Oct 12, 2020
I'm Not a Witch... I'm Just Assertive
Today’s guest is Sherry Chris,
the CEO of the Realogy Expansion Brands. Her focus is guiding the
strategic growth of brands. Under her leadership, she’s been able
to grow REBs brand in over forty states and across six countries.
In this episode, Sherry talks about her experiences as a woman
leading in the workforce, the challenges she faced, and how she’s
been able to overcome these obstacles.
- Interruptions can be good or bad. Either way,
they can force you to pause and evaluate if change needs to
- It is
okay to be assertive and regardless of what people may think, you
can be successful. The important thing is not compromising your
- People talked about how Sherry would be out of
business within a year but that didn’t faze her. Instead, it made
her stronger. Listening to people is good but when it’s not helping
you move ahead, it’s better to leave their opinions
are more sensitive and when criticized, tend to succumb to the
hurt. Sherry advises women to put blinders on and not listen to the
- Surround yourself with people who are not
critical, people who add value to you and the organization, and
help you soar.
- Visualize your success, set short term goals
for yourself, and once these goals are met, set another list of new
- Everyone needs mentors, they help you, and
teach you the ropes. They end up teaching you how to be better. You
find mentors by being gracious, by openly giving, and not asking
for anything in return. That is how people are drawn to
- Sherry doesn’t categorize people by their
gender. She sees them as people who want to succeed and she helps
them achieve that.
“I'm Not a Witch... I'm Just Assertive” episode
Connect with Sherry Chris via
her LinkedIn account. You can also visit
their website and know
more about Sherry and the company.
Do you have more stories to
tell? Talk to Linda Yates here. This podcast is produced by TSE Studios. Check
out other podcasts by the TSE Studios including
The Sales Evangelist and
Summary: Women who are leaders often hear criticisms.
Figuring out how to overcome negativity can help you become
successful in your industry.
Hear more about:
- What to do when criticized
positive impact of surrounding yourself with people offering
importance of having mentors