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7-1 * Wisdom from Karol Kochova

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Hello WomanUP!® Community!

Our Wednesday show kicked off with some announcements from Sara:

  • We are gearing up for VIRTUAL WomanUP! 2020 and REImagine! Get your WomanUP! tickets here: and look out for REImagine updates!

  • Shout out to our WomanUP community (Farrah Wilder, Taunee English, Janet Dorsey, Sabrina Brown, Kama Burton) for providing thoughtful solutions for C.A.R.'s Fair Housing initiatives/objectives with our Strategic Planning Committee.

Leslie shared her economic update. (See below!)

Debra also shared some community updates:

  • Book Club - White Fragility Part TWO * Color of Law | Tuesday, July 14th at 10:30 AM Event Page Link

  • Share your story with us! Fill out this form for a chance to be featured here on our blog, one of our Facebook Live events, or even our virtual event in September! Or, you can recommend an inspiring woman to us, too!

  • No show this Friday - happy holiday weekend everyone!

After the updates, our leaders dove into a WomanUP!® WaveMaking Wisdom chat with Karol Kochova, Broker/Owner @ Koch Properties. They discuss staying true to yourself, power hours and the importance of active listening, among other great advice from Karol.

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Leading In Times of Crisis Series Q+A

Our wisdom this week came from our special guest Karol Kochova! Some highlights from her resume include:

  • Broker/Owner @ Koch Properties

  • C.P.C Certified Professional Coach

  • Chair of Diversity & Inclusion on PAG

  • Past President Burbank association

  • Past CAR director

  • Membership director WCR Greater L.A

  • Former reserve sergeant L.A Sheriff dept

  • Multi-Cultural and speaks 5 languages

  • Proud Momma of a Son & Daughter

Q1: What do you believe is the biggest opportunity for leaders right now?

To re-invent themselves personally and professionally to create a new future.

Where I was, where I am, and where do I really want to go in life.

Q2: How about the biggest CHALLENGE?

A different kind of fear. One that includes emotional, financial, and physical.

Q3: What advice and resources are you sharing the most?

Advice would be to try and overcome our fears and manage our thought process of all the “what if’s” Advice would be for everyone to come together with love, kindness, and utilize their personal and professional sphere and community to empower each other.

Q4: What tips do you have for leaders on how to communicate effectively right now?

Learn to listen first, and master the art of listening.

Be present and in the moment when you are communicating, and lead with calmness and confidence.

Additional Words of Wisdom

Create a power hour once a week with at least 10 people of the same and different professions and set mutual goals and brainstorm. And make it fun!


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