Thrive to Lead provides sales leadership consulting and coaching to help you thrive as a business or leader.

For the growing business

Get optimal results from your sales team.

FOR THe ESTABLISHED
or emerging LEADER

Get to your best you. 

  • "I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity to report to Kristen. She’s become a trusted mentor and proved to be instrumental in preparing me for a sales leadership role within my current company. A master strategist, she possesses the uncommon ability to always be thinking ‘biggest picture possible’, and has an incredible track record of success in this industry. She brings a great deal of value in her coaching and I’m certain that her clients will benefit tremendously!"
    — BRIAN OLINGER, LEARNING TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, PEARSON EDUCATION
  • "I have had the pleasure of knowing Kristen personally and professionally for over 20 years. Her authenticity, candor, work ethic and strategic ability have enabled her to build many award-winning sales teams and guide many people as they have advanced in their careers. Any individual or organization who chooses to work with Kristen Schmitt will benefit tremendously."
    — CHRIS HALL, VP/GENERAL MANAGER OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, ADOBE
  • "Kristen is a consistently top performing sales leader. Her ability to develop and execute on sales strategy combined with her knack for attracting and retaining top talent has made her one of the best in her field. As a leader and mentor she is able to listen carefully, coach through difficult topics, and determine appropriate calls to action."
    — RYAN MCHENRY, SENIOR SALES REPRESENTATIVE, PEARSON EDUCATION
  • "Kristen is an amazing leader and a gifted manager. As a former direct report, she taught me all of the fundamentals I needed to build a successful career. She understands how to get the best out of people and get results. Working with Kristen inspired me to also become a manager, and I have since built my own top performing team."
    — MATTHEW PASTIER, DISTRICT SALES MANAGER, MCGRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION