Thursday, December 13, 2018

I’d love to hear your ideas on the subject of excellence and how it relates to the bigger picture of success in our careers! You can email me at Linda.Martinelli@proforma.com

"There is no such thing as a Glass Ceiling; the business world is full of infinite opportunities to succeed with the right combination of sales skills, tenacity and a commitment to excellence." Linda Martinelli

Linda Martinelli has not only overcome adversity to become a successful business owner, but she has also paved the way for other women in business. In 1998, Linda Martinelli, a single mom of three, left her high-profile position with corporate accounts in the printing and office products industry to follow her passion and own her own business.

Her favorite business topic is customer service and how it can make or break a business. The big question is… Are we losing this vital skill in the workplace and if so, how can we recapture it? Linda shares her sales skills, techniques and tactics here on America Out Loud in her weekly column.

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." Confucius

My Weekly Column of Excellence!

Oscars Grinches

I’m pretty sure that most all of us are smarter now than we were as teenagers. I’m also sure most of us are smarter...

Heartwarming, Poignant, Joyous, Emotional, Stunning, The Brink Awaits You

When you think of being on the brink, where does your mind take you? Does it take you to a place of fear; a vision...

How did the #METOO movement miss this?

This has been a banner year for the #METOO Movement. Allegations against men who have taken advantage of women in a variety of ways,...

If I want your opinion, I’ll ask for it

The news media has lost its way. They have forgotten why they exist and replaced their reason to exist with a mantra for their...

51,000 Illegals poured over our Southern border in October Alone

Just a group of poor hungry refugees coming through Mexico looking for a better life. That is how Former President Obama spoke about the...

Why Law Enforcement Agencies Need To Take A Business Approach to Training

Historically, it has not been the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to find the resources needed to provide officers with the training they need...

Stop Blaming & Framing President Trump

We knew it would happen. The rhetoric from the left, the media and Hollywood was bound to come to violence. It was also predictable...

We have the Choice of Mob Rule and Anarchy, or Rule of Law

Is this the direction we really want for America? Our vote counts more than ever this election. We have the choice of mob rule...

Aftermath of an Unnatural Disaster

Congratulations to Chief Justice Kavanaugh, for surviving the largest unnatural political disaster America has suffered. No one suffered more than he. What now for...

America, This is a Teachable Moment!

The mass hysteria sweeping the country over the potential for Brett Kavanaugh to be elevated to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court offers parents...

Did He or Didn’t He? I don’t care!

Did he or didn’t he? Truth for me is, I don’t care. Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to be our next Justice on the...

America’s History: To Honor or To Erase?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This quote is attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana. At this writing,...

Excellence Starts Here....

Linda Martinelli was the first sole female franchise owner in Proforma to qualify for the Million Dollar Club and reach Multi-Million Dollar Club status. She was also Proforma’s first female development coach and in 2005, was the first female elected by her business peers to the elite Owners Advisory Council. In 2011, Linda was named one of ASI’s Top 10 Women to Watch and earned Proforma’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Award in 2012.

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Linda is the recipient of the International Franchise Organization’s, prestigious Franchisee of the Year Award, and their Multimillion Sales Award for 17 straight years. She is also the recipient of Proforma’s Innovator Award, The Best of the Best, its Top 12 Franchises in the Country Award in 2013 and 2015, the Highest Revenue Award, with several more corporate franchise distinctions. Linda has been honored by Inc. Magazine as having been repeatedly listed on their 5000 Fastest Growing American Private Companies.

Linda consistently demonstrates a passion for helping others succeed. She is willing to share her sales skills, techniques and tactics to help others grow their businesses to help others continue to move ahead. Her favorite business topic is customer service and how it makes or breaks businesses, how we are losing this vital skill and how to recapture it. She often tells women business owners that there is no such thing as a “Glass Ceiling,” and that the business world is full of infinite opportunities to succeed with the right combination of sales skills, tenacity and commitment to customer service.

As a passion, Linda genetically breeds, raises and competes in the Bucking Bull futurity and Professional Bull Riding events. Her prize bull Ringo Kid is the current Futurity World Champion of the Million Dollar Bucking Bull Games.