Nathalie is a member of the hub that has two ways of reaching out to her community. The first, is that she is a realtor for NextHome KU Realty. In this, Nathalie focuses on making peoples’ experiences meaningful and positive.
Her background in psychology has opened her eyes to see that the realty process is actually a pretty emotional one for most people. Because of this, she navigates her work by putting the customer over her sale-to make sure that the client is able to transition to a place where they are happier than before they began, regardless of where they started.
On the other hand, Nathalie is the founder of Sparked, an authentic relationship game for women. Participants usually gather in someone’s home, the Still and Moving Center on Queen St. and at the Hub. She has started to launch meetings on Zoom, where women can still engage in a meaningful online conversation, sharing their stories, and learning how to deliver their stories to other women.
Besides Sparked, Nathalie is also involved in Womanspeak, a woman-safe space to learn and implement best practices for public speaking. While Sparked is to get you more comfortable to share your story with a group of women, Womanspeak gets you used to talking to a bigger group. Nathalie helps participants focus on their breathing, their body, and getting out of their heads. That way, women can become more accustomed to speaking about their core values and their ‘why’. She hopes to have women avoid getting stuck in that negative feedback loop of panic that stirs when someone is presented with the opportunity of public speaking, and instead be able to articulate what they want to shine and convey to their audience.
In all of this, Nathalie finds ways to help others from a place of service. After speaking with her, I was undoubtedly met with a rush of confidence and positivity. Before ending the call, when asked what message she wants to highlight to readers, Nathalie said that she hopes to underscore the importance of being kind to one another- especially right now.
To get in touch with Nathalie, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Nathalie Champion
NextHome KU Realty
- What work do you do?
I am a residential realtor. I focus on buying, selling and investing instead of property management all over O’ahu. I have found that there are a lot of realtors, but I feel that I know and trust you will find your people.
2. What’s your WHY?
I love real estate because it is such a huge and daunting process. I have been blessed to have two experiences: one, having a realtor that was awful and one that was amazing. The difference in the quality of my life during the transaction was something that made me go, “wow this is so important that I want to come in from the service side”. I have a psychology degree and I feel that it’s important because realty is such an emotional process and for a majority of people they don’t realize that. To me, it doesn’t have such a fiduciary duty because here, it is one of the few jobs where you have to put your customer over your sales-unlike other sales positions. This is something that I take very very seriously, and I really find joy in being able to midwife someone through the transition into someplace where they fall in love or even a transition out from a place where they were unhappy. I think that this is especially important now because it is such an unprecedented time where it’s important to really be kind- because a lot of people’s lives are really being shifted out of their comfort zone. It’s remarkable how much changes and how you can make a difference for someone.
3. What do people not know about you?
I feel that people don’t know how much of an introvert I am. I prefer being at home reading, versus networking and putting myself out there and meeting people. It’s funny because my job is so much of that, and so it has taken a lot of creativity to navigate that.
I think that’s why I am so active in the community. Recently, I have become a part of Sparked, an authentic relationship game for women. My role is to hold space for this game to be experienced. Traditionally we would circle up in a woman only space at someone’s house, but nowadays we will meet on Zoom, spin a spinner, land on an awesome topic like “passion”, pick a card, and then answer the question. I feel that it is an insightful opportunity to get to know each other that fosters a deeper connection to one another than normal networking which focuses on one facet of who we are as human beings. Sparked allows you to share yourself in a way that’s important, and also helps you realize that, ‘other people have just as complex and rich a life as I do,’ because you forget that sometimes.