12-11 * Wisdom from Vicki Carpenter

Hello WomanUP!® Community!


  1. Final Book Club of 2020 Nina Dosanjh * The Alchemist * 12/15 at 2:30pm PT FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774155986070249 We are going to host How Women Rise in JANUARY.

  2. Q4 Wisdom Series * Final session is next week: https://www.iamwomanup.com/wisdomseries

Building Wealth with Courntey Poulos, Gretchen Pearson, and Liz Faircloth

If you missed any - never fear - we will be hosting a ROUND TWO with the replays after the holidays!

Sara shared some UPdates + Announcements:


  • Sara: C.A.R. UPdates:

  • New laws taking effect Jan 1 – most significant: NEW FIRE HARDENING DISCLOSURE law. New form released Monday. The Home Fire Hardening Disclosure and Advisory. It is MANDATORY. NHD plus 4” tDS, Lead paint, Seller prop questionnaire and the disclosure booklets. Starting Jan 1 it is NHD plus 5 – fire hardening.

  • Yes, help them figure out if they’re in a fire zone and yes you can help them and they need to fill it out with their “actual” knowledge.

  • https://www.car.org/zipform/standard-forms/summary-forms-releases-chart/December-2020-Forms-Release

  • EDD 21 day request time period. Encouraging everyone to log in to UI online. Even if they are working now. They still need to provide income verification on 2019

  • The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is now requesting income verification documents from some who are receiving unemployment benefits. Members receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits have reported getting email notices from the EDD requesting that they upload documents through their UI Online Home page verifying their 2019 income. Please let your agents know to watch out for any such income verification notices from the EDD! If they receive such a notice from the EDD via email or paper, they have only 21 days from the date of the notice to submit the required documents. Failure to timely provide the required documentation may result in a decrease in their weekly benefit amount or having to repay what anything they were not entitled to receive. See our updated FAQ on income verification here.

  • https://www.car.org/-/media/CAR/Documents/Learn%20and%20Thrive/PDF/info-edd-request-income-verification-11-30-20


After the updates, our Debra dove into a WomanUP!® chat with Vicki Carpenter.. Vicki Carpenter

Vicki was formerly in the legal profession, as a Legal Secretary and Paralegal (15+ years), then transitioned into real estate in 1991.

She is a leader in the industry and very knowledgeable in all aspects of residential real estate. Top Producer in Southwest Riverside County, and recognized by Coldwell Banker ABR, as well as, Coldwell Banker Corporate for being in the Top 5 in her office, with most of those years, being the top-selling agent in the office. Vicki handles a high volume of transactions, with a high success rate of "closed" transactions.

Vicki also is the Director of Training for Coldwell Banker ABR in Southwest Riverside County.




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Wisdom with Vicki Carpenter


What was your first leadership role? Did you ask/ apply for it or were you recruited?

First career leadership role: Amalgamated Bank, Chicago


Tell us about the journey to your current leadership role.

There are many layers for the term current leadership role...

I am currently the Director of Training for my company and have been for over 10 year. In some way I touch all agents at one level or another, but primarily the newer agents. I've managed my real estate office and other offices. I currently mentor several agents in my company and I am a producing agent running my own business.

When I think of leadership, I think outside my work environment and to my community volunteerism. I am so privileged to have served as a director or president of many non-profit organizations, including organizations in my industry i.e. local Chamber of Commerce, several foundation organizations, currently a trustee with local college, C.A.R leadership roles over the years, along with my own Realtor association, and at times just "chief cook and bottle washer" if that's what was needed. I know it's cliché but I truly have received more than I have given. The relationships developed, life long friendships, mentors who've inspired me to be better, seeing the end result of projects helping individuals or organizations who help others and sense of accomplishment empowering one do to more. That is my why...!

The leadership journey started with others asking me to get involved, and became role models. Like others I've failed many times on different levels during my life, but I had someone who witnessed it - lifted me up to focus on what's ahead and not what's in the rear view mirror. There were times, no one was around and I'd lay in a fetal position, until I was able to get up and focus on what was ahead, not behind. There's nothing I'd change, but a more than few bad habits along with way.

Trust me I have many stories, and wouldn't change the path I followed, with all the missteps, misjudgments, and mistakes made - I sure learned a lot from walking that path. There's so many ingredients in the "baking" of a leader - sometimes you put too much of this in, or not enough of that, and that's how you create your best recipe or your best self! Maybe that equates to being a leader because I'm always seeking more...

I'm not sure I answered the question in the way you wanted, or how much (or little) you wanted to me to share. I'm not great at talking about me. In the end I'm very blessed and grateful to all in my life, whether one tried to hinder me, or tried to mentor and uplift me. Y'all got me to WomanUp!


What has been your biggest leadership lesson this year? How did you learn it?

Just to PERSEVERE - simply continue on and navigate the detours in the best way I could, and try not step on a landmine, or be sidelined. Rush to listen to others. Be present and compassionate. Most importantly, set the example.


What were your top takeaways from WomanUP!® 2020?

Empowerment and ability to be vulnerable; meaningful relationships (deeper); passion and compassion; mentorship and sisterhood; how to thrive, not just survive; others stories of their past journeys; inspiration - WomanUp is Bad Ass!


We started a great convo last week during Melanie Barker’s interview - around how organizations (specifically Non-Profits) are embracing tech to raise funds and awareness. We know you are super passionate about volunteering… What have you learned this year about rallying others around a common goal - virtually?

Listen in for Vicki’s reply!


Final words of wisdom?


Did you miss a past episode of our Weekly UPdates + Wisdom show? No worries, we've got them all HERE.



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