Nicole Rideout, rising star at Gibson Sotheby’s, on what she got from Realogy’s Ascend

  • Nicole Rideout from Gibson Sotheby's International Realty in Boston is one of the recent graduates of Realogy's Ascend leadership program from 2016.
  • Rideout is working to bring other talented women with her up the brokerage leadership.
  • One of the initiatives she has brought into the company is a formal onboarding program for new agents.

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Nicole Rideout Gibson Sotheby's International Realty's director Nicole Rideout remembers one all-nighter she pulled with a pot of coffee. She was working on a project for her company, owned by her father, Larry Rideout, and her godfather, Paul McGann, in January last year. She spent the night analyzing expenses and production and trying to "find" a few hundred thousand dollars through generating more production. She didn't resent the experience. "I've always been the fast-paced, high-energy person in the family," said Rideout, the third of four girls. A better way She got there eventually -- but when her father, a former Realogy SVP, saw her the next day, he told her: "There's a way to do these things that would take you a lot less time and effort." Corporate recommended her a few weeks later for Realogy's Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience, and to her surprise, she was accepted. She spent all last year learning how to do things a better way. "What was coo...