Meet Our Team

PJ Nisbet

PJ Nisbet

Managing Partner

10 years in sales performance improvement training and consultancy. 

Candice October

Candice October

Managing Partner

Passionate about enabling salespeople to become more effective.

Denise Nisbet

Denise Nisbet

Operations Manager

Logistics and scheduling, course planning, invoice queries, and accounts.

Kristen Nichol

Kristen Nichol

Creative Lead & Marketing

Learning materials design, events, campaign delivery, website queries, PR and social media.

Nicky van der Walt

Nicky van der Walt

Office Manager

Administration, eLearning co-ordination, and scheduling

PJ Nisbet

PJ Nisbet

Managing Partner

t +44 (0)1440 820384 (o)
t +44 0 771 848 9422 (m)
t +27 (0)82 779 1872 (o)
e pjnisbet@valueselling.com

PJ is the Managing Partner for ValueSelling in EMEA and has worked in sales performance improvement training and consultancy for 15 years. During this time, he has trained more than 8000 people in over 35 different countries with numerous engagements in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

He works in a variety of industry sectors and companies including ABSA Bank, Adobe, AXA, Deloitte, Georg Fischer (GF), JP Morgan, Kamstrup, Kubota, Lenovo, Legal & General, Naspers/Prosus, NCR, OLX, PayU, Pure Storage, ServiceNow, T-Systems, Tanium, Tealium, VMware and many others, large and small.

Prior to training and consulting, PJ had an influential career as an entrepreneur and senior executive in organisations across many sectors. He started his working life with Shell Oil in South Africa and progressed to Sales Manager by the age of 30. He then joined his family business (an agricultural equipment manufacturing and parts wholesaler) which, over the next ten years, he built into one of the top non-listed companies in South Africa. Thereafter, he worked for the leading agricultural parts wholesalers in Europe as a Group Director with profit and loss responsibility for the UK, US and South Africa.

PJ brings a rare combination of business leadership, sales expertise, and people development skills to his clients.

He holds an Honours degree from Reading University (UK) in Organisational Behaviour and plays an active role in a variety of associations, including being a Fellow member of the Institute of Sales Professionals (ISP) and is currently on the organising committee of the London Chapter of the Inside Sales Association (AA-ISP).

Candice October

Candice October

Managing Partner

t +44 (0) 73 993 39958
e candice@nisbetassociates.com

Candice October is passionate about enabling salespeople to become more effective, by internalising the ValueSelling Framework and Vortex Prospecting into their daily routines. As a successful sales professional herself she inspires, motivates and coaches her clients to achieve the sales results they are looking for.

Candice was first introduced to ValueSelling in 2011, when she co-founded one of South Africa’s top Sales Graduate Recruitment and Development Businesses which specialised in finding the right salespeople and then training and coaching them to become successful sales professionals.

After studying an Honours Degree in Organisational Psychology, her first job was as an Inside Sales Development Representative in a busy call centre in London. Following her highly successful front-line sales career Candice progressed into the role of facilitator and coach to assist her company gain crucial buy-in for the implementation of organisation wide change interventions as well as other strategic initiatives.

Candice has spent the three years before she joined ValueSelling in a large publicly listed company where she gained experience in a wide range of functions, including manufacturing, information technology, property management, and retail.

Candice is passionate about making organisations more effective by helping salespeople reach their goals and increase their overall effectiveness. She does this by not only teaching strategies and tactics to drive and improve sales performance but also utilises Strength Based coaching to drive tangible change in their behaviour.

An accomplished facilitator, Candice is also a certified Executive and Management Coach from the University of Cape Town.

Denise Nisbet

Denise Nisbet

Operations Manager

Denise comes from a background of Debtors and Administration at Falcon Equipment and later Shaka Skills Development.  She handles Finance and Administration at Nisbet Associates.

Denise is responsible for:

  • Logistics and scheduling
  • Course planning and administration
  • Invoice queries
  • Accounts

During her free time, Denise enjoys family time and working with animals.

Nicky van der Walt

Nicky van der Walt

Office Manager

With more than two decades of professional background in corporate administration, Nicky has accumulated extensive experience as a personal assistant to high-level executives. This has equipped her with the necessary expertise to accomplish tasks and responsibilities in various industries and divisions effectively.

Her background includes marketing, design, bookkeeping, NLP life coaching, equine psychotherapy, talent acquisition, and anything data-related.

At Nisbet Associates, she is responsible for assisting the team in providing exceptional service to their clients.

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