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“It doesn’t matter how often you get knocked down; what matters is how often you get back up.”

“It doesn’t matter how often you get knocked down; what matters is how often you get back up.”
– Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970) American Football Coach

This past week, it was an honor to present in Orlando for Financial Services professionals. Whether we are athletes, mountain climbers or business professionals; getting back up when we get knocked down will often lead to success. Continue reading ““It doesn’t matter how often you get knocked down; what matters is how often you get back up.””

WPC 15 Is Almost Here!

Susan Ershler, Ershler, Microsoft Partners Network

If you are attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference next week, I’d love to see you Wednesday and share a few things I’ve learned both in my adventures and in the office that will hopefully help you on your journey!

Microsoft’s WPC 2015 is a wonderful conference for the connections you need to generate future business, the insights you want to get the competitive edge and the partnerships that matter to deliver world-class customer results. I know I’ll be learning from a few of the speakers myself.

I can’t wait to see you all there!

Embrace Your Beautiful Struggle

“One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful” -Sigmund Freud

Delighted to have recently presented for Leaders in Healthcare. We so respect those who live the business life that leads to  helping others, especially when in need of healthcare.

Mackinac Island is a beautiful and serene environment especially since automobiles were banned from the island in 1898. So horse-drawn carriages, walking and biking can keep us relaxed and healthy.

Susan Ershler, Sue Ershler, Speaking, Keynote Speaking, Leadership, Wisdom, Health, Mackinac Island

Take Chances!

Sue Ershler, Susan Ershler, Denver, NAED, Female Leaders, Leadership

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.” – Julia Sorel 1926

It was a delight to present recently for Female Leaders in the Electrical Distributor industry. Partners in business are critical for success. During my career, when providing our clients data communication networks, our teams often partnered with electrical distributors for successful solutions. While in downtown Denver, the CenturyLink tower, the second-tallest building in Denver, 709’ high, brought back memories of working frequently in our corporate headquarter and with great partners.

Another Thing Well Done In Kentucky

Financial Services, Kentucky, Fidelity, Speaking Engagement, Public Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Speaking, Susan Ershler, Sue Ershler,

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Delighted to have presented in Kentucky for corporate professionals in the Financial Services industry who achieved ‘another thing well done’.


I Share My Best Fitness Tips With AARP

AARP, Susan Ershler, Ershler, Climbing, Fitness after fifty

When it comes to staying motivated and achieving goals, age doesn’t matter. You’ve got to find your own summit to conquer! Susan recently gave AARP some fitness tips for their Fit@50+ campaign.

Susan Ershler is not your typical go-getter. She climbed the highest mountain in the world — Mount Everest — in her mid-40s, only the 12th American woman to do so. She went on to become the fourth American woman — and, with her husband, the first married couple — to reach all Seven Summits, the highest mountains on the seven continents. And then in her 50s, just for the heck of it, she entered her first body sculpting competition … and won.

“The summits changed my life. For the first time in my life, I felt content, like my life was complete,” says Ershler, 59, a former corporate sales executive for Fortune 500 companies who began climbing when she was 36. It felt like kismet when she met the love her life, professional mountain guide Phil Ershler, at the same time. Since turning 50 in 2006, she’s also logged climbs in India, Peru, Chile and Tanzania.

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Check out my book of professional and personal advice, Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales: From Everest to Every Business, Achieving Peak Performance.(NOOK version here, Kindle version here.)

In Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales, Susan draws on her experiences to inspire sales professionals, business leaders, and all those striving to achieve their life goals, to overcome their perceived limitations and reach new heights of success, illustrating how anyone can achieve peak performance.

Speaking Update: Keeping Our Environment Safe

“The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.” — Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) American Inventor

It was an honor presenting last week for hard working professionals who keep our environment safe.

Susan Ershler, Motivational Speaking, Public Speaking, Environment, Leadership

Leadership and The Beautiful Skywalk In Des Moines, IA

Sue Ershler, Susan Ershler, Des Moines, Leadership

So pleased to present recently for leaders who keep our food safe and fresh, and improve the lives of humans and animals around the world. Des Moines is a nice city and the weather reminded me of Seattle, rain and drizzle from time to time.

One benefit of the city is Des Moines’ climate-controlled, four mile, skywalk system that connects several buildings downtown. When it rains, we can stay dry. Not a bad future plan for Seattle. It’s a lot like mountain climbing, walking in the sky.

Des Moines 2015 - Skywalk

Bi-Coastal Speaking Engagements: Use Your Network

Presenting this week on the West Coast and then on the East Coast was quite exciting because all professionals who attended are masters at “Networking”. It’s amazing how certain people in our network can help us reach our dreams.

Susan Ershler, Sue Ershler, Networking, Accelerant, West Coast, East Coast, Presenting, Motivational Speaker