It’s February, and that means it’s officially award season… the Oscars, the Grammys, the NAACP Awards. The following Southwestern Family of Companies businesses also celebrated their annual awards and 2023 kickoff meetings a few weeks ago:
Southwestern Advantage – Freddie Awards, Jan 15, 2023, Grand Hyatt, Nashville
Southwestern Real Estate – 2022 Awards, Jan 15, 2023, Landers Plaza, Nashville
Southwestern Consulting – Spencer Awards, Jan 19, 2023, Nissan Stadium, Nashville
ThinkingAhead – 2022 Awards, Jan 27, 2023, Virgin Hotel, Nashville
SBR Consulting – 2022 Awards, Feb. 3, 2023, Hotel Botanique, Prague, Czech Republic
The Southwestern Advantage Great Recruiters Seminar (GRS) 2023 kicked off Friday, Jan 13th at the Grand Hyatt in Nashville, Tenn. With this year’s theme of “Perfect Effort,” more than 350 attendees listened to presentations on sales, mentorship and leadership over the weekend, capped off by the annual Freddies award ceremony on Sunday evening.
The sales awards were led by Petar Petkov, Top Experienced Sales 2022, with 23,351 units and Renato Ruiz, Top First Year Sales 2022. Petkov was also awarded Top LEAD Revenue, with Ruiz winning Top Online Subscribers (First Year) and Vyvy Nguyen with Top Online Subscribers (Experienced).
Student dealer Petar Petkov receives the award for Top Experienced Sales 2022 and Renato Ruiz accepts the award for Top First Year Sales
The Top Team Leader awards went to Ricardo Garcia-Patlan (In-School) and Aisha Gamboa (Full-Time). Edgar Ibarra was recognized with the DSL Excellence Award, and Nathan Young with the Student Excellence Award. Jordan Pierre won the Super B Award, and SWFC team members Geoff Kidney, Sara Mercier, and Stephanie Branch were recipients of the Chris Adams Vision Award, along with Barbara Bedford.
DSL Excellence Award Winner Edgar Ibarra and Student Excellence Award Winner Nathan Young
The following outstanding individuals were also recognized for their performance in 2022.
District Sales Leader of the Year 2022: AJ Skalsky, Virgie Sandford, Mark Rau, Veiko Roos, Ranol Kasevali, Iskander Ahmet, Madis Pajo, Karel Koiv, Maret Pajo, Edgar Ibarra, Andres Martin
Associate Sales Leader of the Year 2022: Taavi Arula, Madara Brauere, Janis Brauers, Taavi Ilmjärv, Anna Masnikova, Katre Tamm, Oleksiy Kraspernov
Field Sales Leader of the Year 2022: Hardo Hansar, Merke Mehide, Sanita Mihkelso
Sara Mercier, co -winner of Chris Adams Vision Award, poses with SWA President Dave Causer
TalTech was awarded Top Campus Worldwide with 123,609 units. Congratulations to all the 2022 SWA Student Dealers and award-winners on all their hard work! Cheers to 2023!
Top Campus Worldwide winner TalTech of Tallin, Estonia
Southwestern Real Estate
Southwestern Real Estate recently hosted its 2023 kickoff and awards ceremony at Landers Plaza Jan 15-17, 2023.
Rookie of the Year Alex Dalea and Breakthrough Agent of the Year Charlie Wyatt receive awards
Participants enjoyed three days of training, including an awards dinner where accolades were given to standout agents, including:
Rookie of the Year 2022 – Alex Dalea
Breakthrough Agent of the Year 2022 – Charlie Wyatt
Breakthrough Agent of the Year 2022 – Aubrey Bell
2022 Excellence Award — Meredith Gardner Kelly
In addition, Jessica DeVries and Mark Fuller were named to the Cliff Young Club, while Pat Roach was named to Founders Club. Florida won the “State of the Union” for 32% growth in 2022. The event also recognized Top 10 Producers, including: Pat Roach, Jessica DeVries, Mark Fuller, Nick Sproul, Sarah Goss, Josh Simmons, Don Hampton, Sydney Anne Dove, and Grant Greder.
Breakthrough Agent of the Year 2022 Aubrey Bell and Excellence Award winner Meredith Gardner Kelly
Congratulations to Southwestern Real Estate on a great year. We can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store!
Southwestern Consulting recently had its 2023 January Global Summit at SWFC Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. Coaches met January 17-20 for a week of sales and leadership training, team-building, networking and fun, capped off by the annual Spencer Awards at Nissan Stadium on Thursday night.
2022 Top Producer Awards went to Dana Potthoff (Coaching Business) and Matt Kirby (Coaching Business, First Year), as well as Most New Clients Sold, Dana Potthoff and Matt Kirby (Most New Clients Sold, First Year).
Dana Potthoff poses with multiple Top Producer awards
Potthoff also received awards for Most Revenue for Selling Coaching and the Award of Extrallence, voted on by SWC peers. 2022 SWC Coach of the Year went to Bob Moses and 2022 Operations Team Member of the Year to Mica Griggs for their outstanding service, both voted on by SWC peers.
Ron Alford was awarded 2022 Team Leader of the Year (M.T.B Crew) and Elizabeth Mahusay accepted New Team Leader of the Year. The Team Growth Award went to Team Ascent, led by David Lindsmeyer and Adam Outland.
Multi-award winner Matt Kirby poses with SWC Sr. Partners Dave and Emmie Brown
The 5 Strong Award was awarded to Matt Kirby, and the prestigious Trifecta Award for excellence in selling, recruiting and team-leading went to Dana Potthoff. Al Williams won the Fighter Award, Angie Moss was awarded Designated Hitter and the Clients Results Award went to John Renken.
The following individuals were also recognized for their outstanding performance in 2022:
Top Retention/Selling – Matt Kirby
Top Retention/Coaching – Caroline Verploegen
Top Retention/Coaching – Jessica Shaffer
Top Producer (Veteran) – Fall Campaign – Steve Reiner
Top Producer (First Year) – Fall Campaign – Kerri Glass
Top Producer Student Coaching – Andrew Hovelson
Top Producer Student Coaching (Rookie) – Kelsey DaCosta
Million-Dollar Producer Club: Steve Reiner, Dana Potthoff, Ron Alford
100 Club: Belinda Landers Jackson, Daniel Burke-Aguero, David Higa, Ron Alford
200 Club: Karla Lewis, Kitty Barrow, Emmie Brown
In addition, SWC recognized the following new shareholders: Amy Donaldson, Brandon Richardson, Jay Desiderio, John Renken, Kelli Schmitt, and Matt Kirby.
The following new partners were also recognized for 2023: Bob Moses, Jenny Widman, Will Metscher.
SWC New Partners 2023: Bob Moses, Jenny Widman, Will Metscher
ThinkingAhead recently held its 2023 award ceremony at the Virgin Hotel in downtown Nashville. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour and dinner, as well as a tribute video for Tim Knight in honor of his retirement.
ThinkingAhead recruiters Hans and Pritt Suitslepp
The prestigious Palladium/2022 Top Producer Award was given to Brian Vogt. Jessica Martinez, the 2022 Mosely Award winner, presented Derek Schlender with the 2023 Mosely Award, voted on by leadership. The Ralph Mosley Award for Excellence is presented to an individual who embodies and embraces the spirit of ThinkingAhead by exhibiting high ethical standards, commitment through years of service, consistent performance, a positive influence on the company and its employees, and active community involvement.
ThinkingAhead Top Producer Award winner Brian Vogt and 2023 Mosely Award winner Derek Schlender
The Horizon Award, recognizing outstanding first year contributors, was given to Alex Soto, Kim Trimble, and Emily Page.
The following ThinkingAhead recruiters were also recognized for their outstanding performance in 2022. Leading the way were Platinum Plus winners JW Heflin, Jen White, Courtney Rice, Tim Knight, and Derek Schlender.
Platinum Plus winners JW Heflin, Jen White, Courtney Rice, and Tim Knight
(inlcuding Derek Schlender)
Platinum: Jessica Martinez, Elise Gay, Heather Campbell, Kay Linder, Stephanie Maas, Jonathan McIntosh
Gold: Raul Krebs, Chris Spagnola
Silver: Paul Toshner, Sean Sposeep, Jay Boone, Dan Kuhar, Hans Schlegel, Cathy Moll, Trinity Taylor
Bronze: Kadi Mikson, Priit Suitslepp
ThinkingAhead recruiters Sean Sposeep and Cathy Moll
The 2023-2024 President’s Club trip was announced, which will be to Ireland. Congratulations to all the award recipients and to the ThinkingAhead team for an outstanding 2022!
The SBR Consulting team recently met for their annual 2023 Kickoff on Feb. 3 at the Hotel Botanique in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was followed by a team dinner and had 40 guests in attendance from more than six countries (the U.S., U.K., France, Austria, Bulgaria, and Ireland). With the 2023 theme of “Own it,” SBR Consulting also recognized outstanding team member contributions at the event, including the following.
Alan Morton, Stuart Lotherington, and Jonathan Adams received Double Diamond Platinum Production Awards, for their outstanding sales activity in 2022. The Double Diamond Production Award is given to consultants who invoices more than £1,000,000 in one year. Josef Dvořák was also recognized with the Gold Production Award and Jan Nekolný a Bronze Production Award.
SBR Consulting Managing Director Alan Morton and Managing Consultant Jonathan Adams present at a recent event
Alan Morton, Stuart Lotherington and Josef Dvořák received Retention Awards for retaining at least four key clients from one year to the next. Morton and Lotherington also received the New Business Award for at least five new clients invoiced and delivered (greater than £10,000/client).
Platinum Delivery Awards were awarded to Stuart Lotherington, Alan Morton, Jonathan Adams, and Jason Walkingshaw, followed by Gold Delivery Award recipients Bill Bauer, Silver Delivery Award recipients Kryštof Hon, Matthew Best, Emma Prunier, Thomas Coles and Emile Hall. Bronze Delivery Award winners included Jan Nekolný, Josef Dvořák, and David Duke.
SBR Consultants and multiple award-recipients Jan Nekolný and Josef Dvořák
Personal Growth Awards
Personal Growth Awards Level 1 (50% growth over previous year) were awarded to Veronika Šamonilová, Jason Walkingshaw, Stuart Lotherington, and Alan Morton, followed by Personal Growth Level 2 winners (100% growth) Jan Nekolný, Kryštof Hon, Josef Dvořák, Emile Hall, and Jonathan Adams.
Veronika Šamonilová, Stuart Lotherington, Dave Duke, Tim Nowak and Kryštof Hon discuss a workshop on how to have effective meetings, hosted by Stuart at the February kickoff
President Club Winners (Level 1): Jan Nekolný, Kryštof Hon, Matthew Best, Emma Prunier, Thomas Coles, Emile Hall, and Stuart Lotherington.
President Club Winners (Level 2): Josef Dvořák, Bill Bauer, Jason Walkingshaw, Jonathan Adams, Alan Morton
In addition, the SBR team welcomed new shareholders Petra Wilson, David Duke, Kryštof Hon, Matthew Best, Emma Prunier, Thomas Coles, Bill Bauer, and Emile Hall.
Here’s to the SBR Consulting team for a great 2022. Let’s get ready to “Own it” in 2023!
The SBR Consulting team at the 2023 Kickoff in Prague, Czech Republic