Category: Entrepreneurs


      Jack and his partner are incredibly successful and motivational publishers. I’ve read many of their books and purchased several of their online classes.    One day, while surfing the web, I came across a very powerful video in which Jack was talking to a group of people who’d all had something go wrong in their lives. Each person blamed something other than themselves. He faced them, eyeball ... Read More
August 13, 2020Lynn Drake


Rich Fettke Mentors can come in all forms. There are a few who I didn’t know personally, but I followed their advice.  One in particular was Richard Fettkte. I’m not sure where or how I learned about him, but once I found him, my future changed for the better. He published Momentum and Extreme Success, and I used the principles he drew from extreme sports to overcome my fear in the commercial real estate ... Read More
July 9, 2020Lynn Drake


Peg Otsby   I met Peg through the National Association of Women Business Owners. During our friendship, she introduced me to the power of positive thinking and to T. Harv Eker, who had a major influence on my life as well. If things in life weren’t going my way, Peg was the first one to say, “imagine what you want the result to be.” She moved south a few years ago, but I still miss seeing ... Read More
June 15, 2020Lynn Drake



Co-vid 19 Resources

As we all struggle to deal with this pandemic, Compass Commercial has put together some helpful resources we would like to share: 12 Point Plan for Workplace Re-entry Service/Products Suppliers to help get your space ready for occupancy Commercial Real Estate Strategies on how to approach your Landlord about rental ... Read More
May 21, 2020Lynn Drake


  Rod Santomassimo, The Massimo Group   Rod was a coach when I was hired in 2009. He tested me, challenged me, and taught me how to move forward in my business. He agreed with me that I wasn't being treated very well in my position at the time, and he challenged me to find an alternative. As a woman in an all-male field, there weren't many employment options that differed from ... Read More
May 15, 2020Lynn Drake


  Peter Lojko, Next Wave Wireless   Peter was my boss when I worked at Next Wave Wireless in Massachusetts. He taught me and his entire direct staff how to work with senior management. I’ve never met another manager who invested as much time and energy into growing his people. His suggestions and ideas were instrumental in propelling my career from that point forward. Unfortunately, Next Wave Wireless had to close ... Read More
April 6, 2020Lynn Drake


  Brian Novak, Kelly Services    I was working at Kelly Services for about a year when Brian Novak suddenly entered the scene as my new boss. It can be scary when the person who hired you is no longer your boss. Brian proved to be one of my favorite bosses. He had a good eye for determining who in my department was working effectively and who was not. He trained me ... Read More
February 20, 2020Lynn Drake


  Mary Rossi, Thyssen    I graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a concentration in Accounting. My first real job was working as an accountant at Thyssen Steel in Oak Park, MI. Computers were around at this time, but they were rarely used, so we tracked steel inventory by hand on massive ledgers. I spent hours using a mechanical pencil to record ID numbers for pieces of steel. Mary taught me how to make sure the information I ... Read More
January 13, 2020Lynn Drake


You know that holiday song? It’s a tune every tenant should be singing – twice a year. That’s right—Every tenant should check their lease expiration date twice, and make sure to start their search at least a year in advance. Wondering why? Isn't a year a bit over the top? If you’re ... Read More
December 20, 2017Lynn Drake


While the owner of a startup company may be reluctant to take on a long-term lease, it might pay to think about what that actually means in practical terms. Here are two things to consider right from the start: It could take three to six months, at least, to find ... Read More
December 5, 2017Lynn Drake