Seminar & Course Facilitators

Christopher Bell, III – is the author and creator of But I Hate Sales™ and is highly regarded as a sales instructor, coach, and business development expert.  He is a member of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and the Senior Partner at ChrisBell3rd & Company, LLC (or CB3) – an IT and biotechnology sales consulting firm headquartered in the MD/DC/VA region. In addition, Mr. Bell is an Advisor-in-Residence at  the Maryland Center For Entrepreneurship and recently launched a commercial & industrial energy brokerage consultancy with Central Energy. In 2010 Chris was recognized as a winner in the Melinda Emerson $25,000 Entrepreneur’s Challenge. Mr Bell resides in the Washington DC-Baltimore metro area with his wife.

Steve Cathcart – Has facilitated workshops across the nation and the globe and is regarded as an expert in many areas of employee development including sales, leadership, diversity, and communication. Steve has a unique blend of experience in both the public and private sectors and facilitated workshops for many Fortune 500 companies, government, and non-profit agencies. He is currently the Managing Director of the McKenneth Group and is pursuing a doctorate in Adult & Community College Education specializing in workforce development at North Carolina State University. Steve resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and 2 children.

Handel Smith brings 20 years of experience as a director in sales and marketing with several Global Fortune 50 companies.  He is currently a professor at Strayer University Business Department and a recipient of Strayer University’s 2011 Professor of Year Award. Handel is also President and CEO of HVS-Solutions, a management consulting firm providing residential energy and information technology services to small to medium size companies. He is married with three children, residing in Columbia Maryland.

Von Wright – is the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the But I Hate Sales™ course, products, and seminars and manages all planning and logistics-related matters necessary to ensure attendees in the region have an enjoyable and memorable “But I Hate Sales™” seminar experience. Von is a former United States Marine and US Army Logistics Commander presently residing in Charlotte, NC region and in April 2012, received his Masters in Business Administration.

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