MEET OUR BRIGHT & DEDICATED TEAM
Our team is a group of passionate, energised sales and marketing people focused on adding value to our clients. The team is led by, Charmaine Keegan.
Charmaine Keegan – Founder, Director & Lead Trainer
International Executive Sales Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Mindset & NLP Expert, Business Development and Performance Coach.
Mantra: I make it easy for your team to sell and easy for their client to buy.
Charmaine has trained thousands of savvy sales professionals in her 27 year career. She LOVES selling and is driven to empower others to be masters of sales and communication. All Smarter Selling’s training programs have been developed by Charmaine and are always evolving as communication evolves. She has trademarked two of the frameworks – the philosophy and methodology. Our tag line ‘stop talking, start listening’ is also trademarked. Her burning desire to empower others infuses the Smarter Selling workshops. Every workshop is fun, engaging, interactive and every person’s development is at the core. She has ‘walked the walk‘ so all the workshops are highly practical and focused on results. She is also a trainer of NLP (how we operate), Hypnotherapy (unconscious communication) and Time Line Therapy (recognising your baggage and the baggage of your client and others!). LinkedIn
Karen Claren – Evolution Manager
Karen brings a “world” of sales and customer experience from working in Australia, France, Germany and South Africa, across a range of industries, including travel & hospitality, recruitment and commercial film production
Karen’s focus will be to work alongside our clients’ to grow their business by helping their teams evolve their sales excellence. LinkedIn
Courtney Wholohan - Sales, Events and Operations Executive
Courtney is passionate about personal and sales development and is consistently willing to learn, embrace, and find solutions to your challenges. Courtney will be maintaining the flows of operations and ensuring Smarter Selling events run seamlessly. She enjoys being apart of a team and will be supporting sales in material, content and with general customer enquiries. She is here to assist you and provide solutions to your best outcome. Courtney completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Anthropology, Culture, Communication, and Media, and thoroughly enjoys learning new ideas, and meeting new people.
Abirami Ravichandra – Growth Manager
You will be chatting to me when you are attending a program. I am interested in what you do and how you do it. I will be helping you think about your goals and outcomes for your upcoming program. I will also be chatting to you post your workshop about your key take outs and your action plan moving forward. My background is over 20 years of running my own companies, plus marketing, publishing and administrative roles across a range of industries LinkedIn
Gemma Garratt – Marketing Consultant
Gemma is a B2B digital and content marketing specialist dedicated to making businesses shine. She translates business challenges into the creation of effective, fully integrated, multi-channel, agile marketing strategies. Gemma is passionate about helping small to medium business reach their sales and marketing goals through brand strategy and simple, highly effective content marketing & marketing automation programs – with clear KPIs – to maximise the sales team’s performance, creating opportunities for them to build and retain their client base and increase revenues. Her experience spans over 27 years in Sydney and New York – with brands in the top 100 ASX including BlueScope Steel, Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Singtel Optus Group. She has her own consulting business and works with us on a regular basis. LinkedIn
Maria Harding – Creative Director
Maria has been assisting with all the graphic design for Smarter Selling since 2011. She has over 20 years experience as a graphic design and art director and – fun fact; Charmaine and Maria both worked together at the beginning of their careers in London over 20 years ago! Maria is also a talented fine artist and works from her home studio in the Blue Mountains.