His commitment to “applied character” is expressed through intentionally refining a pleasing personality, insisting on a strong work ethic, fueling a persistent strong desire to win, becoming a fired up and intense motivated self-starter, demonstrating a giving spirit, cultivating a willingness to learn, becoming a believer in the power of a positive mental attitude and the right circle of friends, embracing a strong spiritual tradition, and insisting on being a serious husband and family man.
Joe on his journey from a resource deprived beginning has applied his character in consultative and solution sales, new business development, contract negotiations, B2B sales key account management, and network and relationship building. His ability to identify needs and provide solutions working independently or as part of a team has helped him exceed to exceed company expectations. His awards and recognition include earning the rank of Top Sales Rep/ Highest % of Quota Solutions 138% 1st Quarter 2010. Meter leader of the month December 2008, Meter leader of the month November 2008, Order leader of the month December 2008, Master’s Club Earner the first year in Pharmaceutical Sales, Top Rep based on Bonus Dollars per district, Final Incentive Plan payout Ranks for 2011 #20 out of 148 reps.
Joe Darden lists as his top ten accomplishments getting married to his wife, having two beautiful children ,Haile and Hanson, getting my own new house corner lot and being youngest in his sub division, getting saved, earning “Master’s Club in Pharma” the first year in industry, reaching the Top 20 out 148 reps in his company in the pharmaceutical industry, receiving an MBA, earning a top award for Pitney Bowes 138% of quota for being solution leader making him the number one sales rep in SC, embarking on becoming a best-selling author, starting and growing a successful cleaning company.
Joe believes and is a living example that we can all grow from ordinary to extraordinary, if we “choose to apply the character” required.
Joe Darden is available for speaking and motivational engagements and trainings, and can be reached at (803) 479-7388, firstname.lastname@example.org