This week on Agencies Drinking Beer Kevin and Kyle interview Amanda Holmes, CEO of Chet Holmes International, a business growth and coaching company. Amanda shares sales tips and strategies, tells her story of how she came to be CEO of her father’s company at age 24, and explains why businesses should considering hiring their own growth specialists.
The name Chet Holmes is familiar to many people in the sales world. He wrote the New York Times bestselling book The Ultimate Sales Machine in 2007, sharing his successful formula for repeatable sales, and it remains among Amazon’s bestsellers to this day. When Chet passed away in 2012, his daughter Amanda was 24, living in Asia, studying under a spiritual mentor, and had a successful career as a musician. Taking over her father’s company was the last thing on her mind.
But Amanda soon discovered that she had something to offer to carry forward her father’s legacy and set about modernizing the company, doubling their client base two years in a row. Four years later, Chet Holmes International is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary, having helped over 200,000 business worldwide improve their sales and marketing.
Amanda also offers her advice on the the one skill set every business owner needs to succeed: pigheaded discipline and determination. If you want to learn more about the Chet Holmes method, they offer Chapter 4 of The Ultimate Sales Machine for free.