Leesa Harper Rispoli of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Graduates Ascend Executive Leadership Program

[San Antonio, TX] ─ (January, 2016) ─ Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® proudly announces that Leesa Harper Rispoli is among the first graduating class of Ascend: The Executive Leadership ExperienceSM. The program is available exclusively to Realogy brand-affiliated brokerage owners who are in the process of grooming a successor to lead their company into the future. Coldwell Banker is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.

Budge Huskey, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker, LLC, said, “I am deeply proud that D’Ann Harper had the foresight to send Leesa Harper Rispoli to a program that is purely focused on helping participants master the competencies needed to be the leader of a real estate brokerage company in the future. Leading a real estate company takes different skills and acumen – and we at Coldwell Banker are proud of Leesa Harper Rispoli for successfully completing this rigorous leadership experience”.

The AscendSM executive leadership program’s intense face-to-face and online learning experience prepared 41 inaugural participants to become successful future brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas identified in the program’s mission statement: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations. ®

“The importance of this learning experience to our company is invaluable. We look forward to implementing the resources from Coldwell Banker / Realogy that will serve as the best support for our Sales Agents in an ever changing industry,” said D’Ann Harper, Broker / owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

The rigorous Ascend curriculum engages Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from Coldwell Banker and other Realogy brands as part of this world-class program. The 46-week experience consists of four, one-week interactive classroom semesters at Realogy’s headquarters interspersed with extended online learning modules and culminates with individual case study presentations.

“It was such an honor to be selected to attend this leadership academy. I am very excited and humbled to be a part of company that strives toward excellence and learning,” said Leesa Harper Rispoli.

To learn more, read about the initial launch of the Ascend program.

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