b"PIVOT WITH AGILITYLife is random. Unforeseen factors can affect outcomes, and sometimes it's simply circumstance that propels or constrains us. Resilience is the ability to pivot with agility while not losing sight of the goal. Its the growth that results from obstacles - the cultivating of resources. Its showing up every day for family, friends, career, ourselves. Practicing real estate amid a pandemic has broadened our perspective, inspired creativity, and fueled our commitment. As Realtors and Producers of The Resource Home Show, (back in 2021!), its all about resilience. LISA DANBROT & CARLA LABIANCA COLDWELL BANKER REALTY145 Maplewood Avenue, MaplewoodLisa:917-674-4109|Carla:917-854-7686|danbrotlabiancapartnership.comKNOWING MYSELF STAY CREATIVE I run a brick and mortar supplemental education franchise. When the virus arrived, I had to blow up my business model and shift from in person to virtual instruction. In a matter of days, I compiled two months of instruction, got it to our clients, trained our staff, and set up our Zoom interface. As we've gained experience online, we changed how we grouped students and have improved their engagement. It's constant problem-solving as we innovate to do what's best for the kids.DR. ALISSA GARDENHIREBEST IN CLASS EDUCATION CENTER71 Valley Street, Suite 200, South Orange I have reinvented myself several times but always973-327-9775|bicedu.com/south-orangefind ways to care for people, using my psychology training. With my boutique consignment shop I love being playful, bringing fun into people's lives during a heavy time. To keep the store going, I put that positive energy on social media, whether I dance or model dresses or showcase cute shoes. It's really just about being myself with my big personality, helping customers feel good.JULIE PERLOW-GREENERETAIL THERAPY7 Highland Place, Maplewood 917-650-7895|@retailtherapy_maplewood36/ matters magazine / fall 2020"