2022 Real Estate Distilled Speakers

Pete Blank

Pete has been entertaining audiences with his high-energy presentations for over 20 years. As a leadership expert and training manager, Pete Blank works with companies who want to create engaged employees, successful leaders and loyal customers.

His “Pete’s Points” video leadership lessons reaches over 8,000 people
each week, while his “Pete’s Points” daily audio briefing has thousands
of subscribers in multiple countries.

For 13 years, he worked with The Walt Disney Company where he
developed and delivered career development programs for over 55,000
Cast Members.


Dale Archdekin

Dale Archdekin

Dale Archdekin is the founder of Smart Inside Sales, a coaching and training company serving residential real estate agents and brokers.

As former Director of Lead Generation for a top-5 Keller Williams Realty mega team, Dale was instrumental in more than doubling the team’s sales to over $200 million in just 3 years. In his work as a REALTOR, coach, and sales trainer, Dale’s unique approach and revolutionary methods have led to his trusted reputation as the go-to voice in building and managing successful real estate teams.


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Renee Funk

Co-Founder of The Funk Collection Brokered by eXp Realty & NBA Sponsor of The Orlando Magic. The Funk Collection Real Estate Team in Orlando, earned the Real Trends America’s Best Team Award, 3 consecutive years 2019-2021. Renee & her husband Jeffrey Funk operate an eXp Realty Branch Office in Windermere, FL – where their 75 Central Florida Real Estate Agents are on track for $240 million in sales, in 2021. Giving Back, remains a strong focus for Renee & her family, serving the Edgewood Children’s Ranch, and supporting at-risk youth in Central Florida through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.


Neil Mathweg

Neil Mathweg is a husband, and father first. Neil’s constantly challenging the status quo & redefining what it means to be a REALTOR®️. He’s known for building his large client base through wowing his clients instead of convincing them of how great he is, his out-of-the-box social media strategies, by empowering his audience on a more personal level. Beyond his role as a REALTOR®️, Neil is the host of the nationally ranked podcast, Agent Rise and creator of the coaching program, Agent Rise Coaching. Neil coaches many agents on how to build a business they love.

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Tim Chermak

Tim Chermak

Tim is a marketing consultant, author, and speaker to small business owners and entrepreneurs. He is the CEO of Platform, a digital marketing agency and software company that specializes in working with ambitious real estate agents. Tim is also the cofounder of Main Street Marketing, an advertising solution for local brick n mortar small business owners.


Brittiny Howard

Brittiny is based in the Baton Rouge area and believes in integrity, hard work, diligence, a high commitment to clients, and serving the community.

She uses cutting edge technology in the real estate, while still providing clients with southern charm service. Her attention to detail before, during and after the transaction and willingness to go the extra mile is why she is one of the most highly sought after Realtors in the Louisiana area. She wins her appointments before she even sits down with potential clients with her use of pre-listing packages and buyer’s guides.


Mitch Ribak

Mitch has been an entrepreneur since the age of 19 owning 22 different businesses in 18 different industries. Currently Mitch runs Tropical Beachside Brokered by eXp Realty (TRB) with over 100 Agents
in Brevard Country Florida and a total of over 1450 Agents in 44 states and 5 countries. TRB has been in the top 10 Real Estate Brokerages in Brevard since opening the doors in 2005. Tropical Realty Beachside
averages 800+ transactions per year.


Tim Hooper

Tim Hooper

Serving as WFG National Title’s VP for the Mid-Atlantic, Tim Hooper trains teams throughout the real estate industry on topics like Energizing Your Sales, Rehumanizing Connection & Marketing That Matters . He holds a degree in Mass Comm/Public Relations from Middle TN State University, is a John Maxwell-certified coach and four-time author of the GotEnergy series. When Tim’s not coaching, he’s spending time with his four kiddos and lovely wife Jennifer while pursuing his quest to run a marathon for charity in every state. He resides in Central Virginia.


Derrick Monroe

Derrick Monroe, President of The Derrick Monroe Group, is one of the leading real estate agents in the Minneapolis area and has been recognized by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine as Super Real Estate Agent for the past several years. With sales exceeding over $175 million, Monroe has quickly risen as a leader in the Minneapolis west suburban real estate market.

Even more impressive, is that Derrick has built his business by digging deep into his community. Nearly all of his business is generated by the good will and top of mind awareness that Derrick generates by donating his time and giving back to his community.


Jerardo Rodriguez

Jerardo was licensed in 2000 and is now the owner/broker of IXL Real Estate on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi with 140+ agents combined.

He has personally listed and sold over 500 HUD-Owned properties in the last 10 years as a HUD Listing Agent/Broker.

This niche was the foundation needed when he started his growing brokerage a little over 6 years ago.

He is also the HUD Home Specialist for his area making him an expert in how to gain and retain this unique designation of HUD Local Listing broker .

In his presentation, Jerardo will share how to market and work through HUD home transactions in all states because they are indeed located in all 50 states. Whether you are the broker, listing agent or on the buyer’s side, you’ll learn how the proceed through this non-traditional transaction. Contrary to popular belief, HUD homes are not low-income housing. You’ll be surprised to learn that they come in all price levels and conditions.

If you as a Broker/Owner or Agent want to add to your yearly bottom line, you won’t want to miss this session.


Brad Shuck

Dr. Brad Shuck is an internationally recognized business thought leader, entrepreneur, and academic in the areas of employee engagement, leadership development, and organizational culture. He is the author of Employee Engagement: A Research Overview (Routledge, 2020) and has published or presented more than 300 scholarly articles, book chapters, and invited presentations. Shuck holds five US Copyrights for his research-driven, intellectual property on employee engagement and culture management.

His work has been featured in US-based international media outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, and TIME, as well as international outlets such as Business World Online, India’s Economic Times, and the Hindu Times. He has given Keynote addresses on four of the seven continents including in countries such as China, Spain, India, Panama, and all over the United Kingdom and United States for some of the world’s largest and most admired companies.

Shuck is a tenured Full Professor at the University of Louisville and Co-Founder of OrgVitals, a purpose-built culture management software company. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and holds advanced degrees in Counseling, Student Affairs, Human Resource Development, and Adult Education.