Sell Without Selling Podcast

Episode #2

Networking for Success with Kelli Holmes

On this episode, Stacey interviews Kelli Holmes.

Episode Highlights:

  • Kelli shares how being a control freak affected her early endeavors.
  • Learn how Kelli’s faith has directed the path of her life.
  • Hear some of the most inspiring stories to come out of Team Referral Network.
  • Stacey and Kelli discuss the benefits of becoming an early adopter of technology.
  • Discover how daydreaming can become a huge strength.
  • Kelli explains the power of a referral network.
  • Hear the secret to getting endless referrals.

Today’s Guest: Kelli Holmes

In addition to her passion for TEAM Referral Network – which she founded in 2002 – Kelli loves sharing the power of business networking and referral marketing, she also loves spending time with her husband of 33 years and her two teen-age daughters. Known as a die-hard Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders fan, Kelli also enjoys classic rock, scuba diving, hiking, reading and traveling the country speaking on business networking and building relationships to grow your business by referrals.

Kelli is the author of EFFECTIVE Networking – Is Your Networking Not Working? & a contributing author to the best-seller Savvy Women-Revving Up for Success. Her upcoming book God? How the Hell Did I Get Here? highlights both her business & personal life.

“With great credibility comes great responsibility.” – Kelli Holmes




(First ~2 mins)

This is sell without selling, episode 2.

Hey there, this is Kelli Holmes, founder and CEO of Team Referral Network and TEAM Franchise Corp. If you want to learn the six and seven figure science to success, significantly increase your revenue, and learn how to successfully build professional relationships, you should be listening to Sell Without Selling podcast with my good friend, Stacey O’Byrne.


Stacey: Kelli, welcome to the show. Thanks for coming on.

Kelli: Hey, Stacey. Thank you so much for having me on. I am super excited about your new podcast. This is great!

Stacey: I am beyond excited to have you on the show. You know, I’ve known you for a while, and I consider you one of my closest, dear friends, both personally and professionally. And I am really excited for the listeners to get to know you, because I respect you as a human, and I respect you as a businessperson. And I really, in my heart of hearts believe that people have a lot to learn from you. So I have a question for you. What’s something people seem to misunderstand about you?

Kelli: Whoa. Let’s just jump right in on that. Well first of all, I have to say the feeling is mutual. We have a mutual fan base with each other here, so thank you so much for those kind words, I appreciate it. Let’s see, can you repeat that question again?

Stacey: I can, because I told you I was going to go right in. What’s something people seem to misunderstand about you?

Kelli: That I am a pushover sometimes, okay? I think that I have worked very hard in my life to be in recovery. I am a recovering control freak. So I used to come at things very hard and very rigid, in a defense mode, certainly wanting to micromanage everything. And as the softer side emerged from me after I had children, as the softer side emerged from me as I became wiser and learned that I was not serving myself well or those that were closest to me by being a control freak, I really learned that kindness and really expressing a lot of love and joy in my life, and that spills over into my business life of course, lends people to tell me a lot of times, “You’re so sweet and you’re so nice.” And it also has put me into the position where people felt like they could take advantage of that. And so I think it’s probably something that’s misunderstood about me is I am super even, nice, there for you, generous to a fault, loyal to a fault, UNTIL…

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