January 18, 2011
Spotlight: Chamber members release new book
A new book co-authored by Chamber members Linda and Tony Cole is due to be released this month. Tony Cole, author, presenter and CEO of Anthony Cole Training Group, co-wrote Resurrecting Anthony: A True Story of Courage & Destination, with his wife, Linda. The two are currently working on Sales Courage Bootcamp, based on the TAC™ Selling System.
Anthony Cole Training Group has been a Chamber member since 2006, and the company has led numerous Chamber sales and sales management training events for members.
A seasoned sales expert who has successfully coached thousands of sales people, Tony brings unparalleled wisdom and expertise to the topic of sales, illustrating a parallel between army basic training, a no-excuses mentality and the accountability required for excellent performance in the world of sales.
Tony graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Education. A scholarship athlete, upon graduation, Tony leveraged his experience to coach Iowa State University and University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He then spent more than 15 years in sales and sales management positions in the exercise equipment and insurance industries. This unique combination of coaching and selling led Tony and Linda to launch Anthony Cole Training in 1991.
The company was an immediate success, and grossed half a million dollars by the end of 1998. However, when the Cole's twelve-year-old son became severely brain injured the company down-shifted for several years. In 2003, having adjusted to a new life and family, the company began to grow once again.
Tony Cole speaks at motivational and training events, where he shares his personal story of finding the courage to do whatever is necessary regardless of the circumstances. He helps groups discover the spark that contributes to extraordinary motivation and success by helping each participant ignite the fire within using a five step system.
In his keynote, The Courage to be Extraordinary, Tony shares the events that dramatically changed his life and the lives of his family. Ultimately, it is a story of courage to summon inner strength to make hard decisions, the courage to do what must be done, and finally the courage to grow his company during his most challenging times.
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