Colleen Stanley

Denver-Based Sales Leadership Development Available Nationwide

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.

Prior to starting SalesLeadership, Colleen was vice president of sales and marketing for Varsity Spirit Corporation. During her 10 years at Varsity, sales increased from 8M to 90M. Varsity was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 200 fastest growing companies in the United States.

Colleen is a recipient of many awards for her work in sales development and thought leadership. Salesforce recently named Colleen one of the most influential sales figures in the 21st century.

When Colleen is not speaking or training, she loves to hike, read and hang out with her husband Jim and friends.

Honors and Awards

Colleen is proud to have garnered multiple awards within her industry over the years. These accolades show the standing and reputation of Colleen among her peers, clients and the Sales community at large. She is personally committed to providing value to her clients every day, and these awards are testament to the impact she has had upon the work to which she has dedicated her career. Please browse her list of awards and honors below. 


2017 Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blog
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2016 Top Sales & Marketing Blog2016 Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blog
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Top 50 Blog2015 Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blog
Colleen Stanley
Colleen Stanley Top 50 Sales Influencer 2015A Top Sales Influencer for 2015
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iSEEit Top 100 Most Innovative Sales BloggersThe Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Bloggers
(That Will Help You Shatter Your Sales Goals)
Colleen Stanley - April 2015
World's Top 30 Sales Professionals - Sales GurusThe Award for Sales Guru
See the World's Top 30 Sales Professionals for 2015
Colleen Stanley
Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blogs - Top Sales World"Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blogs"
Every July, we assess around one hundred popular sales and marketing blogs, and compile what we believe to be the best fifty.
Top Sales & Marketing Influencer 2014 Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers 2014.
For the third year running, we used the services of a small team of professional researchers a to discover who are the sales and marketing experts, who genuinely influence the way we think, and sell.
2013 Axiom Business Book Awards2013 Axiom Business Book Awards.
"Recognizing and promoting the world’s best business titles."
Colleen’s book is a Silver Medal for Sales
Top 10 Women in Sales Experts to Follow on Twitter"Top 10 Women in Sales Experts to Follow."
Women have been bumping into the glass ceiling in sales for decades, yet with determination and hard work, millions of women have shattered that ceiling, and taken their place at the top of the sales profession.
  GuruThe Award for Sales Guru
See the World's Top Sales Speakers and Trainers for 2012
Colleen Stanley