If you’ve ever been onboarded to a major company, you’ve most likely had to complete some kind of corporate training. And it was likely a painful and dispiriting experience. The materials are slow, unengaging, and for some reason perpetually antiquated. Sam Caucci, who spent his entire career managing sales teams, knew this all too well. That’s why he founded 1huddle, a company that turns corporate training into mobile gameplay.
On this episode of UpTech Report, Sam talks about his efforts to make corporate training fun and engaging, and how he harnesses competition as a positive force in the workplace.
More information: https://1huddle.co/
Sam Caucci has managed and coached sales and leadership teams for publicly held, private sector, and franchised companies across the globe.
Sam founded 1Huddle a workforce training platform using game technology to help organizations better prepare their people for work. With clients across the globe, 1Huddle has impacted people across organizations in a wide array of sectors, with clients including Novartis, Loews Hotels, ESPN, Audible (an Amazon Company), Madison Square Garden and the U.S. Air Force. Applying an innovative approach to preparing people for the workforce, Sam oversaw the creation of the training game platform, the first game-based platform that transforms the way organizations onboard, train & develop their team members.
Before 1Huddle, Sam was the National Director of Franchise Sales & Marketing for the Parisi Speed School where he directed the sales training program for 83 locations. He was previously in a leadership role with Life Time Fitness, serving as Director of Sales and spearheading the grand opening and overall management of the company’s expansion into the NJ/NYC market. Prior to joining Life Time Fitness, Sam was General Manager for Perfect Competition Athletic Development, a sports performance training center nationally recognized for its preparation of elite athletes from across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS. While at Perfect Competition, Sam managed sales, sponsorship, and negotiation for the team responsible for the training and development of over 2,500 elite professional athletes.
Sam is proud to have been a part of the sales and service training of thousands of workers. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, Not Our Job: How College has Destroyed a Generation of Workers and How to Fix it and has been featured on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, The Huffington Post, ESPN, Yahoo Finance, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg.