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Author: Linzee Ciprani and Christy Belt Grossman

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Join Linzee Ciprani (Owner/CEO of Ciprani Consulting and Partner in The Matt Fetick Tea) and Christy Belt Grossman (Owner/CEO of Ops Boss Coaching) for our podcast all about the Entrepreneur- Leader relationship. We chat with Owners, Founders, CEOs, Sales Leaders, COOs, Ops Leaders - both inside real estate and beyond. Here’s what we’ll be discussing:➕What adds to the leadership formula?➖What subtracts?➗What divides?✖️Most importantly how can YOU multiply your results?There’s art. There’s science. What works? What doesn’t? Do unicorns exist or are they a figment of your imagination? Is there a model? How do Entrepreneurs find “the one” to partner with? How do “the ones” choose their Visionary? The questions are endless.We will explore it all. Plus. Minus. Divide. Multiply. What’s the formula for success?We call it. . . .The Leader Equation💫
48 Episodes
On this episode of The Leader Equation, Linzee and Christy chat with Martha Newport and her Operations Manager Crystal Shores. Linzee has had the pleasure of consulting their business and watching it grow over the last few years. Martha's business model is second to none. They have a staging arm of their business that provides so-much-value to their clients that her referrals are through the roof. The way they do everything with excellence is quite astounding. Last year they closed over $71,000,000 in volume and their current numbers are over $31,000,000! Martha's vision has kept Crystal engaged, happy and motivated. Their relationship hasn't come without its challenges. They discuss those challenges, but the bigger and better story is the one that that tells the story of their growth together as leaders.
In case you haven’t noticed, there is a tidal wave hitting the real estate industry. Not only is it challenging to attract talent, but there’s an exodus happening. Huge admin talent is exiting real estate. If you haven’t been hit by the wave yet, you will be. Join Linzee Ciprani & Christy Belt Grossman for the episode of the Leader Equation that everyone has been waiting for. No guests. Just real, raw stories and strategies YOU need to hear. 
Ron and Elizabeth have been working together for 11 years! Join Linzee and Christie and they dive into this power Ops' working relationship to see what makes them tick. They're a great example of a visionary and integrator relationship. 
Join Linzee and Christy as they interview Robbie Henderson and partner Travis Bell of the Bell Henderson Team, along with their amazing Director of Operations Kelli Turco! Travis and Robbie have been together in business for 11 years and Kelli has worked with them since 2017. They have a ton of tips to offer on how to keep their partnership flowing smoothly. 
In this episode of the Leader Equation, Linzee and Christy get a sneak peak behind the curtains of an amazing woman's life and the "executive partner" that helps bring order to that chaos. Linda McKissack is the author of HOLD, owner of multiple Keller Williams areas, #1 profit share earner in KW and owner of over 100 investment properties. Sarah is the wizard behind the curtains and her title is Executive Partner! Linda is also one of the first real estate agents to turn her business over to someone else as a passive income stream that has run successfully without her for the last 20 years. Listen to all the great secrets they have to share. 
Join Christy and Linzee as they meet with Caleb Knect and Chris LaGarde of The Chris and Caleb Team. These two have been so fun to watch grow together as a partnership (since 2010). This team has barely ANY TURNOVER and aren’t fully in the business still! Chris is a MAPS Coach and Caleb is a Team Leader. They've built many businesses together and have helped so many others have extraordinary lives together. They're dynamic drivers, and they'll share their secrets around how they've kept their partnership healthy
On this episode of the Leader Equation, Linzee and Christy interview a dynamic partnership that has stood the test of time! Chris Chris LaGarde and Caleb Knecht have so much wisdom to share. They have run their team together now since 2010. Chris is a MAPS Coach and Caleb is a Team Leader and they've built many businesses together and have helped so many others have extraordinary lives together. They're dynamic, they're drivers, and they share their secrets around how they've kept their partnership healthy!
Join Christy and Linzee as they interview Jim Black and Olivia O’Toole as they navigate their dynamic, with clashing personalities and perspectives to where they are now. They discuss their past challenges, completely uprooting their work culture to a better one, and how they made use of the DISC Assessments to upgrade their team communication skills to the next level. And now even with the challenge of the pandemic, they’ve upscaled into what they are now, Synergy Team Coaching & Consulting helping teams all over the country. They’re thriving and they’re spilling their secrets to success.Look out for our new episodes happening every Thursday filled with LEVERAGE you don’t want to miss!
Christy Belt Grossman and Linzee interview two of the best people they know- Lucas Howard and his amazing and talented wife Elissa!  These two will bring MASSIVE VALUE! They discuss working together as husband and wife, struggles they've experienced together and with their team, their successes, and their health journeys. If you work for a family/spouse run business, this episode is one you don't want to miss!
Join Christy and Linzee as they talk to Clint Muhlenberg and his DOO Charity De Ocampo for Level - Virtual Specialists. You're going to want to listen if you have questions about:✔ Virtual Assistants and how they can help you build your business.✔ How the whole "VA thing" works.✔ How an amazing relationship oversees can be the very thing you've needed all along!✔ Clint and Charity's relationship, how they've build the Level business and how they can help YOU build yours.We're so thrilled to bring this dynamic duo on to learn from. Level has an amazing program and these two embody leadership in their company.
Join Christy Belt Grossman and Linzee Ciprani as they interview the dynamic duo of Amanda Patterson Churchwell and her amazing DOO Megan Pankiewicz Waelde! Amanda owns The Churchwell Group which is a National Transaction & Listing Coordination Company for Real Estate Agents. They are running an amazing team and have failed forward together and are willing to share their stories with us. We learn more about what they do, how they do it, how they communicate with each other and how they process files ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!
Join Christy Belt Grossman and Linzee as they interview two of the most amazing women: Melanie Keller and her right hand woman Jackie Harris from Willowdale Children’s Academy. They aren’t in Real Estate; they’re running MULTIPLE DAYCARES!!  Melanie owns 5 daycare centers and has over 50 employees. They've been together for 14 years! We discuss their challenges which include dealing with crazy working parents, kiddos (babies, toddlers and more), other teachers and so much more. 
Join Christy Belt Grossman and Linzee Ciprani as they interview the dynamic team of Dan Mauz and his Director of Operations Ellenmarie Foga Franchi. This team has done some AMAZING things together! Just like most duo's, they've had massive wins as a team and epic fails and we'll get to hear all about both! We'll talk communication issues and about building the plane while it's in the AIR and all things teamwork and leadership.
🎙AND WE'RE BACK! The Leader Equation Podcast is ROARING into 2021 with an interview you don't want to miss. Join Christy Belt Grossman & Linzee Ciprani as they interview the dynamic duo of C.C. Underwood and Director of Operations Katy Haluch. Christy has been coaching Katy for the last year and has had a first hand look into their amazing business. They have a most incredible synergy and 2020 brought not just business growth but major leadership growth - for each of them individually, and for their partnership as Visionary & Integrator. They’re also WAY fun. CC is the Queen of TikTok, video and now Clubhouse. Katy is the perfect social media partner in crime. With almost 300 units closed and $2.3M in GCI under their belt for 2020, 2021 will be a banner year on the way to being a 5,000 unit team. (Yes they already have that plan built out!). In case this sounds all unicorns and rainbows, they experienced the “great purge” in 2020. We’ll ask them about that. They’re down to earth, transparent and ready to share so much learning that will empower YOU!
Join Linzee and Christy as they chat with Lisa and Mark Ramsey of the Ramsey Group and their VP Rebecca VanderKolk. This a family run team and they’ve been working with their VP for 15 years. There's a wealth of knowledge to learn from this trio!
Join Linzee and Christy as they interview Kristin Schaad Francis and Brandi Browning. They discuss communication issues, the right hire versus the wrong hire AND how you know you're the right fit together as a team. This dynamic duo is close to our hearts. Their main mission is to GIVE financially to some amazing charities. Their hearts are BIG, their mission is STRONG and their relationship is flourishing.
Join Christy and Linzee as they speak with Adam Hergenrother and Hallie Warner from the Adam Hergenrother Companies and Authors of The Founder and Force Multiplier. They literally wrote the book on the Entrepreneur and Shot Gun Leader Relationship! Christy and Linzee met Hallie years ago when the three of them were on a panel together at Keller William's Family Reunion.  They immediately knew that all three would do bigger things within the Operations Community.  Fast forward to today, Hallie is the Chief of Staff of Adam Hergenrother Companies and a best selling author, Christy owns and operates Ops Boss Coaching and Linzee Ciprani owns and operates The Linzee Ciprani Team and Ciprani Consulting. Adam Hergenrother has built an empire and we can't wait to hear how his relationship with Hallie helped to do that (they wrote an entire book about it). Check it out or buy it here-
Normally we discuss the leadership equation talking about the relationship between the Entrepreneur and their shotgun leader. This week, we will be changing the topic slightly to talk about how recent events in our world have raised our collective awareness about unconscious bias and how we can use this awareness as leaders to be the change we want to see in the world.
Matt Miale and his Director of Client Care Allison Dahlman of The Miale Team and join Linzee and Christy to discuss all things leadership amidst COVID and more!
On this episode of the Leader Equation, Linzee and Christy interview Noah Ostroff and his partner in KW Philly Jeremy Bowers! They discuss all things leadership during Covid-19. This duo has attracted some of the best in the business into their office. They are consistently at the top in KW for recruiting each year, and they have some of the best training classes and schedules anyone has seen for Real Estate Agents. They've also got communication issues they need to work through at times. They're both real and honest and big time business guys so we're sure there might be some butting of heads at times.  Listen to find out how two powerhouses have learned how to work well together.
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