Articles Inspiring Conversations – Grace Yan
Meet UWN National Ambassador – Grace Yan – Commercial Agent – Coldwell Banker Commercial – 2019 Women of Inspiration™ Inspire Award
UWN: Every woman has a story. Tell us about your story!
GC: I am a commercial agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial. I help with landlords and tenants with commercial lease negotiations, buying/selling businesses and coaching and guiding business owners through the process.
UWN: Are you finding inspiration in stories of courage, bravery, perseverance to support you through this time?
UWN: How does it feel to be acknowledged as a Women of Inspiration?
GC: Great to be of help and guidance to others.
UWN: We are honoured to have you part of our journey. Why did you make the decision to become a National Ambassador?
GC: Once I was chosen as Women of Inspiration – to give back to the community.
UWN: Why is recognizing women in leadership roles critical? Why now more than ever should we recognize the achievements of leaders at all levels, including the unsung heroes.
GC: It is important that we all help each other during this time.
UWN: How has your adversity, and journey prepared you to lead through a crisis? What is one thing that you swear by that has helped you when faced with uncertainty or a challenge?
GC: What has helped me is the guidance and support of others as well.
UWN: Has this time of PAUSE given you time to gain a new perspective? What are some of the realizations you have made?
GC: Physical distancing has not really paused my life as I am busier than ever helping businesses with leases and dealing with landlords – I have realized that Realtors are really essential services.
UWN: How has the Global Pandemic affected you personally and professionally? Tell us how this has changed, motivated, or inspired you?
GC: The Global Pandemic has given me more exposure to the media. It has been busy with many media interviews and podcasts. It has motivated and inspired me that I am able to have a voice and resource for businesses and people in this Pandemic.
UWN: What words of inspiration and wisdom would you offer for leaders to through this historical time?
GC: If we can be anything – we can all be kind.
UWN: Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
GC: Still carrying on helping businesses and people navigate through a different world and different life.