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SDBJ Insider: Book Offers Advice From a Woman Who’s Been There

Robin Toft

Robin Toft has accomplished what she thought she would do way back when: Be an inspirational speaker.

She’s penned a 147-page book which essentially sets you up with solid advice from a seasoned head hunter.

“We Can: The Executive Woman’s Guide to Career Advancement,” published by Merack Publishing, is now available through Amazon.com and is for women in all career stages and all industries. As an aside, Merack is a San Diego hybrid publishing house under Founder and CEO Krista Clive-Smith.

Toft, the chairman and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, a San Diego-based firm specializing in life sciences and health care recruitment, crystalized her book’s central message: Creating value.

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“People have it kinda backward,” says Toft. “It’s my observation that women don’t slow down to learn the rules of the game. Women can learn how to accelerate (growth) by not going through the school of hard knocks, but instead by focusing on things that bring value to the companies.”

Doing so creates value for the worker. Toft knows. She’s run her firm for a decade and for 25 years before that she was a life sciences executive. Ron Giannotti, her company’s president and COO, encouraged Toft to write the book after she appeared on a business talk radio show some six months ago.

“There’s a lot of advice out there for women, but not a lot of it written by women,” she says.

Toft will be signing copies of her book from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 during an open house at her Carmel Valley office, 11250 El Camino Real, Suite 102.

Procopio attorneys Sara G. Neva, Justine K. Nielsen, Kia R. Brady, Erica Kristen Lee and Hazel Ocampo G., part of the law firm’s real estate and environmental team, have stitched together a helpful list of 2019 laws and regulations affecting commercial and residential real estate owners.

The lawyers bulleted about a dozen new statutes and regulations “critical to owners of commercial and multi-resident real estate as well as common interest communities.” The laws run the gamut from building inspections to wetlands regulations, and from landlord-tenant issues to parking regulations and “parties affected by these new statutes and regulations will want to ensure they remain in compliance with the law,” they wrote in a newsletter.

A couple of highlights:

Private real estate transfer fees are now prohibited

Landlords are required to accept rent from third parties

Read more at www.procopio.com/articles/view/2019-new-real-estate-laws

Editor-in-Chief Vik Jolly can be reached at vjolly@sdbj.com or 858-634-4623


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