Tuesday | May 24 2022 | Melbourne

It’s been a roller-coaster year with a surging property market, anxiety about Covid-19, the stress of lockdowns, home schooling, working from home and never ending Zooms.

If you’re feeling exhausted, a bit overwhelmed or just want a positive break to help you refocus, we invite you to Rise2022!

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PROGRAM

Note: All times are AEST.

7:00 AM
Registration opens
8:30 AM
IT'S TIME TO RISE!

Covid and lockdowns taught us the importance of relationships, and how our mental wellness is affected when we have that taken away from us. Agents and property managers have carried a heavy load over the past two years but now is the time for us to reimagine real estate towards an industry where performance is based on relationships, self-awareness and connection. Chris Hanley, one of real estate’s most respected and sought-after speakers explains why now is the time to rise.

Chris Hanley
Rise Initiative & First National Byron

8:50 AM
STANDING UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT

Former Socceroo and human rights activist Craig Foster is an ambassador for social programs including The Big Issue and Amnesty International, a member of the Australian Multicultural Council and Advisory Council member of the Australian Human Rights Institute. In 2018, Craig began a Herculean fight to bring home Hakeem al-Araibi, a promising young soccer player with refugee status in Australia, who had been arrested while on his honeymoon in Thailand facing up to ten years in jail in Bahrain for a crime he did not commit. Craig will talk about the importance of standing up for what’s right - even when it is for someone you have never met.

Craig Foster AM

9:25 AM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM

Piers van Hamburg didn’t feel quite right, but it wasn’t until he struggled to get his feet into his shoes he realised he should listen to his Mum and go to the doctor. What happened next changed both his approach to life and real estate career for the better.

Piers van Hamburg
DiJones - Neutral Bay

9:30 AM
PRACTICE, NOT PERFECT

Carla Fetter was unemployed and unmotivated when she fell into real estate and into her calling 16 years ago. She shares how “being human” rather than focusing on the transaction creates clients for life and supports juggling family and personal goals. Carla freely admits this is something you need to constantly practice, and rarely get perfect.

Carla Fetter
Jellis Craig - Stonnington

9:55 AM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Casey Healey started in real estate as a receptionist but has worked her way up to a business owner running a team of property managers that have won the REB Property Management Team of the Year two years running. Casey will talk about the challenges of moving out of your safety net to spread your wings, and why you should never listen to your ego.

Casey Healey
Century 21 Novocastrian

10:00 AM
HUMAN-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES
What would happen if real estate workplaces ran on human-centric measurements rather than transactions, to-do lists and GCI? Three industry legends share how they do it.

Dan White - Ray White, Phil Harris - Harris Real Estate, and Maria Findikakis - Eview - in conversation with Sarah Bell.

10:30 AM
BRAIN SNACK
Tanja Lee & Matt Tredgetsmith In this fast paced, swipe left, swipe right life it’s easy to see how many of us experience stress, anxiety and poor quality sleep. Tanja and Matt step us through the popular 4-7-8 breathing technique. Discover the power of this relaxing breath practice that aids in reducing anxiety, eliciting a sense of peace and helping restorative sleep.
10:35 AM
MORNING TEA
Join us in the Rise Loungeapalooza for a coffee, bite and to mingle with some of the loveliest people in real estate. Lunch is a little late so make sure you grab something to keep you going.
11:00 AM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
When James’ business partner Liz Walker decided to take six months off to focus on her family, James was challenged to lean in and reconnect with what was important in his own life. His next actions changed their whole office. He re-defined the meaning of success for himself and for his team and the results were amazing

James Labiris
Nelson Alexander - Ivanhoe

11:05 AM
GRIT VS GRIND

Mark Bouris has established a successful career from building disruptive businesses to challenging the market and providing smarter solutions for consumers. The executive chairman of Yellow Brick Road, host of The Mentor podcast and successful author, Mark looks at the difference between Grit versus Grind and the importance of understanding when you are spinning your wheels being busy for the sake of it, versus digging in to do the work that moves the needle.

Mark Bouris AM

11:45 AM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Sally joined real estate eight years ago when the market was tough and, as she says, a great time to learn. In this rapid fire five minutes Sally will share her life lessons for success in real estate including why you need to stay in your lane, always tell the truth and concentrate on the people more than the property.

Sally Cameron
Toop & Toop

11:50 AM
THE GREAT LEANING IN
We’ve heard of the Great Resignation. What if Covid was a clarion call to restructuring our teams so that work flexibility, career planning, EQ and work-life balance became the norm. Our expert panel shares their experiences.

Jodie Stainton - Coronis, Pamela Styling - DiJones Mosman, and Kate Holt - Nelson Alexander in conversation with Sadhana Smiles.

12:20 PM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Many people fall into real estate, but Matt Nicastri always knew he wanted to work in property and has taken deliberate steps and a long-game view to improve his results and drive his career. His experience provides insights into career progression in real estate and lessons learnt along the way.

Matt Nicastri
Cunninghams

12:25 PM
THE WEAKNESS IN RESILIENCE
Resilience is one of the hottest, most talked about topics of recent times. But what if resilience, alone, is not enough?

Jules Allen examines how while we are all born hard-wired for struggle, resilience is not the backbone to success. In this thought-provoking presentation, Jules explores how the most valuable tool for success and fulfilment is ‘acceptance’ which provides you with the opportunity to carry on and capitalise on your most challenging experiences.

Jules Allen

1:00 PM
THE REAL CARE FUNDRAISING AUCTION
Open your wallet, stretch out your bidding arm and help us raise funds to support industry wellness initiatives with chief auctioneer, Andrew McCann. We’ve got some unique experiences and prizes and bidding promises to be fierce. You can also pick up some great prizes at our Silent Auction.

Stephen Smith & Tom Roberts

1:30 PM
LUNCH

Join us in the Rise Loungapalooza for lunch to continue conversations with friends, play and enjoy wellness treats from our Rise partners. Don’t forget to place your last Silent Auction bids!

2:00 PM
BRAIN SNACK
Let’s take a moment to help us focus on the afternoon’s sessions.
2:05 PM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Shane Hicks was living the perfect life - great job, wife, kids and lovely home. Then in one week in his 40s, his whole world fell apart and he found himself fired, divorced and his house sold. But Shane saw it as a Mid Life Correction and will share how he used these rather brutal life lessons to turn his life around, and become one of Brisbane’s most successful agents in the process.

Shane Hicks
Place

2:10 PM
GET OUT OF THE WAY & LET YOUR PEOPLE LEAD
As a fast growth, independent agency, Ouwens Casserly grew from two to 122 people. Then Covid - and life - took over. Nathan Casserly discusses leading through vulnerability and what can happen when you realise your team has resilience and strength that will lift you through challenging times.

Nathan Casserly
Ouwens Casserly

2:30 PM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Holly Longmuir is one of just a handful of women who run their own independent agency. She talks about the experiences that made her determined to carve her own path.

Holly Longmuir
RT Edgar - Mornington Peninsula

2:35 PM
FIND YOUR VOICE (FOR THE GOOD)
Journalist Jacqui Felgate has 199,000 followers on Instagram which she has turned into a community committed to helping each other. She shares the pros and cons of life in the spotlight, how to speak up positively and how social media is changing how we consume news.

Jacqui Felgate

2:55 PM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Some might say that you would be crazy to open and run a real estate business with your Mum, but Claudia disagrees. She shares how the two of them have created an agency with a reputation for taking great care of the people around you.

Claudia Coren
Yeppoon Real Estate

3:00 PM
DELIBERATE DIVERSITY
Real estate is so much more than fierce grooming, no socks and fancy cars. These leaders are building highly successful real estate teams that reflect the cultural and gender diversity of their clients and communities.

Leanne Pilkington - Laing+Simmons, Adrian Butera - Compton Green, and Sunil Kunar, - Reliance RE

3:30 PM
FIVE MINUTES OF WISDOM
Although only in her late 20s, Lisette Schults-Rand and her all-girl team of five are currently the number one auction team in Ray White internationally. Lisette talks about the primary influence behind her business growth - and in parallel the growing peace she has in life outside of her career. That is, building a team unit of 'golden souls' and the importance of getting your relationships right.

Lisette Schults-Rand
Ray White Sherwood

3:35 PM
IT STARTS FROM THE INSIDE
It is often the people who are the most driven and focused who struggle with their mental health. For the past five years, Jahan’s practice as a lawyer has taken him inside mental health facilities and meetings with a plethora of psychiatrists, mental health workers and leaders in the field of the mind as well as those affected. Jahan discusses how mental health challenges don’t discriminate, but while we all know some of the signs to look for, how can we address, express and discuss mental health in a way that is open and inclusive? Attending this session can help you identify the signs and symptoms so you can support those around you when you need it most.

Jahan Kalantar

4:15 PM
It’s A Wrap!!
Chris Hanley reflects on the learnings from the day

Chris Hanley
Rise Initiative

4:30 PM
Rise Conference ends
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