Kelli Lagemann

Kelli Lagemann

Account Executive


Hobsons

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
First I moved away from home after college to coach and manage a gymnastics facility.
Then I decided to come back home and start in sales at a health club.
While I enjoyed the entrepreneurship side of sales, I chose to fulfill my passion and teach.
I went back to school to work on earning my teaching certificate & Masters in Education.
Rough times came in 2009 & I couldn't find a teaching job. I went to a tech recruiting firm.
It wasn't what I loved doing, so I started at an education software company.
Finally, I worked my way back to the two things I love - sales and education.
I work for a phenomenal company that allows me to be flexible, innovative, creative, and to travel!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Ohio University-Main Campus

Career

Account Executive

I help colleges and universities market to and recruit high school students to enroll at their institution.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Business
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I spend about half of my time in the office and half on the road. While in the office I am answering email, talking to clients, strategizing internally and with clients, and writing proposals and presentations. While on the road I have 2-3 meetings a day. I spend time with clients at colleges and universities helping them find the best ways to recruit prospective students. Then, I drive to another meeting...sometimes a few hours away.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Know how to communicate with others. Be a great public speaker and have confidence. Learn how to listen.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Sales is not an easy field to get into. It takes persistence, drive, and knowledge of the sales process. It also takes personality, teaching capabilities, and willingness to take risks. Find a mentor in sales. Do an internship or two during college. Start in sales support, learn the process of sales and then prove you can do it too!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Associate's Degree
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You should continue to look for a teaching job, even though there aren't any coming around the corner."