There are 3 stages in sales person’s career:
- Doubtful: When your dad says, “Do you know what career he has chosen? He’ll go door to door selling aquaguards“. This is the stage where you and everyone you know of doubts your career choice. And the biggest question you want to answer is – will I really amount to something?
- Learner: This is when you understand the depth potential of a sales role and you commit to learning and figuring it out.
- Pro: This is where you have tasted at least enough success to proudly say yes I am in sales.
No one complains about your career choice once you reach the 3rd level but the journey till there can be long, hard, and lonely.
And that’s when it’s super important to get the right kind of help from people who know exactly what you are going through, and what you need to get through this because they have guided hundreds if not thousands of people through this phase.
Note: The list is in no particular order ranking order. The numbers do not indicate ranking.
Best sales experts and coaches to follow in India
1. Dr. Vivek Bindra
Dr. Vivek Bindra is one of the most popular sales trainers, coaches and motivational speakers in India. Millions of viewers learn business lessons and get motivated by his YouTube videos.
Why is he on the top of this list?
Because he makes simple, high-quality videos in the Hindi language. This is the key if you are an Indian business owner who doesn’t understand complicated sales lingo and jargon.
Sales/business insights by Dr. Vivek Bindra
“Success is not changing reality, It is changing the mentality Behind the Reality!”
One interesting example of this in real life is how most sales teams try to solve their problems. Because they are stuck with the same mentality they keep trying to get different results with the same old process and tools like excel sheet-based sales management instead of moving on to better and more advanced systems.
2. Dr. Suresh Mansharamani
Dr. Suresh Mansharamani who is also known as Suresh Sir is a trainer and focuses on the OKR (Objective Key Results) approach wherein execution is the principal focus.
He has 43+ years of experience and is someone who took small yet significant steps to create an empire of trainers in India. He is India’s only OKR coach. He was also recognized as the “Best Sales Trainer of The Year” by Entrepreneurs Magazine in October 2021.
If you are ambitious to create your name in the sales world then you just have to follow him.
Sales/business insights by Dr. Suresh Mansharamani
Consistency is the key to achieving success in anything you do in life.Dr. Suresh Mansharamani (Video)
Everyone has knowledge but still people are suffering because of lack of consistency
3. Saurabh Kaushik
Saurabh Kaushik is one of India’s leading Business and Life Coaches for leading Fortune 500 leaders, celebrity entrepreneurs and industrialists. He is the Founder and CEO of Peopleist India, a business management consulting firm.
He is well-known for delivering unparalleled transformations for his most discerning clients, ensuring that they consistently get and stay ahead in today’s most complex business environments.
His cutting-edge knowledge of the marketplace, businesses, and people allows audiences to walk away with thought-provoking yet actionable insights to help them effortlessly achieve their greatest breakthroughs. His unique approach has enabled people to multiply themselves and their net worth hundreds of times in less than five years, without the use of gimmicks.
Sales/business insights by Saurabh Kaushik
You’re your greatest strength, worst enemy and best friendSaurabh Kaushik (tweet)
4. Dr. Ujjwal Patni
An International author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, leadership coach and management consultant, Dr. Ujjjwal Patni is the founder of BusinessJeeto (online business and life coaching platform). His favourite subjects for seminars and training programs are Personal excellence, business excellence and public excellence.
He has led 3 Guinness World Records and also has been listed in “Top 10 Indian Thinkers – 2014” by MTC Global. He also has 7 of his motivational books released in 12 Indian languages and two foreign languages. Up till now, more than 1 million copies of his books have been sold across 18 countries.
Sales/business insights by Dr. Ujjwal Patni
सोचना हैं तो बड़ा सोचिएDr. Ujjwal Patni (Tweet)
करना हैं तो बड़ा कीजिये,
एक बार पूरी ताकत तो लगाईए,
रो – रोकर जीना भी कोई जीना हैं
5. Sonu Sharma
Sonu Sharma is the Founder & CEO Dynamic India Infonet Pvt Ltd. He is one of the youngest inspirational speakers and corporate trainers in India. With 21 years of research & understanding in the Direct Sales Industry, he has put many organisations on a path of growth and fulfilment.
He has benefitted tens of thousands of people from his Dynamic workshops in all over the country. His area of expertise is in public sessions and on-demand consulting ranging from sales to strategy.
Sales/business insights by Sonu Sharma
Action takers are the money makersSonu Sharma (Tweet)
6. Rahul Jain
With over 25 years of hands-on experience with blue-chip companies such as TATA MOTORS and then as a serial entrepreneur, Rahul Jain is the founder of Business Coaching India and the pioneer in getting this concept to India.
He has trained more than 19K business owners across India from various sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Consulting, Fashion, Import and Exports, etc.
Rahul Jain’s Best Sales Advice
The No.1 reason why collections don’t come in on time because of which your cashflow gets stuck is not because the client doesn’t pay, it’s because you don’t follow up.– Rahul Jain, (see video)
There is an easy way never to miss follow-ups. If you depend on memory you will inevitably miss follow-ups. But with the right tool like TeleCRM, you can just schedule and forget because then the app remembers and reminds you…
7. Abhishek Tula
Abhishek Tula is the CEO & Co-founder of Kaizen Training Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an organization specializing in improving client’s business performance.
In the last 19 years, he has trained 65,000+ participants of 16 nationalities at all levels from Fortune 500 companies to Indian powerhouses. As a trainer, he has trained over 105 companies and assisted in increasing employee capacity and revenue.
His expertise lies in various fields such as High Net-worth Individual (HNI) & Enterprises, Key Account Selling, Consultative Selling Techniques – SPIN, Handling High-Value Customers, Building Lasting Relationships, Negotiation Skills, Customer Service & Retention, Channel Management, Go-to-Market Strategy, Customer Life Cycle Management, Customer Experience to name a few.
Sales/business insights by Abhishek Tula
To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.”Patricia Fripp (Training video)
8. Amit Sharma
Having started his career as a ‘Courier Boy’ in 2004 to becoming CEO of 6 times award-winning top sales training and consulting firms – Dishah Consultants, Amit Sharma has come a long way by putting hardwork and having strong determination.
He has been named India’s Top Sales Influencer by SaleaAdda in 2018 and has assisted over 100,000 struggling Sales Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and 950+ Corporate in learning the Art of Authoritative Selling and doubling their sales.
Dishah has grown under his leadership to be named one of the Top 25 Consulting & Training companies in India by CR Magazine. One of his recent books on sales strategy, “Sales Decoded,” is one of the best-selling books.
Sales/business insights by Amit Sharma
No idea is ever going to change the world unless it is soldAmit Sharma (Tweet)
9. Rajiv Talreja
Rajiv Talreja is one of Asia’s leading business coaches and is the author of the International Bestseller and Amazon Bestseller book “Lead or Bleed” – How entrepreneurs and corporate leaders can stop fire-fighting and start accelerating performance and profits.”
His entrepreneurial journey started when in 2006 when he founded Quantum Leap, a Corporate Training Company. Till 2014, he had built a clientele of 110 corporate organizations.
Over the last decade, he has influenced the lives of over 500,000 individuals through his training programs, while also developing an exclusive community of 1000+ entrepreneurs through his one-on-one coaching.
Sales/business insights by Rajiv Talreja
Marketing needs to happen consistently to generate leads consistently and Sales needs to happen consistently to generate revenue consistentlyRajiv Talreja – (video)
10. Vikram Dhar
Vikram Dhar is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Mentor Coach (Global Guru #12 ~ Amongst Top 30 professionals in the world in the NLP category) and the Founder of NLP Coaching Academy.
He is the only Certified NLP and Certified Meta NLP Trainer (Licensed NeuroSemantics Trainer), in India and has been rated as the Best NLP Trainer in India / Asia. He was amongst the top 100 global coaches and was also awarded the rising talent award by The World Coaching body in 2017. He was also awarded in the year 2020 as 101 Global Coaching Leaders.
He has trained participants from multiple countries including India, Dubai, USA, Canada, UK, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Australia, and many more.
Sales/business insights by Vikram Dhar
Make a list of wise people that you relate with (who are 10,15, 20,25,30,35,40 years ahead in terms of life and professional experience), and follow their trajectory of what is their reflection about life, work, relationships, adventure, etc. at different stages in their life.
Learn from their reflections, and bring that learning in your life in ways that you relate with and you are going to enhance the quality of your life.
This will help you to keep track of what is important to you, increase your fulfilment, and help find peace, and happiness.Vikram Dhar (Linkedin Post)
11. Snehal Kamble
A Marathi Motivational Speaker, a Master Strategist, a Business Coach, a Marathi Businessman, and an Author, Snehal Kamble has motivated over 3 lakh individuals and 2500 Entrepreneurs in regional languages like Marathi & Hindi. He is on a mission to help aspiring youngsters become entrepreneurs.
Over the years, he has conducted several training programs on Entrepreneurship, selling skills, leadership, team building and other topics for clients & their teams. Their clientele includes more than 30 industries like manufacturing, services, retail, FMCG etc.
Sales/business insights by Snehal Kamble
To be successful in life you have to stop worrying about “what will people say“Snehal Kamble (tweet)
12. Dr. S.A. Anand
20-time award winner, Dr. S.A. Anand is one of the best motivational speakers and public speakers in the world. He has trained over 165,000 people from all over the world. He is also the founder and chief trainer of SSA Academy & S A Anand Peak Performance celebrity coach.
He has trained Billionaires, CEOS, Project managers, HR Managers, Entrepreneurs, Educators, Students, Models, Actors, Directors, Producers, Cops, Advocates, Chartered Accountants, Consultants, Trainers, Cricketers, Coaches, Psychologists, Doctors, and Politicians and several other top people.
Sales/business insights by Dr. S.A. Anand
Understanding emotions, using emotions and developing emotions are the most powerful skill a competent man can have.Dr. S.A. Anand (Video)
13. Vandana Shah
Vandana Shah is the Founder of Chrrysallis – Executive Coach, Mentor, Writer & Speaker. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also the first Indian woman to attain a license as a Group Coach.
With more than 7000+ training days, 3000+ coaching hours and an Ontological coach to 250+ clients, Vandana has worked with several Promoters, Managing Directors, CEOs, CXOs and Leadership teams in various countries around the globe like India, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Africa, USA, Singapore.
He has been awarded as “101 MOST FABULOUS COACHING LEADERS” by the World HRD Congress and “WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE 2020” by INDIAN ACHIEVERS’ AWARDS.
Sales/business insights by Vandana Shah
We can change our biology & our behaviors, hence our lives, by changing our beliefsVandana Shah
14. Harrish Sairaman
A Transformational Life and Performance Coach, Harrish Sairaman is the Founder & Lead Coach of Cognizant Transformation and is one of the most recognized and sought-after inspirational speakers in the country. He has successfully driven over 1500 + seminars touching the lives of over 2,00,000 + participants and coached over 500+ Individuals.
He specializes in peak performance training programs, Fire Walk, Sales training programs, Motivational training programs, Leadership training programs, team building training programs, Entrepreneur Coaching, and Individual Coaching to name a few.
He believes in bringing about a Difference with a Difference! And in enlightening audiences & awakening the spark to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
Life advice by Harrish Sairaman
The best outfit to wear every day is smile! Create it Inside to radiate outside!Harrish Sairaman (tweet)
15. Himanshu Agrawal
From dropping out of college to founding a 4 crore valuation company in less than 27 months at the age of 23, Himanshu Agrawal‘s story is nothing short of inspiring. He is the Founder of Internet Coaching Empire where he helps Coaches, Consultants, Trainers and service providers to start and grow their consulting businesses.
His life and his story are examples for every youngster who wants to go out on his own and hustle to make it a bit with effort and hard work.
He started with the grind of working for coaches at a monthly salary of 6000, then obsessed over the process, mastered it and turned it into a coaching program that is helping people in 5+ countries and has created 4+ six figures students.
If you’re interested in reading his full life journey, click here.
Sales/business insights by Himanshu Agrawal
Don’t focus on conversion rate in the start. Focus on effeciency.
Try to become the one call closer and put follow up as second priority.Himanshu Agrawal
Start documenting and start taking feedback. Feedback is what will help you.
16. Sriram Narayanan
Vice President Sales, India Channels & ROW at Automation Anywhere, Sriram Narayanan is known to be a master storyteller, a multi-faceted person and a multi-talented professional. who will cut the communication barriers, by speaking to anyone in their native language (having known 9 different languages).
He is an IIM, Ahmedabad alumni and has worked across India, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and South-east European markets for 15 years.
Sales/business insights by Sriram Narayanan
We are coz you areSriram Narayanan (Linkedin post)
17. Prakhar Jain
Prakhar Jain is the Assistant Vice President of Global Sales at Whatfix. A career in sales happened to him “by chance” as he was just starting to work on his own startup idea when Whatfix happened to him and it seemed so exciting that he took that as an opportunity and has never looked back.
He has a knack to experiment and design workflows from those experiments to multiply sales. He has been able to boost the QoQ by 200-220% during the last five years. He is also a writer and entrepreneur, and some of his clients regard him as a “genie in a bottle” when it comes to getting things done.
Sales/business insights by Prakhar Jain
How many of us ask for referrals in our Sales process! 🤔Prakhar Jain (Linkedin Post)
Imagine what you might be missing out on here. Think about it!
18. Ashish Pahwa
Ashish Pahwa is the Vice President-Growth at Khabri Audio Platform and has more than 16 years of experience in building large-scale teams for information and communication technology sales and media sales at companies like JioSaavn and Times internet.
Want to learn the inner workings of the top companies and unicorns define and beat sky-high growth and sales targets? He’s the guy you need to follow. Or if you just want a dash of motivation or insightful inspiration just scroll through his LinkedIn timeline.
Sales/business insights by Ashish Pahwa
In theory, there is no difference between #practice and #theory.– Ashish Pahwa (linkedin)
in #practice, there is.
Instead of endlessly theorizing about better processes here are 3 things you can improve TODAY in your sales process just by trying out TeleCRM
19. Suman Julka
Suman Julka is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. She has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has succeeded and excelled in sales with her inspirational leadership style.
She prefers to work with the team rather than getting work done by them. She strongly encourages her team to work on their own initiative rather than being pushed by deadlines. She encourages them to take action, which helps them acquire confidence and leads to continuous progress. She also ensures that the visitors, staff, and the corporation are all in sync in order for the business to succeed. She has worked miracles as a member of the sales team of India’s renowned hotel chain, with the goal of ‘Being the Best’ in the business.
Business/Sales career advice by Suman
To be focused…..
I have always told everyone who worked with me that either you work before thirty and build a good track to work and enjoy for the rest of your life or you party till thirty and you will have to work and struggle for the rest of your life .. choice is yours.
I have been fortunate to have great people work with me and I am glad that most of the people whom I hired as freshers or at a point of time where they had no hope and struggling . .. it makes me proud to see every single person is in a great position and working towards their chosen life ..
For me success is when your teams are successful and I consider myself very successful…Suman Julka
20. Ritesh Mohan
High-performance & passionate sales leader, Ritesh Mohan has over 22 years of experience in consultative sales, strategic & tactical alliances, managing large teams, successfully launching new products & businesses and channel management.
Ritesh’s excellent data analysis abilities have enabled businesses to better understand their company and target audience, resulting in increased sales statistics. He is renowned as a team player who is concerned with ‘How to Do It’!
Sales/business insights by Ritesh Mohan
Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.Paul Brandt (on Linkedin)
21. Saurabh Sengupta
An alumni of IIT Delhi and having worked with Zomato as their Senior Vice President of Sales for 6 years, Saurabh Sengupta is now the Founder of the Sales Design Institute which focuses on B2B Lead Generation through LinkedIn.
His company helps large and mid-sized companies in acquiring new customers through social networking. He helps companies in connecting with decision-makers in order to increase B2B sales.
Apart from that, he’s also a sales educator and practitioner offering sales courses to fast-track the sales career of salespeople. To Sign up, visit www.saurabhsengupta.com.
Sales/business insights by Saurabh Sengupta
Every sale is an opportunity to bring joy, generate livelihood, create customer value and build wealth for the economy.Saurabh Sengupta (Linkedin Post)
22. Anmol Garg
Anmol Garg is a Sales Trainer, Corporate standup comedian, and the Founder of Sales5x (a sales training and consulting company) – a combination that is hard to find. His company, Sales5X, helps organizations in developing sales strategies and streamlining operations to maximize conversions.
He trains sales teams with the skills needed to close deals in accordance with market trends. An all-rounder with a deadly combination of Standup Comedy, Sales Coaching, and Digital Marketing.
For daily laughter dose, follow him on Instagram.
Sales/business insights by Anmol Garg
Actions speak louder than words and if you need to 5X your business you need to take massive actionsAnmol Garg (Keynote)
23. Kamal Singh
Kamal Singh is the Senior Vice President and Country Head at LogicLadder Technologies Pvt Ltd. He is an experienced business leader in domains like SaaS, Industrial Automation, IoT, Sustainability and Climate & Energy Efficiency. His leadership has assisted organisations in increasing sales and revenue generation.
He has managed the full P&L by developing Go to Market Strategies, Business Plans, and executing them with a tactical implementation plan to achieve year after year business results.
He likes to experiment and implement these proven processes to develop business strategies that drive results.
Sales/business insights by Kamal Singh
I like experimenting and accept assignments that give me different experience and challenges.Kamal Singh
Follow Kamal Singh: LinkedIn
24. Mitesh Saha
With more than 15 years of experience in handling sales by inspiring employees & delighting customers, Mitesh Saha is currently the Vice President of Sales at WorkLLama. He has won 3 awards – Best AVP of 2018 Award, Extra Miler Award, and Top Sales Performer Award, thanks to his extraordinary sales skills.
He believes his greatest strength is his ability to understand and manage the integration of sales, marketing, operations, customer service and finance to create a thriving organization.
With expertise in lead nurturing, negotiations, client research, and analysis, he helps the company in staying on top of the sales game through strategic sales planning.
Sales/business insights by Mitesh Saha
Where there is a woman there is magic.Ntozake Shange (Linkedin Post)
25. Charoo Singh
Charoo Singh is the Director of Solution Sales – Corporate Accounts & Education at Microsoft India where she leads solution sales for Corporate Accounts at Microsoft India. Her team of 14 specialists help customers with transformation in the areas of Data & AI, Security, and Business Applications (ERP, CRM, etc).
She has over 20 years of experience with Microsoft & Oracle in Solution Sales, Licensing Sales, Channel Management, Software Asset Management, Business Development & Operations.
She believes in leading with kindness, living exuberantly & empowering others.
26. Mihir Shah
Mihir Shah is the founder of Yatharth Marketing Solution helping people to achieve their business objectives by providing the most effective consultancy and has 12 years of experience in the areas of Marketing, Business Development, Client Servicing, and Team Management.
His sessions have inspired more than 200 companies all over the country. With a keen understanding of employee psychology and a drive to inspire success, he helps teams achieve their goals faster.
Sales/business insights by Mihir Shah
Leadership skills are a must for each stage of your employmentMihir Shah (Tweet)
27. Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar is the Practice Director, India at RAIN Group and for the last 2 decades, he has been involved in training, coaching, and consulting with leading organisations in various aspects of sales improvement.
He was recognised for his use of the Six Sigma Framework to improve productivity for new sellers at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, India’s largest private life insurer. In the ICICI Group, his project received the Best Project Award for Quality.
He also co-founded PlatinumOne, a successful sales-boosting organisation that had partnered with companies such as Akzo Nobel India Ltd, ANZ, Canon India, Make My Trip, Metlife, and Walmart India, to name a few.
Sales/business insights by Vivek Kumar
For every sale you make, you need an impact model to convey value.Vivek Kumar (tweet)