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Celeste Berke Knisely

Denver, CO


Certified Gap Selling Trainer

Hey, Meet Celeste Berke Knisely!
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Celeste, a self-proclaimed “Sales Growth Strategist” is a natural collaborator and partner to executives who easily pinpoint gaps in strategy and creates road maps to implement plans and achieve targets. Passionate about creating cross-functional collaboration, team development, and delivering results across top-performing teams.

Celeste and her team have a two-fold focus; consulting with high-performing teams to create robust sales strategies and identify gaps in sales cycles and stagnant revenues, and assessing the process by which teams are selling today and applying modern-day sales growth initiatives. With robust modern sales training and social selling programs, she is able to work with teams to identify areas of opportunity and quickly implement training to take your sales organization to the next level. Celeste is known in many circles as a LinkedIn Expert and prides herself on her ability to power network and build power community.

Celeste has over nineteen (21) years of experience within the non-profit and for-profit arenas; holding both a B.S. and M.S. degree.  In her last corporate role, Celeste held the position of Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for a privately held hospitality management company overseeing 19 properties, a sales team of 50+, and $105M in annual sales. Her accolades include the Director of Sales of the Year award, 2x Manager of the Year, and being named 40 under 40 for the Triad Business Journal. Celeste also holds a certified sales designation from Marriot International and in 2023 was named one of the Top 15 LinkedIn Experts in Denver by Influence + Digest.

In early 2020, Celeste branched out on her own to scale a female-owned consulting and training business; and is currently President of TLR Hospitality, Co-Founder of TLR Consulting Group, and Found of TNYL. In addition, as of June 2023, Celeste holds the designation of Certified Training Partner with A Sales Growth Company and the Gap Selling Methodology. Celeste resides in Colorado with her husband and daughter and spends her free time with family, reading – poolside, and enjoys diving into new business ideas.


B2B | Saas | Hospitality/Tourism | Hospitality Tech
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B2B | Saas | Hospitality/Tourism | Hospitality Tech



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