Steve Johnson, President

Steve Johnson is the founder and president of The Next Level Sales Consulting whose goal is to help their clients to improve their bottom-line sales performance. In his first ten years in sales, Steve was a top award winner for Dale Carnegie, one of the largest training companies in the world. He was recognized as being in the top 1% of a worldwide 1,000-person sales force. Steve has been on over 8,000 face to face sales meetings and has made over 150,000 calls to schedule meetings, follow-up and close sales. You can tell by looking at him that he has been rejected 142,000 times. He is a top achieving expert in the trenches and knows how to coach others to become top performers.

In the last 35 years, he has:

  • Trained over 10,000 sales managers and over 90,000 sales people
  • Created over 800 customized programs
  • Interviewed over 2,500 executives and over 5,500 sales people

Steve is also the co-author of a new book, “Next Level Sales Coaching: How to Build a Sales Team that Stays, Sells, and Succeeds,” which is a 2020 best seller.

He is also the co-author of a 1996 LA Times bestseller “If You’re Not Out Selling, You’re Being out Sold.” and a 2006 bestseller “Selling is Everyone’s Business.”

Steve lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife, Elisa, two children, Matthew (Notre Dame 2022), Anna (Santa Clara 2024), and their dog Buster.

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