When and why did you begin your career in real estate? At the tender, young age of 23, I started working alongside a Realtor® that had helped my husband and I find our first home (also purchased at 23) and loved it so much that I switched to selling full time as his partner the following year, on Jan. 1 of 1999.
What led you to want to coach other agents? I benefited so greatly from others’ time and knowledge being poured into me as a young agent that as soon as I had the success and footing under me to be confident in doing so, I knew I would enjoy (and thrive on!) paying it forward. I had often been asked to mentor and coach agents, and after two decades of real estate success as a top producer and former brokerage owner, I was excited to start my own coaching company that led me to doing it full time. Building people up and inspiring them to achieve greatness, whatever that means to them, is my driving purpose.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job? I am above all, very empathic; listening and understanding people’s needs, as well as being a great communicator, are skills that help me tremendously in coaching. I am passionate and tenacious, but not at all pushy. Having a true purpose for inspiring others and finding ways to help them create their own success, is why I do what I do.
How do you think agents would describe you? I’ll let the answer to this come straight from the sources via agent testimonials:
“Heather Stasiak is someone that I have the highest respect for and I consider her to be the most influential person in my real estate career. I could write 100 pages of things that I’ve learned from her…”
“I know that Heather Stasiak single-handedly made me the agent I am today.”
“[Heather] is extremely knowledgeable in her field, knows what it takes to succeed and is highly motivated. Heather is pleasant, straight forward, energetic, friendly and approachable. Heather is someone to learn from, emulate, and follow. I would highly recommend that anyone who wants to succeed in real estate work with Heather to gain her insights, learn her winning, proven strategies and launch their career more quickly and successfully because of learning what she has already figured out. I have no doubt she will get you to the next level on a faster trajectory.”
What do you think is your most important role as a coach? To find the hidden puzzle pieces and connect them accordingly. What I mean by that is, sometimes an agent is unable to see what their biggest obstacles are, and it is my job to find the reason(s) they may be tripping over themselves and not achieving what they wish. That is accomplished simply by listening and asking the right questions. Of course, it is up to the agent to allow us as coaches to locate these “puzzle pieces” and work with us to connect them.
What’s your Myers Briggs or Enneagram type? I have a very in-depth “Heritage Profile” on my personality, but the closest equivalent to the full Myers Briggs personality test would be the 16Personalities test. For that (and to best summarize my personality in ways that all can understand) it is as follows: Protagonists (ENFJs) feel called to serve a greater purpose in life. Thoughtful and idealistic, these personality types strive to have a positive impact on other people and the world around them. They rarely shy away from an opportunity to do the right thing, even when doing so is far from easy.
What’s your pet peeve? When people drag their feet/shoes along the ground (loudly) as they walk; chewing with one’s mouth open; being late (non-traffic related! Ha, ha).
Go-to fix for a bad day? I find animals to love on or pet. You can also find me journaling out the “bad” and then soaking up the “good” in the form of an uplifting book, podcast, or if I’m very tired, watching a comedy show or stand-up on tv.
Morning person or night owl? I am definitely a morning person!!
How do you prefer to communicate (in person, text or call)? l always prefer face-to-face communication, but when that is not ideal or available, then an email, text or call will do just fine by me.
Who is someone you admire, and why? Oprah. She is a brilliant woman and exceptional communicator that experienced horrible, traumatic times and like a phoenix, rose from the ashes and succeeded. Like most, she had plenty of hurdles, failures and setbacks but kept steadfast on her path to persevere and excel.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working? Enjoying time poolside with my husband or down at my favorite ‘turtle’ lagoon (we live in Ko Olina), floating alongside the sea turtles and often watching the monk seals bathe in the sun. Or…playing silly card games with friends (and lots of yummy food!).
What’s your personal motto? My personal motto for my business is: “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” ~ Henry J. Kaiser. My personal motto for my life is: “Carpe Diem!” (seize the day), as I generally tend to over-think and (try to) over-plan things; it reminds me to be present in the moment.