Often, there are as many as 20 people working on a customer project. That team selling environment keeps ideas flowing, and the energy and communication high. I haven’t seen that level of team selling anywhere else except at Salesforce.
Recently, I was invited to Salesforce’s Trailblazer Ranch site in California to serve as a guide to a group of leaders completing their Mastering Sales Leadership Course and be a coach in our Sales Excellence Program. The Trailblazer Ranch is a gathering place where employees can strengthen relationships, exchange ideas, receive training, and give back to the community in a safe and fun environment. During our time at the ranch, we heard from Salesforce’s co-founder Parker Harris and participated in volunteering, illuminating leadership sessions, hikes, meditations, and discussions.
One of the many highlights for me was leading a workshop with my team while surrounded by redwood trees, some as tall as 300 feet. We focused on building strong extended teams, unlocking our '“superpowers,” and sharing leadership and time management best practices. The workshop revealed that we have similar challenges regardless of geography and industry, so we’re all grateful for having an extended network of peers to call upon for advice. It was an incredible experience connecting in person with leaders and peers across the globe, which we missed so much.
We aspire to hire the best people, enable them, and surround them with opportunities to give back and develop themselves. Then hopefully, as leaders, we support them so they can help customers do amazing things on our Customer 360 platform.
I know that our customers want to rely on us to always do the right thing, to listen, to help them make a real impact, and we really do focus on that.