Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Sotheby's International Realty "Global Networking Event" in Las Vegas. The "GNE" is where all Sotheby's Realty affiliates are invited to come together to learn from industry leaders and each other. It was three, full days of networking and seminars, panel discussions, and keynote speeches; and I feel so grateful to have been able to join 40 other brokers from Realogics Sotheby's International Realty.
One of the biggest highlights was hearing Martha Stewart speak on brand development and learning more about her backstory. Martha is a very inspiring businesswoman and it was so exciting to see her speak in person! She and Sotheby's Realty CMO, Kevin Thompson, had a discussion about authenticity, constant evolution, and understanding the consumer. We also heard from Jeff Hargett, senior corporate director of culture transformation at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. His powerful keynote speech kept us at the edge of our seats. He spoke about the power of excellence in customer service and the importance of creating unique client experiences. In addition, we also heard from Sotheby's Realty CMO, Kevin Thompson, and Sotheby's Realty President and CEO, Philip White; as well as the newly appointed Sotheby's Realty COO, Julie Leonhardt LaTorre and the Senior Vice President of Sotheby's Realty Global Operations, Francis X. Santangelo.
Overall, I had a wonderful time with my Sotheby's family and am looking forward to the next GNE!