#215: Alyson Baber – Boosting, Connecting, and Thriving in Sales

November 13, 2023

In this week’s episode of the Scale Your Sales podcast, my guest is Alyson Baber, the VP of Commercial Sales at Outreach.

Alyson is a mom, wife, and tenured sales leader with a non-linear career path. Her background spans across chemical engineering, medical sales, tech sales, and advisory roles. Previously, she helped Zoom scale from $50M to $4B in revenue. She’s also served as the Head of Sales at Melio, led new business and expansion sales at SendGrid (now Twilio) and various startup teams within Intuit. 

In this episode, Alyson shares insights from her journey, emphasizing the value of continuous learning and challenges, and the impact of supportive relationships in shaping her career. The episode resonates with the idea that every experience has something to teach us, and challenging times can lead to more effective outcomes. The conversation delves into the significance of customer experience throughout the buyer journey, with Alyson stressing the need for empathetic customer interaction and the responsibility of the entire organization in delivering exceptional customer experience. We also touch on the trends in the tech industry, highlighting the importance of communicating value to customers and the cross-functional nature of customer experience.


We discuss: 

05:12 – Love growth, learning, and change to expand your skills.

10:16 – Pay it forward, take chances in different roles.

13:18 – Growth is uncomfortable but rewarding; leadership is guiding, not knowing all the answers.

16:04 – Mistakes are opportunities.

25:16 – Customer experience impacts entire sales process. 

28:33 – Parents instilled work ethic and resilience.

30:30 – My family time is my family time and I’m there for them.




Janice B Gordon is the award-winning Customer Growth Expert and Scale Your Sales Framework founder. She is by LinkedIn Sales 15 Innovating Sales Influencers to Follow 2021, the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Customer Experience Nov 2020 and 150 Women B2B Thought Leaders You Should Follow in 2021. Janice helps companies worldwide to reimagine revenue growth through customer experience and sales.


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