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When working with Back to Back, you have a whole team of people there to assist and support you going forward. All these people work in these areas exclusively, allowing them to develop expertise in what they do and develop contacts to make the process much smoother. Here’s how it works...
Our family property near Harden. One of eight children.
There is nothing I can’t achieve if I work hard enough.
Practice the 6 P’s - proper prior planning prevents pissweak performance “Justin O’Connor”.
Don’t just wish for it- make it happen!
Being able to lead an awesome team of people and the privilege to look after such great clients.
When I was 8, Dad threw in his life as an accountant and became an academic. Over the next 8 years we moved to England, then Townsville and then finally Tassie where I finished my HSC and then moved on to Sydney Uni.
Even though I have lived in Cootamundra and Young for the past 25 years I still think of Tassie as home, and always get excited at the thought of getting back there...not often enough these days.
Through school and Uni I worked as a furniture removalist for 5 years...it was a great job. I studied Vet Science at Uni and worked for 13 years as a country vet, specialising in horses.
My first vet job was in Cootamundra, I started the Christmas of the 1986/87 bushfires and one of my first patients was a singed possum. My last job was one of the highlights of my career, working at the Sydney Olympics as a vet in the 3 Day Event.
"The Castle" it’s a movie that I made my kids watch until they liked it. It's still one that we put on and watch together occasionally, even though we’ve seen it so many times.
Education...it's the solution to most of the worlds problems.
Nelson Mandela – he has seen life from both ends of the food chain. From poverty and persecution to wealth and fame. He is an amazingly humble man...to meet him would simply be an honour, however I’m sure I would be speechless!
My top three would be to:
Car Keys, Glasses, Penrith Panthers Jumper.
Respect for others.
I have always been in interested in the finance industry and I have a love of numbers.
Dependable , Reliable, Friendly, Trustworthy, Approachable.
Being awarded AMP Young Planner of the Year 2007.
Born and raised in Wagga Wagga NSW, moved to Canberra ACT for university and have been here ever since.
My very first job was the same as many young high schoolers, working for McDonald’s. I started working in community pharmacy in my senior high school years, working my way up over 8 years from a junior pharmacy assistant right through to a pharmacy manager. I originally began my university studies in the pharmacy field but made the switch to business/finance and entered the financial planning industry in 2016 towards the end of my degree.
It’s all about the people. No matter the area of life (work, social, school) the people you meet along the way and the connections you make are everything.
I am a mad Brisbane Lions supporter and I also don’t mind a bit of cricket and soccer. My beautiful wife Rafaella is Brazilian so I’ve been studying hard to learn the Brazilian Portuguese language.
“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune” – Jim Rohn
I worked for the Dept. of Social Security for 15 years and then became a financial planner.
Being a member of Personal Investor / Smart Investor Masterclass of top 50 Financial Planners 10 times.
The Dead Girl
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.
Gerringong NSW. Back then a small coastal town where everyone knew each other and no one locked their door.
I always wanted to be a paleontologist and discover a dinosaur bone.
My first full time job was here at Back to Back over five and half years ago. Prior to this I had casual jobs in pubs whilst studying full time at university. I decided to switch from studying full time to working full time and only studying part time, as I was keen to get into the workforce and make a difference.
My Roxette Greatest Hits DVD, my Roxette Greatest Hits CD and shoes.
Every minute you spend sad, stressed or angry is a minute of happiness you can’t get back.
Success only comes from hard work and dedication.
To say yes to my now fiancée when he asked me to marry him?
Making sure everyone around me is getting the most out of life.
Auckland, New Zealand
My first job was a hairdresser. I started at Back to Back in July 2006 and have progressed my way to become a qualified Financial Planner and assisting in the daily running of the office.
Keep trying, Keep believing and be happy.
The commitment the whole office shows to looking after all of our clients. Regardless of what needs to occur, as a team we strive for what is best for the client depending on their individual situation.
Good work ethic and my willingness to try anything.
To be the best role model, especially to my daughter and give everyone the ability to learn.
Reading, exploring, swimming and cooking with my Grandmothers.
When I left school I obtained a traineeship with GGM Lawyers in Young, I then attended University for a year to study Medical Radiation Science, I was involved in a work accident which set me back, so I decided my career choice was no longer practical. I moved to Canberra and pursued a career in law, working in both Family & Personal Injury Law. I was a paralegal and MVA claims consultant for one of the leading personal injury law firms in the ACT. I am currently studying to become a Conveyancer, working full time at Back to Back and working part time at the Harden Country Club!
Good things don’t come to those who wait, they come to those who work hard for them.
I am honest, organised, reliable and hard working.
Antiques, cooking, travel and rugby union.
Work as hard as possible, while you still have the capacity to do so.
When I purchased my first home in Harden I did not like the idea of travelling to Canberra every day for work- but I still wanted to be able to work in a field that was both challenging and rewarding, the financial industry fulfilled this desire.
Learning something new every day and being surrounded by such supportive and kind co-workers.
The Longest Ride.
A lousy singer, always up for a chat and considerate of others.
Carpe Diem (Seize the day)
Any sport except sailing and curling pretty much.
I have a short list of three that I can't split, even though Tim stole one of them. Nelson Mandela, Hamish & Andy and Sir Alex Ferguson... sorry Tim.
The sense of community between staff and clients.
Mmmm tough one. I'll lock in "What'd ya call this Darl?" - Darryl Kerrigan, The Castle (gets me every time).
Yass and Young.
Tennis and Clarinet.
Tennis coaching, waitress.
Degree in chemical engineering.
I grew up in Cowra and moved to Young at the beginning of high school where I’ve stayed. I have two older brothers.
My first job was here at Back to Back. I started when I was 15 and in year 11 at high school where I would work in the afternoons after school. I plan on going to the University of Wollongong where I will study a bachelor of Engineering/Science in 2017.
I used to play soccer and the piano as a kid.
Trying and failing is better than not trying at all.
The great, helpful team atmosphere.
“What is this? A centre for ants?” – Derek Zoolander, Zoolander.
My first job was at Big W as part of the Night Fill team in 2012. I then commenced work at Back to Back as the ‘filing boy’ in late 2012. In 2014 I had my ‘gap year’ with Back to Back and became a new member of the Review Team. I commenced my first year of University in 2015 in Wollongong whilst still working with Back to Back externally. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Advanced Hon) and continue to work with Back to Back on a Part Time basis.
I enjoy most sports in particular Football (Soccer) and Swimming.
Big breakfast, a swim at the beach, work or Uni.
Good Will Hunting.
I grew up in Sydney and only moved to young in 2015.
I have learnt to never give up my dreams no matter what life throws at you, as long as you work hard you will succeed.
My phone, Credit Card and car keys.
Never listen to what others have to say, to stay strong and follow my dreams.
I love to bake cakes even though I’m not good at it, I also love to watch my kids play and enjoy themselves.
At Back to Back it doesn’t feel like you work in a office, it’s a big family and most of the time it feels like no wants to leave.
Working hard and never giving up on learning and exploring new ideas.
I’m currently studding a Bachelor of accounting and was intrigued to learn more about what happened in the world of financial planning.
The best decisions I have made in my life is to have my three beautiful children, and then the decision to go back to uni and continue my degree.
Playing sports such as Soccer and Basketball.
My first job was at a fast food restaurant. I was also doing a lot of volunteering at the local Council at the time.
That with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Mainly motorsport and soccer.
Working in a friendly environment with people that love what they are doing.
“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs”
I grew up in Young.
My childhood interests were reading lots of books, because nothing good will ever come from playing sport.
I can’t leave the home without a cup of tea, my earphones and a touch of mascara (I have albino lashes!)
My first job was working for my mother’s homemade cordial business. Travelling to shows and markets every weekend.
My cultural interests are travel and theatre.
The best thing about working for Back to Back is the great team environment and the opportunity to learn and progress.
Do not think you know everything, you will learn something new each day, which is true.
Learning things that I had no idea about that can help me prepare for the future.
I'm willing to give anything a go and attention to detail.
A mother, wife and hard worker.
Born and Bred County Girl, I Grew up in the hilltops community, specifically Frogmore, a small farming village between Boorowa and Wyangula dam on a property with my mum, dad and two siblings, best days of my life were out there on that farm.
My watch, I am constantly looking at it to see how late I am running, if I am ever on time it will be a miracle.
My phone, what person can’t live without their phone this stone age, most of the time I’ve forgotten my wallet so I rely on my phone to pay for my expenses.
A pair of thongs, although I love wearing my heels to work I love chucking on the thongs to walk around the shops in, comfort is definitely key to me.
If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again . people can get so deflated and embarrassed about failure that they don’t go back for a second or third try, but no one is ever good at anything the first time and if they are it’s a fluke.
Snoozing my alarm for as long as possible only to be having a 5 minute shower and eating breakfast on the way to work, having the daily catch up with everyone at work while making my morning cuppa. Rushing around at lunch doing all the chores and errands done, after lunch work goes so quickly, after work I rush home to see my 2 gorgeous pets I then take them for a long walk followed by a swim the cool them off, then it’s time for my personal time on the couch with a jar of Nutella or ice cream falling asleep to a movie all by 7.30.
It sound cliché but it is definitely the people, the people I work with and the people we meet. The staff here are a giant family, we go out for dinners together, drink together and we even all holiday together, I never had a workplace like it until I started working at back to back. The clients that come here at back to back are such genuine understanding people it really makes the job a million times easier.