Jim Ambrose's
Wholesale Excellence
Your One-Stop Resource for Business Skills & Leadership Training for the Wholesale Industry

Is your business engaged in continuous profitable share gain activities? Are your branch managers' leadership skills engaging employees to make your business excellent? Are all of your branches producing outstanding results? With Jim Ambrose’s Wholesale Excellence programs you receive a personalized approach for improving profits and a roadmap for continuous success!

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Jim Ambrose is a wholesale business coach and author of the bestselling books Cracking Accounts and 5 Fundamentals for the Wholesale Distribution Branch Manager. Jim brings over 40 years of experience in distribution sales and management to his Wholesale Excellence programs.


Workshops are now Online!

All of the workshop tools and techniques are presented by Jim in a series of online video modules.

Please click here to learn more!


Skill-Building Workshops

With one- to three-day workshops and customizable add-on components, you get the best program for your business.

Business Skills and Leadership Training for the Branch Manager
This workshop series focuses on the business and personal leadership skills that are integral to making your business successful.

Selling Skills for the Outside Salesperson
Learn effective techniques for your specific selling needs. Attendees receive a copy of Cracking Accounts. Branch manager workshops also available.

Consulting & Manager Development Services

Business Turn-AroundFix Those Poorly Performing Branches
In-depth analysis at the branch to develop a complete business improvement plan. Covers manager’s business and leadership skills, employee performance, account management, selling skills, back office/administration, and logistics.

Branch Manager TrainingFor New and Seasoned Managers
Customized to meet client needs and range from one to three days. Workshops are interactive, fast paced, and provide tools to enhance business skills and leadership techniques for motivating and engaging employees.

Selling Skills & Sales ManagementTools for Profitable Share Gains
Powerful Workshop based on the best selling book Cracking Accounts. A full day of tools to improve selling skills and sales management.


Very informative/demonstrative the value of communication in an organization. Including the disconnect between sales and operations. Also how productivity can be maximized with exciting organization and the sales force.

Branch Manager
"Your presentation hit home,...it was a realistic view of their world with pragmatic solutions, everyone was able to relate to the discussions,..the communication excercise was very good, the concept of MUDA also hit home,..workshop was very good and right on target." Dave Domino President Liberty Roofing Center
Be ready to participate! Great time spent.
Art Hudson
Berry Companies

News & Events

Jim is speaking at the NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Jim will be conducting a Workshop preceding the NAFCD and NBMDA Annual Convention.  If you are a member of either of these organizations, please note that Jim will be speaking on Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.  Please check the web site at https://www.distributorconvention.org for more information.

Cracking Accounts 10th anniversary edition

Friday, October 25, 2019

The 10th anniversary edition of Cracking Accounts will be available by the end of the year!

JIm Ambrose's complete Workshop series is now on-line. at jimambroseworkhops.school

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Now you can access all of the Workshop tools and techniques at jimambroseworkshops.school.   The material is presented in a series of modules that provide the classic Workshop material as well as new concepts and leadership thinking, all conveniently available to view anywhere and anytime.  

For special multiple licenses please contact Jim directly.