Hi – my name is Hazel Butters and I’m a phone coach. I help entrepreneurs, small business owners and startiup teams to get comfortable with outbound sales, having sales conversations and picking up the phone.
I am also the founder of Prompt Inc, a team based between London, Austin and Boston which helps technology startups and technology vendors to with sales processes – specifically to map out their sales processes, to create sales playbooks and to gather and apply relevant, real-world competitive intelligence. You can read more about Prompt Inc. and what the team is up to here.
I’m a technophile: I was hooked on technology when I started working with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) a few decades ago, and I’m half of ‘Techie & Fuzzy’ a free program which teaches nine to twelve-year olds how to code.
I’ve lived in three different countries, across two continents and I believe in seizing opportunities. I funded my first business in London by selling my car. A few years later I started my first business in the USA – I moved continents within weeks and grew a second seven-figure business.
Over 19 years, I have worked with hundreds of startups and Fortune 1000 technology companies including Adobe, BMC, CA, Dell, IBM, Oracle, and Siemens. I’ve spoken at events around the USA and Europe including academic institutions such as MIT and Tufts University.
I know that sales is transformative, fun and best when it involves lateral thinking – but only if you are visible, engage and ask for the sale. My ‘Increase Sales (Fast) as a Startup’ workshop has been run more than 50 times across London, Boston, Austin, Chicago and New York.
If you want to shift your sales action, revise your sales process and want to know how to ask people for money, then let’s set up a time and talk.