LAP Testimonials

Leadership Accelerator Program Testimonials

"I was thrilled to be accepted into the Leadership Accelerator Program's (LAP) inaugural class as an ultimate opportunity to work ON my business while working IN my business. Being a sole practitioner, Real Estate Broker I long ago decided to rely on my professional association (HGAR) and community of professional peers to develop my knowledge, skills, and resources as a REALTOR®. After 15 years of growing my business that way, the LAP was both a new way to build on that practice and give something back by participating in the development of this new concept in the short term and assisting the HGAR community in various ways over the long term. Meeting and collaborating for a full year with the group of like-minded HGAR members who composed my LAP class was invigorating and inspired me to think outside the box about where to take my own business and how to contribute to the broader needs and goals of our profession."

Allison Jaffe

Allison Jaffe
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Key Real Estate Services, LLC



Ismail (ish) Kolya
Ismail (Ish) Kolya
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
Exp Realty


"As a member of the inaugural class of the Leadership Accelerator Program at the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS, I had the honor to participate in a year long journey featuring diverse topics of local and current interests, hear and speak to a varied group of professionals both in public and private sector, and examine the various parts of management and leadership at the Association as well as local, state and federal levels when it comes to real estate.

My fellow classmates and I were also involved in the creation of a new system whereby the Association can engage with and provide additional support to new members as they join and navigate through the first year of their real estate careers.

Overall, it was a valuable experience with solid opportunities for learning, growth, and networking."