Episode 1

Challenging the Status Quo as an Emerging Business with Mike Van den Abbeel

Published on: 30th March, 2022

In this inaugural episode of The Performance Mindset Podcast, host Amy Calandrino welcomes guest Mike Van den Abbeel to the show. Amy has spent a decade providing expert commercial real estate advice and consultation to business owners and investors, she wants to share some of the most inspiring and interesting, and influential leaders she’s met along the way. Her goal is to share valuable insights from these impactful individuals as well as business and commercial real estate trends. 

Mike Van den Abbeel is co-owner of Mosaic Hair Studio and is an entrepreneur, master stylist, and political activist. Mike and his wife Kiri opened their first salon in June 2004. They were able to build equity, which they could unlock later for future expansion. Amy met Mike in 2011 as he was preparing to expand. He has since expanded his business even more.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Why Mike Van den Abbeel ventured into the hair industry and how he and his wife decided to start their own salon after working for others.
  2. How he sets his business apart from other stylists and the role marketing has played in that.
  3. What he does to remain motivated and continue working towards growth.
  4. The reasoning behind Mike Van den Abbeel’s decision to purchase his own business space instead of leasing it as many business owners do.
  5. His future plans for his business and advice for prospective business owners.

Connect with Amy Calandrino here:

Beyond Commercial

Connect with Mike Van den Abbeel:

Mosaic Hair Studio


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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