Lou Parrague invited to join Arborwell board of directors

On April 10th Lou Parrague will attend his first board meeting for Arborwell Corporation of San Leandro, California. This meeting is to be held at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose California. Lou was invited to join the board after serving as an advisor and consultant over the past three years. Arborwell's CEO, Peter Sortwell , along with Mr. Parrague has also been a member of the East Bay CEO Alliance where the two first met.

Parrague commented that "Arborwell is a well run , dynamic organization that is focused on customers and employees". He further shared that "companies like Arborwell are the cream of the crop among the regions privately held companies". Arborwell has experienced unprecedented growth and most recently posted robust gains over the prior year.

In addition to Arborwell, Mr. Parrague also sits on the board of the directors of Bishop Wisecarver Corporation of Pittsburg, California. BWC is a woman owned manufacturing company that focuses on linear rail and wheel assemblies that are used in a multitude of manufacturing applications.

SalesMuscle founder Celebrates 14 years with Alliance of CEO's

SalesMuscle founder Lou Parrague recently celebrated his 14th year as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area CEO Alliance (allianceofCEOs.com). Not only have SalesMuscle revenues doubled over the prior year, but Parrague attributes much of his company's success to the dynamic culture and network of the Alliance. SalesMuscle has recently signed agreements with a large fortune 500 company in the fitness industry with $1.5 Billion in revenues, and also a large regional professional services brand.

SalesMuscle's focus throughout 2017 will include further deployment of the Predictive Index methodology (predictiveindex.com) as well as a build out of its already robust recruiting and selection engine.

SalesMuscle's largest client has experienced revenue growth going from $12M to $600M over a 24 month period. SalesMuscle recruiting services was able to place over 30 sales employees over that period of time.


SalesMuscle Founder Visits Predictive Index new headquarters In Boston

During the week of April 18th SalesMuscle Founder Lou Parrague joined other Predictive Index Certified Partners and Associates at The Predictive Index's new headquarters in Dedham , a suburb of Boston. The Predictive Index assessment methodology is actively used by over 7000 companies worldwide. In attendance were representatives from across the US as well as Romania, Canada and Dubai. The group actively engaged in group exercises, case studies and strategy sessions with other successful Predictive Index Partners.

When asked about the new headquarters Parrague compared them to the offices of Google or Facebook. "Very progressive with collaborative spaces throughout". Overall the visit was enlightening and productive.

Featured Guest Speaker at California Arts Academy

On April 1st, SalesMuscle™ CEO and Founder, Lou Parrague, joined a room full of of Seniors at The California Arts Academy to talk about Sales.  The audience was composed of a spectrum of students pursuing majors in Furniture design, Fashion, Industrial Design, Animation, and Illustration among others.  

To the average soon-to-be graduate, there may seem like no obvious relationship between the pursuit in arts and sales, but Lou's objective was not only to disprove this commonly held misconception, but to equip those students with the tools to be successful entrepreneurs or master salespeople of their craft.

The interactive lecture encompassed the process of selling, how to launch a product or service, how to story-tell personal successes and failures, and how strong sales can make bad products financially successful but bad sales can destroy a good product.

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