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Kosi Stobbs

Q&A, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; CEO, Property Owl Group of Companies, Age 39

Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?

My parents for sure – best example of always putting your best effort in.  My mom worked at a hospital as a porter and my dad as a millwright. They never complained, and always worked incredibly hard.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Oreo blizzards.

What is the best book you would recommend?

Aside from my own… Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Now that you’re entering your 40s, what goals have you set for yourself?


Choose one of these five childhood career dreams: Rock star, star athlete, prime minister, astronaut, detective.

Prime minister, for sure.

Name your happiest place.

In my office, working on my dream.

What was your toughest business or professional decision?

To leave a career as an engineer to pursue my business dreams.

Advice you would give your 20-year-old self?

Set higher goals, because the things you thought were stretch goals, you did.

What is your best habit?

Ability to stay calm in what most would view as a stressful situation.

Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.

I struggle with reading, which stems from my dyslexia.

Best piece of advice ever received?

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

What career highlight are you most proud of?

Buying my first company.