Sales and Marketing Professional Speaker, Author of "Let's Close a Deal" and "YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself"
- Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
- Professional Training & Coaching
Christine Clifford's Overview
- Certified Speaking Professional at National Speakers Association
- CEO/President at Christine Clifford Enterprises
- CEO/Owner at The Cancer Club and Divorcing Divas and Christine Clifford Enterprises
- Vice President of Sales at Labels 2 Learn
- Senior Executive Vice President at SPAR Marketing Service, The SPAR Group
- Regional Manager at Hanesbrands Inc.
Christine Clifford's Summary
Award-winning Author of eight books including "Let's Close a Deal: Turn Contacts Into Paying Customers for your Company, Product, Service or Cause" and "YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself." Certified Speaking Professional on the topics of sales, marketing (with a special emphasis on branding & positioning), and using humor to get through life's adversities. Consultant to speakers & authors.
Founder of Christine Clifford Enterprises, a consulting firm on sales and marketing strategies.
Founder of The Cancer Club, which offers online support to cancer patients including a free monthly eNewsletter, our Prayer List, over 100 different gift items for cancer patients and more.
Founder & CEO of Divorcing Divas, LLC, a company designed to offer support, education, resources and hope to people going through divorce.
Specialties: sales negotiations; marketing, branding and positioning, writing; professional speaking, consulting.
Christine Clifford's Experience
Certified Speaking Professional
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
1996 – Present (18 years)
International award-winning Professional Speaker on the topics of sales, marketing and using humor to get through life's adversities.
Don't forget to ask! TM
Don't forget to laugh! TM
Christine Clifford Enterprises
January 1995 – Present (19 years 9 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Christine Clifford is a leading sales professional, author of two books including "Let's Close a Deal: Turn Contacts Into Paying Customers for Your Company, Product, Service or Cause" and "YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself," Certified Professional Speaker and consultant on improving sales and marketing strategies.
The Cancer Club and Divorcing Divas and Christine Clifford Enterprises
January 1995 – Present (19 years 9 months) Minneapolis, MN
The Cancer Club is the world's largest provider of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer. Don't forget to laugh! TM
Divorcing Divas, LLC provides encouragement, inspiration and empowerment to people going through the difficult process of divorce.
LifeVantage Distributor selling anti-aging products.
Author of eight books including her two newest books "Laugh Til It Heals: Notes from the World's Funniest Cancer Mailbox" and "The Clue Phone's Ringing... It's for You! Healing Humor for Women Divorcing." Others includ "You, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself" (Warner Books, 2007); "Masters of Sales" (Entrepreneur Press, 2007); "Not Now...I'm Having a No Hair Day!" (University of Minnesota Press, 1996); "Our Family Has Cancer, Too!" (written especially for children; University of Minnesota Press, 1998); "Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope & Laughter" (Penguin Putnam, 2002); "Your Guardian Angel's Gift" (Bronze Bow Publishing, 2005).
Senior Executive Vice President
SPAR Marketing Service, The SPAR Group
January 1983 – June 1998 (15 years 6 months)
As Senior Executive Vice President for SPAR Marketing Services, I called on Kmart, Target, Toys 'R Us, AT&T, Mattel Toys, and Revlon among others. As the top salesperson in the multi-billion dollar retail services industry, I signed the largest contract in the history of our industry with Procter & Gamble in 1994, doubling the size of our company overnight. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, I left to start The Cancer Club, today the world's largest producer of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer. I also serve as Sales Director for Beckwith Partners, a marketing company that focuses on branding and positioning.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HBI; Consumer Goods industry
January 1984 – October 1987 (3 years 10 months)
Christine Clifford's Publications
Authors: Christine Clifford
- Wiley & Sons
- April 8, 2013
• Establish “Niche Notoriety” and build a top-of-mind awareness with your target audience
• “Perk-O-Late” a deal by identifying the surprise bonuses that will make or break a deal’s success
• Re-treat, Re-evaluate, and Re-approach if you are turned down
• Turn “no’s” into “yes’s”
• Look for business in all the “wrong” places
• Rescue a deal when it goes south with quick on-your-feet recoveries
Authors: Christine Clifford
- Grand Central Publishing
Who should read it:
Anyone who wants to smile more, laugh more, live more;
Anyone who wants a jolt of inspiration and a dose of courage;
Anyone who feels a little bit stuck, somewhere.
Anyone who loves to discover something new, or to see something familiar reaffirmed, in a way so innovative the idea itself seems new;
Anyone who wants not just to succeed, but to thrive--
and anyone who knows someone else for whom they wish that, too—
a daughter just graduating, for example,
or a son shifting his career's gears.
As the title strongly suggests, Who should read You, Inc.? You.
Christine Clifford's Skills & Expertise
- Professional Speaking
- Personal Development
- Management Consulting
- Published Author
- Small Business
- Motivational Speaking
- Public Speaking
- Leadership Development
- Stress Management
- Presentation Coaching
- Executive Coaching
- Social Networking
- Personal Branding
- Workshop Facilitation
- Executive Development
- Organizational Development
- Work Life Balance
- Lifestyle Coaching
- Career Development
- Culture Change
- Management Development
- National Speaker
Christine Clifford's Education
Speech Communication, Speech Communication, Journalism
1974 – 1976
I attended the University of Denver from 1972-1974. Member of Delta Gamma.
Activities and Societies: Delta Gamma; Beta Theta Pi Sweetheart
1972 – 1975
San Marino High School
1968 – 1972
Christine Clifford's Additional Information
Sales training, marketing, using humor to get through the cancer experience, golf, travel, family.
- Groups and Associations:
National Speakers Association; American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
- Honors and Awards:
Certififed Speaking Professional (CSP) with National Speakers Association. Order of the Delta Gamma Rose, 2002. Numerous book awards and recognition.
Contact Christine for:
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- expertise requests
- business deals
- reference requests
- getting back in touch