Over 120 woman and a few good men gathered on the morning of April 13th, the early spring sun shined on tables covered in white linen through the Grand Rapids Downtown Market windows.
Rows of Realtors sat down with a gift in front of them, It’s Normal to Shake as you Soar!” By Shannon Cohen, a stationary cards to lift each other up or a Girl You Have Greatness in your Bones Journal!
Tough Skin, Soft Heart powered by Shannon Cohen, Inc. had us leaning at the edge of our seats and nodding our heads a she gave voice to the struggles we face as high achieving Business Women and leaders. With intentional pauses Shannon guided us through times of introspection, to connect with our neighbors and vulnerability was welcomed into the room.
We honored our Past Presidents in attendance Lola Audu - 2013, Lindsey Dykstra - 2020, and Brooke Finlan - 2021. We also greeted Stacey Krolak 2024 National Treasurer Candidate who attended via zoom. We thanked our leadership team, Diamond Sponsors RE/MAX OF GRAND RAPIDS & GUILD INLANTA MORTGAGE. Rachael Veldkamp and Sherlynn James of RE/MAX OF GRAND RAPIDS led the. Pledge of Allegiance. Jonathan Arnold shared his story of inspiration while giving credit to his leading ladies, Stephanie Wood and Katrina Cole at Guild Inlanta Mortgage. 5 of our Rockstar brunch Tickets were sponsored by Kellie Johnson, of Blue Moon Estates. Our Breakfast Sponsor is Jen Smit’s of Fresh Start Studios who is also our exclusive photography sponsor. Mitten Transaction & Notary Services sponsored the morning coffee.
We concluded the morning with giveaways and raffling off 10 Tickets to the Rockstar Woman Brunch which will be held on 9/24/2023.
Our Ambition is not cutthroat, its collective!
Women lined up to take pictures with Shannon Cohen, purchase merchandise, to connect and network and take pictures. This is a new season if you have ever thought about stepping into leadership and getting involved with Womens Council of REALTORS West Michigan.
“You are worth more than the devices you pay for!”
I leave you with one question, What is your replenishment discipline?
We look forward to connecting with you at our next event.
- Sherlynn James RE/MAX OF GRAND RAPIDS
2023 Local President.