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Dennis Giannetti
Dennis Giannetti
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In 1988, Dennis met with his high school guidance counselor. The counselor told him that based on his GPA and SAT scores, he probably shouldn’t apply to college. That experience was far from encouraging, if not momentarily depressing. When Dennis told his parents what happened—TWO key pieces of advice and a chance “event” initiated by his mother would change the course of his life forever.  

 

Dennis' mother, a successful Realtor, expressed the idea that he may want to get his real estate license. He did. His father, who built a successful auto body business from scratch, added this advice.  His thought…. "It doesn’t matter where you end up—it matters that you show up."  Through the good and the bad, that is what Dennis has done - remembering that showing up is always a far better choice than giving up.


Since then, Dennis has earned Graduate Degrees in Mediation and Negotiations, and Human Resource Development. He is also certified as a (Tony) Robbins (Robbins—Madanes) Certified Life and Business Strategies Coach. He is certified in 6 Human Needs Psychology and is a Licensed Go-Giver Speaker/Coach, and Master Ninja Selling Instructor.

Dennis’ specialty is Breakthrough Coaching, which, in short, means guiding clients to identify and release what is holding them back so they can move their life or business forward.


Most importantly, though, is this. Short of the birth of his two children, one of the best things that ever happened to Dennis was that guidance counselor conversation and how it made him feel. It was at that moment, he vowed he would learn, grow, and do everything he could to ensure no one he is blessed to work with ever feel that sense of defeat.  Over 35 years later, that mission is alive and well, with thousands of event participants and hundreds of coaching clients he has the privilege to serve.

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Tony Carbaltes
Tony Caribaltes
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Jacksonville native, Tony Caribaltes is a Psychology graduate from the University of Florida. Whether acting as a college volunteer for the Crisis Center assisting with suicide prevention, working at a group home for mentally challenged individuals, or operating as a Weight Watchers' meeting leader and Director of Corporate & Community Services, Tony has always been compelled to help people.

 

After spending the next 20 years working his way up to COO of a national company. Tony made a career shuffle. In 2013, he pursued something he thought he'd never do. His parents had owned a brokerage, and after being dragged to open houses and appointments, as a child, he swore he'd never pursue real estate. Life will fool us. Tony soon discovered he had been called to the "Mothership." Winning awards from conception, Tony was considered a sales success, but something was missing.

Just before the pandemic, Tony joined a Ninja installation and met Dennis Giannetti. Beneath the global chaos was a blessing. Tony joined Dennis' Mastermind Zoom community and his life transformed. Tony put in the hard work and implemented the tools Dennis provided. Today, he is not only a successful, top-tier realtor, he even started a team which became the #1 team in sales and listings and #2 in overall production in its first year. Tony knows that learning is a lifestyle and a life-long commitment, but if you ask him, he will tell you that he has actually become the person he had always dreamed of being, but wasn't sure was possible. 

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LeeAnn Maxwell
LeeAnn Maxwell
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LeeAnn Maxwell spent over 28 years in the financial industry and about as long in a marriage.  Once both those chapters were over, LeeAnn realized a few things:  first, she wanted more out of life; and second, she wanted to rediscover herself. She wanted to find the woman she used to be, and the one she always wished she had the courage to become.


She gave herself two pieces of advice, “never turn down an invitation because you never know who you’re going to meet” and, “don’t ask why, but ask why not” – those two nuggets led her to her SAL (second and last) husband, Phillip, and a journey of entrepreneurship in the liquor industry of building a vodka brand with her best friend.
Once she realized that the vodka brand (while exciting and still on the shelf!) was not going to pay those day-to-day bills, she joined Phillip in the real estate industry, where they quickly rose to the number one team in their office of over 350 agents and consistently place in the top 5% of Realtors in the Atlanta Realtors Association.


While LeeAnn is uniquely qualified to be a Progress Partner to anyone in the real estate or mortgage industries, she also wants to partner with those who want to find their “it”.  Her “it” was starting a vodka company, beating the stats of second marriages and rising in the real estate industry.  Whatever your “it” is, she can help you achieve it in a simple roadmap with actionable steps, preferably with an icy cold cocktail in hand:)

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Phillip Maxwell
Phillip Maxwell
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After spending the better part of 25 years in corporate America, Phillip Maxwell hung his real estate shingle with Century 21 Connect Realty in the greater Atlanta area in 2015 with his SAL (Second And Last) wife and business partner, LeeAnn Maxwell. Taking advantage of their complementary strengths and personalities, they created a business and life they could be proud of. They were (and are) consistently in the Top 5% of Realtors with the Atlanta Board of Realtors and are in the Top 10 Teams in Georgia with Century 21.

 

What they are proudest of, however, are the experiences they are creating with their six grandchildren.  They’re in the process of opening a branch of their real estate business in Virginia, which will put them in closer proximity to four of the six grandchildren and will allow them to see the two in Colorado more frequently.

 

That’s all fine and good, right, but how does that qualify Phillip to be a coach with Progress Partners? In short, he’s lived decades of varied experiences, ranging from the lowest of lows, bankruptcy, contemplating suicide, to the highest of highs – writing and producing an award-winning short-film, conquering a mountain in West Virginia, and, of course, the grandchildren, among other things.

 

If he is lucky enough to let nature run its course, Phillip is keenly aware that this thing called life has more days behind him than in front. At first, this might seem morbid or depressing, but it is exactly the opposite. It‘s freeing and energizing, and he brings an empathetic but firm grasp of his clients’ situations so that they can get un-stuck and  make the most of their lives because, guess what, this is not a practice run. LFG!

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