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Surviving—and thriving—in Sales

feat. Jeff Riseley, Founder at Sales Health Alliance

In this episode...

Jeff liked Sales. But he didn’t like the anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks that came with the high-pressure job. When he found himself in hospital thinking his chest was about to explode, he knew something needed to change.

Inspired by his own dopamine addiction to a culture of commissions and bonuses, he founded Sales Health Alliance, a company dedicated to helping salespeople tackle anxiety and achieve their goals—without burning out.

You’ll hear how Jeff learned to better understand his emotions, why working in Sales is an extremely vulnerable experience, and why ‘mental health’ doesn’t equal mental illness.

About the guest

With over a decade of experience in Sales, Jeff Riseley is familiar with the department’s high-pressure environment—and the accompanying anxiety. 

Jeff founded Sales Health Alliance to help salespeople tackle anxiety and achieve their goals—without burning out. His first book Stress Less, Sell More comes out at the end of 2022.

About Oliva

Oliva is the UK & Europe's #1 rated employee mental wellbeing benefit.

We help companies respond to the pivotal moments that impact mental wellbeing at work and beyond—driving employee retention and exceptional effort.

We do this by:

  • Empowering individuals to take control of their mental wellbeing
  • Developing manager emotional intelligence
  • Helping HR teams create org-wide psychological safety