Ian Rose

Double Paralympic medallist for judo

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As a current Paralympic silver medallist and former World and European Champion, Ian Rose is highly self-motivated. Both in his sporting and vocational careers, he shows incredible willpower to reach for goals and achieve winning performance.

Ian's sporting and work achievements are a benchmark for sales, marketing and management teams throughout the world. His world class success follows childhood cancer which left him disabled. Typically, he regarded it as a challenge. His positive nature and zest for life helped him reach for sporting stardom. The same positive approach and sense of fun helped him set strong goals and reach for the top in IT sales.

After taking up Judo for self defence, he swiftly changed from being a shy seven year-old who was teased about his thick glasses into a world-class Paralympic champion. His story is unique because he reached the pinnacle of sports success while building up a successful career. Ian enjoys sport but he is foremost a dedicated family man, with two children and a very supportive wife - the perfect team.

In sport he gained his black belt at 17. In the same year, (1989) he was selected to fight his first Visually Impaired (VI) European Championships, winning bronze. From that point Judo became a way of life. He succeeded in both fully sighted and VI competitions and has been selected for four Paralympics.

Successes include:
* Silver medallist Athens Paralympics
* Bronze medallist Atlanta Paralympics
* Four time European Champion
* Former World Champion

Sales Success Story Sports motivation helped Ian forge a ten year career in Internal sales where he became skilled at proactive and reactive sales. Working for such organisations as ACER, Edify and TIS, Ian has successfully opened opportunities in markets where others have failed. He has the will to win in sport and at work. Success is his goal in life.

Ian's sporting and work careers compliment each other in ways that can only be explained by looking at his results. "An Olympic Medal is any sports persons dream, much the same as a £1million order is any sales persons dream. I relate this to sales teams in a way that is understood in the sale process. A bronze medal relates to your £100k order, or first stage of a tender process. A Silver medal relates to the £250K order or second round of the tender process and the target for any champion. A Gold medal or your £1million order and winning tender bid. " Each stage takes a different level of preparation and training. Be 100% committed and prepare well and you could win that Gold Medal in sales.


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