My life’s journey is a vivid narrative of resilience, unwavering tenacity, and an enlightening exploration of the astonishing power of human connection.
My present stance is a living testimony to the conviction that the adversities and challenges life presents can not only mold character but can also carve out a clear, profound vision. This belief is rooted in the myriad of experiences that have tested my strength and resolve, ultimately solidifying my understanding that the bonds we forge with others hold immeasurable strength and capacity for positive change.
More About Pierce....
I am the grandson of sharecroppers and the son of blue-collar parents that taught me the importance of hard work but nothing about how to achieve my dreams. When I was sixteen years old, sharing a twin bed with my brother in a single wide trailer, my parents divorced. I found myself on my own to finish high school and find my way with little direction and support. I was scared but determined.
While finishing high school, I worked in a grocery store and lived wherever I could. I am forever grateful to the friends who gave me a place to sleep. I did not realize at the time but God put people in my life to guide me.
While dating my future wife, Lesa, I met a man who forever changed my future. He was a professional salesperson who was at the top of his game. He believed I could succeed in sales as well. He gave me the book How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. This triggered a lifetime of personal development and learning. His mentorship and this book forever changed the way I look at building relationships and communication.
I moved from that first sales job to work in customer service, inside sales, Regional Manager, VP of Sales, until I was hired as a sales representative for the largest company in the industry.
My company recognized my ability to build strong relationships and made me Strategic Account Manager for one of the largest companies in the world. In 2021, that company surpassed one hundred million dollars in sales.
In the past twelve years I have increased my income seven fold.
During that same time, I have worked with numerous leaders to create a productive, cohesive team while building strong relationships with their greatest asset, their customers.
I have also had the honor of teaching college students the power of connective communication to help them get a proper start as I did.
What happened during the forty years since I left that single-wide trailer that allowed me to pull myself from an impoverished childhood to achieve this type of success?
I have clearly identified three choices:
- Personal Development: Never stop learning and moving forward.
- Pier Group: Link arms with people going where I want to go.
- Mastering the art of Connective Communication.
My goal is to help leaders develop stronger relationships with their teams and clients to gain traction and increase profitability. I want you to connect, not just communicate with your team and clients.
Pierce resides in Thompsons Station, TN with Lesa, his wife of thirty-eight years, and his two English Mastiffs, Doc, and Jones.