24 / matters magazine / fall 2018 MC Ong 6 West Parker Avenue, Maplewood crossfitmaplewood.com SUPERPOWER TRAIT: Empower others As the owner of a CrossFit box, a big part of my job is to help people push past their self-limiting beliefs and accomplish something they didn't think was possible. I'd never imagined being a small business owner, so I understand what it's like to do something new and outside of "the plan". I've found that the lessons I've learned through training are applicable to my daily life, such as the setting and achieving of goals, staying positive, and not giving up. Seeing the changes in myself enables me to empower others to do the same. It's a beautiful thing to help women reach their full potential. CROSSFIT MAPLEWOOD Audrey Winkler, Administrative Staff 102 Prospect Street, South Orange 973-762-6909 x 333 | jespy.org SUPERPOWER TRAIT: Wear many hats with ease As part of the administrative staff at JESPY House, we're called upon to fill many roles. We've learned that it's part of the job to roll with it! We may be handling a marketing assignment one minute and then changing hats to counsel a client on their health or go to a meeting with the town, work with a client's family on entitlements, make a real estate decision, launch a new fundraising campaign or support our staff - you name it. Although we may plan our days ahead of time, we've all learned to practice flexibility to deal with whatever comes our way. Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty 181 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood 917-450-8843 | cvfbesthomesforyou.com SUPERPOWER TRAIT: Creative insight For me, real estate is more than buying and selling homes. It's a chance for me to listen to my clients and strategize on how to creatively position a house in this competitive landscape. I've leveraged unique aspects of a home with a porch happy hour, or showcased local designers, even a timely and local 5K race to attract buyers and set a home apart. When helping buyers, I'll learn all I can about what would make a winning offer for a particular seller and home in on those aspects to customize a deal that works successfully for all parties. CAROL FARDIN JESPY HOUSE