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Meet Our Platinum Results Coaches

Working with an experienced business coach is the most powerful tool in achieving your defining difference in business and life.  The most successful companies and entrepreneurs in the world count on business coaching to elevate their game, break free from what’s holding them back and accelerate their results.  Partnering with a Cindy Ertman Platinum Results Coach, you’ll get private coaching and expert guidance to keep you on track. During these calls, you’ll set clear goals and map action plans to achieve them, break through limiting beliefs that are holding you back and identify opportunities and strategies for reaching your next level of success in business and life. Our Coaches can truly help you achieve your goals and address your unique challenges and needs.



Success Strategist, Coach, Speaker, Best-Selling Author

Cindy Ertman is the CEO & Founder of The Defining Difference® and Mortgage Master Pro®Her success-based coaching and training companies are devoted to helping people master the power of intentional choice to create a defining difference in their own lives.


After being acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine for 5 years in a row and being named in the Top 100 Mortgage Loan Originators in the U.S. by Mortgage Originator Magazine for more than a decade, Cindy has now dedicated her life to empowering the growth of others.


She has developed a track record of helping high achievers shift the way they see the world and expand their vision of possibility by teaching them her total success approach to business and life.


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Senior Vice President, National Production

Tim Broadhurst is SVP, National Production for Churchill Mortgage. He is a producing manager, in Highlands Ranch, CO were he lives an adventure lifestyle with his four adult children ages 18-23. Tim leads and mentors a group of fifteen top producers at Churchill Mortgage and coaches three fellow members of Todd Duncan’s Master Class Elite coaching group where he is an active, legacy member.


Tim is part of the executive leadership team for Churchill where he participates in guiding and shaping national company production strategies. He is also a nationally known speaker, major force in the mortgage banking scene, has conducted hundreds of strategic onsite visits with elite, top producers from all over the country who travel to spend a full day learning systems, flow, and team strategies from him and his team. Tim is considered to be among the top thought leaders and implementors in the industry.


Tim joined The Defining Difference as a Platinum Results Coach in 2019.



Senior Loan Officer

A business coach and a book changed Stacia Weishaar’s life. She was so moved by “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek that it inspired her to end her career as a software executive, and propel her back into the mortgage industry after a 10-year hiatus. Her WHY in all she does in life is about building and fostering relationships with a foundation of transparency so that everyone she loves, likes, and knows is safe.


As a young child at the age of six, she was at risk of losing her own life. Now, Stacia lives each day with joy and a deep intention of keeping those she cares about safe. Because of her deep values of transparency and safety, she leads every interaction with her clients and partners with a drive to educate. Stacia and her team lead their mortgage practice with mindfulness. From the first point of contact through closing and beyond, she educates her clients based on their specific mortgage financing needs with a goal of managing the asset – their home.


Stacia is a national top performer. Her goal in business is to partner with like-minded people to effortlessly expand their referral networks while strengthening existing relationships with customers, partners, and peers. Her industry vision is to create a delightful refuge surrounding one of the most emotional, sizeable, and financially impactful purchases of their lives.

Dan White


Sales Manager

Owning a home is one of the most important things you can do for your family, your finances, and your lifestyle. I grew up in Dayton, OH as the youngest of 7 and raised by two Teachers. We had a family home that my Mom and Dad owned for nearly 50 years. It was a hub for the family and a great source of pride for my parents. I entered the mortgage business in 1995 and moved to Phoenix in 1998. For 25 years I have truly enjoyed helping people with their home purchase or refinance. I have a number of hobbies, including the Arizona Cardinals, Barbecuing, and exercise. My biggest joy, however, is having family and friends over to the house for a get-together. Since entering the mortgage business, I have never forgotten how important this process is for our clients because it has proved to be so important in my own life. We always will remember the feeling of getting the keys for the first time to a new home. I am married to my wife Robin, we have 5 children (a new Grandchild), and have helped 3 of them buy their first home. It’s both exciting and can be a little nerve-racking at the same time. But that is why we are here. To take away some of the stress and make the process smoother. We would love to help you or anyone you know to purchase a home or refinance their existing mortgage.

Kym Mason


Area Manager

Guided by a heart for service, Kym Mason has been serving as a leader in the mortgage industry for 23 years.  Her primary home and marketplace is in Western Washington, where she enjoys kayaking from her beach and bicycling along the shoreline.  Kym became a loan officer in 1999 and hired her first team member in 2000.  In 2003 she established Mason Mortgage and has been leading and growing branches ever since.  Kym is now an Area Manager for Cornerstone Home Lending and is actively producing while expanding her territory and helping other leaders to grow their teams.  In 2018 and 2020 she was the #1 originator for volume in her county.  Kym’s true passion is helping others to discover their purpose and to create a work-life that supports that purpose.  As a mom and grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, Kym is devoted to putting her family first.  She has successfully built a world-class business while always putting her family first and never missing a family dinner, her children’s events, or Fridays with her granddaughter.  Kym finds great joy in helping others to create a vision for their legacy and then live it out.



Managing Partner, California & Nevada Business

Mike Hardy is an IRONMAN, student pilot, entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business performance coach for Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals.  He has spoken at national mortgage conferences including Todd Duncan’s High Trust Sales Mastery with an audience of 30k people.


A husband of 25 years and father of four kids (20, 18, 16, 13), Mike has found a winning formula that allows for systematic growth in all areas of life without compromise.


1) No compromise and relentless discipline to improve myself daily both personally and professionally in the “Core 4” areas of body, being, balance, and business.


2) Daily study of growth mindset, behavioral science, psychology, and best coaching practices to grow as a husband, father, and business leader.


3) Hiring exceptional team members with qualities of character, competence, care, coachable, and courage and invest heavily and intentionally in their success.


4) Use business performance and leadership coaching as unique value proposition to invest in business referral partners and Loan Officers success, challenging them to think bigger, push limits, and pursue excellence personally and professionally.


His professional background of 20 years includes experience as a Financial Advisor, Real Estate Investment Fund Management & in Mortgage Banking.


Mike currently manages personal team production of 100MM annually and provides leadership for 40 people and 500MM of annual funding volume as Managing Partner of California Business for Churchill Mortgage.


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Branch Manager

Andy Zemon has helped more than 3000 families achieve their dream over his 20+ year career. He has funded just shy of $1,000,000,000 in loans over his career and certainly knows his way around the guidelines and is more than happy to just answer questions if that's what you're looking for.


Andy's passion is providing mortgage-based financial plans and is the preferred lender for some of the area's top builders and Realtors. Andy is also one of the nation's most recognized mortgage planners through his acceptance in the industries leading mentor group, The CORE Training. As a Level 3 15+ year Graduate of this program and an ongoing student, he has amassed one of the finest higher "Mortgage Education" resumes.


Before moving back to his hometown of Charlottesville, Andy worked in business development in the Washington, DC area. He received his degree in Consumer Affairs at The Ohio State University. He is a past player of the Virginia Men's Rugby Club and volunteers with the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department as both a driver and firefighter.


Andy is married to his beautiful wife, Chanda, an orthodontist in the area and together they have three beautiful girls named Stella and Libby and Hattie and a handsome young son named Henry. Of course, we'd be remiss not to mention the beautiful Darla... Andy's Newfoundland comes to work with him daily. In fact, she's typically the welcome party when you walk in the front door. Don't worry, she's too lazy to get up but she will certainly wag her tail!

Michael Harrington


VP, Branch Manager

Michael Harrington has been “Putting your Family First in Finance” for 26 years as a loan officer and branch manager with some of the top mortgage entities in America.  He’s a father of four children ranging in age from 11-19, and been married to his lovely wife for the past 21 years.  He started in the industry at age 19 working for one of the top female FHA producers in the nation which gave him a great start in the business with builder knowledge and down payment assistance capability.  Michael has received the top 1% originator designation for 15 years with Scottsman and MOM Magazine, along with sharing the stage with the likes of Todd Duncan, Dave Savage, and Cindy Ertman.  He has been featured on Mortgage Coach videos, Todd TV, and is a thankful member of the WinByNoon dayplanner community, enjoying the kinship created by Todd Bookspan.  Michael Harrington has an expertise in coaching up loan originators for a healthy grasp of database management as well as forward-thinking in marketing to the target audience you are looking to take hold of.  He’s passionate about homeownership, being one of the youngest people to own a home personally at age 19 himself.  He’s an avid pilot and drummer and member of his church body, and hopes to travel more in the future.



National Mortgage Expert & President/CEOr

Darren "DC" Copeland is a National Mortgage Expert & President/CEO of Summit Lending. Darren and his team have helped families across Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, & Florida with their mortgage needs for 20 years.


DC has the "heart of a teacher" when it comes to serving and educating families on the Home-Buying process and assisting Realtor referral partners drive more business through several entrepreneurial avenues. Darren has been in the Top 1% of all Originators for the past 10 years, however, it's all about his team's clients & referral partners, and what's important to them. Helping families with their mortgage needs and creating a phenomenal client experience is at the forefront of Summit Lending's core values.

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