Dance on the Glass Ceiling™ Spotlight: Bella Verita
Name: Bella Verita
Profession: Sales Agency Owner
Employer: Align Sales
Years of Experience: 20 years
NAWSP Chapter: Austin, TX
Why did you join NAWSP? I joined NAWSP because I was looking for a tribe of women who "get me." Most people believe sales is something we do to "get." But women sales professionals know we sell to give. We sell to make a difference in the world and we have high standards we live by. I was looking for a tribe that I didn't have to explain this to, we already knew it was our superpower and we come together to recharge our superpower.
What is one word that you would use to describe yourself and why?: LOVE. I am in sales because I love people and I love empowering and inspiring a human to say yes to themselves. AKA transformation.
What is the best part about working for your Company?: The best part about working for our company is our core values. we are committed at a team to being these.
What are 2 work environment challenges you have seen and how do you suggest overcoming them?: Challenge One: Overwhelm. In our industry of sales, coaches have launches that can be very overwhelming with a lot of moving parts at once. It takes a whole team to be on point and moving the things forward at a face pace.
We have a process for gratitude over overwhelm and action over fear. As long as we stay in gratitude and take one action step at a time the overwhelm seems to dissipate.
Challenge two: Sale people falling into slumps.
It happens. When it does it's we have the 1MT process. Just one more time. 1 more time pick up the phone. One more time reach out to a prospect. 1 more time say yes I can. Any time you can take 1 more action you can get yourself out of a slump.
What motivates you?: I am motivated by challenge and beautiful things. I get excited when shit hits the fan and I know I have everything in me to overcome the challenge. I get really motivated. I'm also motivated by beautiful things. I love beautiful workspaces, beautiful places to travel. A beautiful home and beautiful people to hang out with.
How do you push through your worst times?: I listen to music that motivated and inspires me and I move my body. I run to Rocky. I dance to Baby I'm WORTH IT and Shake that Money Maker. And I take naps. Naps allow me to regroup and recharge so I can keep moving forward.
What app/tool/podcast are you using or enjoy that you highly recommend? I: brain.fm to recharge, GaryVee podcast, Feminine CEO podcast, Life Coach School Podcast
If you could get paid to do anything else, what would it be?: Love my fiance. That's my favorite thing to do. Other than this I love to speak to motivate and inspire women to overcome doubt.
What is a surprising fact about you?: I got my start in sales as a drug dealer. I sold pot during high school and discovered how lucrative sales was. Fortunately, I never wanted to wear an orange jumpsuit so I traded pushing drug for pushing supplements in my first MLM.
What do you like to do in your free time?: watch Suits, play board games with friends, spend time outdoors, spend time brunching and eating with friends.
How can people connect with you on LinkedIn?: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bellaverita/