We have opened up a book of condolence for Jonathan. He meant so much to so many of us we felt it only fitting to have somewhere where we can share our thoughts, memories and reflections of the man himself.
Jonathan was a thought leader in the sales training industry, an excellent communicator, humorous and above all a nice bloke. Now he's a "Starman waiting in the sky". Thank you Jonathan. We will miss you dearly.
Founder and CEO, Infoteam Sales Process Consulting AG,
Rest well Captain!
I post this with several different perspectives.
As a sales "expert" as I was invited to be with Top Sales World back in 2008 or so, I appreciated everything Jonathan Farrington did for me building my business. As others have stated, he was always a Skype or a call away for support or ideas.
As President of Women Sales Pros, Jonathan championed the idea of more women in sales and relentlessly asked for names to add to his contributor list. He annually held a "Women in Sales" issue of his Top Sales World magazine and I was proud to be guest editor. He championed and encouraged Barb Giamanco's podcast even after she passed through monthly ads in his magazine.
As a long distance friend, who I never had the chance to meet yet - I found Jonathan to be unafraid of debate (which I loved), committed to making sales better, and always open to hear a new point of view or offer his. He loved a good practical joke and got to where he ran some of his ideas passed others to make sure his humor was "appropriate" -
Jono, I will miss you and I thank you for all you've done for others to advance the B2B sales profession.
Very saddened of this news. The sales world lost one of its biggest champions with the passing of Jonathan Farrington – a giant for sellers serving customers first. Jonathan always brought levity to every conversation for just the right balance we need in our professional lives.
Blessing to Jonathan’s family and loved ones.
President - Mereo
What a shock. Hard to imagine the world of sales without Jonathan's support, creativity, and commitment. No matter how busy, he always had time to give me the benefit of his wisdom, for which I was so grateful.
Deepest condolences to his family.
Rest in peace, Jonathan.
Jonathan was generous, funny, and an enthusiast down to his bones. No matter what the topic, he was excited to dig into it. He was a cheerleader for people, their ideas and how they could do good in the world. His passing is a true loss for everyone.
My heartfelt condolences to JF’s family. Being part of the Top Sales World family has been a wonderful part of my world and it will never be the same.
All my best, Ali
CEO, Alignmint Growth Strategies
The world of selling will never be the same without him. But it has been forever improved by the work and passion of our friend, mentor, and champion Jonathan Farrington.
Knowing, working with and learning from Jonathan since 2013 has had a major impact on me. Once in his orbit, most were similarly sharpened by the questions he asked and the doors he opened. I nicknamed him Zeus before I met him in person and came to know him as equal parts marshmallow and thunder.
I will miss our Skype calls and brainstorming sessions, Jonathan. Thank you for YOU and all you’ve meant to the world.
Condolences, Nats. Jonathan spoke of you with such adoration. To his son and daughter, never forget how proud your father was of all you’ve accomplished. Jacqueline and Bill — you, too, were highly esteemed by Jonathan and my heart goes out to you now.
Jonathan always had time for anyone who wanted to accelerate the performance of sales. I enjoyed every conversation and will miss our conversations. Very proud & grateful that you spoke at our EVOLVE Sales Leaders event. My soul is very proud for everything you have done for the sales community and me. My heart is very heavy and we will miss you.
Sales Strategist & Coach, Teneo Results
Jonathan's passion for the profession of sales shone through in everything he did. He had a remarkable ability to bring together thought leaders from across the sales community and to harness and share their knowledge for the greater good.
I was pleased and privileged to have known him. His passing leaves a gap that cannot be filled by any one individual - but I hope that by working together we can continue to build upon the foundations he so ably established.
Rest in peace, JF
Founder - Inflexion-Point Strategy Partners
I met Jonathan on many occasions & engaged as a judge & speaker for his events. A real gentleman, passionate for sales as a profession and a valued contact who will be greatly missed. A sad day indeed and thoughts are with his family and closer friends.
Chief Revenue Officer
I am very sad and disheartened to learn of Jonathan's death.
He is a gentleman who leaves us the pleasure of having met him in our life.
Jonathan shared with me our mutual passion for writing on the web about selling.
I was honored to have shared ideas, suggestions and business ideas with him. I hope to see his work continue in the future and for this I am available to his staff from now on.
Owner Il Commerciale - The Salesman
Thank you John for sharing your wisdom over the years. God rest your soul