"Bruce McCombs is instrumental in making my modest law practice and recruiting consulting business into successful enterprises. Bruce helped me open up my mind to many appealing possibilities and opportunities that ultimately helped me further develop my business acumen. I continue to consult with Bruce on the fine details of my professional projects and continue to seek his advice and wisdom. Bruce is probably the best career and professional coach that I have had the great blessing to meet and I recommend him highly without reserve for any corporate sales and marketing coaching or one-on-one career development counseling."
MIke David, Attorney and Business & Recruiting Consultant
“I began meeting with Bruce McCombs about 8 months ago and have found this relationship to be an outstanding investment for the betterment of my sales career. I found Bruce through LinkedIn and was excited to see that he sold at a high level for many years. Real world experience, as oppose to text book knowledge, plus the ability to effectively coach these skills was my number one search criteria in selecting a sales coach. As you can imagine, it’s not easy to find the caliber of expertise that Bruce offers. I am very pleased and excited to say that through this relationship, I believe that I am in the midst of seeing my sales career soar to new heights. As a result of coaching, I have gained greater clarity and effectiveness in my sales process. Strategically, I find my thoughts to be much more methodical and cohesive. Tactically, I am asking better questions designed to uncover information and to link the prospect’s pain to my solution. I believe that my quarterbacking skills in running a successful sales campaign are improving. Bottom line: my decision to hire Bruce McCombs as my sales coach is proving to be one of my best career investments".
Jeff Baker, Enterprise Account Sales Executive, McKesson Provider Technologies
“I met Bruce McCombs at an accountability group for people going through career transition. At our first meeting, I realized the vast knowledge and expertise Bruce achieved in selling and managing people. I was impressed with how eloquently Bruce spoke and how the whole accountability group listened to examples of his work and people experiences. I asked Bruce after our meeting if he would consider helping me with my selling career. Bruce has helped me build my confidence, offered me many examples of how to take charge in a down market and offered unique ways to get a prospective customer to return my call. As my sales continue to climb to my required annual goals, Bruce is there to answer any questions I have and coach me on customer concerns. I recommend Bruce to anyone that wants to think in new ways that will enable them to take their sales performance to a higher level while at the same achieve more balance in their life. Bruce thank you for all the help you offered in my personal growth and assistance in my career development."
Anthony Schenna, Director of Sales Commander Packaging West
“As I explored career opportunities in the software industry and at the time, outside my field of expertise, I came to the realization I would need professional guidance to break the barriers to entry. I met Bruce while networking through LinkedIn and in a short period came to the conclusion he was the career coach I needed to take me to the next level. Bruce systematically created and walked me through a process that was instrumental in me landing a great career opportunity with Kaleidescape, a software AV integrator out of the Silicon Valley. I highly recommend Bruce as a career coach, he is intelligent, insightful and very professional.”
Ken Lynch, Account Manager, Kaleidescape
"I interviewed coaches with specific decision criteria in mind. They included a motivational business lecturer, a corporate trainer/entrepreneur and other experienced business/personal coaches. I selected Bruce based on his extensive success as a sales coach, especially in complex technology sales, experience as an executive in sales transformation leadership, approachable personality, and his clear passion for helping people. He exuded the traits of someone who had the ability to make a difference. Bruce has provided me with ideas and concepts that have helped me perceive my challenges and skills with a fresh new perspective. Most importantly, Bruce has provided me with repeatable frameworks for success in various scenarios. Whether it be taking a complex sales cycle to the next level or strategizing an innovative game plan for exceeding long term goals, Bruce’s expertise shines through enabling me to get the most of my abilities. I recommend Bruce as a sales coach to anyone who is serious about taking their performance to the next level".
William "Buck" Houston, Software Account Executive
"My sales coaching with Bruce has enabled me to create a sales navigation system for my sales campaigns that acts as a clear road-map to an agreed upon destination, or objective. It helps answer the question, "What steps do I have to take to close business?" It's a dynamic tool that acts merely as blueprint to focus my thinking and helps me provide a crisper message so I can increase my close percentage".
Bill Aicklen, Owner, Aicklen Advisory
"Bruce McCombs is a great sales coach on complex deals. We were successful together in a number of very large transactions where his insights to strategy drove us to the win. As a manager he was able to apply these insights to coach his team to success as well".
Rodney Hauth, Sales Skills Development, Sales Consulting, Sales Representative, Oracle
"Before I met Bruce, I thought I could build my business without any outside help. Bruce's business coaching insights helped me differentiate my Law practice from other practices which has led to increased billings hours. He has also helped me develop a marketing plan, two elevator pitches and a crisp presentation to create more demand for my services. Bruce is an honest, visionary, engaging and competent coach. He asks great questions, challenges me and holds me accountable for the actions I have committed to. I recommend Bruce to anyone who wants a business coach who will help you create more demand for your solutions and wants to enjoy more clarity in their business and life".
Don Corliss, Attorney and Counselor at Law
“Looking ahead and trying to take control of my future was an intimidating prospect. Bruce was brilliant at helping me identify a direction based on my most natural abilities and proven professional experience. Bruce helped me get out of my own way and move forward with clarity and vision. They say "change comes from within," but I am truly grateful to Bruce for helping me identify a path to realize my potential.”
Tina Smith, Hotel Reservation Specialist