie Points, Sales Development Manager

Julie Points joined SalesLeadership the summer of 2014 as our Business Manager. She has a diverse background which started in Lenexa, KS working for a leading custom decorated apparel company. Increased responsibilities led her to start-up operations in Iowa and ultimately Texas, where she was promoted to Warehouse Manager for their Southwest Operations. With Julie's contributions, those facilities were recognized as the company's low cost provider. After traveling to Colorado for family trips since childhood, her lifelong dream of living in Colorado came true in July 2013.

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Michael Kuehn, Facilitator & Consultant

Michael brings nearly two decades of sales and leadership development and expert facilitation skills to SalesLeadership. He has led sales teams in a variety of industries: healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, hospitality, information technology, and financial services. Michael has delivered hundreds of interactive workshops and keynote presentations to groups as large as 5,000.

Under Michael’s leadership, sales teams have achieved unprecedented success and sales growth: 800% revenue growth within six years, securing the largest IT training and development... Read More

Will Matthews, Coach

Will Matthews is a Certified Professional Coach. Over the past eleven years, he has coached over 500 executives and professionals in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to early stage start ups.

He has developed high performing sales and marketing teams and advanced the careers of hundreds of business leaders through his workshops and seminars. Will recently led the Sales and Marketing Team for Encana Natural Gas, Inc., a $16.7 billion energy company. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ensign Energy Services, a $2.4 billion oil and gas services company.... Read More

Rick Shaum, Facilitator, Coach and Consultant

Rick Shaum’s sales training and coaching practice is built on the foundation of solid corporate business experience, spanning several decades, where he established a solid reputation as a results-oriented personal producer, executive leader and developmental coach.

Prior to working as a trainer and coach full-time, Rick served as SVP – Sales and Marketing for a Canadian based private equity portfolio company in the travel industry. As SVP – Sales and Marketing, he was responsible for an international sales and marketing effort that developed more than five thousand client... Read More

Mary Brown, Business Systems and Accounting Specialist

Mary’s expertise in the finance world brings experience as a controller in various industries. From partnerships with companies in the contract furniture industry, IT services, landscaping and other fields, she is able to refine processes and procedures to take companies to the next level.

Mary worked with a team that was able to successfully re-engineer the order fulfillment process for a 75 million dollar contract furniture company. Gross profit was raised, process redundancies were eliminated and past due accounts receivables were decreased. Mary also wrote manuals and successfully trained 20 plus... Read More