Name: Noah Amoke
Title: Regional Sales Manager
I am a Sales Enabler with over 13 years of experience in technology sales and business development with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. My sales experience cuts across the larger East Africa and Sub- Sahara.
I work with enterprise sales operations, marketing, business teams, or human resources to enhance the relationship between sales and marketing teams, training sales staff, and furnish marketing content for sales staff.
My passion is in strategic selling, creating solutions for clients to meet their needs, and negotiating the best deals for FinTech and clients. I have managed to close deals of over 1 million dollars for regional banks and Insurance companies within the region. I work closely with my team to develop solution presentations, product delivery, and post-sales client management.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Noah's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Dealing with incompetent people in management
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Have taken leadership roles as a volunteer in an association we created. Am in the hospitality industry as a host on Airbnb business, and we needed to come together to form an association to voice our issue to the regulators, and government for better policies. In my place of work I became a leader through promotion and I was tasked by managing a team of staff in sales across sub-saharan africa based in kenya nairobi.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Am generally a morning person, so I put tasks that need a lot of concentration in the morning. I start my day with morning coffee as I review my day's calendar and activities. I plan my day around physical meetings I will have to minimize time wastage on traffic. When am done with work at 4.00pm I started my way home to have time wiuth my kids as we do home together and have dinner
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
You can't do everything on your own, you need to have your team assist
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
The Subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson....Has helped me not to take things personally
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Always be ready to listen to people and not be in a rush to make some drastic decisions. Your action as a leader affects people's life directly
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
The story of my life, growing up in the village and my passion is to impact positively other peoples lives