Nick Stageberg: Write your Own Story

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we had a very interesting interview with Nick Stageberg, a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Founder of Black Swan Real Estate. Nick started his career in the tech sector and after years of working, he decided to go a different path and choose real estate business. Nick will share both the ups and downs of working in various establishments and the lessons he gained through his experiences.

After the sacrifices and heartaches they had to get through, Nick together with his wife successfully built up their own start-up company and now have a private equity firm that has about a third of a 1 billion in assets on their management.

These and more!! Watch this episode and learn more about Nick’s story!!

In This Episode:

[3:35] What does Championship Leadership mean to Nick Stageberg?

[4:45] Who is Nick Stageberg, and what brought him to where he is today?

[10:45] Leaders that have influenced him.

[20:18] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.

[27:51] Episode takeaways.

About the Guest

From software tech start-up veteran to CEO of Black Swan Real Estate, Nick Stageberg has always been an entrepreneur at heart. 

Before real estate, Nick enjoyed an extremely successful career in enterprise software.  Over 9 years, his first startup went from $13M in venture capital to $100M in private equity sale.  After that, he helped the Mayo Clinic create a software development startup which resulted in him leading 13 teams of engineers after only 3 years.  Along the way, Nick and Elaine built a real estate portfolio which eventually became Black Swan Real Estate.  Nick has been able to leverage the innovative tools and management techniques from the technology world in real estate, which has given Black Swan an incredible advantage over legacy firms in the industry.  

Important Quotes:

“Championship Leadership means servant leadership. It means truly having the heart of the servants.”

“Money doesn’t it doesn’t really help anything. It amplifies who you are, what you do.”

“There is no such thing as reality. There is the reality that you focus on, and you have all the lenses that you use to see the world.”

“What if the worst day of your life was actually the best?”

“It turns out that doing the right thing is actually the profitable thing to do.”



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