feature story / 29 feature story / 29 Weichert, Realtors 505 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills 973-220-3050 | VictoriaCarter.com SUPERPOWER TRAIT: Problem solver I care about my clients and will do whatever it takes to make the details go smoothly during the course of the buying and selling process. When we do encounter obstacles, I know how to remove them by connecting with whomever I'm working with in a real and authentic way and taking action in a determined fashion. You might say I'm a bit obsessive – definitely tenacious – but ultimately I get the job done, hopefully with a little humor added to the mix. Tara Connell 1933 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood 973-996-8779 | CKOMaplewood.com SUPERPOWER TRAIT: Motivating and inspiring I thrive on helping people feel their best, whether that's by sculpting muscle, losing weight, or just getting them to show up to class to find some peace of mind. Clients often start out apprehensive and afraid but with encouragement and gentle nudging – maybe to hold a plank ten seconds longer – most are excited by what they've achieved just 30 days later. Eleven years ago, I came to CKO because I wanted to lose my baby weight and needed some motivation. And now I get to share this community of strength, support and healthy living. Sheila Turner-Cartlidge 1897 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood 973-761-5012 | astahsart@aol.com SUPERPOWER TRAIT: Visualizing the end product I've always had a good eye and as the owner of a fine art gallery for 20 years, it's very important for me to use my visual skills to choose artwork and frames for my clients. We specialize in art that showcases people of color and help clients build collections with good pieces they love. I always advise people to diversify the art they collect just like they would a stock portfolio. Completing a piece with the right frame is one of my specialties and absolutely necessary to make it a work of art. ASTAH'S FINE ART GALLERY CKO MAPLEWOOD VICTORIA CARTER