To round up 2020, I thought some might like to learn a little more about me as an individual. And, because I prefer not to talk about myself I thought I'd share an interview that I had with Alex Sapala who invited me onto his show, the Business, Wealth And Mindset Podcast. Alex is one of the most successful and ambitious Malawians living in Britain today, he's made a massive success of himself in the work place and also with property investing but you would never know because he keeps himself humble.
Alex with Heather who shares her fascinating journey and discusses why she has chosen to be employed in a role that offers her flexibility and the time to undertake the hobbies she loves.
This is a great opportunity to hear from someone who experienced being employed and working for herself before making a conscious choice to be employed. It’s always vital to find out what makes you happy, what is the real you and how to achieve this in life.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Having spent 7 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs (Corporate Finance) and HSBC (Corporate Derivatives Structuring) and a further 6 years pursuing her own business interests, Heather is currently a civil servant. She describes it as the best job she’s ever had.
Heather is an investor in property, the stock market and as a hobby enjoys creating personal finance digital learning resources that can be found at katsonga.com and on the podcast, The Money Spot™️. Her courses on Udemy (on property and business) had attracted over 10,000 students as at 2020.
Heather graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the University of Cambridge. She has the CFA Charter, the ACCA accounting qualification and the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP).
She lives in Birmingham (UK) with her husband and two children.
ABOUT THE HOST
Alex is a prize-winning chartered accountant with experience in financial markets from trading finance, capital hedging, structural foreign exchange and interest rates to operational risk from the world’s top financial and advisory institutions including Deloitte, RBS and JPMorgan Chase
Alex has been involved in property development programmes across different types since 2008, building and managing a portfolio that includes standard buy-to-lets, student accommodation and other houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs).
He specialises in raising finance, providing potential investors, investors and joint venture partners with ad hoc (to their specific requirements), hands-free and hassle-free property investments solutions as well as coaching and mentoring
Alex aspires to share business and financial knowledge with upcoming entrepreneurs and experienced business minds to learn and master the concepts and mindsets required to succeed, stand-out, have the edge and make a difference.
Alex is also a keen traveller, cyclist and photographer.
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