Melissa Jane (MJ) Stapley, Founder of MJ Hybrid Solutions, started her journey in the cannabis industry in 2014 as a medical cannabis consumer. After realizing the benefits of CBD oil to help treat her insomnia firsthand, she left her corporate management career and joined the cannabis industry to work for CV Sciences, a CBD manufacturer. After discovering a need for cannabis employee training, MJ combined her passion for sales training and cannabis education to develop the MJ Hybrid Training System.
With her 12 years of corporate sales experience and the scientific backing of Dr. Jean Talleyrand, MJ created a training for dispensary employees that is both scientifically accurate and helps employees better sell to customers. Her mission is to legitimize the cannabis industry through proper employee education and training.
One of the most valuable things that I have learned over the years is to truly focus on your customer and not just your product. Once I applied this approach, I not only saw an increase in sales, but was also able to build long lasting relationship while helping others. The key is to be authentic with what you say and really look out for the customers’ needs instead of shoving a product in their face and telling them why they need it. With compassion, you create results and sell more over a longer period of time. This approach is exactly what the cannabis industry needs.