Leesa Harper Rispoli Announced Winner of 2018 Women’s Leadership Award
July 2018 — The San Antonio Business Journal announced the winners of its 2018 Women’s Leadership Awards. Each year, the Business Journal recognizes women who are leaders in their fields and in the San Antonio community. Among those selected is Leesa Harper Rispoli, President, and Broker/Owner for Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.
Leesa became President of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® in 2016 and continues to carry on the CBHarper family legacy; a company known throughout the industry. She has taken the company that her mother D’Ann Harper, started in 1986, and renovated it, pushing it to a new level. Leesa is committed to empowering the managers around her by inspiring them to craft and articulate the company vision tangibly, thus elevating the confidence of the CBHarper collective.
Before working as the President of one of the largest real estate brokerages in South Texas, Leesa was a devoted leader in the field of education. She began her career as a teacher, but went on to be an administrator, and ultimately an Academic Dean for Northeast Independent School District (NEISD). Her passion for education and coaching has carried her through a number of strategic initiatives to develop the managers, employees, and sales agents at “CBHarper” (Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®). Aside from being an effective strategist in the industry, Leesa energizes those around her through her actions and dynamic charisma.
As a mother, with two daughters and one granddaughter, Leesa recognizes the importance of mentoring future leaders. Leesa provides mentorship to every new agent that comes into Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®. They are put into a fast-track class which is a training program providing the agents with everything they need to know about the company and the basics of real estate. Additional development and education classes are also offered throughout the year so that agents can continue their growth and knowledge of the real estate industry. As an added investment, Leesa employs a professional coach to work one-on-one with agents in tackling challenges they encounter on their path to success. She has also opened the doors for numerous interns aspiring to solidify a path to their career. Several of them have continued to remain on staff, continuing to cultivate their skills and become a part of the CBHarper family.
“It takes strong and giving people to make a company like ours as special as it is. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.’”, says Leesa. “I am so very proud of the community we have built together.”