Episode 30

Creating an Improved Work Life Balance with Leslie Heimer

Published on: 10th May, 2023

In this episode of the Performance Mindset podcast, Amy welcomes guest Leslie Heimer. Leslie is a tenured mortgage lending professional and a real estate powerhouse. She’s been recognized as one of the most powerful women in banking and was named a Most Influential Thought Leader for 2021. She holds an MBA with a focus on marketing and has been involved in the real estate industry for two decades. Leslie can handle a real estate transaction all the way from the procurement of the money to the overall buying or selling. She provides a high-touch, high-level concierge experience for some of Orlando’s most distinguished home buyers and home sellers.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Leslie’s family background in the mortgage industry and how it eventually led her into the business.
  2. The retail lending space versus wholesale mortgage brokers and the differences in how they operate.
  3. How she uses exercise, time blocking, and journaling to keep her days on track even though no workday is ever the same.
  4. The negative backlash Leslie received when she shifted into real estate and sales, what she did to overcome it, and why she cares deeply about her professional reputation.
  5. Leslie’s tips for achieving success every day and keeping emotions in check.
  6. Her time management tricks and why new real estate agents or mortgage brokers should find a mentor.
  7. The importance of balance and self-care to avoid burnout and why a fear-based mindset isn’t healthy.
  8. What losing her mortgage business in the 2008 housing crash taught Leslie and how it changed her willingness to ask for help.

Connect with Amy Calandrino here:

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CREi Summit

Connect with Leslie Heimer:






I Know How She Does It book

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership book

Time Management Magic book

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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