Cherolyne Fogarty, President

Walk The Talk Presentations, Inc.  407-924-2524
Cherolyne@WalkTheTalkPresentations.com

Although a Floridian for almost 20 years, Cherolyne was originally a Kansas Jayhawk, having attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.

 

As the former Director of Education for the Florida Association of Realtors® for 8 years, Cherolyne has a passion for education, marketing and course development.  She has worked with various age groups in mixed generations of Realtor members for over 20 years as well as many different state associations offering her expertise in marketing.  She shares her knowledge in course development and is well-known around the country having made presentations to education directors from various states.

In February of 2009, Cherolyne stepped out of her comfort level as Education Director for the state association and started her company, Walk the Talk Presentations, Inc.,  developing continuing education programs, offering a speakers bureau to various organizations as well as consulting services, determining education needs and converting those needs into leading-edge, budget-friendly programs.

When she isn’t working, speaking, or chasing her two kids around, she enjoys vacationing, snow skiing and scuba diving with her family.

Background:

February 2009 - present

President and Owner of Walk the Talk Presentations, Inc.

February 1991 – February 2009
Florida Association of Realtors®
Education Department Director since October, 2001

 Experience:

  • Managed multiple programs including broker conferences, local education director workshops, instructor training and primarily the GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation program as well as 3- and 4-hour continuing education courses.
  • Scheduled 60 instructors each year in over 550 modules in the GRI program.
  • Successfully managed the growth of the GRI program from 31 courses and 1,600 students in 2001 to 78 courses and 5,600 students.
  • Initiated an unprecedented contract with an outside vendor to streamline GRI course delivery system to accommodate rapid growth; while increasing net revenue for partnering local boards.
  • Coordinated GRI and CE speaker auditions and faculty policy development.
  • Managed approximately 30 education sessions at each annual FAR Convention from speaker selection process to post-presentation review. Average attendance of 2,000-2,500.
  • Initiated and developed short fundamental training programs on CD for membership.
  • Identified the members’ need for a targeted program about the real estate market and developed program for FAR business meeting.
  • Managed the revisions and updates to the GRI curriculum which includes 21 (3-8 hour) modules.
  • Directed curriculum development for GRI and CE courses to address the various adult learning styles as well as generational differences.

 

Managerial Experience:

  • Supervised and trained five Education Department Staff members – cross-trained to perform critical aspects of other positions.

 

Budgeting Experience:

  • Prepared and oversaw $1,000,000 annual budget for various programs including over 350 classroom presentations as well as online courses.

 

Online Education Experience:

  • Partnered with online education company in developing curriculum for GRI online program as well as 14-hour license renewal education. Subject matter included quiz questions, exam questions as well as student text with the primary goal of writing material that would comply with the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s guidelines for online CE credit.

 

Speaking Experience:

Instructor Training Institute 3-day program, Annual Education Workshop, 2005 Chairman of the State Education Directors for NAR (National Association of Realtors®); Served as liaison to 5 committees for FAR; taught PowerPoint training to FAR instructors.

 

Currently speaks to WCR chapters and local boards of Realtors.

 

Education:

University of Kansas

AA Valencia Community College

Instructor Training Institute and various other instructor training programs

 

 

References:

Steven David, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA

President and Owner of Florida Professional Real Estate

stevendavidre@aol.com; 954-565-0014

 

Rod McIntyre, Ph.D., Vice President of Professional Development

Kansas Association of Realtors

rmcintyre@kansasrealtor.com; 785-231-9661

 

Grant Simon, GRI, CDPE

grantsimon@earthlink.net; 407-822-8886

 

Jerry Matthews, Advisor

Jerry@JerryMatthews.com