Business Development Specialist
President and Regional Developer, Will Dukes
A farmer by birth and a teacher by trade, Will Dukes is a leader with over 25 years of experience in production, distribution, sales, marketing and laboratory-based research and development. Will’s career as a trainer and facilitator began over 14 years ago in one of the largest leadership development organizations in the world. That experience took him across three continents, placed him in front of numerous industry leaders, and allowed him to present to crowds of over 10,000 people.
Sensing a calling, Will put that experience to work in public education and built a four-year, elective-based career and technical education program. Developing his own, “non-traditional,” professional development track, Will included training from SalesPartners. Those principles and his, “unconventional,” teaching style led to great success. In five years, the program grew 2500%. His students won national championships and even broke a world-record. He was called upon by his peers to chair committees, spearhead initiatives, and approve multi-million dollar budgets. That may be why, in the first year he was eligible, Will was selected as a Regional Teacher of the Year in Miami-Dade County, the fourth largest public school district in the United States.
With his demonstrated success, SalesPartners co-founder, Blair Singer, hand-picked Will to lead the expansion of SalesPartners WorldWide into Miami. As the owner of the Miami franchise, Will has trained executives from among South Florida’s Billion-Dollar Companies, facilitated award-winning projects for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, consulted with clients to triple the size of divisions in less than three months, mentored and coached inside sales reps to consistently set more appointments in one day than the entire team’s previous average, driven sales teams to generate $30,000 of new business in only 30 minutes, and helped develop team cultures in mid-sized companies that have allowed quarterly revenues to double within a year.