Recent Articles by Valerie Garcia

What conferences should I go to next year?

What conferences should I go to next year?

As someone who has worked in the real estate industry for more than a decade and a half, I get this question a lot: What conferences should I go to next year ......
By Valerie Garcia | Thursday, December 8, 2016
Master client and colleague coaching by using lifeboats and mirrors

Master client and colleague coaching by using lifeboats and mirrors

When I was in ninth grade, I attended a weekend leadership retreat for girls. Back then, much as I am now, I was chubby, bookish and pretty much the opposite of athletic. I was looking forward to a weekend of seminars, but what I got was outdoor team...
By Valerie Garcia | Friday, May 15, 2015
Real estate lessons from 'The Emperor Has No Clothes'

Real estate lessons from 'The Emperor Has No Clothes'

As the children’s story goes, there once was a vain emperor who cared very much about his appearance. Along came two con men who convinced the emperor that they could create for him the finest clothes in the land, which would be invisible ....
By Valerie Garcia | Thursday, December 11, 2014
Keep your clothes on: what you can learn from a fairy tale

Keep your clothes on: what you can learn from a fairy tale

As the children’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” goes, there once was a vain emperor who cared very much about his appearance. Along came two con men who convinced the emperor that they could create for him the finest clo...
By Valerie Garcia | Thursday, December 11, 2014