Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a business deal where you took a second, then third look at the person you were representing? All of a sudden you catch yourself mumbling, “My God, she’s brilliant!” That’s one way to describe an awesome business experience. I’m both thrilled and honored to have recently had such a business deal, where I represented my client, Darla, in her purchase of a $2,125,000.00 RV Park in one of our Northern Nevada Counties.
Darla was no amateur at RV Parks, as her and her husband have purchased and sold other RV Parks. Yes, that’s Darla in the photo, doing business when it needs to get done. Might I add, in any setting to accomplish the needs of the business at hand (i.e., contract signing)!
All that said, from the outset this was an “All-Gal” deal. “She and Me” taking on the City & County officials, contractors, workmen, and frankly a bunch of “man stuff”. You’d have thought the world was ending when these “Two Gals” came into town. Only to take over one of the major enterprises!
Give and Get
Yes, indeed, we played off each other throughout this deal. While I “mentored” us through the real estate, regulatory, political, and “homegrown power-bumping ego issues” Darla was indeed the consummate RV Park Diva Mentor. The fact that I hold a Nevada license to sell and process title for Used Mobile Homes (for which our company Reno/Tahoe Realty Group, LLC has a Sales Division) was complementary; clearly, I stood second in line to her primary leadership on RV Parks — she was my Mentor!
But there was something more I think we both learned during this successful transaction: shared mentorship is only part of the success two powerful talented women can generate when working together. Yes, there is something else that can emerge, but I fully believe it can only happen when a group of, or couple of talented powerful women working together demonstrate a true mutual respect and appreciation, like that I felt with Darla.
And so, the time came during this transaction where the business work was essentially completed, yet the clean-up paper details, waiting and final phone calls and signatures lingered, and what I felt she most needed was a strong (patient & non-judgmental) WingWoman. Thanks for the great flight, Darla!