30 Jan January 30, 2024 – Home Watch Academy Diane Pisani and Sound Therapy Healing Henry Penix
Diane Pisani – Founder of Home Watch Academy
For folks considering starting a business, Home Watch is really
something to consider, because it is not only an excellent business
opportunity, but it is for anyone with great customer service skill
and a servant’s heart.
Diane Pisani runs Home Watch Academy, a business that helps people start “home watch” businesses. What is that? I didn’t know what it was either, but it’s a fast-growing service-based business model that oversees the second homes of people. There are nearly 10 million second homes in the U.S. and many of those homes sit unoccupied for months on end. Home watch concierge services provide support to oversee the property so homeowners know it is protected. Diane has a great personality. She has self-deprecating humor (I love that because I do too) but she seriously has some entrepreneurial chops. Before being a homewatching business pioneer, she was a travel agency business owner specializing in cruises. Let me know and I can get something on the calendar. In 1986 Diane opened one of the nation’s first cruise-only travel agencies. Her company, Cruises and More, proudly served thousands of happy passengers in its seventeen-year span. After selling the business, she moved to Florida. Diane accepted a position at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples and was later encouraged to get into the business of Home Watch and Concierge Services. She worked for a Home Watch company and later launched the Property Services, Home Watch, and Concierge Division of a local real estate office. In 2006 with a business partner, she started Second To None Services Home Watch. After just a couple of years, Second To None Services was near full client capacity, and growth decisions had to be made. Diane felt strongly about the personal service that was offered and decided not to hire a large staff to perform property visits and other tasks. Instead, she chose to train professionals and help them start their own Home Watch business. The very first workshop was in the spring of 2008 and it focused on the “nuts and bolts” of Home Watch. There was a lot of demand for training, so Your Home Watch Professionals®, was launched in 2009. It is fully dedicated to training dynamic individuals and helping them launch and grow exceptional Home Watch businesses. The Home Watch Training Program offered at the Naples, Florida Training Center proudly has graduates throughout Florida as well as many other states that have cities with a seasonal population. In 2020, The Home Watch Academy® debuted as the first eLearning and resource program developed exclusively for the profession of Home Watch. Students can learn on their own time and at their own pace. In addition to the foundation courses, there is access to a growing array of continuing education modules and a variety of resources. Educating seasonal homeowners and the trades who serve them is a top priority. At this time, there is no official licensing for Home Watch. There is also confusion about the differences between Home Watch, House Sitting, Property Management, and Home Inspection. Diane manages the Home Watch Network™, the professional association that offers a true certification backed by a commitment to ongoing education. She is dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of hiring a Certified Home Watch Reporter™. The Ultimate Home Watch Interview Guide helps homeowners make informed decisions before handing over their keys.
Henry Penix – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Soaak Technologies
Sound frequency therapy is our biggest breakthrough. We went
through eight years in clinic testing out different modalities for
depression, anxiety, low libido, insomnia and came up with sound
frequencies compositions. 97% of all of our customers are reporting,
in at least one area of their life, an improvement.
With over 35 years of experience in various fields, including service, technology, and real estate, Mr. Penix is a visionary leader and a passionate entrepreneur who strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives. He is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Soaak Technologies, a digital health company that offers a clinically proven protocol to address anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness, while improving energy, productivity, and focus. Henry’s journey with Soaak Technologies commenced with the co-founding of a private health clinic, which catalyzed the company’s evolution. His deep-rooted understanding of the transformative capacity of digital health solutions led to the realization that holistic wellness needed to be accessible to a broader audience. This insight catalyzed the development of Soaak’s groundbreaking mobile platform, fundamentally revolutionizing how individuals engage with their well-being. In addition to his leadership at Soaak, Henry is a seasoned entrepreneur who has made significant appearances on platforms like Shark Tank and QVC, showcasing his prowess in the global tech arena. His extensive experience also includes leading another global tech company, where he further demonstrated his ability to drive innovation and success in the industry. In his role as Executive Chairman, Henry brings a wealth of leadership, mentorship, and industry expertise to the fore. His strategic mindset, coupled with an unwavering commitment to enhancing people’s lives, continues to propel Soaak’s mission to empower individuals to attain optimal health and wellness. Under his steadfast guidance, Soaak Technologies remains at the forefront of the health tech industry, consistently delivering innovative solutions that positively transform the lives of individuals worldwide.