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Episode 6: US Special Forces to NFL to Sales: Brian Decker and Resilience

What’s the biggest indicator of success? For Brian Decker, Director of Team Development for the Indianapolis Colts and a former US Army Special Forces Officer, it always comes back to resilience. Brian shares lessons gained from his experience identifying and preparing men for combat, both on the football field and in the military. He talks about the difference between natural and learned resilience, and how you can improve and evolve it.

In this first of two-part series, Brian shares his insights on resilience, and Dan applies it to sales performance. Learn how to embrace obstacles as part of the process for improving your resilience, so you can take your performance to a new level.

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dan lappin

Dan Lappin is a renowned sales disruptor with a simple message – stop selling.  As president and founder of Lappin180, his mission is to challenge status quo sales tactics and revolutionize the sales process entirely.  Dan is a prominent voice advocating for a consultative approach to sales, where pushing, persuading and promising are past tense.  A prolific writer, speaker, and host of the popular Breaking Sales podcast, Dan’s change message resonates with thousands from Prague to Los Angeles.


Kiley Schmitz

Kiley Schmitz is a professional sales coach and runs the Talent Acquisition division at Lappin180, where she identifies and recruits top-performing individuals for client firms.  Her passion for emotional intelligence psychology drives her success in helping organizations solve tough business challenges.   She is a powerful motivator and innovative leader who speaks frequently on the topics of elite mindset development and self-awareness.

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