ABOUT US

Gail and Nick French have both worked their way to the top of the real estate sales profession and known as The French Connection. While both are still active and successful REALTORS®, they now dedicate a large percentage of their time coaching other people along their success journeys.

They take great pride in providing their coaching clients with a true “Been there; done that!” perspective as they move through their careers. Please find below a listing of some of the highlights and accomplishments that have provided the Frenches with the experience, education and expertise that will accelerate your success:

GAIL FRENCH, ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, SRES

NICK FRENCH, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRS, JD

Professional Designations
  • BA, University of Oklahoma
  • ABR Accredited Buyer Representative
  • CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
  • GRI, Graduate Realtors® Institute
  • PMN, Performance Management Network
  • SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • Referral and Relocation Certification

Professional Qualifications

  • Active Member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors®
  • Active Member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors®
  • Active Member of the National Association of Realtors®
  • Active Member of the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club of Memphis Area Association of Realtors®
  • Member, Frederick W. Grosse International Marketing Network
  • Member, Howard Brinton StarPower Network
  • Member, National Women’s Council of Realtors® Referral Network
  • Graduate/Practitioner, The Sedona Method

Business Experience

  • 1977-present-Broker/Owner French & Company, Memphis, TN
  • 2007-present, Daring Change, Inc.

Business Achievements

  • President, Memphis Women’s Council of Realtors®, 1993
  • President, Tennessee Women’s Council of Realtors®, 1996
  • Tennessee Governor, National Women’s Council of Realtors®, 1997, 1999
  • Regional Vice President, National Women’s Council of Realtors®, 2002
  • Chair, Referral Network Committee, National Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • Liaison, National Association of Realtors Business Issues Committee
  • Executive Committee, National Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • Finance Committee, National Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2003-2005 National Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • Director, Memphis Area Association of Realtors®
  • Director, Tennessee Association of Realtors®
  • Contributing author, Connections
  • Speaker, Facilitator

Honors

  • Member of the Year 1994, Memphis Chapter, Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • Member of the Year, 1997, Tennessee Women’s Council of Realtors®

Community

  • Board of Directors:
    • Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center
    • Le Bonheur Health Systems
    • The Urban Child Institute
    • Theatre Memphis
  • Board of Trustees:
    • The Church Home, for autistic children
  • Chairman, LHS Foundation
  • President, LeBonher Club
  • Brooks Memorial Art Gallery – Founding Gala Chair
  • University of the South, founding chair Parents Council

Professional Designations
  • BA, University of Oklahoma
  • JD, University of Memphis School of Law
  • GRI, Graduate Realtors® Institute
  • CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
  • CRB, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
  • SRS, Seller Representative Specialist

Professional Qualifications

  • Tennessee and New Mexico Real Estate Brokerage Licenses
  • Active Member of the National Association of Realtors®
  • Active Member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors®
  • Active Member of the Realtors® Association of New Mexico
  • Active Member of the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club of Memphis Area Assoc.
  • Member, Frederick W. Grosse International Marketing Network
  • Member, Howard Brinton StarPower Network
  • Graduate Co-Active Coaching
  • Coach/Practitioner, The Sedona Method

Business Experience

  • 2004-present – President, Daring Change, Inc.
  • 2002-2004 -Vice President Sotheby’s International Realty, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1977-present-Broker/Owner French & Company, Memphis, TN

Business Achievements

  • President, Memphis Area Association of Realtors®, 1992
  • Director, Memphis Area Association of Realtors®
  • President, Tennessee Association of Realtors®, 1997
  • Director, Tennessee Association of Realtors®
  • Director, Santa Fe Association of Realtors®
  • President, Realtors® Association of New Mexico, 2007
  • Director, Realtors® Association of New Mexico
  • Rules Making Work Group, New Mexico Real Estate Commission
  • Director, National Association of Realtors®
  • Chair, Large Board Forum, National Association of Realtors®
  • Chair, Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee, National Association of Realtors®
  • Executive Committee, 2002-2003 National Association of Realtors®
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-2007 National Association of Realtors®
  • Contributing author, Real Estate Business

Honors

  • CRS of the Year, State of Tennessee, 1993
  • REALTOR® of the Year 1994, Memphis Area Association of Realtors®
  • REATLOR® of the Year, 1995, Tennessee Association of Realtors®
  • Omega Tau Rho, honorary real estate leadership fraternity
  • Quill Pen Award, 2000, article on business coaches
  • Presidential Awards – 2 – Memphis Area Association of Realtors®

Community

  • Board of Directors:
    • Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    • Theatre Memphis
    • Christ Methodist Day School
    • Bridge Builders
    • Memphis City Beautiful Commission
  • Brooks Memorial Art Gallery – Founding Gala Chair
  • President – Carnival Memphis
  • Santa Fe Opera Business Council
  • University of the South, Sewanee, founding chair Parents Council
  • Episcopal Church – Lay Eucharistic Minister