Garland’s commitment to the advancement of diversity in commercial real estate has been nothing short of exceptional. Her strategic leadership and innate ability to coach, connect, and innovate have been transformative to REĀL, AAREP and all of the other organizations that have had the benefit of working with her. Garland, we are so fortunate to work with you and champion your continued success.
I have been blessed to know and work with Garland since 2018. Garland’s support and guidance have been instrumental in my career advancement. Thanks to much of Garland’s strategic advice I was able to secure my first role as a manager and garner a $33k or 70% salary increase in a period of 3 years! She pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and work on my relationships and take on leadership roles to increase my visibility in my industry. She connected me to other incredible womxn who inspire me to be better in all aspects of my life. I am happy that Garland is using her gifts as a natural connector and a leader to help other womxn pursue and achieve audacious dreams.
I knew the importance of networking. But it wasn’t until I was coached by Garland that I realized how many opportunities I missed for not utilizing networking as a tool to connect with people in the CRE industry. She taught me the tools necessary to network effectively and encouraged me to apply to a program to expand my knowledge and network. When I had to unexpectedly re-enter the job market due to a layoff, I was able to secure an offer that increased my salary by 27%. If you need someone to coach, cheer and give you the confidence to take the next step in your career, she is definitely what you need!