BusDev. & Sales I Stockholm
Hey, I’m Sterling, BusDev. & Sales professional! South Texas made, New York Educated, I am a 24 year old who holds a B.A. in Economics and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College and am currently in the process of obtaining my M.A. in English Literature from Stockholm University. I’m a sucker for historical economics, mammoth biographies and short stories. My cat and dog keep me centered and I enjoy a challenge.
Most imperatively, I am a story-oriented person which is what drives my ability in sales to be the best. Because we only involve ourselves in products that we believe in, that tell us a story that is relatable and impactful.
My top 3 skills
Work I’m proud of
My analytic ability to assess, process, and execute creative solutions to problems is what makes me stand out. I do not come to the table with run-of-the-mill ideas but with an arsenal of well-crafted, uniquely situated, and boldly creative ideas. I solve problems better than anyone else you can find, hence why my talent stands out and why I am great at sales.
Why I love what I do
I decided to pursue a Masters in English Literature because I holdfast to the power of the written word and how we orient our ideas from thoughts in our heads to paper. By understanding and witnessing the process that goes into writing a well crafted story, as well as the tools to take it apart and analyze it, I find that I have a better grasp on the human condition.
In order to be the best you must know the best and what better way than to read about the best characters throughout time? Books hold a treasure trove of invaluable insight and information about how people operate, which is key for any aspect of business. Also, I really just love to read.
My dream career
My dream career would need to be something that allows me to engage with people daily whilst solving problems. Ideally I would create my own role, something along the lines of a Chief People Officer, or Chief Idea Officer, amalgamating my penchant for creative flows and communication, allowing me to read a great deal, write a great deal, and solve problems with likeminded people. Consulting for start-ups. small business, and large companies on how best to direct and execute their sales and development would be perfect.
What inspires me
I gain inspiration from a myriad of sources; books, radio, family, friends, strangers, animals. Essentially my inspiration flows from seeing others succeed and aiming to orient myself in such a manner that allows me to succeed, to be the best self I can be. I am a firm believer in the notion that what you give out you will receive in kind tenfold and that failure is all part of the process of accomplishing ones goals. I am inspired by anyone who keeps going in the face of adversity and struggle, which one can find anywhere if they simply look for it.
What I’m looking to develop next
I decided to join Upbeater because I believe myself to be one of the top students in my field and being a part of an agency that values and expects that as a requisite is paramount to me. I value my intellectual and business acumen and Upbeater is the best platform for me to highlight these abilities.
Now I’m ready to tell the story of your product.