Focused and Certified: Tracey Keitt — A 4X Certified High School Spanish Teacher

Shortly after interviewing with Focus on Force, Tracey Keitt added another feather to his cap — the Service Cloud Certification. This makes him 5X Certified as of this posting. Find out why this high school Spanish teacher chose to be Salesforce certified; why he says Salesforce is beyond sales, services, and marketing; and why he says his holy grail for studying is a combination of Focus on Force and Trailhead.

Focused and Certified: Tracey Keitt — A 4X Certified High School Spanish Teacher

Focused and Certified: Jeff Weller — From Olive Garden To Being Able To Influence A Community

3X Salesforce Certified Jeff Weller is a Senior Salesforce Consultant/Business Solution Architect for Breama Inc. in Calgary, Elberta. He got his start a few years ago: looking for work, Jeff moved to the States where a friend of his introduced him to Salesforce. Check out how he is now able to influence an entire Canadian province, why he says being Salesforce certified gives you an edge (even without a college degree), and what skills he says are most important in a Senior Salesforce Consultant.

Focused and Certified: Jeff Weller — From Olive Garden To Being Able To Influence A Community

Focused and Certified: Marvin Kreck — A Fresh College Grad’s Best Decision

Marvin Kreck is a Senior Salesforce Consultant for Abilex — a company that caters to midsize companies in Stuttgart, Germany. He’s been involved with Salesforce his entire professional life — shortly after graduating from university, he got his start when his first job required him to implement and roll out Salesforce. Today, Marvin is a 7X Certified Salesforce professional who says that starting a career in Salesforce is one of the best decisions in his life.

Focused and Certified: Marvin Kreck — A Fresh College Grad’s Best Decision

Focused and Certified: Lee Beardshaw – Enhanced Opportunities with Salesforce Certification

Lee Beardshaw is a Salesforce Consultant for Primo Cloud Consulting which helps a number of different businesses implement Salesforce in their systems. He got his start in Salesforce more than a decade ago when he had to implement a CRM system for an international vehicle tracking solutions company. After going through numerous systems, he realized that Salesforce was a cut above the rest.

Focused and Certified: Lee Beardshaw – Enhanced Opportunities with Salesforce Certification

Focus on People: Vitaly Makarkin — The Importance of Community

Vitaly is a Consultant and Business Analyst whose career started in Marketing. After opening his first marketing agency a decade ago, he decided that CRM implementation was a necessity and experimented with various CRM software before finally deciding on Salesforce. A multi-certified Salesforce professional in Admin, Advanced Admin and Platform Builder; Vitaly gives some practical insights on how to empower oneself by being a part of a community.

Focus on People: Vitaly Makarkin — The Importance of Community

Focus on People: Samuel Blount – Getting Admin Certified For Broader Professional Competencies

Samuel was formerly an Engagement Manager for a digital transformation (DX) project. While still enjoying a non-technical role for his client, little did he know that his passion for continuous learning will be rekindled through a Salesforce certification. Check out how he was able to decode the nooks and crannies of this known CRM tool, his future career plans, and how the certification made him a sought-after professional.

Focus on People: Samuel Blount – Getting Admin Certified For Broader Professional Competencies

Focus on People: Andrew Smith – Shifting From Robots to Readers Through a Salesforce Career

Andrew was once a Robotics professional who simply wanted to get out of his comfort zone. While he’s on his way to master newer skills to add to his arsenal, he suddenly found a niche of expertise that seems to fit his goals and purpose—a Salesforce career. Know about his journey in discovering the Salesforce career path, the challenges he faced while studying for the certifications, and the measures he took to be a successful Salesforce professional in the learning space.

Focus on People: Andrew Smith – Shifting From Robots to Readers Through a Salesforce Career

Focus on People: Maayan Assayag – From Curiosity to Creating a Career

Maayan is a Senior Consultant who started her Salesforce journey with immense curiosity on how it works at the backend. Only having a goal in mind to set up a good CRM system for their company, she was instead directed to a path that she would enjoy—a Salesforce career. Her pursuit to becoming a multi-certified Salesforce professional is shared here as well as her tips on how to study for the exam and master the trade.

Focus on People: Maayan Assayag – From Curiosity to Creating a Career

Focus on People: Elkin Cordoba – Turning Dreams into Reality

Elkin Cordoba was looking for a job where he can be creative. Since he has always found computer automation fascinating, a career in the software industry made perfect sense. His journey with Salesforce began when a cloud computing company hired him and now he has evolved from writing code to becoming a Salesforce Consultant handling complex technical and business issues.

Focus on People: Elkin Cordoba – Turning Dreams into Reality

Focus on People: Yash Arora – Solidifying Salesforce Experience through Certification

Yash is a Sales Operations Manager who has optimized crucial organizational processes using Salesforce. In his pursuit to be a certified Salesforce Admin, he learned that his Salesforce experience is already an edge, and studying for the exam unraveled further Salesforce knowledge that strengthens his current expertise. In this article, he also shared stories of his industry tenure, study habits for the certification, and his future career goals.

Focus on People: Yash Arora – Solidifying Salesforce Experience through Certification

Focus on People: Cary Walkin – Making the Impossible Possible

As an accountant, Cary primarily uses Excel. After taking a new role as a Financial Systems Manager, he was introduced to Salesforce to do the job more efficiently. This pushed him to take Salesforce certifications, making him an in-house expert of the platform. He also shared here his preparations for the exam, the challenges while learning the platform, and how he leveraged his certifications to establish stronger process alignments across the board.

Focus on People: Cary Walkin – Making the Impossible Possible

Focus on People: Mark van Voornveld – Taking the Big Shift: From Microsoft to Salesforce

Mark van Voornveld is an IT professional with a 30-year career built around Microsoft Azure Stack and Dynamics. While relatively new for him, he chose to transition to Salesforce, seeing it as a fresh path to take and a good addition to his expertise. Here, he shared his professional journey, reasons for this transition, and his adjustments to a new CRM and the essential, non-technical skills that make an IT… Read More

Focus on People: Mark van Voornveld – Taking the Big Shift: From Microsoft to Salesforce

Focus on People: Damian Galbally – Maximizing Sales with Salesforce

Damian Galbally became curious about the potential of Salesforce when he was met with some limitations while using it. In this interview, he talked about the challenges he had experienced and how these challenges had shaped the way he helps SMEs maximize Salesforce as a consultant for small businesses today. My name is Damian Galbally, and I am a consultant. My first contact with Salesforce was with a former company I… Read More

Focus on People: Damian Galbally – Maximizing Sales with Salesforce