Addressing a crowd of nearly 200, Vince Leisey began Explosion 2019 with Muhammad Ali's stirring words:
"Champions aren't made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision."
For affiliates of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, the firm Leisey has led for more than 30 years, it was a familiar message. It was a dose of excitement and inspiration lent to their peers, who came to the company's mega office in Omaha, Neb., to network and share their successes.
After Leisey's kick-off welcome, attendees of the annual event launched into learning, hearing from industry leaders and participating in roundtables, all designed to drive high-octane success. Additionally, the event raised $3,920 for The Sunshine Kids, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' charitable partner.
"This was my third Explosion experience, and they just keep getting better every year," Deb Cizek, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, says. "I am used to an environment where high energy and a culture of collaboration is the norm; however, the aura and enthusiasm for these three days in this building far exceeded my daily experience. The speakers were awesome and the panelists from all over the country were well-informed and very relatable. The roundtable discussions were challenging and valuable. I am so looking forward to next year's event!"
For attendees from around the country, the feelings were mutual.
"Explosion 2019 was a fast-paced, interactive and energy-filled conference," Mike Frazier, CEO of ReeceNichols Real Estate, says. "There were many takeaways for my team. The event pumped people up and gave them numerous achievable action items to boost production for the remainder of the year."
"This was our company's first time participating in Explosion, and our expectations were far exceeded," Chris Kelly, CEO/president of Ebby Halliday Realtors®, says. "There's magic in the simple act of getting passionate real estate leaders and professionals together in a collaborative and supportive networking environment, and Explosion didn't disappoint. We came away with real and immediate initiatives we could put in place to grow our business and culture."
Explosion 2019 drew individuals from more than 45 markets, and quickly sold out. To reserve your spot for next year, please contact Brooke DeLano, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-547-5045.