14 March 2019

Top 24 female coaches, speakers and trainers in real estate

Never let it be said there’s not enough women to put on the stage of your next conference, kick off or training day!

In the spirit of International Women’s Day (which – let’s be honest – should be every day) and in the lead up to WIRE 2019, REINSW has identified the top 24 female coaches, speakers and trainers in the real estate industry. 

We know there are hundreds of women working in real estate who have fabulous personal stories about working in real estate who can, and are, inspiring others (women and men!) to achieve more. 

We’ve focused this list on women who are coaching, speaking and training as their primary business, or whose corporate roles require them to speak regularly in public on industry and training issues. 

These gals might want to share a story or two about their families and work life balance, but don’t stereotype them (nobody puts Baby in a corner). They have a wealth of knowledge and experience across leadership, business development, proptech, social media, marketing, customer experience and property management that appeal to both male and female audiences. 

Caroline Bolderston

Caroline started BeingBold coaching in 2017 but has been developing sales performance and business efficiency within the real estate industry for the past 5 years. She created the business after nearly 9 years at Belle Property as their national head of their training academy and specialises in helping her clients make bold decisions and take action for success. Connect with Caroline


Tanja M Jones

An appalling experience selling and buying her own property led transformational leadership coach Tanja Jones to adapt her skills and start training in real estate. Her expertise as a leadership and mindset specialist fills a gap in the real estate industry, teaching principals how to get the most out of their teams through authentic, heart driven leadership. Tanja is the co-author of the Real eState of Leadership Report, a founder of Real Women in Real Estate and was a peak performance coach at Inspiring Women in Business. Her key topics include leadership, authenticity and managing mindset in tough times. Connect with Tanja


Tara Christianson

A long-time advocate and early adopter of internet technology, Tara Christianson was a US real estate agent and trainer before moving to Australia. She regularly presents for the REIQ and as part of the Realestate.com Advantage program. Tara’s expertise lies in content strategy, social media and how technology is changing the way agents connect with clients. She is an INMAN Connect ambassador travelling to the US conferences every year and has worked with the National Association of Realtors in the US since 2014. Connect with Tara

Leanne Pilkington

As the only female CEO of a major real estate franchise, Leanne is a sought-after speaker in her own right. Since taking on the mantel of REINSW president, she’s in even greater demand to discuss real estate standards, leadership, equal opportunity in real estate and the future of the real estate industry. Leanne is also the founder of Real Women in Real Estate network which has now expanded across Australia and overseas, and is a volunteer for the Life Changing Experience Foundation. She has an MBA, was awarded the REB Thought Leader for 2017, and was this year named as one of the most influential people in NSW. Connect with Leanne


Nerida Conisbee

As chief economist for REA Group, Nerida is one of Australia’s leading property market experts. She appears regularly on ABC News Breakfast and Sky News Business, as well as at conferences, to discuss property market conditions which she makes approachable and easy to understand. But her skills don’t end there. She is Deputy Chair of the Construction Forecasting Council and is an adviser to fintech startups BrickX and Skelton Projects and is a board director. Connect with Nerida

Sadhana Smiles

Sadhana is the CEO of Property Management for Harcourt International and a former Victorian Telstra Business Woman of the Year who has authored several best selling books on performance management and coaching. She is proudly outspoken on issues of gender and racial diversity in real estate and in 2016 was listed in the AFR One Hundred Women of Influence in Australia. She is also a passionate supporter of health charities, and was integral in making Walk a Mile against domestic violence a national event. 
Connect with Sadhana

Fiona Blayney

Fiona is a powerhouse in property management. As the CEO of the highly successful recruitment, consultancy, coaching and training business REAL+, she specialises in estate agency services in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Her hands-on experience in the Sydney and London markets gives her a unique insight into how top property management businesses operate around the globe. Her energetic & motivational presence has ensured her popularity at industry events. Together with TRET she presents ARPM, and regularly performs keynote presentations and workshops for the leading industry groups both in Australia and abroad. Connect with Fiona


Christina Guidotti

Christina is one of Australia’s leading experts on success, conviction and commitment and is the founder of Leading Women, a series of transformational programs and events. She was a real estate agent for 18 years and has extensive sales, leadership, productivity and mindset expertise. Christina is also a partner at Thought Leaders Global and a prolific author. As a keynote speaker Christina combines inspiration with practical solutions, shifting audience mindsets and attitudes with high energy, humour, authenticity and world class thought leadership. 
Connect with Christina

Kylie Davis

Kylie authored seven major reports on customer experiences, leadership and future of the real estate industry while at CoreLogic – the first time ever the data had been captured.  Her presentations combine data, straight talking and insights into how customer expectations and the empowerment of new technology are changing the industry and what to do about it. Kylie has presented at INMAN Connect in San Francisco on AI and proptech and is a founder of startups, RealContent and HomePrezzo. Backed by 25 years experience in media, including working with Tom Panos at News Corp, she is a recognised expert on content marketing. Connect with Kylie

Sherrie Storor

Sherrie took the stage at AREC in 2016 as a successful McGrath agent having sold more than 850 properties over 16 years and managed more than 4000 transactions. She has since created a successful coaching and mentoring business that specialises in goal setting, brand building and social media and is a Realestate.com.au Advantage presenter. In 2017 she launched the series of Women in Real Estate events and is a sought-after speaker. Connect with Sherrie

Tara Bradbury

While there are many ‘all-round’ coaches in property management, Tara has carved herself a niche in business development and is an influential trainer. As the director of consultancy and coaching business BDM Academy, she specialises in rent roll growth training services. Her major accomplishments include successfully securing 268 listings in one financial year and signing 30 new rental listings in one month. She is the author of, “Real Estate Business Development - Grow your Rent Roll” and regularly performs keynote presentations. Connect with Tara

Julie Davis

Julie has been instrumental in developing and integrating performance management profiling into the real estate industry through her role as a founder of Agent Dynamics. With over 20 years’ experience, across all facets of real estate, Julie is tireless in her support of women in the industry. She is a licenced real estate agent, NLP practitioner and co-founder of Women in Real Estate. Through Agent Dynamics she delivers training and recruitment solutions that are practical, straightforward and simple to execute. Connect with Julie

Veronica Morgan

The former host of Location, Location, Location on Foxtel is comfortable on stage and in front of a camera or microphone. She juggles her role as principal of Good Deeds Property Buyers with The Elephant In the Room Podcast, which specialises in insights into avoiding making bad property decisions. In this way, she is an excellent bellweather of good and bad practices that she sees in real estate and provides insights into customer experiences that illustrate how the industry can improve. Connect with Veronica

Kylie Walsh

Winner of the Gold AREA for Most Influential Woman in property, Kylie has 20 years industry experience, working alongside some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best agents and agencies. She is described as an inspirational leader, speaker, advocate for women. More recently she has raised the importance of self-care for women by sharing her own personal journey with breast cancer. She is a previous director of REINSW, an accredited trainer and general manager of Di Jones Real Estate. Connect with Kylie

Antonia Mercorella

As the CEO of the REIQ, Antonia has 14 years’ experience in the real estate and property sectors and is an accomplished solicitor. She has been identified as one of the 20 most influential people in Queensland real estate, recognised as a female leader in Australian property by Domain.com and has been profiled in the Australian Financial Review’s national ‘Boss’ magazine and the Huffington Post. She regularly presents on national and local television and radio on Queensland property and housing related issues. Connect with Antonia

Kate Strickland

A director of Marshall White Brighton since 2011, Kate is at the forefront of Marshall White’s training and leadership program. She has degrees in communications and business from Monash University and success running an eCommerce precious metals company and has a record of sporting achievements having played softball for Australia on 143 occasions and represented Victoria in a multitude of sports. She now channels the energy that she once devoted to her sporting career into helping people achieve their real estate goals. Connect with Kate

Samantha McLean

As the editor and publisher of Elite Agent, Sam speaks regularly to an extensive audience of agents and property managers, but her influence has increased over past years since she introduced the transform series. From delivering a bespoke training experience to eight agents, she’s now using the power of her publishing empire to improve the skills of thousands. She is an accomplished interviewer, writer and producer of video and podcasts as well as a phenomenal social media talent. Connect with Samantha

Lisa B.

Lisa released two books last year and has a host of best-selling titles covering social media and digital marketing. She has been a real estate principal for 20 years, both for major franchises and independent companies and regularly coaches agents through her two active Facebook groups. She also runs the Real Estate Hotline. Connect with Lisa B.

Leanne Howard

Leanne has worked behind the scenes organising some of Australia’s largest real estate training events starting with TRET for McGrath in 2000 and leading training for Harcourts and LJ Hooker. It means she knows pretty much everyone in training and on the speaking circuit and is a great finder of new talent. Leanne is now working with both Real Estate Results and Our Property and has started taking to the stage herself presenting insights into customer experiences in real estate. Connect with Leanne

Kasey McDonald

As the director of the Property Management Training Academy, Kasey assists some of the country's leading real estate groups training in best practice systems and streamlined property management procedures to deliver growth. She is a sought-after keynote speaker both here and abroad including New Zealand and the USA and has delivered better practices, training and system implementation to more than 150 real estate offices around the country. Connect with Kasey

Imogen Ball

Imogen is one of the best social media coaches in real estate combining big picture understanding of how the different platforms perform with in-depth knowledge about the nuts and bolts of making it work for real estate agents. Her list of ‘students’ include some of the most successful names in real estate in Australia and she is now a brand ambassador for REA Group’s Agent Edge program. A former TV journalist, she also has extensive content marketing knowledge. Connect with Imogen

Hayley Mitchell

Hayley has worked in property management since 1999 and branched into her own coaching and consulting business – Mitchell Property Training - last year. She is also the driving force behind the Re-Edge property technology conference taking place in Melbourne in April. Connect with Hayley

Amy Sanderson

Amy has worked as a training consultant in real estate since 1998 when she was at the McGrath Group, and since then has worked for True Property, BWT and is now head of Property Investment Management at LJ Hooker International. She is regarded as one of the industry’s super women. Connect with Amy

Eliza Owen

One of the brightest young talents in property market commentary, Eliza is a residential property analyst at Domain, having previously been the commercial and construction analyst at CoreLogic. She holds a first class honours degree in economics from the University of Sydney and appears regularly on television, radio and has even presented on the TedX stage. Her analysis has appeared in The Guardian Australia, the Australian Financial Review, and the Daily Telegraph. Connect with Eliza

So, if you want real insights on real estate, hit these ladies up. You won't be disappointed.

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