About

Steve Eanes is an expert in helping sales teams overcome any obstacles to achieving great success. By sharing his own personal experiences as a 15+ year cancer survivor and very successful 20+ years sales professional who has never finished a year below 110% of quota, Steve motivates and inspires his audiences to achieve Success Despite Any Obstacles.

He shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s business person. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.

Selling Newspaper Subscriptions door to door for the Charleston SC Post & Courier Newspaper at 11 years old was Steve’s first experience in the sales field.  This led to purchasing and reselling soft drinks, candy, chips, and chewing gum to fellow middle school students in 8th grade.

During college, he was a collegiate representative for IBM marketing personal computers to fellow college students.  After college and a few years in an operations management position,  Steve spent 20+ years as a professional salesman in the highly competitive telecommunications field.  He was blessed to consistently rank as one of the top salespeople in his company and, despite many obstacles, never finished a year below 110% of Senior Account Executive quota.

An experience with Stage 3 Malignant Melanoma in August 2000 led Steve to ask himself, “What do I want to leave as my legacy?”  A desire to serve others and to help them achieve Success Despite The Obstacles was at the top of the list.  Being blessed to make it past the 5 year anniversary of this deadly cancer in 2005, when the survival rate for this time period is less than 30% and celebrating the 15 year anniversary in 2015, has further emboldened Steve to leave his world better than he found it.

Steve is married with 2 Children and lives in a suburb of Charlotte, NC.  He is involved in many civic organizations including the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Charlotte, and Ballantyne Lunch Toastmasters.  A notable honor includes being named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 listing in 2006.  This is an annual award given to 40 Charlotte area business leaders who have demonstrated success in business, community, and civic involvement.