Chiara is the owner of CPC Business Development and has been in the CRE industry for 16 years. She’s a licensed Interior Designer in Florida and owns two other companies serving the CRE industry, PM&I (Project Management & Installation) and CPC Vendor Services. She’s actively involved with Easterseals Florida and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and is a member of NAIOP, ULI, AIA, OMA, and IFMA.
What skills do you believe are key to your success/or what specific skills do you say are key to success in your industry or discipline?
My upbringing in Louisiana taught me how to be kind and open with people. My approach is always “how can I help you” before I consider how you can help me. I also believe that always presenting my authentic self shows people I am willing to own my mistakes or admit I don’t know everything. This builds trust and valuable relationships that eventually earn business. At the end of the day, we all need to feed our families, but trust is paramount in any situation.
What is your favorite quote?
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered, FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY. If you are kind people may accuse you of ulterior motives, BE KIND ANYWAY. If you are honest people may cheat you, BE HONEST ANYWAY. If you find happiness people may be jealous, BE HAPPY ANYWAY. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, DO GOOD ANYWAY. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough, GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY.” -Mother Teresa
If you could do anything different than the path you have been on, what would change?
If I had to do it all over again, I may have taken some of my risks earlier instead of living with fear before taking the leap of faith.
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