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Professional Achievement Group, Inc. | Rockville, MD

Awards & Recognition

Ken Smith, founder of Professional Achievement Group, Inc. & a principal with Sandler Sales Institute

  • June 2002: "Volunteer of the Year"

    Awarded by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce

  • June 2011: "Platinum Award"

    Honored at the international conference of Sandler Training. This award signifies Ken Smith's outstanding performance during the previous six-month period.

  • Seven consecutive "Gold Awards" from Sandler Corporate

    For outstanding training accomplishments, contributions to Sandler programs, and surpassing client development and sales goals.

Selling Power's Top 20 Sales Training Companies

Sandler recognized as a "Top 20 Sales Training Company" by Selling Power Magazine

"We are always focused on ways to help our clients grow and become more successful. Our management team and trainers strive to not only meet, but exceed, the criteria that Selling Power uses for this award.” says Sandler CEO and President, Dave Mattson.

Selling Power editors say that Sandler and the other firms included on the Top 20 list have “demonstrated an excellent awareness of the skills and tools required to succeed and remain competitive in today’s selling environment.” The four main criteria Selling Power uses when selecting the top sales training companies includes:

  • Depth and breadth of training offered
  • Innovative and new offerings (specific training course or methodology) or delivery methods
  • Ability to customize offerings
  • Strength of client satisfaction

Training Industry's Top 20 Sales Training Companies

According to Training Industry, the companies named “all provide outstanding service, and a proven track record for delivering superior sales training and improving the impact of the sales organization.” Training Industry evaluates sales training companies according to the following criteria:

  • Industry recognition and impact on the sales training industry
  • Innovation in the sales training market
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Breadth of service offering
  • Strength of clients served
  • Geographic reach