“Some entrepreneurs think how can I make a lot of money? But the better way is to think how can I make people’s lives a lot better? If you get it right, the money will come.” – Richard Branson
Chris is the owner of Insurance and Wealth Creation Professionals (IWCP) – a Liberty Affiliate that is leading the way for the new Generation of Financial Planners. He has over 17 years’ of corporate experience in the industry with the last being National Head of Sales at Liberty before deciding to open his own business.
IWCP was established in 2019 with the merger of two well established businesses Liberty Affiliates, Combined Life and Cradle House who have been successfully operating for more than 20 years. With the wealth of experience and new leadership in IWCP we created a unique blend of old school values with innovative thinking. With our core purpose to help change South Africa a policy at the time backed by sound professional advice.
At IWCP we aim in providing Financial Advisors the best platform in the industry that includes Financial Planning Specialist, Tax Consultant, Estate Planning Specialist, Corporate Specialist, Investment Specialist, Marketing Strategy and a strong Administration team.
My focus is on developing and constantly improving this proposition for the dedicated IWCP team to ensure that they can better look after their valued clients
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“My mission is to have a positive impact in changing the lives and financial wellbeing of those I meet.”
Noel started his career with Liberty in 1987 when he was the first Sales Manager of the Sales and Marketing Management School. He progressed rapidly through the programme and within 6 months had is own unit within the Braamfontein Branch.
He went on to run a branch in the North City Group, Sandton Branch and was then moved to the Bank of Lisbon building where he was responsible for a number of managers. Noel was then transferred to Head Office reporting to the Head of Agency and took up the role of Regional Manager – the regions managed over the years were numerous.
In 1999 Noel decided to start his own Franchise in Randburg, which he merged with another Franchise to form Combined Life in 2002, which ran successfully for 16 years before taking up the new venture and challenge with IWCP In January 2019.
“No man can do for another, what that man could do, and should do for himself.”
Prior to joining Liberty in 2007 – Hannes was part of Metropolitan Life. During his stint at the Liberty Group he was a Branch Manager and received the branch manager of the year award in 2012. In January of 2019 Hannes joined IWCP and was an instrumental in the formation of the IWCP group. Hannes’s mission is to be the best and most authentic leader he can be.
“My mission is to change peoples financial futures.”
Ernst started his career with Liberty in the Agency Division in 2008. Having spent 10 years with Agency, when the opportunity arose to be part of an Affiliated Partner of Liberty, he decided to take his practice to the next level and joined IWCP in 2019 as Unit Manager for IWCP Jakaranda Branch.
Ernst is an accredited FINANCIAL SERVICES ADVISOR™ and believes that the true meaning of being successful a Financial Planner is a mindset to help people protect what is most important to them. He gets up every morning with a mindset to change someone’s life, and believes that doing what he does gives him peace of mind that people will be financially looked after should any life changing event take place.
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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” – William Shakespeare
Jacques joined Liberty in February 2009 as part of the Liberty Management Academy. He then went on to start his own branch in November 2011 in Pretoria. He earned the Regional Branch of the year award in 2015 and 2017 and also the National Big Branch of the year in 2017. Furthermore, he then formed Resolute Wealth Partners in September 2019 with his partner Johann Nienaber. In January 2020 – Resolute Wealth Partners became part of the IWCP family.
“I make it my mission to provide individuals and families with financial peace of mind.”
Mike has been with Liberty since 2005 and is a Unit Leader at Insurance & Wealth Creation Professionals (IWCP). Mike brings a wealth of experience to the IWCP Leadership Team and is passionate about helping people achieve their financial dreams.
“To encourage people to die with wonderful memories and not with un-lived dreams.”
Tony joined Liberty on 1st March 1993 as a Financial Adviser after a successful career as an airforce pilot. His career with Liberty has been varied, having assisted in the development and marketing of Liberty’s first version of the Blueprint Financial Needs Analysis. This was followed by being appointed as the Regional Development Manager for the Sandton Region and, in addition, has managed four Liberty Agency Branches. In 1995, Tony opened a Liberty Franchise in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and in March of 2020 amalgamated the Franchise with the IWCP Group. He is the owner and Franchise Principal of IWCP Mpumalanga. Tony has a strong desire to enable everyone he comes into contact with, to realise their dreams and to thereby create lasting memories.
“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible. ” – Howard Schultz
As a proud member of the IWCP leadership team Rene is tasked with the critical role of managing IWCP Cedarwood – a team of professionals. A team who believe in being exceptional whilst putting the customer at the heart of what they do. At IWCP, our people are our biggest resource. They have the ability to connect with clients in a unique way and help them achieve financial freedom. Her sterling career , which demonstrates a wealth of experience in the field and professional qualifications to match allow her to perform her duties to the fullest. Postgrad diploma in Financial Planning.
“My mission is to help others achieve their financial goals.”
Johann is the Franchise Principal of IWCP Resolute and a Senior Financial Advisor. He started his career with Liberty in 2010 and joined the IWCP Leadership Team in 2019. Johann makes it his mission is to help others achieve their financial dreams and creates value for his clients by deeply understanding their goals, designing personalised financial plans and simplifying complex financial concepts. As an Advisor Johann offers each of his clients with a financial solution tailored to their goals whilst also addressing their needs and risk concerns.
“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek
Peter Wilkinson Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start. – Simon Sinek Peter started his career with Liberty in 1996 when he joined the Corporate Benefits division as a Consultant. In 2007, Peter moved to the Agency Leadership team focusing on New Person Development within Liberty’s Tied Distribution Channel, here he was responsible for establishing new operations and developing new Financial Advisers. Peter expanded his scope in 2011 where the focus shifted to the support and management of more established Consultants. In 2021, Peter took the opportunity to join IWCP as a Franchise Principal in Kwa-Zulu Natal to grow and develop Financial Advisers according the IWCP values and principles.
My Mission is to help you achieve financial freedom and create generational wealth. “Working because you want to, not because you have to is financial freedom” – Tony Robbins
Mirriam is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and a unit leader of IWCP LESEDI as of June 2020. She is a financial professional with a wealth of experience which will be leveraged to help her clients to change their narrative and mindsets to achieve financial freedom. She started her career in 1999 with ABSA LIMITED as a trainee-chartered accountant and then ventured into the media world. In 2002 she joined a renowned media company BDFM Publishers, the publishers of Financial Mail; Business Day and Business Day TV as a management accountant and later becoming their Financial Manager and a board member of one of the subsidiaries. In August 2013 she joined IDF Capital as a fund manager whose goal is to be a catalyst for economic growth by supporting entrepreneurs on their entrepreneurial journey as their CFO, the position she held for 5 years till end of 2018. 2019 presented itself a beginning of a new journey and she later joined IWCP as a financial advisor thus continuing her journey to positively impact those she comes across to not only change their mindset to create wealth but being intentional to do so and to also protect it. “A good man leaves an inheritance for their children’s children”.
“Planning is bringing the future into the present, so that you can do something about it now” – Alan Lakein
Quintin’s father was medically boarded in 2011 and passed away in 2012. The difference a R529 per month Liberty life policy made to his parents’ lives, moved him to join Liberty in April 2016 after 17 years with Standard Bank. He was appointed as Unit Leader of North West Franchise (an affiliate of Liberty) in July 2016. In January 2020 North West Franchise amalgamated with IWCP and Quintin is now Unit Leader of IWCP North West in Rustenburg. He wholeheartedly believes in what he was told by his Liberty mentor Hannes Strooh when he first started at Liberty: “We look after widows, orphans and pensioners…”
”Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts” – Snoopy
Walle joined Liberty in May 2007 – prior to that he was an operations manager at Afri Themba Leisure. Walle joined the IWCP tribe in January 2020 as a professional Financial Advisor and unit leader of IWCP Mpumalanga. Walle assists his clients to achieve their fi¬nancial goals for themselves and their families. He has a wealth of experience in the Corporate Retirement Fund, Medical Aid Fund and Business Assurance environment. By providing needs based advice and solutions to create a balance between risk management, estate planning, investment and tax strategies he helps his clients protect and achieve their financial goals.
I am passionate about minimizing the wealth inequality gap and I believe that financial literacy is a must, to make this a reality.
Prior to joining Liberty, Tsungai worked in various roles at a leading global news, data and analytics company called Bloomberg. While at Bloomberg, she helped to improve on the credibility and quality of data for the EMEA region. She was responsible for ensuring that the integrity of the data that would be used provided clients with the best value possible. She was also accountable for building and managing stakeholder relationships. While at Bloomberg, she pioneered various employee well-being initiatives aimed at ensuring employees were mentally and physically looked after. One of her proudest moments was championing the release of a Funds Newsletter aimed at improving the visibility of African fund managers. The resounding success of this project resulted in similar projects being rolled out in Asia, Europ and the Americas of which she then led these initiatives.
“The best entreprenuers in the world have grown on the back of an environment that is tolerant and accepting” – Patrice Motsepe
A leader and entrepreneur at heart, Connett started his career in 2013 as a Liberty Life financial advisor within the Agency Division where he gained valuable experience. After years as an advisor He was invited to join an entrepreneurship programme, the Infinitum Incubation Programme (IIP). The aim of the IIP was to groom 10 young, willing and educated entrepreneurs from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, with business skills to help them establish sustainable businesses. The IIP’s focus was on Financial Advisors who wanted to one day become business owners and offered them all the support needed by young businesses. With still a lot to learn before starting his own brokerage, Connett continued his corporate journey to become a Sales Manager and later a Regional Manager
Connett joined IWCP in December 2021 as a Unit Leader and Franchise Principal at IWCP Jackalberry. His aim is to help ignite the Blue Flame That sits in every young entrepreneur’s heart.
“One of the best prizes that life offers, is the chance to work hard at work worth doing” – Theodore Roosevelt
Schanley started her career in the industry 13 years ago. She joined Liberty Agency Division in 2013 as a financial advisor & in 2018 her passion for the industry and for people led her to mentoring the advisors new to the industry. She joined IWCP in 2021 as the Unit Manager for IWCP Willows. People is her passion. Establishing a mutual trust relationship through open & clear communication, understanding her clients financial situation & providing assistance in attaining their financial goals & needs, with a suitable, personalised financial plan, is what she does best.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Deirdre joined Liberty in 2001 as a Financial Advisor, first in Rosebank and then in Bruma Agency. She worked in the field for 6 years before deciding to become an Agency Manager. Deirdre joined the IWCP group in February 2021 as the Operations Manager where, amoungst other responsibilities, she is responsible for compliance . Deirdre’s mission is to support the IWCP leadership to run not only the best and most professional teams of advisers, but also to create and maintain a culture of compliance – doing the right thing, right!