With over sixteen years experience helping build PROGRESS-Based Sales and Customer Service Cultures, Dean Lindsay is hailed as a ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as a ‘Sales-and-Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal.
His books, Big PHAT Goals, THE PROGRESS CHALLENGE and CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.
Dean’s thoughts on business development through PROGRESS-based sales and customer service have been endorsed by a who’s who of international
business thought leaders including Ken Blanchard (author of THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER, Bryan Tracy, author of THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SELLING and the legendary Father of GUERRILLA MARKETING, Jay Conrad Levinson. Mr. Levinson thought so much of Dean’s thoughts on building priceless business relationships, that he wrote the foreword to CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE.
Dean has been a featured contributor to Sales and Service Excellence, Training Magazine Europe, Executive Travel, LabX Media, Networking Times and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead magazine as well as audio magazine Selling Power Live hosted by Jeffrey Gitomer, author of THE SALES BIBLE.
Dean is a C-Suite TV Host of The DEAN’s List. He is also a cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas and has served as Guest Lecturer to UCLA and University of Dallas MBA programs as well as the International Call Management Institute. He has had the privilege of sharing his sales and marketing insights from the big stage in several countries including: Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica. Some of his clients over the last sixteen years include: American Airlines, New York Life, Pacific Life & Annuity, Haberfeld Associates, Marriott, Heinz, Hilton, American Express, Western Union, Verizon, Amway, Nestle, Gold’s Gym, ConocoPhillips, Hagger Clothing, the United States Peace Corp and the list goes on.
Some other Big PHAT stuff.. Dean is an award-winning songwriter, a marathon runner, a founding member of the Texas Shakespeare Festival, and an alumni of Up With People, the legendary international organization that bridges cultural barriers and creates global understanding through service and a rocking musical show (Dean’s cast was the first to perform in the Soviet Union).
A couple bits of trivia: Dean once served as LeAnn Rimes’ on-set acting coach on both a Hallmark Movie of the Week and on the soap opera Days of Our Lives and he played one of the ‘bad guys’ in the Warner Brothers’ blockbuster TWISTER (Dean urges you to not look to hard for him in the film however, sharing that ‘the flying cow ended up with a big part than I did.”).