I am the Founder of The Sales Counsel, a boutique Sales Enablement Solutions company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s awesome to have you here, and I really hope you enjoy what my team and I have put together for you.
I have 21 years of B2B sales experience, and I have built a long and well-established reputation for high sales performance. I started from the bottom (trust me), but I got my first big break at the age of 19 in office automation sales, after 5 years I moved on to sell asset finance for South Africa's first BEE Asset Finance Company. Later I took the role of sales and marketing manager heading up media advertising sales for Kingfisher FM, where I featured as a co-host of the breakfast show for a number of years.
In 2011 I moved from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg after being head hunted by Raizcorp to mentor over 60 companies in their portfolio, but I always knew that I was destined for business, I left the safety-net of full time employment in 2012 when I founded my speaking business, Shelley Walters Inc, followed by The Sales Counsel (Pty) Ltd in 2016.
I am incredibly privileged to travel all over the world to speak to a variety of audiences. and I am also honoured to be able to represent South Africa as a panelist in the annual international Women in Sales Awards in Europe, as well as taking home a winning award in the category "Inclusive Leader: Entrepreneur" and runner-up in the category: "Positive Role Model: Entrepreneur in the 2019 Gender Mainstreaming Awards, South Africa".
I am often featured in the media, in publications such as Business Day TV, Business Report Online, 702, Cliff Central, and SABC Channel Africa.