From the Diary Of

Kristen Kristen O'Connell

I AM: ๐Ÿ”… a people-focused entrepreneur who bu ...ilt a business from scratch to help like-minded individuals ๐Ÿ”…a creative writer with an extensive vocabulary, grammatical competence, and high standards ๐Ÿ”…a visionary with a passion for helping others find their calling and achieve their full potential ๐Ÿ”… a mother of two (It's important that my kids know no limit and I show them the right example) ๐Ÿ”… someone who loves to travel (Iโ€™ve been to over 20 countries, but I easily want to visit 20 more!) I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN: ๐Ÿ”… customer-focused roles (retail sales, customer service, hospitality, banking) ๐Ÿ”… restaurant management (scheduling, delegating, supply ordering, decision making) ๐Ÿ”… field sales (promotional events, trade shows, door-to-door and business-to-business) ๐Ÿ”… sales team leadership and sales management (sales teams of up to 15 people) ๐Ÿ”… recruitment (in-house recruitment, recruitment advertising, interviewing, training) I AM A GLOBAL AUTHORITY ON: ๐Ÿ”…recruitment advertising ๐Ÿ”…media buying and negotiation ๐Ÿ”…client and customer relationship management (CRM) ๐Ÿ”…recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) ๐Ÿ”…team building and professional coaching ------------------------------------------------------------ In 2008 I was working with a Regional Sales Director as his primary in-house recruiter. Our combined efforts helped him build a national sales team and get promoted to Vice President within 6 months. We set our sites on global domination, and worked together to recruit and develop sales teams and help launch SMEโ€™s in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland and the USA. This has given me a broad and fairly unique understanding of candidate behaviour, job board functionality, advertising costs, and cultural influences, across multiple cities, countries, and continents. I launched my own media and recruitment advertising company in 2014 as a result of this experience and the understanding that I could help other Sales Directors grow in a similar way.