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AVP, Conference Producer Lea Christman Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career?

The strongest influence I have in both my career and life would be my mother, Linda Christman. From a young age, I’ve had the privilege to watch her excel in her career and become a driving force in her industry. Between quickly becoming the CEO of the New England Real Estate Journal in her 30s to making the extremely brave decision in stepping away from a steady income and building her own business from the ground up, she’s been a true inspiration. Now entering our 16th year, I am proud to be a part of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal and continue to learn from my mother every single day. Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/profession you are in today? I was working in sales at a wholesale luxury diamond company when my mother offered me the amazing opportunity to work with her here at Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal. I have spent a total of 10 years on and off working part-time at the journal, so I was extremely honored and excited to be hired full time. My choice to be in this industry is largely based on my mother’s ability to influence and nurture my drive What was the most defining moment for you? My entire life, I thought I would never be able to speak in front of an audience until I stood on stage for the first time in front of 150 people at the Philadelphia Multifamily Conference. At that moment, I realized I was capable of a lot more than I was giving myself credit for. I stopped doubting myself and decided I wasn’t going to let fear prevent me from succeeding in my career.

What is the funniest, most unique situation you have faced / conquered during your career? Or in your life? When people genuinely think Linda Christman is my sister.

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