Ep 67: Funeral Director to Real Estate Agent - What Chuck Eckberg Learned About Guiding People Through Extreme Emotion
Play • 53 min

Born in Stillwater, Chuck Eckberg spent his early life searching for fulfillment. Finding a deeper way to serve. 

Although a successful executive at General Mills, he felt a deeper calling. A calling to help people through the most painful part of their lives. 

Today, Chuck gives us the details about serving as a funeral director.  A time during his life when he was a strong but soft shoulder. 

A caretaker and an organizer. 

But there's an emotional price to pay to work in that industry, and it became too much, so he made another life decision, which involved real estate. 


2:28 Chuck's early days as a runner and the importance of being an athlete

8:42 When Chuck realized who he was -- and that wasn't living out of boxes. He's a ddep root relationship guy. 

9:00 Meeting his wife

10:37 Making the transition back to Minnesota

11:11 Getting out of sales and finding a new path

12:15 Why he pursued a new career as a funeral director

17:24 Why becoming a funeral director was fulfilling

21:15 What do real estate and funeral planning have in common

26:05 How he got trained as a real estate agent

30:47 Starting his team, and why he was reluctant to do so. What a team really means to Chuck

32:31 How life got better after starting a team

33:43 Embedded in Woodbury, and what that means to be married to a community and the trust that develops through that with clients

35:08 What's the end goal with Chuck's team?

39:57 Chuck's prediction for 2023

45:32 Chuck's busy 2023 with his kids

48:59 Looking back, Chuck's biggest advice for success in real estate and life

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu