The “circle of life” best describes John Tenza’s relationship with NSA. John first joined NSA in 2001. He became an active member of our chapter and is a Past President. His involvement at the national level is also noted as he conducted break-out sessions at our national conference, Influence.

Talking with John, you immediately feel his passion and commitment to the profession of speaking. But as most events in life happen, a transition occurred for John as both his speaking and career as a real estate professional consumed his time. John took a hiatus from NSA for several years. He has now returned to our chapter.

John’s area of expertise and focus, his hedgehog, is helping organizations and people obtain better results by asking better questions. His professional speaking career centers around the area of sales and communications. His training sessions have led to organizations serving more people and growing.

As a speaker, John has given over 1,000 paid presentations. His expertise and success in real estate made him a “rock-star” in the industry and he has presented at many real estate meetings and conferences as well as NSA chapters throughout the country.

Ann Arbor has been John’s residence since 1985. John grew up in Allen Park where he started his career in real estate with his wife with whom he shares two successful young sons.

Please join us in re-welcoming John Tenza back to NSA-Michigan. He can be reached at 734.994.8400 or at

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