In this month’s Executive Connection, Direct Selling News Publisher and Editor in Chief Lauren Lawley Head speaks with Jeff Hill, EVP, Global Sales at Team Beachbody, about leadership and encouraging others through passion, trust, and accountability.
DSN: What is the one thing you enjoy most about being one of the top executives at Team Beachbody?
JH: I am surrounded by extremely bright, passionate people who continually push the envelope.
DSN: How would you describe the ideal Team Beachbody coach?
JH: Real, abundant, persistent, and coachable with a deep passion for life and personal growth. They’re generously open in sharing the change they’ve realized in their lives and want others to experience the same.
DSN: What do you tell Team Beachbody coaches to lead and inspire them?
JH: “Life rewards action” and “It’s the start that stops most people. If you’re willing to jump, you will build your wings on the down.”
DSN: What is your vision for Team Beachbody?
JH: To become the most recognized and well-respected fitness and wellness company in the world. In Jim Collins-speak, this is our “Hedgehog Concept.” We’re deeply passionate about providing solutions that provide real results for people; we recognize we are well positioned and can be the very best in the world in this space; and as a wonderful extra, it drives an economic engine that creates significant financial rewards for untold numbers of people.
DSN: Is there one basic principle that governs your leadership at Team Beachbody?
JH: Never compromise on those things that will provide real, sustainable results or hesitate to ask people to do the hard things that will create those results.
DSN: What project or accomplishment do you consider to be the most significant in your career?
JH: Developing some high performance teams. I’ve had the opportunity to help attract and develop some incredibly effective teams of people, driven by a culture of high accountability, high trust and high results.
DSN: What’s one piece of advice that you’ve found especially useful?
JH: Prepare and live your live so that you always have choices. A close second: Trust your gut.
DSN: What’s on your bucket list?
JH: To author a book on leadership.
DSN: When you’re not at work, where are you most likely to be found?
JH: I’d like to be found on the golf course, but with seven children (as we like to say, “all boys except six girls”) it seems there is always someone, somewhere, someplace, that has something that needs attention. Okay, in all honesty I do manage to get to those things after a little golf.
DSN: What’s your favorite workout?
JH: That’s like asking which of your kids is your favorite. Right now, I really like Shaun T’s “MAX 30.” It simply kicks your fanny, requires all you’ve got in 30 minutes, but knowing you had to give it your all, it leaves you feeling great.