Ohio REALTORS Women of Vision Conference - Polaris


August 26, 2021, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm




Phone: 614.225.6229


Hilton Columbus/Polaris
8700 Lyra Dr.
Columbus, OH 43240

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Thank you to the National, Ohio and Local Women’s Council of REALTORS networks for your support and participation in this historic Women’s Conference. 

This conference is about becoming your most powerful self, through the sharing of success stories, key knowledge, networking, and self-reflection. NAR Past President Elizabeth Mendenhall will serve as emcee.

Please join us for a Networking Reception from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 25th – the evening before our program at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. Included with conference registration, come in early and build meaningful connections!
Sponsored by: EXIT Realty Corp. USA

Interested in SPONSORING or EXHIBITING at the Conference?
CLICK HERE to make your sponsor/exhibitor prospectus payment on-line!
CLICK HERE to print the sponsor/exhibitor prospectus and make payment via mail or fax.

COVID Guidelines
The Polaris Hilton is observing Franklin County Health Department COVID guidelines, which currently encourages all people to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.  Ohio REALTORS staff by policy will be required to wear a mask.

Thursday, August 26, 2021
9:00 am to 4:15 pm

8:00 am – 4:15 pm           Registration Open

9:00 am – 9:45 am           Welcome & Opening Keynote: Lessons I Learned from my Famous Friends - 2020 Ohio REALTORS® President Chris Reese; Elizabeth Mendenhall, Past President of the National Association of REALTORS®

After a welcome from 2020 Ohio REALTORS® President Chris Reese, NAR Past President Elizabeth Mendenhall will share with attendees the life lessons learned from interviewing Mark Wahlberg, Michael Phelps, Laura Bush and Condoleezza Rice. She’ll take questions from audience members on how she’s achieved personal and professional success.

9:45 am -10:45 am           The Art of Badassery - Jennifer Cassetta, National Speaker, Self-Defense Expert & Health Coach

In this motivating and empowering session, Jennifer likens badassery to the ancient principles of martial arts. She will lead the audience on a journey from white to black belt on the principles of badassery. Being a badass includes the following leadership principles: building resilience, developing intuition, preserving your power by creating boundaries, powerful communication and taking a stand for community.

10:45 am – 11:00 am      Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 11:30 am      The Art of Listening - Pamela Banks – National Women’s Council of REALTORS® President

We spend a lot of time talking about speaking and little time on listening – yet listening is key to all communication. In this session we will evaluate our listening skills, improve our ability to absorb information and learn the professional and personal benefits of being a good listener.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm      Inspiring a Leadership Role in Yourself - Brenda Lee Szlachta – National Women’s Council of REALTORS® 2020 President

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm       Networking Luncheon: Sharing the Secrets to Her Success - Lydia Pope, President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers

Our lunchtime session allows attendees to network with one another, sharing best practices and challenges and generating solutions with their colleagues. Our luncheon will feature a presentation by Lydia Pope of Cleveland, OH, 1st Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, sharing on the secrets to her success. We'll also hear from Ohio WCR Past President Sandy Runyon on achieving personal growth and leadership through the Women's Council of REALTORS®.
Sponsored by: Women's Council of REALTORS

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm         Capture Your Confidence - Whitney Abraham, Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Author and Speaker

Do you have larger than life goals? A desire to be fulfilled with where you are in your life and business?

But you struggle with knowing where to start, and whether you’ll be able to pull off those lofty goals? Our presenter will share the formula for Confidence in ALL areas - and the steps you need to take to accelerate success and growth. You’ll address the fears holding you back from doing the things you know will move you forward. You’ll identify the personal core values that will guide the strategies you use to accomplish your goals. You’ll create a roadmap with actionable steps that will see you through the process of realizing your dreams. So many of us jump into life and business, without strategy – Capture your Confidence is just that – a strategy to excel in all things, confidently.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm          Refreshment Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm          Funtentional Living! - Monica Neubauer, Podcast Host for NAR's Center for REALTOR Development Podcast, national speaker, author and REALTOR

Do you feel life is happening too fast and it is mostly out of your control? Or have you established a mindset that celebrates your decisions and fills your life with laughter and a sense of well-being? Ultimately, it is about the choices you make in how you react to circumstances or other people. Join Monica Neubauer as she shows you the cost of decision making and how it relates to creating a successful life and business strategy. You will learn how to live your life with intention by evaluating options and resources and then applying decisions with gusto. Take control of your life with reflection, decisiveness and fun. And live life Funtentionally!

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm          The Art of Storytelling: Mermaids & Momentum - Valerie Garcia, Award-winning, international Real Estate Speaker and Consultant, Sr Producer at 1000watt

When you tell a story, people listen. In this session, we explore how to talk to your audience, serve your people, and manage your message when the whole world is changing. We'll uncover ways to lean into discomfort, and how to use the power of story to change your business and change lives. No matter what your role is, this session will leave you with a fresh perspective on the ways you communicate with others. 

4:15 pm                           Adjourn

Hotel Recommendation:
Hilton Columbus/Polaris | 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240

Hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris at a rate of $139. Phone the hotel at (614) 885-1600 and ask for the reservations department to make a reservation. You must ask for the Ohio REALTORS rate - reservations deadline is August 2, 2021.
CLICK HERE to make your reservation.


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