From ranch hand to experienced sales strategist, Steven Wood’s professional journey has been anything but ordinary.
ago, Steven was more comfortable in a pair of cowboy boots, than a pair
of dress shoes. While working on a Texas ranch, the last place he
envisioned himself was in an auditorium with hundreds of people,
teaching them to be better leaders. But when he heard an
internationally-known manufacturer was recruiting lab technicians near
his hometown for the Research and Development division, Steven jumped
at the chance.
“Sorry, we’re looking for someone with some experience,” said the Chief Engineer.
don’t think you understand,” said Steven. “Name your price, and I
will be the hardest worker you will find.” The Chief Engineer
Steven’s bold proposal. Today, Steven serves as a member of senior
leadership for a sales organization with annual revenue exceeding $1
billion. It’s the same company who hired him off the farm fields.
During his long
tenure, Steven has had the opportunity to work with some of the best
business leaders in North America. To motivate and inspire his
audiences, Steven began incorporating memorable stories into his
leadership and business talks. Seeing the effects of those anecdotes,
principles, and life experiences on his audiences, Steven decided to
expand his message one step further by putting together a book.
Designed to encourage and empower its readers, Be Bodacious: Put Life
in Your Leadership is a collection of entertaining tales from the
business trenches, and from Steven’s own experiences working as a
the difference maker and the deal breaker. It's how we grow
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action we must live out.
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Bodacious: Put Life in Your Leadership, I reveal the keys to a way of
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As a senior executive at an internationally known company, speaker and
coach, I have years of experience leading sales teams and spearheading
growth initiatives. When the recent economic recession; put significant
pressure on sales at our company, I designed and directed an initiative
that grew revenue over $100,000,000 in one year. The basic principles
of my book, Be Bodacious: Put Life in Your Leadership; provided the
foundation to drive significant change and grow business at this
accelerated pace in difficult economic conditions.