Dione Irwin believes in empowering the people in her life to keep moving forward.

She has spent the past 11 years building a strong real estate team in Airdrie where each person is confident and authentic to themselves.

“It’s so much more than selling houses for me. I teach my team about positivity and attracting our best clients and how your attitude is going to reflect that,” says Irwin.

“I try to lead by example when I mentor and show people what I have done, what I have failed at and what I succeed at. You must keep looking up. So, I guide them as they grow and expand and become more confident.”

Over the years, Irwin has raised thousands of dollars for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and collected hundreds of food items for the Airdrie Food Bank through an annual pumpkin exchange program.

Jen Holmes has been Irwin’s executive assistant for three years. In that time, Holmes says Irwin has been an incredible mentor to her and others for more than a decade.

“Her determination, courage and heart is something I, and I know many others, truly admire,” says Holmes.

“I am honoured to know Dione, and thankful for the most incredible work environment I have ever experienced.”