Born in Ashburton, New Zealand in 1970 Stephanie left secondary school at the tender age of 15. After working her way through a series of jobs (from shop assistant to Front of House at a large Hotel) she gained a position training a group of tele-marketers to secure appointments for AA Insurance advisers. She did this so successfully that AA approached her to become one of their advisers – a role which also saw her responsible for delivering mortgage and finance solutions.
Knowing by now that her passion was with insurance, Stephanie jumped at the opportunity to secure a position in Royal Sun Alliance’s insurance division.
Many years on – (and immediately after her and her husband took their two young children on a very EXPENSIVE year-long world trip) Stephanie faced what she describes as potentially one of the worst things that’s ever happened to her – redundancy!
Transitioning from a 6 figure salary to working for myself was probably one of the most difficult and challenging periods of my life.
However, with typical tenacity, Stephanie used this life-changing event to motivate her to set up her own business – The Insurance Clinic.
An avid community supporter, Stephanie has sponsored a number of sports teams, including the Pink Dragon breast cancer dragon boat team (seen below), Canterbury Minors Ice Hockey Team, NZ Ballroom Dancing Representatives to the World Champs in China and marathon runners to NYC!
Stephanie has a large and colourful extended whanau including daughter Tori (who has worked alongside Stephanie in the Wiki Group since she was a teenager), son Kaleb, and a growing tribe of mokopuna
With a successful business now established (and with fewer demands on her as a Mother), Stephanie is in a position to share her professional experiences and accomplishments with others, helping them to navigate their own steps to success.
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Me and My Money: Stephanie Wiki, Wiki Group