Episode 50

Poker and the Game of Life with Bill Umansky

Published on: 13th March, 2024

On today’s Performance Mindset podcast, Amy interviews her friend Bill Umansky. Bill has been running a criminal and personal injury practice in Orlando since 1997. His team consists of 25-30 employees, including virtual assistants who are full-time and criminal trial lawyers. Bill no longer practices law and has taken on the role of leadership at the firm, motivating, leading, and rainmaking cases.

Amy and Bill have a lively conversation, covering everything from Bill’s passion for food and cooking to approaching everything with moderation. Bill shares his first impression of Amy when they met years ago, staying fit as he gets older, and he explains why growth and scalability as an entrepreneur don’t always mean going bigger. Amy and Bill wrap up their conversation with a discussion on work-life balance, accountability, and why playing poker is a lot like life.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Bill Umansky’s background as an attorney in the Orlando area, his role today in leadership in the firm, and what he does outside of work there.
  2. What impressed Bill about Amy when they first met.
  3. His passion for cooking and working out and how moderation helps him maintain balance.
  4. Staying fit, listening to your body, and embracing your body’s makeup.
  5. Using coaches to keep you accountable and assist you in making progress.
  6. Growth and scalability and why it doesn’t always mean bigger.
  7. Making time for work-life balance and prioritizing what’s most important to you.
  8. Taking accountability for the things that happen in your life and learning lessons from them.
  9. Playing poker and how it relates to the opportunities you have in life.

Connect with Amy Calandrino here:

Beyond Commercial

CREi Summit

Connect with Bill Umansky:


The Lawman’s Lounge

Phone: (407) 399-7999

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Performance Mindset
Realizing Excellence in Business and Commercial Real Estate
After more than a decade serving business owners and investors, Amy Calandrino and the team at Beyond Commercial has discovered that our most successful clients have a performance mindset driving them to gain a competitive edge over others in the marketplace. Through helping our clients to execute data-driven decisions, we've found that it's about so much more than property in being successful. Often self-limiting beliefs coupled with lack of information can hinder one's performance in business and investments. By having the right support invested in your success and rigorous follow through by the entrepreneur, creating exponential wealth is possible. The objective of the Performance Mindset series is to not only share insights from our most successful entrepreneur clients and other thought leaders, but also share business and commercial real estate trends. If you want to grow, you're tuning into the right show!

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Amy Calandrino

Amy Calandrino, CCIM is the Founding Principal of Beyond Commercial, a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified commercial real estate firm. Amy leads a team of commercial real estate experts who deliver tremendous value to business owners and investors across all asset classes.

Amy’s clientele includes local, regional, national, and international companies in a wide range of industries and numerous private investors and family offices. Her reputation as a fierce, results-driven dealmaker in sales, leasing, and investment transactions helps to achieve her client’s goals through winning bidding wars or otherwise accomplishing what others often cannot.

Currently, Amy is the Immediate Past President of Florida CCIM Chapter's Central District, Immediate Past President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, Representative on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Associate Member of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF), and Board Member on Seacoast Bank’s Central Florida Community Board. Amy also supports many community organizations including Valencia College’s Foundation, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Easterseals Florida, and Inspire of Central Florida. Since Amy finds fulfillment helping others to achieve success, her philanthropic efforts are focused on organizations aligned with her personal mission.

Amy’s recent accolades include: 2021 “Winter Park Magazine” People to Watch; 2021 “Orlando Business Journal” Women Who Mean Business; 2021 #CREi Top LinkedIn Influencers in Commercial Real Estate; 2020 Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) Young Professional Network “20 Under 40” Rising Star; 2020 Globe St. Real Estate Forum “Fifty Under 40” Commercial Real Estate Professional; 2019 Connect CRE Next Generation Award; 2019 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Champion of the Year nominee; 2019 ORRA Good Neighbor Award Recipient; and 2018 & 2019 Central Florida Association of REALTORS® Circle of Achievement Award.

Amy lives in the Winter Park / Maitland area with her husband Phil who is a well-respected business attorney and CEO of Forward Law Firm, toddler son Giovanni “Gio”, baby daughter Giulietta “Giulie”, and Duke the whippet (@DukeWhippet). Amy enjoys cooking, knitting, traveling, reading, golfing, playing poker, and spending quality time with loved ones. For more information about Amy, visit www.amycalandrino.com