Founder of the Financial HUG™ and Director of AG Finance Hub ltd.
I work with individuals that want change, that seek out the paths to success and those that are committed to making positive things happen in their lives, realistically.
I can with hand on heart, say my passion has become my profession. I enjoy meeting people and discovering new and fascinating facts about their lives, past and present and as always in planning their future aspirations. It is that very thing that keeps me in the field; no two days can ever be the same. No two situations the same regardless of the similarities; making my days very diverse. The variance can is found, in the differences of the lifestyles, the people, the characters, backgrounds, cultures and the environments they have adapted all make them unique.
A Little Bit About Me
I grew up in Hackney, East London, a very vibrant part of London that has seen much change over the years. I enjoyed my childhood and attended Gayhurst Primary School, followed by Raines Foundation School in Bethnal Green. My memories filled with love and laughter. Growing up in East London can be very exciting at times. It is colourful and provides much understanding of the different social levels and issues. The borough has an array of people, from many cultures and social-economic backgrounds. Making it a cool and exciting place to be.
Along my travels, going about my day to day business, I have constant reminders of good times and times that have shaped my life for the better. I dare not call them bad, as every cloud has a silver lining. As a child, I had a love for science and problem solving; I went on to the University of North London, where I studied Biomedical Science and Nutrition. Huh, I know, I know how did I get into financial services from there? You see, life exists with many paths to follow in one lifetime.
Upon completion of my time at Uni, I had a rethink about life and decided that science was not the route for me. It wasn't easy making that decision. However, I took the view 'as long as I went on to do something with meaning, it didn't matter the title.'
From there, I spent much of my early twenties exploring different industries. I have worked in the Retail, Insurance, Marketing and later Banking industry, providing me with broad fields of knowledge. I can now see that the various roles have shaped me to be who I am today. Nothing has been in vain.
Adult Life and Motherhood
In 2002 I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, who is now 6ft 2" and eats a lot. Together we are the A-Team we have much fun together on holidays and enjoy giggles well; he is always laughing at me. Following much success with his GCSE's, he is now studying for his A'levels in Maths, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics and enjoying it immensely.
Motherhood is not an easy task but every part worth it.
The experience and understanding I have around raising a child are invaluable and worth sharing.
Mentors and competent counsel never go far, even as a point of reassurance. I worked full time as a mother and have personally felt the pain of childcare and the associated cost of raising a child. I offer words of wisdom to other parents.
I joke and say "children would be so much better if they came with a manual."
For the last 20 years, I have worked in the regulated financial services industry. I qualified as a financial advisor in 2005 and currently specialise in UK Property, Business & Personal Protection; as a proud member of Moneysprite Ltd. Moneysprite is listed as a five star, award-winning financial services company based in the heart of the capital.
I hold an array of qualifications and experiences in cross fields. Inside disciplines such as business, accounting, mentoring, and training. I emanate a tremendous amount of passion and enthusiasm, which I feel guarantees something new and dynamic to offer in the topic of financial management.
In 2007 I took a 'leap of faith' into the independent world of self-employment. I left the constraints of a 9-5 role and have never looked back. At the time, my need was flexibility. I had to concentrate on my family and my career, simultaneously and work was not allowing this to happen. As a single parent, the work-life balance I craved was more significant than the income stability of a wage - Upon reflection, tough decisions pay dividends. To which I am finally reaping the rewards
As well as a successful career in banking and financial services, I have dedicated myself to knowledge sharing and networking. I would say I am a motivated speaker and dedicated blogger. Writing is a way of expression and an excellent source for increasing a creative spirit. Over the years, I have become passionate about financial education, with interest in the black and ethnic minority communities, micro-business owners and families.
Ensuring I assist with the challenge of raising the financial capability of our nation.
My 2020 Vision
Using my wealth of financial expertise, I specialise in promoting healthy and financially sound choices which are suited to every client’s individual needs and aspirations. I have a dedication to helping people achieve their goals through business and strategic life planning. Celebrated by my clients and through their success. I tell them “their success is my success.”
I ensure standards are kept high, continuously working on my own personal and professional development. I hold the clients' aspirations at the front of the agenda.
I have a signature style of mentoring and give all my clients a Financial HUG™ which I describe as honest, unique and genuine advice. You can’t give a hug without receiving one back. A hug ‘can reach a wound that only compassion can heal’.
I work to remove the fear, frustration and fluctuance often associate with financial management embedding a feeling of confidence, which makes room for individual success.
Starting NOW and throughout 2020 my Vision is around providing accessible knowledge, shared in a fun and interactive was using four channels of delivery
Training - Empowerment - Accountability - Mentoring.
I aim to provide you with positive enhancements that aid your personal development and success
I would like you to gain
Wealth/Wisdom - Order - Reassurance - Knowledge
We all know that TEAMWORK makes the dream work. I hope you join my team on the road to success.
2 to 3-hour Meet-Ups arranged to discuss a topic, explain a concept, or meet the team. These sessions are for people who are not sure and want to experience what is on offer before they commit. Short but Sweet, packed with nuggets of information to Inspire and Empower you on your money journey. Great places to meet like-minded people and network your way to success
4- Hour to One-Day Workshops to enhance your financial capability. Tailored workshops for a specific topic, a dull moment arises in the classroom.
Case-Study and Scenario Based activities to help you keep the most intermit situations confidential.
A mixture of hard facts and adaptable tools to assist you along your way.
Goal Diggers Accountability Groups are designed to give individuals the encouragement, focus, and support required to achieve their personal goals.
The sessions provide the attendee with neutral support outside of their typical environment with on-hand expert advice.
Transform your dreams into a reality with manageable steps in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.
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Meet with Aleka Gutzmore for Personal Financial Review - 90 minutes Face to Face provided with follow up suggestions and reports.
Where the magic happens of Aleka's signature style happens, expert coaching to unlock your full potential with your
Business, Family, and Personal Financial Planning.
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NOW IS THE TIME TO ACTIVATE YOUR FINANCIAL SUCCESS