Episode 36

The Power of Authenticity and Belief with Marissa Knight

Published on: 2nd August, 2023

Today, on the Performance Mindset podcast, Amy’s guest is Marissa Knight. Marissa is a dedicated mother, loving wife, and a woman on a mission to redefine motherhood and parenting. She has a full-time job and a household brimming with energy as the mom of three boys. Each day brings new challenges that she approaches with unwavering determination and humor. Along the way, she’s discovered some valuable lessons about herself and the uniqueness of individuals, and the true meaning of what’s important in life. Marissa’s mission is to be her boys’ greatest advocate.

Marissa believes in the power of authenticity, honesty, and humor to foster connections and create meaningful dialogues. Drawing from her faith, Marissa finds solace in the words of Corinthians: God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength. But with your testing, he will also provide a way out so you may be able to endure it. This unwavering belief is a guiding principle in her chaotic yet beautiful life.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. How Marissa initially navigated the unexpected experiences of becoming a mom to three boys and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
  2. The challenges she’s faced as she works to empower her boys and be their biggest advocate, and how she balances everyone’s different needs each day.
  3. What Marissa’s new book, The Adventures of Bonzo Crumbles: Whoa … Just 3 Rules to Know, is about and the importance of confidence.
  4. Genuineness, its alignment with authenticity, and the value of believing in yourself.
  5. What the “it” factor is, and how using it can propel you forward.
  6. The five steps for self-esteem and “I am” statements for kids and adults.

Connect with Amy Calandrino here:

Beyond Commercial

CREi Summit

Connect with Marissa Knight:

Raising Three Modern Day Knights


The Adventures of Bonzo Crumbles: Whoa … Just 3 Rules to Know

The Davis Knight Show

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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