Linda Richardson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Sales Training

Linda Richardson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Sales Training

Philadelphia, PA — December 14, 2006 — Richardson, a leading sales training and consulting firm, today announced that company founder Linda Richardson received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Sales Training at The 2006 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards on December 4, 2006 in Las Vegas.

Gerhard Gschwandtner, Publisher and Founder of Selling Power magazine, commented, “Selling Power has followed Linda Richardson's career for many years and written about her pioneering achievements in leading sales teams to higher levels of productivity through innovative training. What makes her stand out is the ability to continually stretch and grow to remain the undisputed industry leader.”

Over the past 28 years, Ms. Richardson has built a global sales training business and pioneered Consultative Selling and customized training. She has provided leadership in the industry and this Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes her passion and contributions to the field. Ms. Richardson has written nine books on selling including her most recent which has been published in 15 languages, The Sales Success Handbook – 20 Questions to Open and Close Sales Now . She has been published extensively in business, industry, and training journals and has been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, Nation's Business, The Wall Street Journal, Selling Power magazine, The Conference Board magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“For 14 years, I have worked side by side with Linda. Her level of dedication and commitment to our clients and her creativity have been astounding,” says David DiStefano, President and CEO of Richardson. “This award acknowledges Linda's three decades of sales and training innovation and her contribution to the success of thousands of sales organizations and salespeople. We are thrilled for her and Richardson.”

“Since the first issue of Selling Power magazine, I have been a great fan,” says Linda Richardson founder of Richardson . “My family always said I was a born teacher and I am so lucky to be able to do what I love. I deeply appreciate the recognition by Selling Power.”

In addition to receiving a coveted Stevie Award Trophy at the Gala Awards dinner in Las Vegas , Linda Richardson will be honored in the March issue of Selling Power magazine and profiled on

About Richardson

Richardson ( is an internationally recognized sales training and consulting firm. We accelerate the productivity of sales professionals by ensuring they have the skills, strategies, and processes to achieve their objectives and implement their organization's strategy. Utilizing a comprehensive curriculum, coaching, consulting, diagnostic testing tools, and a proprietary customization process, Richardson helps develop the critical skills sales organizations need to win. Richardson 's curriculum includes sales, sales management, strategy, negotiations, and service training delivered through seminars, one-on-one and team coaching, and interactive eLearning.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as “the business world's own Oscars” by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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