John Ruhlin has been selected to be the 2016 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association Founders Award. John has been chosen based upon his personal involvement with IDA’s founder, Wayne Connell as an adviser and personal mentor and as an IDA advisory board member. John’s leading edge business insight and genius marketing expertise have been invaluable resources to many including IDA.
John is ranked #1 in sales in the 65 year history of Cutco, one of the largest direct sales companies in the world. His ranking and broken records still stand among the 1 Million plus distributors that have walked through Cutco’s doors.
His firm specializes in teaching sales and marketing teams how to stand out, be memorable and become even more referable through “Appreciative Leadership”. They also help firms develop and execute year round strategic gifting and appreciation programs to open up doors with impossible to reach C-level prospects, create employee engagement, drive referrals and sales with clients, and deepen all key stakeholder relationships.
His clients span across all sizes and industries but include the UBS, Raymond James, Wells Fargo, Chicago Bears, San Antonio Spurs, MGM, Shell, Chevron, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, DR Horton, Miami Dolphins, Caesar’s Entertainment, Silestone, Darren Hardy, Tom Searcy, Shep Hyken, Jayson Gaignard, Jeffrey Gitomer and John Maxwell.
He lives just outside of St Louis with his wife Lindsay and three daughters. His second book, Giftology, is due out Spring 2016.