“Ask yourself why you are in business” with Rhonda Petit
Rhonda Petit is a Sales and Business Peak Performance Coach and the Founder and CEO of 3x5 Coaching, where she works with both corporations and individuals to grow, unleash, and activate more of their true potential and power. Prior to launching her coaching business, Rhonda worked in sales for 35 years with clients at Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. Her book, The Spirit of Selling: Using Universal Laws for Sales Success, contains actionable insight into the universal laws that govern successful selling.
Can you tell our readers about your background?
I earned a Chemistry/BusinessAdmin dual major bachelor’s degree in college. I have 37 years B2B experience in sales and 25 years in sales management. I also earned my coaching certification in 2017 and started my business full time in 2019. Today I am a Sales Leader/Trainer, Coach, Author & Public Speaker.
What inspired you to start your business?
I’m a change agent. I was drawn into the life science and medical device industry because I wanted to make a positive difference in the human condition. I started my business because I observed corporate culture changing from a place of inclusion where employees’ talents were regarded as assets, to a place where employees were being treated like disposable commodities.
I wanted to help improve that human condition, bringing people’s spirits and souls back to work and to help people realize and remember that work was made for them to share their gifts and talents. They were not made for work — they are made for MORE!
I was also personally tired of being trapped in a job where I was not growing, or being appreciated or valued. I was working for employers who were more concerned about stockholder approval or disapproval than they were about the people inside their organization and the culture they were creating. It’s not surprising that two years later we experienced the Great Resignation of 2021.
Where is your business based?
My business is based in Philadelphia.
How did you start your business? What were the first steps you took?