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Rod Santomassimo, The Massimo Group
Rod was a coach when I was hired in 2009. He tested me, challenged me, and taught me how to move forward in my business. He agreed with me that I wasn’t being treated very well in my position at the time, and he challenged me to find an alternative. As a woman in an all–male field, there weren’t many employment options that differed from the one I was already in (I’m glad this has changed in the last few years), so I started looking at opening my own firm. It was interesting that as soon as I took Rod up on his challenge, I had 5 different offers to either join another team as an independent contractor or get capital to start my own firm. I really needed Rod’s help to push me to make this major change in my life, and to this day, I admire him and cannot thank him enough for challenging me to find a good solution for my long-term growth. Rod, you are the best coach I’ve ever had!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.