Newark NJ or Phoenix, AZ

Laura Brandao



Have you ever been asked to face your greatest fear?  Being vulnerable and putting yourself out for all to see requires a certain mindset.  I have learned that by enlisting help and including others to support your efforts can make the difference you need to squash your self-doubt.  Once you open your mind and realize the outcomes it would be hard not to change.  Let me guide you to” Say Yes Everyday” because once the ripple of positivity begins, you will never look back.

This session presents a new mantra on how to remain open to new experiences by altering how you approach each day – just by stepping up and putting yourself out there without expectations or preconceived notions.

In 2018 Laura underwent a transformation, and she realized that most of her success both professionally and personally was due to a “say yes” everyday mindset. So, she started to test the theory. As each day began, she would open her mind and say YES. This approach to others when you don’t know what someone might want can be either positive or negative. Opening up and listening without thinking about what else is on your plate can bring about new experiences.

She will illustrate that if you go into every situation with no preconceived notions or expectations, you can do ANYTHING. Laura feels that as humans we cause our own fears or letdowns because things don’t turn out the way we expected them to – but by realizing that we are doing it to experience something new, there is no possible letdown.

Laura will lead you through the many challenges that set her on the path of positive energy in her field of expertise.

You will learn the following:

  1. How to access your energy whenever you need it
  2. How to focus on saying “yes” to something every day
  3. How to connect with your inner child by being open to new experiences

About Laura Brandao

Laura Brandao is the President and the only woman partner of American Financial Resources Wholesale. Armed with 2 decades of experience, determination, and belief in herself, Laura Brandao started AFR Wholesale in 2007. She had her high heel in the door and never turned back. She started as the Director of Operations; in 2009 she became a partner, and quickly rose to EVP followed by COO and now the President.

Laura is a 2019 NJ top women in business award winner. She has been recognized in HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence, 2018 National Mortgage Professional Most Powerful women, and was also one of the 2017 MPA’s Hot 100 Mortgage Professionals and Elite Women of Mortgage 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Laura is President of AFR Wholesale. She has moderated 9 panels, been an expert panelist twice, and been a podcast guest 9 times. And she was a keynote speaker at the Bellagio in Vegas speaking to an audience of almost 2,000 attendees.


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