Almost 20 years ago, I packed up my personal belongings into a U-Haul and started the twenty plus hour drive from Nova Scotia to Toronto, Canada. I hugged my family good bye, got behind the wheel and cried for the next three hours. Not because I was sad, but because I know life would never be the same. What I didn't know was the amazing adventure that would lay ahead.
I grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs. My Dad, my step Mom, my uncle- all small business owners. I got my real estate license in college and started my own real estate brokerage while in my early twenties. Having sold my business, I was now moving from my hometown to Toronto to work in my first corporate real estate job at Royal LePage Canada.
The transition from young entrepreneur into corporate world wasn't easy, but we'll save those stories for another time. Through a lot of hard work and determination I've been blessed with a great career in Canada and the United States working with and leading some of the largest companies in the industry. But I honestly never thought I would stay in the corporate arena as long as I did.
Helping big corporations grow pays the bills and has many benefits. But as the years progressed I began to realize that the corporate settings I was finding myself in were not nourishing my soul.
Really helping brokerage owners, team leaders and people who are passionate about the real estate industry grow their business and reach their goals is what brings me true fulfillment. That is why I decided to leave corporate real estate and start my own consulting practice. I’d like to share my experience with people who are on a quest to build a fulfilled life by leveraging the real estate profession and all the great opportunities this industry affords.
Over my many years of traveling across North America I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people and make life long friends. I recently sat down with one of the people who exemplifies all the best qualifies in our industry and frankly, of humans! Mr. Bill Risser.
Bill is the creator and host of the award winning podcast, The Real Estate Sessions. He recently invited me to his podcast to share my story and talk about my next chapter.
You can listen to our conversion here.
Thank you Bill for having me on the show. And thank you to everyone who has supported me on my own real estate journey. I'm excited for this next chapter and I'm excited to give back to the risk takers, movers and shakers in this industry who have the courage to be entrepreneurs.