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Independent Consultant, Speaker, ...

Phone: (952) ***-****  HQ Phone
Sue Rusch & Associates LLC
P.O. Box 385814
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55438
United States

Company Description: Sue Rusch & Associates, LLC, is a direct sales training and consulting firm. We work with sales executives and field professionals to increase business results....   more

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December 2012 — Direct Selling News, 1 Dec 2012 [cached]
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Tastefully Simple announced that Sue Rusch has joined the company as the Senior Director of Executive Development. In this role, Rusch will coach and develop top-level independent consultants, lead the coaching team and serve as an advisor to Tastefully Simple's vision team.
Rusch has over 25 years of direct sales experience. Early in her career, she developed and led a $19 million direct sales team. Rusch was the Vice President/General Manager for Big Yellow Box by Crayola®, and most recently a speaker, consultant, coach and author through Sue Rusch and Associates LLC. She's earned the National Speaker's Association's highest designation, Certified Speaking Professional, and served the National Speakers Association Minnesota as former president and member of the board of directors.
Sue Rusch - Direct Sales Resources, Inc., 16 Aug 2005 [cached]
Direct Sales Resources, Inc., serving the direct selling industry since 1998, is pleased to announce that Sue Rusch, Founder and President, has accepted a new challenge.On August 29, 2005, Sue will join Binney & Smith as Vice President and General Manager for Big Yellow Box by Crayola, the company's direct-to-consumer party plan business.
"After fifteen years of building a field sales organization, and seven years of providing strategic direction to field leaders and direct selling corporate executives, I'm ready to take on the challenge of working the business from the corporate side," Rusch reported."I am excited about the future of Big Yellow Box, and proud to be associated with a company that makes a meaningful contribution to the lives of children."Sue said.
Binney & Smith, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, is headquartered in Easton, Pennsylvania.Commuting from her Minneapolis home, Rusch will divide her time between the corporate headquarters and working with the sales force across the USA.According to Binney & Smith President and CEO, Mark Schwab, "Sue will lead the ongoing development and implementation of the Big Yellow Box business.
"For people looking for a career with opportunity and challenge - and a schedule that fits around a busy life, there's nothing quite like direct sales," Rusch said."I have always advised people to find a company with which they can connect on an emotional level, so that they'll maintain a passion for the business over the long haul.Now I'm taking my own advice.I get excited when I think about products that inspire creativity and family togetherness."
Sue will continue to be involved with Minnesota's Chapter of National Speakers Association, and looks forward to continued association with other professionals in the direct selling industry."I value the relationships I built with my clients," Sue said, "and I look forward to connecting with them as professional colleagues."
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NSA MN, 28 Sept 2009 [cached]
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Sue Rusch - Direct Sales Resources, Inc. Home Page
Sue Rusch, CSP, is a keynote speaker and strategic business advisor who inspires entrepreneurs to build more successful businesses.Nationally known for building a $19 Million direct sales business, Sue delivers a variety of keynote presentations and workshops that focus on self-motivation, leadership skills, and team building.
With more than 20 years of experience as an independent business professional, Sue has developed a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset.Corporate clients and meeting planners appreciate how easily she connects with audiences and inspires them to reach greater heights.Audiences rave about her captivating and entertaining stories mixed with practical lessons and how-to-tips.The overwhelming majority of Sue,s business is the result of satisfied client referrals and repeat business.
Sue is one of a select group of speakers to be awarded National Speakers Association,s prestigious award of excellence, the CSP or Certified Speaking Professional.CSP is the speaking industry,s international measure of speaking experience and skill, and is the organization,s highest earned designation.Sue is the current President of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Speakers Association.
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Sue founded Direct Sales Resources, Inc., in 1998, after a fifteen-year career as an independent leader with The Pampered Chef®. Sue is the author of eight popular learning resources for the direct selling industry, with total sales in excess of 60,000 copies. Sue has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 1999, and is a 2005 recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation. Sue is the elected 2005-2006 President of NSA-MN, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Speakers Association, in her fourth year of service to the Board of Directors. Sue has chaired NSA-MN's Apprentice/Mentorship Program for emerging speakers. Sue was featured in US News and World Report's 1991 Career Guide - "Best Jobs for the Future" (September 17, 1990) Sue is married and the mother of three grown sons. Sue started her home-based direct selling business in 1983 as the mother of a two-year old and infant twins. In Sue's final year as an independent direct seller, her 1500-person sales team generated $19 Million in annual sales.
Consulting Overview - Sue Rusch & Associates, 26 Nov 2012 [cached]
With credibility and proven expertise, Sue Rusch has been a trusted advisor to direct selling company leaders for over a decade. With a deep understanding of the field leadership experience, Sue translates field challenges into actionable corporate strategies to drive performance improvements. Her experience on the corporate side includes executive consulting with companies at various stages of development, from startups navigating entry into direct selling through seasoned companies initiating new programs to drive performance improvements. Her personal experience as a Corporate Vice President, blended with her top-level field experience, make her a valuable partner to your corporate team.
The direct selling landscape is changing each day. How direct sellers think about business - and do business - is changing to stay in step with the times. Sue has partnered with Consultant Laurie Girardi, adding new dimension to the services provided by Sue Rusch & Associates.
Sue Rusch, Laurie Girardi, or both Consultants will visit your business location to participate in a corporate planning session or to explore business challenges and possible strategic solutions.
"Sue joined our team during a difficult leadership transition and deftly guided a fundamental rethinking of our party and training proposition. Combined with her amazing stage presence and attention to detail, this launch at our Showcase convention marked a key point in our transformation. Sue's value to our organization will be long-remembered by our grateful sales force!"
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