"ARE YOUR INVESTMENTS EARNING YOU ENOUGH INCOME TO ENJOY THE LIFE YOU DESERVE?"LAURA ALAMERY CHERRELL TARANTINO Having a solid 20 years in and around real For most single young women the language barrier estate myself, I found Laura to be a true – not to mention the gender politics and culture anomaly, in the best sense of the word. She’s shock of such a migration – might have been remarkably unexpected. Just when you thought overwhelming. But Laura recognized so many you’ve figured her out, she pulls another rabbit opportunities and took advantage of everything that out of her hat. Ideas run rampant when you’re came her way. around Laura – yet she’s humble enough to listen to you as well, and her energy is palpable. As a rule, newcomers to the Hawaiian Islands aren’t always welcomed with open arms; they go through a Her students are devoted, and call her ‘the Real ‘rites of passage’ period until deemed worthy of trust Deal.’ So, what makes Laura stand out in the and friendship. But Laura was bright and engaging crowd of trainers and coaches across our and adept at uncovering what isn’t always obvious country? How did she find the resilience and to everyone else. She had nothing to prove, except drive to make something out of nothing, and bad to herself; it was a good fit from the start. times into way more than merely bearable? Her story is one ‘for the books.’ Read on, and I’m For Laura, these few years in Hawaii would prove to sure you’ll agree… be fortuitous; the perfect launch pad for the 30year journey she was destined to take. Ambitious and determined to have a good life for herself and her family to come, Laura hit the ground running – and never looked back. Of course, college wasn’t an option… It was a NECESSITY, to the future Laura knew she deserved. Enrolled in Hawaii Pacific University, she would earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Getting an education 4 miles from Hawaiians call it ‘Just off the Boat’ Waikiki might have been a major distraction for most people. But real estate caught her eye, and right Imagine immigrating in 1985 to America from Italy at the age of 21, barely able to speak English. Sure, it was beautiful, but then Laura Alamery was used to scenic surroundings – born and raised in stunning Vicenza, just 40 miles from the Adriatic Sea, and Venice. away she realized it could help to pay for school.