Steve Reiner
Steve Reiner
  • Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Peak Performance Coach with over 24 years as a producing sales leader.
  • 2013 Coach of the Year.
  • Founder SBR Consulting, US Operation.
  • Recruited, trained and managed over 400 salespeople as a District Sales Manager.
  • Author of Selling on Purpose, A Navigator’s Field Guide.
  • Co-Author of Navigate 2.0: Selling the Way People Like to Buy.
  • Former National Sales Director with Renewable Choice Energy, increasing company sales 40%.

Steve Reiner is an expert at helping people remove the emotional hurdles that prevent them from excelling in business and in life. Having personally delivered over 2,500 1:1 sales and leadership consulting calls, he understands how to get the most out of his clients, helping them to break personal belief barriers and achieve their maximum potential. Steve begins this life-changing journey with his clients by helping them to identify their purpose, crystallize their vision and reinforce their desired behavior change with the right self-talk. As an author of the upcoming book Fearless Selling, Steve will equip you to pursue your goals with greater joy, resolve, and effectiveness.

Kitty Barrow
Kitty Barrow, MSS
  • Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Sales and Leadership Coach.
  • Sales Trainer and Sales Leadership Coach with Experience Training Thousands of Sales Professionals in Companies such as: Wells Fargo Advisors, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, MassMutual, New York Life, Xerox Global, Fairway Mortgage, and Allstate.
  • Former Sales Director for Sales Teams of Over 1,200 Who Were Consistently #1 in the State and Top 1% of a Fortune 500 Company.
  • Southwestern Consulting Record Holder and Award Winning Top Producer.
  • 100% Commission Sales Professional for Over 20 Years with a Consistent 6-Figure Income.
  • Website: www.kittybarrow.com

Kitty was at the forefront in the development and expansion of the Coaching Division and was the first coach to promote to Senior Partner who wasn’t a founder of SWC. She specializes in creating successful systems that are easily duplicated. Her motto is “Selling is simple with stories.” Kitty is an expert at helping clients in optimizing their time, creating internal training systems, recruiting systems and in the building of a sales culture. Kitty is the happily married mother of two teenage daughters (she is a real life “Soccer Mom”), avid Auburn University football fan and volunteer at her church.

Dustin Hillis
Dustin Hillis
  • Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Co-Author of Navigate 2.0: Selling the Way People Like to Buy.
  • Author of Navigate: Selling the Way People Like to Buy and Navigate Referrals (DVD Set).
  • Co-Author of Speaking of Success along with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Jack Canfield.
  • All-Time Sales Record Holder out of 150,000 salespeople worldwide for the over 160-year-old Southwestern Company.
  • Website: www.dustinhillis.com
  • Blog: www.sellingthewaypeopleliketobuy.com

Dustin is the Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting. He is an expert in understanding buying, selling and management behavior styles and how to identify them and adapt to people the way they want to be communicated with. He also specializes in writing efficient and effective Customized Sales Scripts/Word Tracks and creating internal training systems. Mr. Hillis consults companies on creating Compensation Plans, Recruiting Systems, and Sales Strategies.

Emmie Brown
Emmie Brown
  • Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Always in the top 1% in personal sales production, even as a producing manager.
  • Personally recruited well over 100 salespeople and managed hundreds of salespeople as a District Sales Manager.
  • Trained and coached thousands of sales professionals across numerous industries as diverse as financial services and toilet paper sales.

Emmie Brown is an Executive Level Coach and an expert in the Psychology of Scripting. Emmie started her career with The Southwestern Company as a student intern at the University of North Carolina. She continued to work with Southwestern over the next 10 years as a top producing sales manager until joining Southwestern Consulting in 2009. Emmie has spent the last 4 years traveling the country as a professional sales trainer, executive coach and business consultant with Southwestern Consulting and the Success Starts Now! conference Series. She is also the author of the audio series Talk Less, Sell More and a breakout presenter at the Success Starts Now! sales training conference.

Rory Vaden
Rory Vaden, MBA
  • Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting.
  • New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success and Procrastinate on Purpose.
  • Self-Discipline Strategist featured on/in Oprah, Fox News, Wall St Journal, Fast Company, and Forbes.
  • Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking First Runner-Up.
  • Website: www.roryvaden.com
  • Blog: www.roryvaden.com/blog

Entrepreneur Magazine describes Rory as "one of the world's leading thinkers." Rory is best known for his first book Take the Stairs which is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller that has been translated into 11 languages. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 35 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. His insights on improving self-discipline, overcoming procrastination and enhancing productivity have been featured on Fox and Friends, Oprah radio, CNN and in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc and Success Magazine. His blog articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. His new book Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time came out in January of 2015 and was an instant National Bestseller. Connect with him on social media, listen to his podcast and get free insights and inspiration all at his blog.

Amanda Johns Vaden
Amanda Johns Vaden
  • Senior Partner at Southwestern Consulting.
  • Founder of Southwestern Speakers Bureau.
  • Executive Coach and Senior Consultant.
  • Million dollar producer for Southwestern Consulting.
  • Has worked with over 400 sales offices nationwide.
  • Author of the upcoming books Unspoken: Redefining expectations between men and women in the world of work and 4-Dimensional Follow up: Increasing client retention and customer loyalty through follow-up.
  • Website: www.amandajohnsvaden.com
  • Blog: www.amandavaden.wordpress.com

Amanda is a Founding Partner at Southwestern Consulting, which is an international, multi-million dollar sales consulting organization, which focuses on creating systems to increase performance. Her involvement in Southwestern Consulting started in 2006 where she traveled the country working with over one thousand U.S. based sales offices training them on best practices in sales and business. Amanda is also the Founder of Southwestern Speakers which is a full-service business within Southwestern Consulting that focuses on developing business improvement products, online content, and training programs for today’s leading companies including Wells Fargo, MassMutual, AFLAC, and DIRECTV.

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
  • Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Professional Speaker & Executive Level Coach.
  • Author of Painless Prospecting.
  • Knocked on Over 50,000 Cold Doors Before the Age of 25.
  • Trained 1700+ Sales Teams and Over 200,000 Sales Professionals Worldwide.
  • All-Time Customer Record Holder for Southwestern Advantage.
  • 2 Time All-American Collegiate Athlete.
  • Blog: http://www.davebrownspeaker.com/

Dave Brown is a Founding Partner of Southwestern Consulting and one of the driving forces in making Southwestern Consulting what it is today. He is a world leader in training people to eliminate their call reluctance through his award winning speech and book Painless Prospecting. He lives out the 160+ year Southwestern Principles in all he does. Dave is a sales and sales leadership practitioner first and everything else second. When he is not on stage or on the phone selling something he is spending time with his wife, kids, friends and dog. He is still very active with sports around his community and is a wine fanatic that is preparing the soil on his land outside of Nashville for their family’s future Tennessee Winery already named "Brown Family Sellers”. .

Gary Michels
Gary Michels
  • Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Keynote Speaker, Sales Trainer, and Business Consultant.
  • During his college tenure, Gary began successfully selling door-to-door for Southwestern Advantage.
  • Gary spent 19 successful years as a sales representative for a national fund-raising company.
  • Has motivated nearly 1,000,000 people to achieve their highest potential nationwide.
  • Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce 2010 Ebby Award Recipient for Excellence in Leadership in the Business Community.
  • Author of Gettin' In and Gettin' Out, How to Get In Every Prospect's Door and Get Out with a Sale and Turn It Up a Notch.
Gary Michels, leading motivational expert, has impacted thousands nationwide through his remarkable techniques for balancing career success and thriving personal lives. With more than 25 years of success in selling, managing, and motivating, Gary's proven insights will inspire a brand new level of personal and career achievement!
 
During his college tenure, Gary began successfully selling door-to-door for a well-known reference book distributor. Pushing himself relentlessly, he finished in the top 10 from more than 3,000 students and earned more than $100,000 in three short summers! Gary's phenomenal career success now spans a breadth of experience, from retail sales to network marketing to real estate. Gary spent 19 successful years as a sales representative for a national fund-raising company, finishing #1 in sales for 9 of his last 10 years, ahead of over 350 sales representatives in his company and over tens of thousands in the industry.

Ron Marks
Ron Marks, CSP
  • Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Author of the Amazon bestselling book Managing for Sales Results.
  • Member of National Speakers Association; Awarded Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).
  • Nearly 40 years in the sales and sales management training business with internationally known trainer Tom Hopkins.

Ron Marks started in the personal development industry in 1979 and has been working in the industry for nearly 40 years teaching sales and sales management skills. He has worked alongside sales trainers such as Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins, and Anthony Robbins. He has built and operated his own company as well as managed several large sales organizations both in the U.S as well as overseas with significant results in sales revenues. In 2007, he authored the best-selling book Managing for Sales Results which was published by John Wiley and Sons. Ron is a member of the National Speakers Association where he was awarded the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 2009. Ron has been with Southwestern Consulting since 2007. He is a sought-after speaker, trainer, executive coach, and business consultant who specializes in sales and sales management. Ron is a pilot, an avid scuba diver, and now a grandfather. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jay Jones
Jay Jones
  • Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach.
  • National Speakers Association –Professional Member.
  • Distinguished career in sales as a top producer.
  • Coached and trained thousands of sales professionals across the country.

Jay is an expert in lead generation and business development. He has worked extensively in the mortgage, real estate, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, and financial services industries. Jay is a dynamic speaker and regularly speaks for company and industry events. Outside of work, he enjoys singing at his home church, Johns Creek Presbyterian as well as other Atlanta-area churches.


Ron Alford

Ron Alford
  • Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Former Regional Sales Director for The Southwestern Company, recruiting, training, mentoring and managing over 600 salespeople over 19 years.
  • Company Record Holder - Personally achieved the highest level of sales 70 times with Southwestern.
  • Six-time "Sales Manager of the Year" with Southwestern.
  • Leadership Record Holder - Coached and trained more 10,000+ producers than any other manager in the 158-year-old Southwestern history. Personally coached and trained 6 of the top 10 lifetime salespeople in the history of Southwestern.
  • #3 Lifetime Producer out of over 150,000 salespeople from Southwestern Company history.

Ron is an endurance athlete, having completed many marathons, triathlons and "ultramarathon" events. He is an expert when it comes to recruiting, sales training and coaching individuals and teams to reach higher than they ever imagined. He lives with the strong belief that true success and enduring joy comes from principle-centered living... that's the foundation, and everything else flows from there.

Elle Young
Elle Young
  • Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Perfected sales techniques as a top producer and recruiter.
  • Coached and trained thousands of salespeople across the country in 18 different markets and a variety of industries from Plumbing to Financial Services.

Elle began her career with The Southwestern Company during a college internship program. During this time, she relocated to 3 different cities, knocked on over 10,000 doors, worked straight commission, recruited a team and finished in the top 1% of salespeople each year. In 2009, she joined forces with Southwestern Consulting where she has capitalized on her passion for leadership. Due to her performance, she became a Partner in 2010 and a Team Leader in 2011. Elle is an expert at putting together systems that get results and thrives on seeing others succeed.

Dew Tinnin
Dew Tinnin
  • Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Professional Sales and Management Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Time Management Expert.
  • Former Branch Sales Manager for a Fortune 100 Company.
  • Sales trainer and coach with over a decade of experience training thousands of sales professionals in various industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Mortgage, Real Estate, Software, Direct Sales and many more.
  • Trusted consultant to leaders of small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, helping them train their salespeople, streamline their systems and processes, and effectively manage their teams.
  • Award winning sales professional in the mortgage and professional services industries.


Tim Nowak
Tim Nowak
  • Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting.
  • Executive Level Coach and Consultant.
  • Former Audit Director with business development experience.

Prior to joining the Southwestern Consulting team, Tim spent 10 years in the audit and business development practice with a regional public accounting firm, Crosslin & Associates. He worked with clients ranging from privately held manufacturing and distribution companies to large not for profit organizations. As the Chief Financial Officer for Southwestern Consulting, Tim directs the financial operations of the company ranging from forecasting, budgeting, legal, risk management and performance monitoring. His experience and passion in delivering client services to business executives wanting to improve their financial results and operations provides our team with the unique perspective of the needs of our customers.