The Breeze Dozen: Cape Trailblazers — Gloria Raso Tate
Each week the Cape Coral Breeze will feature a leader within the business community — public sector, private sector, or non-profit — asking a dozen questions that focus on the person and the business in which they hold a leadership role.
Name: Gloria Raso Tate
Position: Realtor at Raso Realty Inc.
Company or organization: Raso Realty Inc.
Industry: Real estate
Contact information: 239-542-2254 and email email@example.com
Address: 4812 Cape Coral St., Cape Coral, FL 33904
Your business at a glance:
What you do: I work in the community, helping people relocate to Cape Coral, and when they find it necessary to move, help them transition to a new community. We have a full service real estate company, including property management. I serve in many organizations throughout the city in leadership and volunteer positions.
Unique niche: My passion for this city and preserving our history.
Bragging rights: Elected to the City Council two terms, appointed for an additional term; Home Town Hero Award and many awards in my profession recognizing my accomplishments.
Where you see your business in five years: In my “happy place,” my chair at my office and enjoying my home on the palm tree-lined Bayshore Drive along the riverfront.
Describe yourself in one word: Dedicated.
Hero, role model or mentor: My sisters — Cathy, Diane, Debbie and Donna Jo.
Person you’d most like to meet: The queen of England.
Book that changed your life: “The 21 Laws of Leadership,” by John Maxwell.
Biggest risk you ever taken: Leaving a retail weekly pay check job and starting a real estate career with a commission-based salary.
Personal passion: Community involvement.
Guilty pleasure: Desserts and cheese.