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Hidden Gems: Meet Nakia Evans of Beyond Inner Growth

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nakia Evans.

Hi Nakia, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m a 47-year-old mom of 3 and grandma of 1.  I was a teenage parent of 3 at the age of 19.  I always held a job and ran a side business, but I didn’t have time, freedom, or control of my own schedule.  I purchased my first home in 1998, 2nd in 2002, and then became a REALTOR® at the advice of my second REALTOR®.  I started in 2002 but didn’t start running a real estate business until 2015.

Awards in Real Estate:
In 2018 Rising Star REALTOR® of the Year, 2019 Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year, and 2020 REALTOR® of the year awards at the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, where I currently serve as President.

I also served on the 2022 Maryland REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors.

I became a servant leader and volunteered for leadership roles with REALTOR® organizations beginning in 2016, quickly rising to Women’s Council of REALTORS® President in 2019. That same year, I graduated from the MD REALTORS® Leadership Academy. This has helped me learn to make an impact in the lives of other agents and industry leaders.

The most recent highlight is that on my 45th birthday, I gave back my corporate job to become an independent contractor with a vision for more. More for me, my family, and more for everyone who had become a loyal friend or mentee to me over the past 3 years while I was growing quickly in my job, as a Managing Broker.  It was time for ME! It was time for Freedom –  Time, Location, and Financial Freedom.  I quickly replaced my income by building an organization of 113 realtors in 16 states with the help of 20+ leaders in my organization.  I currently mentor & sponsor real estate agents, who I meet with daily for morning coaching calls.

I recently became an Independent Coach, Teacher & Speaker with The John Maxwell Leadership Team, specializing in leadership development, consulting, coaching and keynote speaking.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
Having 3 children at the age of 19 hasn’t been a struggle. The struggle was to serve as the leader in my family so that my children would grow up to mirror my life principles and morals.  I only wanted to be a successful role model for my kids. Success in everything I did — was a roadmap to being a role model for them.  I have always excelled as a young, black female leader in my job or community.  Most people aren’t used to that, so I struggled to fit in.  That causes tension and strained relationships in the workplace.  I never let that stop me.   I always remain authentically myself because I have a strong sense of confidence and a will to win.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I help real estate agents make better decisions that will impact their career, income, influence, and energy.   Daily group coaching & mentoring is provided to any agent who joins my organization at eXp Realty, LLC, regardless of location or time zone.  We start our day with a morning huddle call at 8 am ET, Monday to Thursday.  I am proud that our organization is less than 2 years old with 113 real estate agents.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
I strongly believe in coaching and mentoring.  Some of the most successful moments in my career are directly related to being coachable and having the right coach/mentor, sometimes more than one.  If you can invest in yourself, the first investment should be a coach/mentor and any professional development available for your career.


  • eBooks, workbooks & Journals $8
  • Monthly group coaching Membership $100
  • $2,000 Starts your real estate career

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Image Credits
Rich Creatives Media (red dress photo)

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