Prior to becoming a financial consultant, I was a secondary school teacher for 10 years where I was a Head of Department, but I left teaching in 2015 to help my mother in her SME. I was also a national rugby 7s player who represented Singapore in the 2015 Southeast Asia Games, after which I became a rugby coach from 2017 to 2018. I joined the financial services industry in late 2018 as a financial consultant.
This job is important because we are entrusted with our clients’ financial portfolios, and we are the ones who can help them in times of financial need, or in the event of an illness or mishap. That is why we need to have genuine care for others, trustworthiness, and grit. Grit will overcome all the times when people do not see your value. These attributes will help us push through to make the lives of our fellowmen better.
An agency in the pipeline.
Even though I am still somewhat a rookie in the business, I have my eyes set on eventually building my own agency in the future, which will enable me to groom the next generation of competent financial consultants. I am looking for like-minded advisors, who genuinely care for and want to help others, to join my team.
Time management is important.
My role as a teacher and HOD helped me with my people skills and ability to communicate well with others and educate others. It also honed a strict sense of discipline, integrity and responsibility in me which heavily plays in my role as a financial consultant. I am also able to prioritise and multitask effectively because of my prior experiences as an educator while also training as a national athlete, as well as a mother of two lively girls who keep me on my toes.