About Clint Pardoe
Part 1: Growing up
I was born and raised in Silicon Valley, the now high-tech capital of the world. Because of this, I decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in Business, however, as I was about to graduate, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. This, combined with the ending of a romantic relationship, led to anxiety, which led to depression, which led to some soul searching. I spent the next year waiting tables and reading personal growth and development books.
Part 2: Graduate school
Inspired by a former Communication Professor, I decided to go to graduate school to teach the subject matter and, after a few years of teaching at the college level, did post-graduate work in Leadership Coaching where I also began coaching entrepreneurs. Given that I taught public speaking, I added speaking to my repertoire and started speaking at companies like Apple, etc. I was teaching, speaking, and coaching.
Part 3: Real estate
My coach at the time invited me to co-lead a presentation with him at a local real estate company and, shortly thereafter, I was coaching new Realtors, established Realtors, and the #1 Managing Broker from that company. I was told that my approach to business wasn’t being taught by anyone else in the real estate industry. Within a few years, most of my clients were Realtors.
Part 4: The crash
After attempting to be superhuman for a decade (the best teacher, speaker, coach, husband, father), I crashed – I became physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. I took six weeks off to rest and, as I started to more healthily re-enter my life, the market crashed – my income plummeted, we lost our home, and my wife-at-the-time, our two children, and I moved in with my mother-in-law. I spent the next few years doing as much as I could to stay afloat.
Part 5: Letting go
A Realtor client of mine turned his independent brokerage into a major real estate company franchise and I was hired to lead the transition and launch of this new venture – I let go of teaching, speaking, and coaching. About a year later, I was unexpectedly let go – turned out they wanted me, and their Realtors, to be superhuman – I knew there was a different way and Zen Real Estate was born. Through speaking and coaching, I help Realtors increase income, efficiency, and inner peace.
We are a team of five humans and a cat.
Speaker & Coach