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Armed with degrees in business administration and legal studies, Dr. Lee Davenport is an award-winning real estate educator and thought leader. Dr. Lee speaks internationally at various business meetings (including ToastMasters and Fortune 500 companies), universities as a guest professor, real estate associations, realty firms, and real estate conferences.
Plus, Dr. Lee is a member of the International Coach Federation (“the gold standard of coaching”), the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high, ethical standards.

Dr. Lee Davenport

Always looking for opportunity, Kim and Doug Hayden were the first real estate team with an industry disruptor EXP realty in Canada. In 2014 Kim started her journey in Television production – 35 episodes of Kim’s Kitchen seen on Shaw TV and 26 episodes of Homes & Lifestyles seen on CTV. In 2019 Kim was presented with an opportunity to work with the KNOW book, an international community of women working collaboratively to support each other. This coming to the launch of the Resilient book series. Seeking like minded professionals around the world to bring together in a positive platform.

Kim Hayden

In 2005, California native Michelle Bailey headed to Boise, Idaho, with her two young children. She became a Realtor® in 2006 as a single mother, having zero sales history. She quickly made her mark, becoming a Broker in 2009.

In 2019 she continued building her influence becoming a business coach with Forward Coaching. Michelle has coached both established brokers as well as launching new Realtors® to hitting over $5M in sales production, within their first year.

Michelle Bailey

Sarah Johnston is a 15 year veteran agent, Board President, Sarcastic Mentor, Swearer and Official Sharer of Ideas. From sharing her experiences and stories online to speaking in front of large crowds – Sarah is always trying to raise the bar in real estate. Her self-depreciating humour has made her a fan favourite for nationwide podcasts and interviewers alike. Of course, she has to have some downtime too and that is usually spent with her horse, dog, pretending to enjoy yoga or yelling at her boyfriend on the golf course (she firmly believes that her bad shots are his fault).

Sarah Johnston

International sales/motivational speaker who happens to be hilarious in an almost-inappropriate-but-still-family-friendly way. With the 2020 launch of One Community Real Estate®, Leigh continues her mission to support and develop REALTORS® who are both leaders and advocates in their own communities. A wife. A mama. A runner, singer and pianist, who enjoys cooking, gardening and needlepoint (yes, I’m an old Southern woman). A child of God and a follower of Jesus. Trying to get life right, one mistake at a time.

Leigh Brown

Being born and raised in St. Louis, MO I know how important personal connections with people in my city are. I chose a career in real estate to help others here through the home buying and selling process. For my entire career I have been guiding individuals through important decision making processes.

“It is what I do best, and enjoy the most. I know what it means to do it with care, concern, and integrity. This is OUR TOWN. It’s where I raise my family and where I bring you HOME to your’s. Let me be your guide with your most valued possession.”

Christina Swyers

Kat grew up in Athens, Georgia, but has been unlocking the dreams for homeowners in Charleston, South Carolina for 5 years. Kat has grown her real estate career from the ground up to become one of the Top 100 agents in the Charleston area. Her signature First Time Home Buyer Seminars and social media presence has grown her career to be 100% referral based. Her degree in public relations and understanding of creative strategy has helped position herself as an industry leader and given her the ability to expand her booming brand into a team. She resides in Mount Pleasant with her dog, Sullivan.

Kat Drerup

At 23 Mary-Anne was one of the youngest VPs of Business Development for a large firm and recognized by the Ottawa Citizen as a “young businesswoman to watch”. She was selected as the 1st coach to represent Canada with the #1 International Coaching Organization where she ranked as the top Business Coach out of 200 coaches all 4 years of her being there. She is known for her ability to bring a record-breaking number of businesses to top in their fields. Her company, Red Apple Coaching and Consulting, works with 700+ business owners experiencing average profits of $3 million and 50% annual growth rates.

Mary-Anne Gillespie