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ANZ Wealth has highlighted the importance of overcoming adversity for financial advisors
during its APEX Inspire summit in Sydney last week.
As part of the summit, advisers heard from guest speakers, former AFL star Adam Goodes
and three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kurt Fearnley OAM, who shared their personal
stories of using triumph and challenge as an opportunity for growth.
Fearnley said: “When I first got asked to present at APEX Inspire I took some time to work
out how my experience related to financial advisers. It wasn’t obvious on the surface, but
the more I learned, the more I realised my experience could help this audience with the
challenges they face.
“It’s too easy to give up when things get hard and think about doing something else. But
what I know is that there is actually strength in your vulnerability. Advisers have faced down
some tough changes that have affected how they saw their careers evolving. Now it’s time
to dig deep and feel pride in what they do to rebuild their own perception of themselves,”
Don Sillar, Head of Sales for ANZ Wealth, said: “We know that advisers are facing immense
pressure under a magnitude of change and new regulation within the industry. That’s why
we invited speakers who have overcome incredible adversity to share their insights on
purpose, commitment and resilience in achieving real success.”
“We’re hearing daily from advisers who are grappling with the pressures of shifting customer
preferences, changing remuneration models, and major technological changes.
“Speaking to advisers on the day, and afterwards, I was heartened to hear that many found
invaluable motivation from the insights Adam and Kurt shared,” Mr Sillar said.
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