We had the good fortune of connecting with Beth Copic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Beth, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want to create a world where women are empowered to make decisions and live their best life without fear of judgement. I want to inspire others to break down barriers and create opportunities for themselves regardless of their backgrounds, and to see obstacles as growth opportunities. I want people to remember me as kind and tenacious. I want them to think I was willing to do the right thing even when it was unpopular. My best hope is that my children and their children will remember that in those “fear or faith” moments I always tried to follow the path of faith and put fear behind me.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own and operate The Beth Copic Group at Keller Williams Integrity in Cherry Creek. Colorado residents have so many choices in realtors that many times the answer to what sets us apart from each other can sound cliche. What I know is different than so many of my peers is my passion for empowering others to live their best life. Whether it’s through my work transitioning clients into the next chapter of their life’s story or my volunteering as a Quantum Leap instructor. Keller Williams has this amazing Quantum Leap program for young adults and only a handful of individuals are certified in Colorado. By participating as an instructor in this program I get to shatter limiting beliefs and help budding entrepreneurs, college students, and next-generation leaders define their personal mission and discover their path to a fulfilled life. It’s a really cool experience that I wish everyone could experience! Getting to where I am today wasn’t the easiest path. I was a teen mom, I’ve raised teenagers who have tested my limits, I’m a breast cancer survivor and being an entrepreneur in COVID provided a set of challenges that none of us have ever seen before. My challenges aren’t unique to me. I remind myself that others have walked these paths and I can, too. You have to look at every obstacle with an attitude of fear or faith. I have faith that whatever is in front of me I can figure out a way to go over, under, around or through – and when I come out the other side I’ll be better than before. I think the most important thing for the world to know about me is that I’m here for you. I firmly believe that people do business with people they know, like and trust. The best way to earn their respect and trust is to show that I’m here for them. A friend of mine in California’s slogan is “I live here. I work here. I’m here for you.” I threaten to steal it from her often… I want my potential clients to know that I live here. I support the community and local businesses in any way I can. I want to be the trusted resource they can turn to and be a community connector so that we may all grow and prosper in these crazy times.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Did you know Aurora is the second most diverse city in the country outside of NYC? There are so many good eateries in town it’s hard to narrow it down! Coffee/breakfast: We’d have to start at least one morning off at Kabod Coffee in Northfield – this independent coffee shop imports its beans from Ethiopia and roasts them locally for their clients! Three Little Griddles in SE Aurora is one of my favorite breakfast spots – their biscuits and gravy are some of the best I’ve had outside of the south! The themed brunches at YaYa’s Euro Bistro in DTC are amazing and so much food! Lunch: Stanley Marketplace’s plethora of choices makes it a great location for lunch whether it’s a quick bite from one of my favorites: Maria Empanada or a giant deli sandwich from Rosenberg’s the more than 20 food vendors here are sure to fit any palate. Of course, if my guest is looking to kick it up a notch a visit to The Lost Cajun in Southlands for alligator bites and gumbo is sure to please! Dinner: No visit to Colorado would be complete without a homegrown steak – Cattle Ranching is still a $5 Billion industry here, and Urban Farmer serves locally sourced steaks grilled to perfection! Dae Gee Korean BBQ is a fun experience cooking at your table, and it’s been featured on Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives! Always a family favorite for us is Helga’s German Kitchen in Aurora Town Center, we love Friday nights with live entertainment! For drinks we’re fans of Williams & Graham speakeasy on Tejon in Denver. The double entrance makes me feel like I’m stepping back in time. And, if we were going to head south I’d have to stay at The Garden of the Gods Resort. The views of the Kissing Camels are amazing, and I always feel a little like I’m about to meet Don Draper walking their mid-century modern grounds.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My story wouldn’t be possible without the influence and support of my parents. Mel & Elaine Bratton taught me from a very young age that grit, hard word and determination make absolutely anything you can dream possible. I’m a farm girl from the south and I’ve had some amazing life experiences… with more to come! None of that would have been possible without the opportunities and life lessons these two amazing humans provided me.
Professional headshot in jean jacket and red shirt taken by Tricia Turpenoff, Turpenoff Photography