- Bernard DesmondTherese Inspires, Leads and Motivates
My Name is Bernard Desmond I am the Director of Feedback Finance I operate my business under the Loan Market Franchise in Melbourne and Therese O’Neill is my Mentor.
My association with Therese started when I was looking at leaving the bank and starting my own mortgage broking business during this process I did meet a lot of mentors and from my first meeting with Therese I knew this was the mentor that I wanted to be trained under.
Therese Inspires, Leads & motivates her mentees to success. Her coaching and mentoring method is a tried and tested system which is built from over 20 years of experience of her being in the industry.
What sets Therese and her business AlphaBroker Mentoring apart from its competition is that Therese has herself been a Broker, a lender BDM and a successful entrepreneur these are experiences that she is able to share with all her mentees and guide them to excel in their business.
Therese is extremely passionate about helping others succeed and grow in their business and she does not hesitate to share all of her ideas and experiences with all her mentees. Her Energy is infectious and simply talking to her on any topic will inspire and motivate anybody.
I wouldn’t have got the start I received in the industry without the guidance of Therese. I have just completed 90 days in the business and have lodged over 14 million in new submission and settled over 5.2million. Therese has been instrumental in helping me deliver these numbers she has not only taken my call after hours when I needed some guidance with scenarios, she has worked along with me on files on a weekend and helped me delivery an exceptional service to my clients. I sincerely owe my success to my mentor who has at times pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and do things differently which has produced results.
Alphabroker Mentoring under the leadership of Therese is doing an amazing job in supporting new to industry brokers and helping them build a business.
Feedback Finance at Loan Market
- Damien ArnottTherese's ongoing Support is Fantastic
As a mentee on the Alphabroker Program, I can’t say enough about the course or content – it is so pivotal to a new entrant to the Industry. I do not know how anyone could enter the industry without the workshops, ongoing support, knowledge and shared experiences Therese imparts.
The content is proactive, so when a scenario was presented to me, I had it covered with topics already learned. Also, Therese’s ongoing support is fantastic.
Therese is a gun mentor to the max - I have achieved so much in my time with her, which sadly comes to an end in September of this year when I graduate.
The passion she has towards the mortgage and finance industry is infectious, ensuring new brokers she mentors in the industry are helping to heighten the professionalism of our fantastic industry.
In June of this year, I was announced as State Finalist in the MFAA Excellence Awards and am running a successful mortgage broking business, which I could not have achieved without Therese’s guidance.
Thank you Therese, I am so lucky to have had the pleasure to work with you. Words cannot explain my appreciation. As without your ongoing support, motivation and guidance I know that I would not be in the industry today.
- Edwena DixonShe was the right Mentor
Choosing to become a new-to-industry mortgage broker back in 2014 after almost 10 years working in higher education I knew there would be a steep learning curve involved. It meant that finding the right mentor for my style of learning and who would be willing to be my mentor - I ask a lot of questions relentlessly - would be key to getting the foundation right to turbo charge my success.
Therese was that mentor for me, she was the right mentor. From the beginning we 'clicked'. She answered my relentless questioning, never rushing me as I mulled over the best way to structure a deal for the client. Because I have seen people have their homes foreclosed by the bank, I perhaps asked more questions than most and Therese would always answer every question.
Therese was an incredible support during those two mentoring years, cheering me on to be the best broker I could be and poking me a little if I got a bit lazy. Part way through my second year of mentoring Therese encouraged me to follow through with a MFAA Award nomination focusing on my first year as a mortgage broker and it was honestly only through her prompting that I was able to walk away winning the MFAA 2015 National and Victorian Rising Star Awards. Since then I have gone on to be a 2016 Victoria State Residential Finalist, an MFAA Young Professionals Advisory Committee member, launched a networking event for financial professionals and spoken at the 2016 and 2016 MFA High Performance Summit in Melbourne.
Having the right mentor was key to turbo charging my success in this industry and that mentor was Therese. I couldn't recommend her and Alphabroker enough - they helped to shape my early brokering career and two years on still encourage me to be the best broker I can be. Therese is a credit to this industry.
I am just one broker that Therese has mentored, there are loads of us and without a doubt all our careers have been built on her passion, encouragement, determination and focus on educating mentee's to be the absolute best brokers in the industry and we are.
Finance Broker at Pinpoint Finance
- Jo VioletaTherese represents the future of the Finance Industry.
Therese represents the future of the Finance Industry. She has made her mark as a respected leader in what is traditionally a male dominated industry. Therese crafted a service offering that perfectly combines professionalism, heart, knowledge and fun. I consider AlphaBroker mentoring to be an industry leader and the most prestigious mentoring program in the Mortgage and Finance Brokering Industry.
My husband Carl and I own and operate Violeta Finance. Carl is a Mortgage Broker and a graduate of AlphaBroker Mentoring. Carl was fortunate enough to be personally mentored by Therese. I manage Violeta Finance’s Community Engagement Program and Brand Communications. Therese has provided me with invaluable informal mentoring, coaching and guidance.
AlphaBroker provides a holistic program equipping mentees with:
- technical knowledge,
- business development and management skills,
- and proven marketing strategies.
AlphaBroker mentees enter the industry with skills and knowledge to build industry leading businesses.
Therese brings a tremendous breadth and depth of industry knowledge and expertise to her mentorship. What sets her apart is her dedication to her mentees. AlphaBroker mentees enjoy a
tremendous level of support and encouragement. Therese has gone above and beyond to support Carl and I. She has taken part in our community initiatives, provided feedback on our service offering and truly believed in our potential to succeed.
Therese has cultivated an engaging, innovative and inclusive culture throughout her mentoring groups. She has succeeded in creating a community of new to industry brokers who support each
other, even though they are competitors.
From a personal perspective, Therese has shown me that it is absolutely okay to dream big and to inject my own personality into my business. She is a shining example of hard work, passion and a
genuine desire to serve others.
One of the greatest testaments to Therese’s commitment to excellence is the quality of AlphaBroker alumni. AlphaBroker graduates are some of the most respected and highly decorated professionals in the Mortgage & Finance Industry.
Therese equipped Carl and I with the tools and inspiration we needed to build an award-winning business with industry best practice at its foundation.
We owe a large part of our success to Therese. It is an honour to express my gratitude via this testimonial.
Community Engagement & Brand Communications Manager
- Luke CieslakNothing is impossible, attitude is everything
When I began conversations about joining the mortgage and finance broking industry I knew the type of quality person I wanted to work with as my mentor. The right fit for me was someone who is personable, driven, charismatic, experienced, passionate, genuine and someone who was willing to partner with me on my exciting journey ahead. I can happily say Therese has every one of these characteristics plus more. At the time I was entering the industry my personal circumstances were challenging and as I laid all my cards on the table I knew at our initial meeting Therese was the right mentor for me.
Therese’s attitude to life, family and business is inspiring.
From the initial stages of Therese’s mentor program there was a key message: to be a successful mortgage broker I had to learn the right behaviours and master the end to end compliance process – learn and respect the why, not just the how.
The time and effort Therese has put into me has been relentless, her perseverance immeasurable. Like most human beings my confidence has waivered at times on my journey and Therese support
always helped me get back on track.
“Nothing is impossible, attitude is everything” is a motto that best describes Therese.
We’ve often had one on one sessions at the Alpha Broker HQ office after business hours on Tuesday and Friday nights and on Saturday mornings too. When I think back over the journey so far the endless support and guidance Therese continues to provide is quite astonishing.
After a short period in the industry I’m now writing deals consistently, helping people get ahead and delivering the best home loan solutions for my clients. None of this would be possible if it weren’t for Therese.
I’m proud to call Therese O’Neill my mentor and friend.
Luke Cieslak - Hype Financial
- Michael LyWants to see all her mentees successful
I was mentored by Therese for the last 2 years and would not have successfully completed the program without her. She is undoubtedly one of the best in this industry.
I have spent over 25 years in corporate and have never seen anyone like her. She is full of life, energy, happy and most important of all, wants to see all her mentees successful.
I would highly recommend any new brokers to her for mentoring.
Finance & Mortgage Broker
- Kimmi QuiInspired me in so many ways
I am very fortunate to have Therese as my mentor.
From the beginning of my Mortgage broker’s journey, Therese was there to support us whenever needed.
I remember once I have an urgent situation, Therese stayed back with me until late. She is so dedicated and the hardest working women I’ve known. She has inspired me in so many ways. I’ve learn not only about finance but also how a woman could be strong and successful in this industry and being a great mum.
Thanks Therese, you’re amazing!!
Shiya Qiu Mitsos (Kimmi)
QIU Mortgage & Finance Consultant
- Michael SionEndless connections in the banking and finance industry
I joined the Mortgage & Finance Industry as a Broker back in 2015 after leaving the ANZ Bank.
After doing a countless amount of research, I chose Therese and the Team at Alphabroker Mentoring to steer me through my first 2 years.
Therese is a wonderful Role Model. She is highly intelligent and full of energy. She is always available to help and has endless connections in the banking and finance industry. These Industry Experts are always available to help and assist a new Mortgage Broker because of the respect and esteem they hold Therese in. Without her reputation and connections, I would not have been able to tap into the talent pool that enabled me to succeed so early in my new career.
Therese is continually innovating her Mentoring Program to make certain that her Mentees succeed and become great, professional Brokers.
I cannot recommend her more highly as a Mentor. Indeed, almost a year after my initial 2-year mentoring tenure finished with Therese and the Team at Alphabroker, I remain an Alumni member and stay in regular contact, often reaching out still for their continued encouragement, support and friendship.
Yours most sincerely
Mortgage Broker & Director
- Modhumita ChaudhuriTherese changes lives and truly coaches individuals to reach their true potential
We are delighted and honoured to provide a testimonial for Therese O’Neill. We began working with Therese last year 2016 to jointly work together to deliver a quality mentoring program to new brokers within our group.
Therese is truly an inspiration and the journey with her has been such a learning path; her being passionate about helping people realise their goals, her courage and determination to assist in standing by with each mentee through their challenges sets her apart in the industry. It was a joy to collaborate with her and her team to share and contribute to learning. The constant guidance and advice she brings into the learning platform by engaging with lender BDM’s and industry experts to allow her mentee’s to get first hand learning and information is unparalleled through her hands on methodology and individual attention to each broker, till they are ready to fly on their own.
Herself, being a broker, a lender BDM and a very successful coach in mortgage broking is not saying the truth. Therese changes lives and truly coaches individuals to reach their true potential. The belief she brings to the table and instills in her mentees has shown that the work she does is with a heart and in the world of finance and money it is refreshing to see that individuals such as Therese really exist in the real world.
She has coached one of the highest number of brokers since 2009, and has been in the forefront of changing broker education and mentoring, and was a pioneer in the MFAA Mentoring programme , and has successfully improved the 2 year mentoring requirements for new brokers in the industry.
Her recent growth of successful brokers include some new standout brokers, which by the way are located all over Australia, in NSW, VIC, SA, QLD, NT and WA,
Her brokers have been winning awards since 2013, and this years’ MFAA 2017 Awards include a number of Alphabroker’s mentees, VIC William Unkles, Carl Violetta , SA Michael Tait, WA Damien Arnott.
The future is bright for the industry and she will continue to evolve and amaze us with the quality of the brokers that come through her 2 year mentoring program.