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Jordan Benjamin

By: Jordan Benjamin on June 8th, 2022

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How To Make Your People Feel Valued with Amy Volas


Episode Notes

In this episode of the Peak Performance Selling podcast, Jordan talks to Amy Volas,  the founder and CEO of recruitment firm Avenue Talent Partners. Amy shares her incredible insight into leadership, developing a strong work ethic, and genuinely caring about people. Amy also talks about the importance of self-awareness and self-realization, and why it’s critical for leaders to understand that business starts and stops with people, not the bottom line. 


  • Get to the root of the pain point to address it
  • All good leaders have playbooks
  • How to bounce back from a tough time 
  • Check your ego and don't try to be a hero 
  • Always do things with integrity
  • It all starts and stops with people
  • Building communities in today's digital world 


Amy: "The thing about playbooks, I might have one, you might have one, in my mind they are iterative. They're not read, rinse and repeat because everybody's business is different. And the best leaders I know, they're always learning and tweaking as they go." 

Amy: "Even when it's hard, even when I want to crawl under a rock and not come back out, I own it. I try to do it with integrity, and I try to be as honest as I can be."

Amy: "I don't care what market we're in. If it's an up market, if it's down market, if it's a bull or a bear, I don't care. You still have to have people to do your business. When it's good, when it's bad, you have to. And the last time, I checked, you don't have a business without a customer because the customer writes the check. And guess who drives that? A little thing called sales." 

Amy: "We all want to be seen, we all want to be heard, we all want to be understood. And I've added two more things to that: we all want to be valued and validated."

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About Jordan Benjamin

Jordan is the founder of My Core OS. After spending years in sales, working with sellers and studying peak performance he found an opportunity to help sellers level up to not only build peak performance at work, but to also create harmony between work and life so you can sustain performance over the long term.