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December 31, 2005

Leaders Inspiring Leaders

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Christine Camp Friedman overcame race, gender, age and humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and successful business leaders in Hawaii. She has over 20 years of real estate experience and is an important leader in our community.

Christine has a special affinity for helping those in need. Coming from a single parent immigrant family she knows first hand what it’s like to struggle financially growing up. She is directly involved in numerous organizations and lobbying efforts to help those in need.

Some questions asked:
Christine, you have 20 years of experience in real estate, how did you become involved in this market?

You continually get recognized within the industry for your extensive knowledge and skilled insight of Hawaii’s market, how did you learn the market so well?

You used to be employed by Alexander and Baldwin, how did you decide that it was time for you to venture out on your own?

What was the breakthrough moment or tipping point that made you decide this is the moment?

How was the transition from employee to owner of a company?

What was the hardest thing about getting started and how did you overcome it?

Did you always want to own your own company?

Who has been your mentor in business? Life?

Are there any experiences that have helped shape who you are today?

Have you ever experienced discrimination because you’re a good looking and young woman? Can you share your story?

How did you prove yourself as a woman in a man’s world?

Do you still feel uncomfortable or intimidated when going to a business meeting where majority of them are males?

What are the most important things (top 3) you’ve learned through your experiences?

How did you know when it was time to start hiring and expanding your company to an eight person shop?

I read that you wake up at 4:00 am to work, what’s your average day like?

Do you still have five cell phones to manage your life?

How do you manage your time?

Do you still fly home to California every weekend to see your husband?

What are the most important skills to develop to be successful in real estate?

What’s your view on the growth of the Hawaii real estate market?

You’ve been through good and bad real estate markets. What’s the secret in your opinion to making it in both times?

We see you everywhere. Can you give us some tips on networking?

What are the biggest and most common mistakes you see entrepreneurs or business owners make when starting a new venture?

What are the most important laws to becoming successful?

What was your biggest business challenge and how did you overcome it?

What are the biggest mistakes people make in real estate?

What’s the right way to get into real estate?

Any last advice for business people?

What projects are you working on now?

I read that your professional life revolves around five year goals, Where do you see yourself in five years?

Where do you think you get your drive from?

You graduated Kalani High School when you were a junior, how were you able to do that? Was that a goal or did you just figure out that all of your requirements were meant, why stay around?

Did you finish college?

What do you think about people that say that college will help you in your success of your career?

What message would you like our listeners to receive from this discussion?

What are the reasons you decided to come on this show?

Can you tell us why other people should come on this show?

Can you tell us why people should listen to this show?



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