Our MVVBP


Mission

To provide learning experiences for our youth that inspire big thinking, model wealth-building, and instill a passion for generous giving.

Vision

To be a family of World Changers.

Values

  • CHANGE starts within.
  • CONVERSATION is how change begins.
  • COMMUNITY is where change evolves.

Beliefs

Change yourself and you change the world. We owe it to ourselves and to others to live the fullest life possible and freely share the things we are blessed with: time, talent and treasure.

Perspective

An educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit that leverages technology and the passion of KWKC Instructors to empower young people to live life to its fullest.

Our Team


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Executive Director


KWKC's Executive Director has a track record of leadership.

They are highly assertive, passionate, people-oriented and operate with high urgency. They have strong communication skills and naturally connect with others. When people who know them describe them, they point to their energy and passion as their most dominant characteristics. Their burning desire is to change young peoples’ lives for the better.

They leverage an amazing curriculum by utilizing a technology platform and the passion of the Keller Williams Realty agents and leadership system to engage as many young people in life-changing conversations as possible.

They are natural leaders who embrace succeeding through others, bottom-up leadership, and building a team. They possess a track record of relationships. They view learning as the foundation of their action plan. They make extremely high goals and are relentless in achieving them.


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Skye Anderson

Operations and Program Manager


Skye Anderson is passionate about lifelong learning.

Skye joined the KW Family after reading Gary Keller and Jay Papasan's bestselling book, The ONE Thing. It quickly became her favorite book and she is thrilled that she now has the incredible opportunity to develop curriculum and programming based on the same concepts. When she’s not busy writing or designing new material, Skye loves bringing methodology to the creative chaos of the KWKC Team.


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Wendy Papasan

Chairman of the Board of Directors


Wendy’s secret sauce to success lies in hiring the world's most talented people. 

Wendy leads real estate teams in Austin and St. Louis and is both a community activist and philanthropist. In addition to owning multiple income-producing properties in Austin, she also co-owns a real estate office in Memphis, TN and is a silent partner in both a venture capital firm and a publishing company. Active in the community, Wendy is past president of her neighborhood association and raised more than $150,000 for children with cancer in 2015.


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Ben Kinney

Board Member


Ben Kinney is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, author and real estate agent with Keller Williams in Bellingham, Washington.

Kinney is listed in The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends' top 1,000 agents for 2011-2014. He is the founder of NVNTD, Home4Investment and a co-founder of Brivity. Kinney developed the curriculum for an online real estate course. He sold the curriculum to a company acquired by Trulia, but continued to teach classes. Kinney also created two real estate websites, Brivity and Blossor and was named the 2014 Innovator of the Year by Inman News.


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Brentin Hess

Board Member


Brentin believes “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it’s a thing to be achieved."

Brentin is the Managing Member of the real estate/small business investment and capital firm, Campbell Capital, and owner of a real estate portfolio holding company, Hess Holdings. Brentin is also the Founder of RECN, an organization that helps members fund their life purpose through real estate investing. After serving as an Accounting and Finance Analyst for the Department of Defense for 5 years, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and is now nearly finished his MBA program. Brentin enjoys playing and watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends!


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Brian Wentz

Board Member


Brian has always been fascinated with businesses, franchises and technology.

During his second year at Iowa State, Brian had a pivotal moment- realizing that he was on the wrong path. Looking for an opportunity that was more entrepreneurial, he quit school that day. Later that month he attended a career night for Real Estate and was hooked! Wentz has been an agent and entrepreneur ever since. Today Brian serves as Operating Partner for Wentz Realty Group, Team Leader of KW Greater Des Moines, and is an owner in three Keller Williams franchise offices. In the last 4 years, Brian and his team have grown the Des Moines offices from 28 agents to over 340 agents and led the Greater Des Moines Market Center to become the largest and most productive office in the Des Moines community.


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Chase Sloan

Board Member


Chase commits to the philosophy, "Give Where You Live", serving at a local level for global impact. 

Chase Sloan is a World Changing Business Owner. In just 6 years, she has paired her business success and her passion for coaching to partner with audiences that thrive from mastering mindset and learning practical solutions for growing a successful business. As the founder and CEO of The Chasing Real Estate Group, Chase has been recognized as a Houston 40 under 40 award recipient. She is also a Trainer, Speaker, and member of the International Agent Leadership Council of Keller Williams Realty. Her mission is inspiring others to lead powerful lives by design. 


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Jason Abrams

Board Member


Jason Abrams is a leading expert in residential real estate business.

Jason is a founding member and principle owner of one of the largest Keller Williams conglomerate in Michigan, a former Chairman of the Agent Leadership Council, as well as a former Keller Williams office manager of a 100+ agent office. Jason’s award winning team is recognized as experts by their peers. Jason is also the co-host of HGTV #1 television show “Scoring the Deal”.


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John Newman

Board Member


John has a passion for helping empower others to "Dream Big".  

John graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Finance and started his career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch where he assisted high net worth individuals with their investment portfolios. In 2003, John left Merrill Lynch to pursue his true passion, real estate. Since then he has run both a successful real estate investment company and a large residential real estate team. John is currently ranked in the top 1% of Realtors nationwide and is a sought after speaker within Keller Williams Realty. John resides in Anne Arundel County with his wife of 18 years Nicole and their 3 children. 


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Mandi Monaghan

Board Member


Mandi’s passion and heart is in giving and children.  

Mandi has always had a passion for business building and growth, having grown up as a child watching her father lead a major development company. She quickly grew her real estate business through connecting with the community and finding ways to deliver value at a high level. After selling real estate and building a business, she became a MAPS coach, and is now empowering others to lead their lives and business to the next level through coaching.  



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Tim Heyl

Board Member


Tim's commitment to his clients and business has earned him international recognition as an innovative leader in real estate.

Tim Heyl is the ambitious founder and leader of the Heyl Group and Phone Animal. Since 2009, Tim has grown his team to become one of the preeminent real estate teams in Austin, helping families buy and sell real estate in Central Texas. The Austin Business Journal awarded The Heyl Group the number one team for the “2015 Residential Real Estate Awards” for the team’s 2015 gross sales totaling $107 million. The Heyl Group was recently named at one of the fastest growing businesses by Inc 5000. 



Our History


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The Visionary, Gary Keller

Gary Keller is the founder and chairman of the board for Keller Williams Realty, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count. He is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the real estate industry, leading his company to 30 consecutive years of growth and profitability. As a coach and keynote speaker, Keller has helped high school and college students, as well as real estate and business entrepreneurs all over the world find success.

The Company He Built, Keller Williams Realty

For more than 30 years, Keller Williams Realty has operated with the knowledge that its associates are the key to the company’s success, not the other way around. For this reason, Keller Williams Realty has committed itself to serving its associates by implementing policies, programs and ideas that help lift them up and move their careers forward. 

In 2015, Training Magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world. This title cemented what many have known all along, that Keller Williams is a training and coaching company that just happens to be in the business of real estate.

The Next Evolution, KWKC

Envisioned by Gary Keller, KWKC is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit founded with the belief that the cultivation of a growth mindset needs to begin as early in life as possible. It leverages the incredible success of Keller Williams Realty by bringing the company’s strengths in education and training to the next generation of world leaders.

KWKC is introducing students to concepts and principles unlike anything they’ve come across in a traditional classroom. Through powerful learning experiences both in person and online, this organization is empowering students to raise their life trajectory.

Acknowledgments

We will forever be grateful for Gary Keller’s vision and leadership, as well as his guidance in the formation of KW Kids Can (KWKC). Born out of his own experience building the largest real estate company in the world, the Quantum Leap course is rich with content, tools and models that provide anyone desiring to live life to its fullest, a clear and simple path to follow. The powerful messages in this material have positively impacted the lives of Keller Williams’ associates for more than 20 years. KWKC is honored to take the baton and share these messages with students around the globe.