The SDR DiscoCall Podcast: For Brand New Sales Development Reps
#057 The SDR DiscoCall Podcast – Chris Cope
August 16, 2022
The journey of Chris Cope, who has transitioned from UFC into the SDR game and is currently working with Crowdbotics, is one that has been filled with challenges. But today he plays with the big boys having been promoted recently to the position of an account executive. In this episode, he talks to us about his transition journey, how he first got into UFC, what was the catapult into sales thereafter, how he coped going through a lot of changes and his reflections on public TV to avoid getting into his own darkness. He also discusses his self-discipline and has three bits of advice to anyone who is about to embark on the journey of tech sales.
Chris Cope, the SDR Account Executive with Crowdbotics, talks about his journey from UFC to Sales. He shares how he first got into the industry, what was the biggest challenge of transitioning from one field to another and what he's learned from that transition and much more!
02:44 – Introducing Chris Cope.
03:11 – What Chris likes to do in his spare time.
05:26 – How Chris got into UFC and what caused a subsequent sales catapult.
11:36 – How Chris did cope going through a lot of changes and what was at the forefront of his mind while experiencing new things.
13:17 – Chris's ability to self-reflect on national television in front of millions of viewers and avoid falling 18:02 – How Chris found dealing with newfound attention. 
22:05 – What was going through Chris's mind changing from fighter mentality into tech street and how was his first experience?
25:09 – Chris’s advice to remote SDRs who only see their team once a day on Slack or Zoom.
28:16 – How Chris’s journey has been like and how it feels now to be at Crowdbotics.
32:55 – How Chris motivates himself.
37:46 – Chris’s self-discipline and how he keeps himself at peace and patience.
41:31 – Three bits of advice from Chris to anyone who is about to embark on the journey of tech sales.