brent

widman

Partner, Southwestern Consulting
Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coach
Certified Trainer and Speaker

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Brent

Widman

Partner, Southwestern Consulting
Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coach
Certified Trainer and Speaker

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Biography

Brent has over 10 years of proven sales performance and leadership experience across various industries. He has been a consistent top producer with expertise in lead generation, prospecting, selling to top executives, and the art of follow-up. His skills have propelled his professional career and given him the ability to help others do the same. As a coach, he has a relentless commitment to empower his clients to embrace the difficult, improve their processes, and blaze their own path to success.

Holding a degree in mass communications, Brent’s professional journey began in marketing and sales. Once Brent came to embrace his propensity for recruiting and sales, he fully committed and never looked back. Learning early on to commit to the difficult, his principles would promote him through opportunities as sales director, district manager, and division manager at public and private companies. Always striving to achieve more, Brent honed his motivation and sales skills along the way while obtaining an MBA from Augsburg University.

Brent’s core conviction to commit to the difficult, pursue relentlessly, and live without regrets is inspiring and life-changing for his coaching clients. He has spoken, coached and trained people all over the country. No matter the industry or profession, Brent is an expert in recruiting, prioritizing, and leading others to become better as professionals and individuals.

Brent resides in Minnesota. He is the proud father of Jack, Elle, and a baby boy on the way. He loves spending time hanging out with his family. An avid health and fitness enthusiast, he enjoys running multiple races, including marathons, half marathons, and 10-milers.

Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coach

As an Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coach, Brent Widman works with top-producing salespeople, veterans, and producing leaders from any industry. Through our advanced coaching program, Elite Edge, Brent guides his clients to peak professional performance by helping them focus on improving vital skills for business success.

Our team of Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coaches are practitioners first. Being a key member of this esteemed group proves Brent understands the hard work it takes to grow a business and be a consistent top producer year after year. As one of our highly accomplished coaches, he specializes in providing one-on-one, personalized service and equipping high-end clients with reliable strategies for guaranteed results.

 

Awards and Accolades

As a junior at the University of Tennessee, Hillis broke the more than 160-year-old, all-time sales record for Southwestern Advantage, making a profit of more than $100,000 in 14 weeks. That sales record still stands today. With a degree in psychology and experience knocking on thousands of doors, Hillis is an expert in buying, selling, management behavior and how to adapt to the way people want to be communicated with.

In 2019, Hillis was named to Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. He’s a frequent guest on podcasts and has been featured in a variety of media outlets such as Entrepreneur magazine, Fortune magazine, The Dave Ramsey Show radio broadcast, and Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast.

Esteemed Recognition

Brent has over 10 years of top producer experience in all aspects of sales. He has mentored hundreds of individuals along his professional career, and is a sought-after coach and trainer.

Slide Brent is extremely professional and relatable. He follows through on what he says he will do and has never even been 1 minute late for a scheduled meeting. Every time I talk with him he is energetic and positive. We have been working together for about 6 months now and three of those have been the best of my career so far. I’m very impressed with the southwestern program but more importantly with Brent Widman. If anyone wants my extended opinion feel free to message me personally." Northwestern Mutual Neil Van Dam, Wealth Management Advisor Slide You have seriously changed my life forever and have taught me so much about leadership and management. It’s one of those things that you just don’t know what you don’t know...I can’t express how grateful I am for you!" Gershman Mortgage Bryan Marx, Vice President-Branch Manager Slide Best money I ever spent! My company hired Southwestern Consulting and Coach Brent Widman...I went into the exercise wanting to balance my personal life and work life more as I was headed into the final and most important income producing part of my career...I jumped into the deep side of the pool during this process and leaned heavily on my coach (Brent) and the resources Southwestern Consulting offers...In the end I gained a sense of control in both my personal and business life, but more importantly, gained a lifelong friend!" Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc. Kelly Bjordal Slide I can’t say enough about Brent. I had the opportunity to work with him for a year. During that year, I was able to learn from someone who pushed me beyond what was comfortable. From our time together, we increased our referrals, and made it where people were chasing us down to give them. He helped free up my day by teaching me how to calendar everything (including family/personal time). From this, I was able to accomplish a lot more in less time. I highly recommend using Brent!!" Relode.com Nate Price, Sr. Director of Sales Slide I’ve become stronger at motivating and managing personalities, established a cadence for personal and rep accountability and implemented new ways to manage the numbers and break belief barriers with salespeople and myself. Brent is an inspiring coach, a strong mentor and is now a great friend." SPS Commerce Andrew Mahoney, Senior Manager

Slide Neil Van Dam, Wealth Management Advisor Brent is extremely professional and relatable. He follows through on what he says he will do and has never even been 1 minute late for a scheduled meeting. Every time I talk with him he is energetic and positive. We have been working together for about 6 months now and three of those have been the best of my career so far. I’m very impressed with the southwestern program but more importantly with Brent Widman. If anyone wants my extended opinion feel free to message me personally." Northwestern Mutual Slide Bryan Marx, Vice President-Branch Manager You have seriously changed my life forever and have taught me so much about leadership and management. It’s one of those things that you just don’t know what you don’t know...I can’t express how grateful I am for you!" Gershman Mortgage Slide Kelly Bjordal Best money I ever spent! My company hired Southwestern Consulting and Coach Brent Widman...I went into the exercise wanting to balance my personal life and work life more as I was headed into the final and most important income producing part of my career...I jumped into the deep side of the pool during this process and leaned heavily on my coach (Brent) and the resources Southwestern Consulting offers...In the end I gained a sense of control in both my personal and business life, but more importantly, gained a lifelong friend!" Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc. Slide Nate Price, Sr. Director of Sales I can’t say enough about Brent. I had the opportunity to work with him for a year. During that year, I was able to learn from someone who pushed me beyond what was comfortable. From our time together, we increased our referrals, and made it where people were chasing us down to give them. He helped free up my day by teaching me how to calendar everything (including family/personal time). From this, I was able to accomplish a lot more in less time. I highly recommend using Brent!!" Relode.com Slide Andrew Mahoney, Senior Manager I’ve become stronger at motivating and managing personalities, established a cadence for personal and rep accountability and implemented new ways to manage the numbers and break belief barriers with salespeople and myself. Brent is an inspiring coach, a strong mentor and is now a great friend." SPS Commerce

More About Brent

Brent resides in Minnesota. He is the proud father of Jack, Elle, and a baby boy on the way. He loves spending time hanging out with his family. An avid health and fitness enthusiast, he enjoys running multiple races, including marathons, half marathons, and 10-milers.

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