You know how sometimes cool stuff happens and you look back and wonder how? Those times when fate interrupts and creates unexpected magic? Welcoming Gemma to our team as the Head of Coaching and Community is one of those moments.
Trenna (our CEO) was on the tarmac in Adelaide waiting to take off for the Sunshine Coast when she saw Gemma ‘talking finance’ on Instagram (where else?!). And she loved what she saw. A flurry of DMs followed and the next thing we knew, they were talking up a storm at Coolum Beach. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Fast forward to today and we’re shouting hoo-bloody-ray because Gemma is officially the newest member of our small but passionate team.
Drumroll please! Introducing our Head of Coaching and Community, Gemma Mitchell…
Gemma loves talking money and is passionate about having an impact on people’s financial lives. She’s the ultimate finance nerd who loves helping women to trade up from money fears to financial confidence. Pragmatic and determined, Gemma is a seasoned financial adviser with 15 years in the banking and finance industry, including 5 years at QSuper – an experience she loved.
Now, after all that time in the industry, you might be thinking Gemma is a mad woman. Out in the ‘wild’ that might be true! But here at Super Fierce we’re proud to say that’s the norm. We’re a bunch of finance crazies and Gemma fits in perfectly.
What is Gemma most passionate about? Helping women to dream big and build a life they love. And now she’s sharing that passion as our fierce financial coach and on-the-road commentator.
A country girl at heart (she’s from Mount Gambier in SA), Gemma knows the fastest route from dream to reality is a solid plan (she’s been known to have a list to manage all her lists!). But she also knows flexibility and fun are vital if it’s going to stick. She’s fluent in financial jargon and uniquely talented in translating it into what we like to call ‘real talk’ – language, ideas, goals and tips that make sense to real people. That’s why we knew immediately that Gemma was the perfect fit for us. The perfect person to step in to educate and enrich the lives of our gorgeous Super Fierce community. You’re going to love her!
Gemma makes it looks easy(ish), balancing her love of her career, family, travel, saving, cool sunnies and good handbags. A whiz at flipping houses, her awesome eye for design is matched only by her beady eye for spotting a great bargain – seriously, why pay full price? We’re definitely impressed at how well she balances kids, work and a chilled glass of Pinot Gris even when she’s camping rough. Serious kudos!
Gemma’s big goal is to have an impact in finance, by inspiring women to take action from wherever they are on their journey. Determined to make sure Aussie women have the confidence to jump into the driver’s seat on the way to a bright financial future, Gemma’s testing that idea ‘in the wild.’ Travelling over our vast country in a campervan with her husband and 2 young kids, she’s sharing her money wins, fails and insights as she goes.
Ready for a few laughs? Keen to see how she juggles it all? Us too! We promise it will be worth following along as Gemma dials in from her travels over the next six months. You can look forward to chats with Aussies from all walks of life, Gemma’s insights, money tips, super news and even gems of ‘wisdom’ from her patient husband Alex who always responds with a pearler when Gemma leans over and says, “Hey Alex…”
We’re so excited to have Gemma on board and we can’t wait for you to meet her. So, follow along – you can follow us on socials here – keep the drinks chilled and your eyes peeled. It’s going to be fun!
If you have some questions for Gemma – or Alex – send them in and we’ll pass them along!