Freya Poynton

Gladiator (Financial Coach) AR No. 1007969
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Freya Poynton

Gladiator (Financial Coach) AR No. 1007969

Freya has had over 7 years in the financial services industry at some of Australia's most highly regarded independent finance firms including Moore Stephens and Sornem Private Wealth. Freya entered the industry with Wealth Enhancers and was their very first employee.
Freya has also been involved in financial education overseeing and designing the Centre for Investor Educations family office and financial advisers financial education programs. Since 2009 Freya has been involved with volunteer programs aimed at educating children from disadvantaged backgrounds and founded a financial literacy program for Women from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • FAVE QUOTE. The value of an action is measured not by its success or failure, but by the motivation behind it.
  • WE MOMENT. What was your Wealth Enhancers moment? (explain why / how you knew you wanted to work at WE and help people achieve the life of their dreams) I was WE's first ever employee and WE was my first job out of uni. I've since worked at 2 other financial advice firms and would often find myself trying to encourage the 'WE way' in other workplaces. When I got the opportunity to go back to the source and be with my people I jumped at it.
  • PROUD AS PUNCH. I have a few from this year. I fasted for 5 days on just coconut water, I rode my bicycle from Phuket to Bangkok with 20kg of luggage, I completed a plant based nutrition course, became a certified raw vegan chef and I'm about to embark on a 24 hour trail run in the Alpines.
  • 20 YEAR OLD SELF. What are your top tip(s) for your 20 year old self? Have fun, be kind and give your Granny too many cuddles.
  • EMBARRASSING MOMENT. What is your most embarrassing moment (suitable for print!) One morning before work my trainer really pushed me during squats. That day I decided to wear my favourite blue Ellery pants to work, they felt quite snug. I dropped my pen walking past my boss's office and then heard a great ripping sound. It was my pants.
  • TRUE TALL POPPY. Please describe the moment you knew you were a tall poppy (the moment you knew you had something special to give and stood out from other people)? I would often find myself alone at the next level, I would be surprised that others had not come with me because I knew they had the capability. Taking my interests to the next level is not even a question for me, I need to learn and experience as much as I can, I find freedom in a discipline. I'll pursue interests into the depths whether it be finance, yoga, running, health, meditation.
  • PERFECT WEEKEND. Describe your perfect weekend: A trail run surrounded in the bush listening to a Rich Rolls podcast, followed by a big bowl of plant based something. An afternoon surf and chill time with friends and my partner. And maybe a sneaky pool party in Ibiza.
  • $20 PERFECT DATE. You have $20 to plan the perfect date... go!: Hiking in the Grampians followed by a picnic with BBQd mushroom burgers while watching the sun go down.
  • FPA Future2 Community Service Award Finalist (2016)
  • Applied Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) RMIT (2010)
  • Certified Financial Planner (FPA) (2014)
  • Financial Planning Association Member