Planning Life with Purpose

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"If you don't have a plan, you become part of somebody else's plan."
- Terence McKenna

Can you say yes to any of these? 

  • I make each decision in the moment and don't give too much thought about the direction. 
  • I know I need to think of my own financial security but don't know where to start. 
  • I know it's important to have a plan in place to protect my family and everything I have worked hard for but have no idea what I need or where to begin. 

Then you need to start planning now or risk forever living a life by default rather than by intention. 

As professional women we are notoriously good at putting everyone else's needs first. We juggle kids, work, partners, community, and more but with so many things in the air planning and preparing what we need and want comes last. 

Come and hear from three professional women who can help you take control of your own financial security, protect your personal assets, and plan your career goals with clarity, to put you in charge of your own future. 

Gemma McDougall | Gem Legal, Elizabeth Moloney Geany | Velocity Financial, and Justine Storey | Orange Fox don't want you to leave your future to chance. 

Star your day with this informative power session and discover how some simple planning now means you can enjoy the present while stepping purposefully toward a life delivering security, confidence, and clarity for you and those you care for.

Additional information


Gemma McDougall | Gem Legal

Sometimes life surprises us and things don’t go as planned.  Having measures in place to ensure everything and everyone that is important to you is protected is essential.  That’s where I come in.  As a specialist lawyer in the areas of wills and estate planning, trusts and relationship property, I have seen what happens when people don’t get the right advice or if documents are not structured correctly or fail to include key considerations. Helping people to avoid these risks with documents that they can trust is my specialty.  Gem Legal is all about providing clients with peace of mind through education, advice and well-crafted bespoke documents. 

Elizabeth Moloney-Geany | Velocity Financial 

As a Financial Adviser, I'm conscious that every decision we make in life has a financial implication and my role is to help you align your finances with your goals and make day-to-day decisions easy. At Velocity we aim to bolster the financial literacy of Kiwis, helping to alleviate financial anxieties, and opening up the possibilities of what can be achieved. We work with our clients to formulate a plan for the future which adapts and grows as they do.

My particular focus since moving into the finance industry has been improving financial outcomes for women. I do this by supporting women to identify and achieve their financial goals and feel confident in managing their money independently. As part of this work I write a monthly blog on topics that affect women and maintain an Instagram page @what_would_she_do.vf. This platform provides financial content for those who might not be prepared to consult with an adviser yet but still require and deserve sound advice. 

In my past life, I was a nurse, so helping people is essentially my modus operandi (I'm also quite resilient and not easily grossed out!).  I love that my current role allows me to be a part of so many lives just as nursing did, but over a lifetime, sharing in the exciting times as well as the stressful ones.

Justine Storey | Orange Fox

Orange Fox is a coaching and consulting agency that helps people make positive changes in their career and life.

With 30 years’ experience in communication, 10 years in team management and leadership as well as several years working in business change, my strengths are in listening to really understand what is going on and what is needed.

My passion lies in mentoring and guiding people to be their best and I am a firm believer if you have to do something then you should be enjoying it.

I believe we need to be living our own authentic life not one that others want us to live.

Unearth your new direction and move forwards, whether it’s regaining your mojo, finding a new job path, or moving past things that are holding you back.

I’m here as your thinking partner to help you step toward the career that works for you.

Event Information

WHEN | Thursday, 2 November

TIME | 9.30am - 11.00

VENUE | Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt

COST | Members: $10.00 + GST, Non-Members: $20.00 + GST

*All funds raised will support Breast Cancer Awareness.