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How to Get More Out of Personality Assessments

August 12, 2019

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Let’s face it. Creating the kind of sales team you need to meet urgent sales goals is difficult. You look at resumes and they all seem the same. You conduct interviews and no candidate stands out from the others. What do you do? Take a flier on the one you like or look for more data? The correct answer is to look for more data. Successful sales leaders use personality assessments for hiring, but many of them stop at that point. What if there was an easy, low-cost way for sales leaders to not only discern aptitude for sales in new hires but also coach their current salespeople to increased productivity?

The August 15th Asher Sales Sense Podcast is “Most companies are missing a huge opportunity when using personality assessments.” Host Kyla O’Connell and guest Christy Soderlund discuss how sales leaders can boost their sales teams and crush their sales goals.  Christy is Director of Business Development and a sales trainer at Asher Strategies, specializing in the Advanced Personality Questionnaire (APQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) development.

This Asher Sales Sense session with Christy Soderlund examines the pluses and minuses of different personality assessments and reveals how certain ones can also provide metrics and data to enable struggling salespeople to become productive and good salespeople to become even more productive. Listeners will learn about the importance of EQ in their sales teams and sales processes, how to “stretch” their personality traits, and how such techniques can be used to better connect with even the most difficult customers. Tune in August 15th and see how personality assessments can be much more than just a hiring tool.

About Kyla's Guest - Christy Soderlund, Director of Business Development and Sales Trainer

As the Director of Business Development at Asher, she specializes in developing relationships and growing revenue with B2B professionals. She also supports a large number of Asher’s APQ clients and lead APQ sales for the company. In this role, she trains CEO's, HR directors and sales managers on the use and administration of the Asher personality assessment, while growing APQ sales and leveraging additional training services.

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Certified APQ specialist, trainer, coach, and consultant
  • Trainer specializing in EQ development and account management
  • Organizational development coach
  • Over 20 years’ experience in sales and business development in various industries and services, including information technology, pharmaceuticals, and corporate training and personality assessment training