2nd Annual Broker Appreciation Month
July 13, 2021
July is one of our favorite months here at Windermere Kirkland, and that’s not just because the weather is beautiful and summer activities are in full swing, but because we spend the month of July celebrating our incredible brokers!
Although we are thankful for our team each day, we wanted to do more to celebrate the people that make up Windermere Kirkland. Thus Broker Appreciation Month was started in July 2020. This year we were thrilled to make this month-long celebration an annual tradition.
When discussing the theme for 2021, the concept of wellness and wellbeing kept coming up. As busy brokers, in a market that is sometimes hard to believe, wellness may oftentimes be put on the back burner. This led us to focus on the Body, Mind, & Spirit for this year’s Broker Appreciation Month. Each week throughout the month of July, our brokers will have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into their well-being through various in-person (yay!) and virtual events. The theme for this year was inspired by the Danish concept of Hygge.
"Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special". (HygeeHouse)
So far we have kicked off the month with a yoga and meditation session with our very own Kristine LeRoss and Suzanne Kohl! They led our team down the path of relaxation through yoga and learning to manage stress. We had brokers and staff attend both in person and virtually to start off their day on the right foot!
Today, we learned from Eric Thompson, a Windermere office owner and the Founder of Leading Edge & Leadership Academy, on how to take good care of yourself as hard as you hustle in your business. Eric is known for helping both agents and brokerage owners achieve goals they never thought were possible. He shows people how to grow their business and have a fulfilling life, and we are so thankful we had the opportunity to learn from him.
Next week, to close out our wellbeing presenters we will have the pleasure of hearing from motivational speaker, Gian Paul Gonzales. Gian is a motivational advisor to business leaders, sports teams and educational environments; best known for his mentoring the 2011 NY Giants who went on that year to win the Super Bowl.
The most exciting part of Broker Appreciation Month may have to be the last week! The month will conclude with a party celebrating our brokers in our brand new office building! We are so thankful to our team of brokers who work tirelessly for their clients, their community, and their team. We saw a level of resilience during the past year and a half that kept us in awe. Windermere Kirkland brokers, you truly are one-of-a kind!
Our goal at Windermere Kirkland is to be a resource for the community. Aside from helping you buy or sell your home, our team is dedicated to adding value to our city. Every other Tuesday we will be posting a blog post highlighting different people, businesses, communities, and more throughout Kirkland. Stay tuned!