Pam Watson Korbel

An expert on building client bases and sales, Pam Watson Korbel focuses on advising people in sales organizations by helping those frustrated with underperforming staff and concerns about goal achievement. In two different firms, she served as Chief Growth Officer and oversaw profitable growth, once achieving 500% growth in revenue over four years and another company achieved 1500% growth in eight years.

She maintains the professional advisory firm SmartGrowth, Inc., that provides services in interim leadership, growth consulting, marketing and business coaching with a specialty in emotional intelligence for people in competitive roles.  She serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of Denver teaching organizational development and entrepreneurship.

As the leader of a California software firm, she was a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award through Inc. Magazine.  She also worked in strategic and sales positions in Fortune 200 and Inc. 500 companies.
Pam is a much sought after board member for businesses and non-profit organizations. She has chaired the Governance/Nominating Committee for one corporate board and serves on three non-profit boards.

In addition to being a lifetime Girl Scout, she is a member of the Business Marketing Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors and is past president of the Denver Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Pam has been recognized for her expertise and contributions to the business community with several awards including the Martin Luther King Award for Business Social Responsibility for Colorado, the David E. Bailey Award for Small Business Advocacy, the U.S. Small Business Administration Women’s Business Advocate of the Year, and the Denver Business Journal 12 Outstanding Women in Business Award.

She graduated from Creighton University with an MBA and Bachelor’s degree in English and journalism.  In addition, she and her husband Doug, who is an executive with United Launch Alliance, have two children, Anna and Rob, who are both college students.

Pam’s Articles

Sales Managers as Empathetic Leaders  07/17/2012

What is the Impact of Social & Emotional Intelligence on a Business’s Financial Status?   09/20/2012