Emerging Sales Professionals



Emerging Sales Professionals Association 


Emerging Sales Professionals Association (ESPA), a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation, provides professional development training for sales staff of all skill levels and years of experience in publicly owned convention and meeting venues with a focus on training the next generation of sales leaders. ESPA is endorsed by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and by Convention Sales Professionals (CSPI) and is a CMP Preferred Provider. ESPA members include public convention and meeting venues in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia.


ESP at 2024 IAVM Region 4 Conference

ESP is proud to sponsor two sessions with Nikki Kloeppel at 2024 IAVM Region 4 Conference at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. A $125 Sales Track Rate or $200 Single Day Rate apply.​ Additional info here.


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Connect with Others: Top 10 Principles from

How to Win Friends and Influence Others

by Dale Carnegie

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Present to Persuade: A Convincing Communication Framework

Greater Tacoma Convention Center


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Nikki Kloeppel ESP

Nikki Kloeppel is an insightful Storyteller, Leadership Coach and Motivator. She creates transformational changes in thoughts, interactions, and behaviors so people can find joy, success and purpose in their personal and professional lives. 

Nikki Kloeppel specializes in consulting, employee development and training. She supports organizations in facilitating change through a blend of accelerated learning techniques. She is passionate about build teams, building trust within the team, managing conflict, and communicate effectively for optimal business results and personal quality of life. Her style is interactive, humorous, and high energy to keep people engaged to achieve optimal results, time phased programs and in online/digital learning.

She has been the Global Account Manager and liaison between Microsoft and Dale Carnegie Training since 2002. She has taught programs to over 15,000 people and heard over 50,000 examples of influence, success, and happiness. She shares these best practices to help individuals and organizations reach their full potential.



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