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Miguel A. De Jesus: Making a Difference in People’s Lives

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Episode 16

About Miguel A. De Jesus: Miguel DeJesus a highly accomplished, results-oriented C level leader with more than 35 years of experience leading business management, global sales and marketing and customer service operations for Fortune 500 companies. He ran a $225 million sales organization as VP of sales and currently provides leadership and sales training to professionals and transformational leadership consulting as a coach. He's the director of business development for Cal State University, San Marcos, in the College of Business Administration, and he serves as faculty teaching sales, sales management, international marketing and sales leadership. Miguel serves as volunteer faculty and executive coach for transitioning active duty special operations military personnel, such as the Navy SEALS and the Marine Raiders for an organization called the Honor Foundation, which is


In this episode, Jordan and Miguel discuss:

  • Good communication and the ability to meet people are learned skills that need to be studied and honed.

  • Miguel’s work with Cal State finding companies to sponsor business development projects for students to work on.

  • How an Economic Impact Study can help a business show the impact they could have on any community.

  • Translating situational awareness to situational leadership.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make a lasting great first impression, and a lasting great last impression.

  • COVID has made Cal State realize they can work virtually all over the world as easily as they used to work with local businesses.

  • Don’t lose hope, find mentors and surround yourself with people who are hopefully smarter than you.

  • Always work on your personality- Be coachable, be teachable, be trainable.

“Here's one of their primary lessons or principles, and that is the one of ‘Service above self.’ how simple are those few words, so powerful, ‘Service above self’? I mean, that's what I do. It's not about me, it's about the impact I can have on others" — Miguel A. De Jesus Connect with Miguel A. De Jesus:


Phone: 760-438-9907

Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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