& Sales Executive
Susan Ershler has made a
living of performing at a high level. For the past 20 years, Sue served in a
number of management positions for Fortune 500 corporations across the nation,
predominantly in the Telecommunications industry for Qwest, Verizon, and
United Technologies. Formerly as Regional Vice President, she was responsible
for leading a national sales and service organization focused on providing
advanced broadband networking solutions to the corporation's largest corporate
clients and represented over $600 million in revenue.
Yet, many people know Sue for
her accomplishments on the world's greatest mountains. On May 16, 2002, Sue
with her husband Phil climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest and became, "The
first couple in history to climb the Seven Summits".
Sue balances her time between
her professional career and training for mountain climbing. In 1992, while on
vacation, she began climbing with her husband Phil. Since that time she has
climbed 32 peaks over 14,400 feet including 17 successful ascents of Mt.
Rainier. In the spring of 2001, Phil and Sue reached the Balcony of Mt.
Everest at 27,600' before descending. Determined to reach the top, they tried
again in 2002 and successfully completed the Seven Summits.
Reaching New Heights -
Everest and Beyond
Now, Sue travels the world
telling her story of success on the mountains and in the life of corporate America.
From her experience, Sue has
combined the success principles required for reaching the top of a competitive
sales organization with those required to reach the top of Mt. Everest and
delivers a presentation or seminar especially suited for corporate audiences.
She highlights the work ethic that was required to achieve the ultimate goal
of reaching the summit of Mt. Everest.
objective is an aggressive corporate financial target or climbing a
mountain, her fundamentals for goal setting and achievement are virtually
the same. She shares her tools for success including how to:
address and achieve overwhelming goals through vision, focus,
perseverance, discipline and teamwork.
BA, Business Administration -
Marketing, Washington State University, 1979
Susan has particular expertise in the following areas:
- Leadership Team Meetings
- Sales Kick-offs, Sales Meetings
- Recognition & Incentive Events & President Clubs
- Global & National General Sessions
- Meetings focused on Top Performance
- Product Launches
- Annual Association Meetings
- Large Scale Project Kick-offs
- Women's Events & Leadership
· Honored with eleven
annual President's Club sales awards including the exclusive national award:
"Regional Sales Manager of the Year"
· Climbed to the
summit of Mt. Everest on May 16, 2002 with her husband Phil becoming, "The
first couple to climb the Seven Summits together" (the highest peak on each of
the world's seven continents).
· Sue became the 12th
American woman to climb Mt. Everest and the 5th American woman to complete the
Recent Speaking Engagements
Axcan Scandipharm, Cisco
Systems, Department of Transportation, Graphic Arts Center, IBM, Icode,
Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Ortho-McNeil,
The Pacific Institute, Safeco, Telecommunications Association, University of
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business conference, club meeting, training seminar or social function,
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