Barrett has been publishing sales articles, Research Whitepapers, and Annual 12 Sales Trends Reports for several years and more recently has published 21 e-books on sales and sales management. Barrett has also a large library of Videos (YouTube channel).

Feature writers on a regular basis for some of Australia’s most prominent business media outlets such as BRW, Smart Company and more recently IPA’s magazine The Public Accountant, Sue Barrett is regarded by many mainstream business press publishers & editors as the most authoritative thought leaders reporting and commenting on the selling profession and sales operations in Australia today.

Sue’s aim is to keep business leaders, salespeople and the general population informed and up to date on the latest in sales operational effectiveness including articles on:
sales philosophy & culture; sales leadership management and coaching; sales forecasting, metrics & measurements; customer satisfaction indexing; sales psychology, neuroscience, resilience & mindset, sales recruitment & sales assessments;sales performance modelling & sales force design; sales strategy & sales structure; sales incentives & rewards; key account management, and more.

Below you find a mix of our large sales resources.



This Selling Better Project and sales training is fundamentally changing how we sell for the better. Sue really challenges us and makes us think; she takes us outside our comfort zone, stretches us but it really works. It’s amazing. We are seeing continued increases in sales, huge reduction in discounting, increased confidence in the team and happier customers. This is not just an event for us, we will be continuing our journey with Barrett to keep us sales fit in 2018.

Barry SingerManaging Director, Comfortel

What does Barrett bring to our business?
Canon Oceania was undergoing a huge transformation in their go to market strategy and off the back of two major acquisitions, needed to rethink our products, services and customer value proposition. Sue and her team have brought a whole new level of thinking and capability to our sales team, ensuring they can apply new skills and learning immediately as well as stretching their capability to think in different ways so they can sell our new suite of digital solutions. The feedback and results so far have been remarkable.
What value did Barrett deliver? What difference have they made?
Sue and her team worked closely with me to co-create learning experiences that would help us to identify key gaps and determine our overall bench-strength. We now have a deeper understanding of the talent profile of each of our team and continue to develop additional learning experiences for our team. Sue has also helped us to shape our sales strategy and develop new ways of working, unlocking innovative thinking.
What made me choose Barrett over other suppliers?
Sue takes a whole of system approach to selling and in a complex and highly competitive sector like ours, with emerging technologies and product unique offering we needed a bespoke yet pragmatic partner to work with. All of my interactions with alternative providers led to fairly traditional cookie cutter solutions which did not match our needs. Sue and her team provided the cut through and responsiveness that we needed.
Would I recommend Barrett to other businesses?
Yes, Sue and her team are masters of their craft and approaches their work as a true partner. Sue and her team listen, they co-design and tailor solutions that are expertly delivered. They bring fresh perspectives and new insight into our business with all their interactions. They are pragmatic, commercially astute, intuitive and methodical/systematic at the same time. Sue and her team are also incredibly humble which is a rare find in my view in this space and they are ahead of the curve.

Leesa TongoulidisConsultant & formerly Manager, Organisational Development & Culture, Oceania, Canon

After our very successful two day 'Sales Strategy & Operations' workshop last week, I wanted to write to you and let you know how professional, outcome driven and valuable the experience was for our executive leadership team. With excellent pre-workshop preparation and guidance from the Barrett team, including an insightful on-line survey of probing and exploratory questions, which provided the base data for a productive and challenging workshop, we were off and running and the usual slow start to a facilitated workshop like this was non-existent.
From the moment we kicked in to the agenda, the Diadem team was engaged and motivated to actively participate and seek clarity and direction in our pursuit of a robust review of our sales processes and how we could maximise our efforts moving forward. With yourself as a master facilitator and teacher, able aided by Rebecca at your side, you intuitively guided the Diadem team through a excellently crafted and impactful programme that opened up opportunities, challenged convention and sought to explore a path forward that contained clarity, purpose and a strength of resolve to achieve business defining differentiation in our chosen marketplaces. We now have the understanding, tools, intelligence and platform to launch Diadem forward and with yourself and the Barrett team by our side, we are in 'safe hands'.

Richard DuerdenNational Sales Director, Diadem, 60 person Signage & Wayfinding Firm