Layne Beachley
Layne Beachley. Photo – Creative Commons.
  • Rise is all about 'real estate for good'; mindfulness and well-being
  • Their annual conference is on 5 May, with champion surfer Layne Beachley keynoting
  • Her presentation will cover her own battle with her mental health and performance

World champion surfer Layne Beachley and life coach to some of the world’s greatest sporting names, Ben Crowe, will headline the Rise 2021 Conference to be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 5 May.

Rise’s mission is “real estate for good”: working to improve and grow the property industry, while moving away from the singular pursuit of chasing transactions and commissions to supporting wellness, mindfulness and performance and great service for clients.

Rise has also funded the RealCare app, a free mental health resource built by real estate agents for real estate agents and their families.

In the annual conference this year, the two keynotes are joined by Dr Susan Alberti who received a Companion of the Order of Australia – the country’s highest honour – for her work raising millions of dollars for medical research and breaking down barriers for women across sport and business.

“Real estate at the moment is far too focused on GCI (gross commission income) which is a terrible and one-dimensional way to measure and drive your success,” said Rise spokesperson Chris Hanley OAM.

“We see the cost of this in the extraordinary levels of stress and burn out, and even tragically suicide in the industry, so at Rise we are working to change that through some powerful and honest conversations about new ways to measure success.”

Chris Hanley OAM, Principal of First National Byron Bay

Layne Beachley’s presentation will cover her own battle with her mental health and performance.

As the only surfer – male or female – to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-2003), Layne then went on to win a 7th world title in 2006. But her winner-takes-all determination extracted a heavy toll both physically and mentally which she was forced to confront after retiring from the ASP World Tour in 2008.

Her talk will cover how she came back from that brink to start winning from a position of love rather than fear.

Layne is joined by 21 real estate leaders including Mark McLeod, Shannan Whitney, Kate Strickland, Jason Boon, Sonja Treloar, Phil Harris and Tom Panos plus newer voices including Candice Hill, Tara Torkkola, Samantha McCarthy and Taney Jain plus many more.

“If you are looking for inspiration and insights into how to build your resilience and become not just a better agent, but a better and happier human, then we urge you to rise with us,” Chris said.

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