Business investing strategies and gurus

For those looking to invest in business

Business investment gurus

Those who give direct advice on business investments

This section is for people looking to grow their wealth through business investments.

The gurus listed here generally give information and advice on business investment (not financial planners who’ll you’ll find in our BiG Directory). They mostly use a certain method or strategy.

Below you’ll find our Traffic Light™ rating system. Please be advised that the ‘about’ column quotes their marketing blurb, so we don’t misrepresent or misquote their claims.

Brett Alegre-Wood (UK-Australia-Singapore)
Company: Gladfish previously Your Property Club
Strategies: Buying wholesale, Manage property, Property investing club, Source property
Pros/Cons: Buy-to-Let Anyone used Gladfish? Property Tribe. He claims: ‘is a London property investment expert, author and educator. His straight-talking Aussie approach provides everything investors need to profit from property. He is author of the bestselling book The 3+1 Plan that won the Peoples Book Prize for Non-Fiction in 2010. Brett is married and 3 kids, his time is divided between his … Read more »
Robert G Allen [USA]
Company: Multiple Streams of Income
Strategies: Business Coach, Buying wholesale, Personal Development, Property seminars, Speaker, Wealth education
He claims: ‘is the author of some of the most influential financial books of all time, including the New York Times bestsellers Creating Wealth, Nothing Down, Multiple Streams of Income, The One Minute Millionaire, and Cash in a Flash which he coauthored with Mark Victor Hansen. Today there are literally thousands of millionaires who attribute their success to Mr. Allen’s … Read more »
Bob Andersen
Company: Property Mastermind
Strategies: Developing, Mentoring, Property investing education
They claim: ‘Property development changed my life, and I know it can transform yours too. But it’s not luck – you need a system. Only my course can offer you access to over 30 years of property development experience. I’ve literally seen it all. So if you’re ready to learn, I’m here to show you how it’s done. With my … Read more »
Cons: Property speculator Bangaru sentenced to eight years for fraud  The Australian Read more »
Cherie Barber
Company: Renovating for Profit
Strategies: AirBnB, Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education, Property seminars, Renovations
Pros/Cons: Has anyone signed up for Cherie Barber’s program (or similar)? Reddit. They claim: ‘provides the most in-depth property renovation courses in Australia. Since our launch in 2009, we’ve built Australia’s largest community of renovators and have trained more than 11,000 students in a disciplined, highly strategic approach to renovating. As clear market leaders in property education, we now offer even more … Read more »
Jo Vadillo
Company: Property Women
Strategies: Buyers agent, Mortgage broker, Networking, Property investing, Property investing education, Renovations, Women
and Rachel Barnes Claim: ‘Since 2006 Property Women has educated more women on how to grow wealth through property than any online community in Australia. Want to discover how to you can create a six, seven or even eight-figure property investment portfolio?’   Read more »
Dale Beaumont
Company: Business Blueprint
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Education, Marketing
They claim: “Our mission is to continue to be Australia’s #1 Business Education Program. We do this by consistently offering our members more value than anyone else and ensuring our members have access to Australia’s largest library of systems, templates, and step-by-step training videos. The result – our members implement fast and get everything they need to succeed all in … Read more »
Nathan Birch and Daniel Young
Company: BInvested and HLGOneHoldings
Strategies: Developer, Positive cash flow, Property investing education, Property investing tools
Pros/Cons: See  discussions in PropertyChat forum. Property investor Nathan Birch sued over Gold Coast mortgage default AFR; Mr IQ sued by lender for default and  An angry Mr IQ shows whites of the eyes Macrobusiness; Cash flow issues catch up with investor Nathan Birch on Paradise Point property Property Observer They claim: “are not just a Buyer’s Agent, we’re a Buyer’s advocate. We are the number one … Read more »
Konrad Bobilak
Company: Investors Prime Real Estate
Strategies: Land banking, Mortgage broker, Property investing education, Property seminars, wealth management
Pro/Con discussion thread on forums: PropertyInve$ting Alliancecorp or Investors Prime Real Estate and PropertyChat Investors prime Melbourne – Konrad bobilak Land banking company linked to Henry Kaye collapses SMH 18.7.15 Land Banking Seminars With Konrad Bobilak – SlideShare House ‘idyll’ just barren paddock The Age 29.9.13 See too: Global 1 Events and Henry Kaye He claims: “the CEO and founder of Investors Prime … Read more »
Dymphna Boholt
Company: I Love Real Estate
Strategies: Mentoring, Property investing, Property seminars
Pros/Cons: PropertyChat forum; Property Investment: The Truth AltitudeWS;  Dymphna Boholt – Real Estate Program. Has anyone here done it?Hi there, another newbie from Sydney PropertyChat;  Avoid being a victim of property spruikers and losing $1000s on your next investment Brisbane’s Buyers’ Agency; Dymphna Boholt Fined For Bogus Claims Terry Ryder 9.2.16; Whirlpool Forums; [Watch the video] Home truths of Perth’s property investment pitch from the homebuyer … Read more »
Brian Boyd
Company: Real Estate Investor
Strategies: Free property investing calculators, Property investing, Property investing education
They claim: “was established in 2003 to help people start the journey to long-term wealth creation. Our role is to work closely with you to ensure your property investment path is precisely mapped out to make the journey less stressful and totally rewarding. Our vision To provide as many of our fellow Australians as possible with a better way to invest in … Read more »
Philippe Brach
Company: Multifocus Properties and Finance
Strategies: Mentoring, Mortgage broker, Property investing
They claim: “was established in 2005 with the aim of mentoring investors to create wealth and invest in their future by building an investment property portfolio. The company is led by Philippe Brach who has over 25 years experience in the international corporate world specializing in finance, accounting and investment. He is a fully qualified and extremely experienced real estate … Read more »
Jennie Brown
Company: Jennie Brown
Strategies: Developer, Developing, Joint ventures, Mentoring, Property investing education, Property seminars, Renovations, Speaker, Strata titling, wraps
She claims: “is simply ‘the lifestyle expert’. If you want to improve your mindset, improve your lifestyle, and accelerate your wealth, then Jennie is the speaker for your audience. As a keynote speaker, Jennie is flexible and versatile, and inspires, motivates and empowers her audience to live a more purposeful, extraordinary and inspired life. An avid traveller – both for … Read more »
Mark Bryers
Company: North Crest and Blue Chip
Strategies: Financial planning, Property finance
Cons: Neil Jenman MARK BRYERS IN AUSTRALIA Kiwi spruiker targets Aussies.; Banking & Finance Consumers Support Association (Inc) Australian Idiot Regulators permitted NZ Rogue MARK BRYERS to give Financial Advice to Aussies!!!!!!!!!!! Blue Chip victims must be gasping for air; NZ Herald Mark Bryers managed companies that owe ‘many, many millions’; News Now NZ Blue Chip co-founder denies role in Australian company He claims: “is the … Read more »
Simon Buckingham
Company: Results Mentoring
Strategies: Mentoring, Property investing, Property investing education, real estate
They claim: “The media is full of conflicting opinions about whether the property market in different parts of the country will rise or fall in the months ahead. Many areas are growing strongly in value… but the reality – and the very real risk – is that property values won’t rise in every suburb, and some will even see significant falls … Read more »
Norma Bula
Company: Empire Property Investors
Strategies: Property investing education, Source property
They claim: “are a nationwide Australian company with over 40 specialist investment property councilors. We have helped over 5,000 clients use property as a vehicle to create substantial wealth and financial independence. All of our Directors and investment property councilors are passionate about property. They have a comprehensive understanding of the market and are successful property investors themselves. Our vision … Read more »
John Burley
Company: John Burley USA
Strategies: Property seminars, Wealth education
Cons: John T. Reed’s views of various real-estate-investment gurus Part 1a; Neil Jenman. He claims: “In 1989, he founded his Private Equity Company, where he serves today as the Founder & CEO. It has constantly maintained a position as a leader in the industry, with over 1,800 real estate transactions completed. John has written several books, with Money Secrets of the Rich … Read more »
Cons: Global 1 Events and Henry Kaye Read more »
Michael Burnett
Company: Empowernet International
Strategies: Business investing, Personal Development, Property seminars, Wealth education
They claim: “is Australia’s largest and most successful events promoter of large-scale Wealth Creation, Business and Personal Development programs.”     Read more »
Yza Canja
Company: Property Rocket
Strategies: Mentoring, Property finance, Property investing, Property investing education, Property seminars
Cons: Woman faces $5000 bill for investment course even though she can’t get a loan John Rofe Daily Telegraph Sydney; Previous business associates Carly Crutchfield and CCorp She claims: “was born in the Philippines, in a very poor island called Guimaras. She had the fortune of coming to Australia as a child, only having to leave again for the Philippines at the age of 12 … Read more »
Jo Chivers
Company: Property Bloom
Strategies: Developer, Developing, Property investing education, Property management, Source property
They claim: “My love of property started after purchasing our family home on Sydney’s northern beaches and watching in awe as the value grew. We were experiencing the true value of capital growth. How could we make so much money by doing very little except waiting? Imagine if we added value by developing, the return would be much greater. I … Read more »
Helen Collier – Kogtevs
Company: Real Wealth Australia
Strategies: Free property report, Mentoring, Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education
They claim: “Discover How A Property Education Can Fast-Track You Up The Property Ladder We teach you how to build a property portfolio with confidence. Discover how a property education will help you to select and buy the Right property, at the Right price, at the Right time for Your Personalised Strategy.” Read more »
Damian Collins
Company: Momentum Wealth
Strategies: Mentoring, Property finance, Property investing, Property investing education
They claim: “Integrity, knowledge and results are what Momentum Wealth has provided to hundreds of Perth property investors and can provide to you. Based in Perth WA, and servicing clients Australia-wide, Momentum Wealth is a full-service property investment consultancy dedicated to making you more money through property investment. We offer a complete range of tailored property investment advice and solutions … Read more »
Peter Comben
Company: Smart Property Development
Strategies: Developer, Developing, Property developer, Property development education
They claim: “So many people today sell their home at auction to a developer, who obtains a planning approval that will reap six and sometimes even seven figure increases in profit, simply because they knew how to unlock the hidden value in the property, through smart property development. This is money that the original owner could easily make themselves, or at … Read more »
Carly Crutchfield
Company: CCorp
Strategies: Developing, Education, Property finance, Property investing education, Property seminars
NO LONGER ADVISING ASIC Type: Disqualified Person Commenced: 07/11/2013 Ceased: 06/05/2015 Address: Suite 110 26-32 Pirrama Road PYRMONT NSW 2009 Comments: On 18 February 2014 Ms Crutchfield sought review in the Administrativ e Appeals Tribunal (AAT)of ASIC’s decision to disqualify her for a period of 3.5 years.On 22 May 2014 the AAT varied the period of Ms. Crutchfield’s disqualification to 1.5 … Read more »
Julio De Laffitte
Company: JDL Strategies
Strategies: Financial planning, Wealth education
They claim: “JDL Strategies helps everyday Australians build long-term wealth through low-risk investments and customised strategies that work .Through memberships, webinars, live events, blogs, educational platforms, one-on-one coaching and consultations, our quest to raise the financial intelligence of everyday Australians is at the heart and soul of everything we do. Identifying a gap in the market more than two decades … Read more »
Dolf de Roos
Company: Property Prosperity
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Buying wholesale, Mentoring, Property investing education, Property seminars, wealth management
Cons: John T. Reed’s analysis of Dolf de Roos’ book Real Estate Riches; Colin Caughey Rip off Report Dolf de Roos [and others] He claims: “[he is a] world renowned real estate investment authority. Many people are familiar with Dolf through his prolific work in the realm of real estate investing – he has taught in over 25 countries and has written … Read more »
Karen and Paul Dobson
Company: Negative2Positive
Strategies: Joint ventures, Property investing, Property investing education, Vendor finance
They claim: ” [they] enjoy living in Port Stephens, NSW and in 2002 came across Vendor Finance in residential real estate. They started researching the idea and found it had been re-introduced to the Australian marketplace around 1998. Their research also led them to believe it was a service needed by a large number of Australian home buyers. They bought … Read more »
Justin Eslick
Company: Investigate Property
Strategies: Buyers agent, Real estate agent
He claims: “is uniquely qualified to identify property deals and uncover their potential. Firstly, he has a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) from the University of Queensland. He is also a fully licenced real estate agent in Queensland. In addition to the 8 years operating Investigate Property, he has 5 valuable years of experience working with a developer … Read more »
Stephen Fagan
Company: Inspiration HomesUrban Development Solutions
Strategies: Property investing, real estate
Cons: DISAPPOINTMENT WITH STEPHEN FAGAN The sort of spruiker who gives spruikers a bad name. Neil Jenman   Read more »
John Fitzgerald
Company: JLF Group and Custodian
Strategies: Developing, Mentoring, Property investing, Property investing education, Property seminars, Wealth education
Pros/Cons:  Melbourne suburbs property packages China-style: house, land and….A Visa PropertyyChat, Somersoft and Whirlpool Forums Home Loan Experts Forum Ella Is Custodian Wealth Builders John Fitzgerald helpful?; Melbourne suburbs property packages China-style: house, land and a visa SMH They claim: “The JLF Group’s core discipline is property development with experience in both residential and commercial projects. Our specialty is residential land development, having created … Read more »
David Fleming
Company: Equity Resource
Strategies: Financial planning, Mortgage broker, Property finance, Property investing, wealth management
They claim: “was established in November 2000 … Our company philosophy is based around providing outstanding service and knowledge, with a strong ethical focus on what we recommend. We specialize in being a seamless financial services company whereby you can access the services of mortgage brokering, financial planning and investment property consultancy. well researched investment properties, personalized financial assessment, so … Read more »
Jennifer Fordham Leppitsch
Company: Custodian
Strategies: Financial planning, Mortgage broker, Property investing
They claim: “Our mission has been to educate and empower everyday Australians on the true potential of Real Estate investment and the true value of Land … Jennifer has 10 years with Custodian and 24 years’ experience in the Property Industry Jennifer holds a Post Graduate Degree in Marketing, Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking and a Real Estate Representatives Licence … Read more »
Michael Fuller
Company: Hotspot Central previously Redwerks
Strategies: Buying wholesale, Developing, Education, Property investing education
They claim: “Boosting property investment returns using artificial intelligence and passive development Now everyone can enjoy double digit returns once restricted to wealthy investors only. Get you next property at 20% below market value or enjoy 20% plus returns on your cash or SMSF. …  We serve investors that are • Everyday investors looking to create financial freedom through investing … Read more »
Jon Giannopoulos (also Giaan)
Company: Knowledge Source
Strategies: Financial education, Personal Development, Property investing and Renovation education, Wealth education
Cons: Knowledge Source / Scammers; Jon Giann and Dymphna Boholt and Knowledge Source / Jon Giann scammer beware  Complaints Board; Investment spruikers catch ASIC eye Money Management He claims: “is a self-confessed dreamer, an advocate of financial freedom, a passionate wealth seeker and a mad multi-millionaire property investor with an unquenchable thirst for self-education and knowledge. And not just any type of knowledge, but … Read more »
Paul Giezecamp
Company: U Property previously Property Secrets - in liquidation
Strategies: Developer, Property investing
Cons:  Property Secrets- Paul Giezekamp YIP Forum;  Paul Giezekamp exposed – Property Secrets Leichhardt Today Tonight; Paul Giezekamp set to appeal after NCAT rules $7,000 commission undisclosed Property Observer Read more »
Chris Gray
Company: Your Empire
Strategies: Buyers agent, Mentoring, Property investing education
He claims: “is a specialist buyers agency and property investment consultancy that manages property and clients nationally. Empire was founded by Chris Gray, host of Your Property Empire on Sky News Business Channel, property expert on Channel 9′s MyHome show and Financial Expert on Channel 10s The Renovators. Chris proves the Empire strategy works, having retired from full time work … Read more »
Kevin Green (UK)
Company: Kevin Green Wealth KGW
Strategies: Property investing education, Property seminars
Pros/Cons: Property Tribes forum He claims: “is a self made multi-millionaire and social entrepreneur and an acknowledged expert in how to set up a profitable business. He is one of the UK’s largest residential property landlords and a multi-business owner.” Read more »
Roderick William Guthrie Nielson (NZ)
Company: Castlerock Property Holdings Bridgecorp Ltd both liquidated
Strategies: Developer
Nik Halik
Company: Financial Freedom Institute 5 Day Weekend
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Wealth education
He claims: “is the founder and CEO of Financial Freedom Institute, Lifestyle Revolution and 5 Day Weekend®. He became a multi-millionaire and amassed great wealth through savvy investments in property, business and the financial markets. Nik’s group of companies have financially educated and life coached over 1 Million clients in over 57 countries. Nik generates passive income, building recurring subscription … Read more »
Troy Harris
Company: Rookie Developer
Strategies: Developing, Property investing, Property investing education
He claims: “A Simple Blueprint For Safe And Secure Property Developing. If you are new to property investing, and you want to make the right decision when it comes time to invest, then congratulations! You’re in the right place at the right time to take your first steps into the exciting and lucrative world of property developing. If you’re like … Read more »
Dr Tony Hayek
Company: Blue Wealth Property
Strategies: Buying off the plan, Developing, Property investing education, Real estate research, Source property
Pros/Cons: Bluewealth PropertyChat They claim: “He is a leader in the property industry and he regularly presents educational seminars to investors and industry professionals around the country. Tony created his personal wealth through property and he is passionate about teaching others how they can too. Tony’s advice and recommendations are sought after by investors, business partners and developers. Tony’s opinions … Read more »
Chris Howard (USA)
Company: Legendary Living
Strategies: Business Coach, NLP, Personal Development, Wealth psychology
He claims: “has achieved extraordinary business success as a Social Entrepreneur, Transformational Speaker, Author, Coach and Life-Style and Wealth Strategist in a career spanning over two decades.” Read more »
Ian Hosking Richards
Company: Rocket Property Group
Strategies: Buy & Hold, Mentoring, Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education, Real estate agent
They claim: “is a leading independent real estate investment business that provides property investment advice and recommendations to help investors enter the property market or grow their existing portfolios. Services offered include property education, mentoring and advice; research and loans. We offer clients the identification and recommendation of exceptional investment opportunities from all over Australia that have passed Rocket’s strict … Read more »
Xenia Ioannou
Company: Alexa Real Estate
Strategies: Developing, Education, Property management
She claims:  “is the Principal and senior property manager of Alexa Real Estate. Xenia’s experience is truly vast and truly brings an incredible skill set to Alexa Real Estate. Managing a restaurant from the age of 17 and managing her first investment property from the age of 19 gave Xenia real life experience in both business and property management from … Read more »
Hans Jakobi
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education
Cons: The Secrets of Hans JakobiAn in-depth review of a self-crowned wealth coach. Neil Jenman Read more »
Phil Jones (NZ/USA)
Company: Rich Mastery in liquidation
Henry Kaye (aka Kukuy)
Company: Evolution Education
Strategies: Land banking, Property investing and Renovation education, Property seminars
Cons: Global1 Events and Henry Kaye; Is Henry Kaye back in business already? Global Events and Henry Kaye 5.3.16; Henry Kaye probed over $100 million land-banking schemes   Read more »
Bernard Kelly
Strategies: Business Coach, Financial education
He claims: “is the author of the Internationally bestselling book Flipping Burgers to Flipping Millions. Passion stands out, and Bernard Kelly is deeply passionate about three things: McDonald’s, financial freedom and success. From his first day on the job, cooking French fries at the age of eighteen, he has been fascinated with the systems that drive the most successful restaurant … Read more »
Daniel Kertcher
Strategies: cfds, options
Robert Kiyosaki
Company: Rich Dad
Strategies: Entrepreneur, Financial education, Property investing, Property investing education, Property seminars, Wealth education
Cons:  THE ULTIMATE HYPOCRITE: ROBERT KIYOSAKI AND HIS COMPANY’S BANKRUPTCY The College Investor; JT Reed Real Estate BS Checklist  and John T. Reed’s analysis of Robert T. Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Part 1 ; John T. Reed’s analysis of Robert T. Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad, Poor Dad Part 2; Robert T. Kyosaki  Reviews Reviewopedia; My Beef With Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Robert Kiyosaki! Enemy of … Read more »
Peter Koulizos (aka 'the property professor"
Company: Property Planning Australia
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education, Property investing hot spots Reports, real estate
See ANALYSTS and COMMENTATORS Associates: Property Planning Australia Read more »
Salena Kulkarni
Company: Phoenix Wealth Group and Homes Canberra
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education
She claims: “The percentage of people who actually have some success with property investing is miniscule. Only 0.065% of the population own five or more investment properties. So what are these investors doing differently? Having worked with hundreds of investors over the last 15 years, I recognise successful investors have three things in common: They have strategy, They access premium … Read more »
Gary and Jenny Leather
Company: Soul Insights
Strategies: Life Coach, Property investing, Wealth education
They say: “Has Your Life Or Relationship Spiralled Out of Control?Discover how connecting with your soul will improve your relationships with yourself and others PLUS gain access to the tools that will help you get back in to the drivers seat of YOUR life! Recovering from illness and emotional blockages… starts here! Including depression, adrenal fatigue, obesity and cancer – … Read more »
Katrina and Nick Lockhart
Company: MRD Partners
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education
They say: “Our goal is to give you the ability to build long term wealth for your family’s future. We teach you to invest the smart way, with the least amount of risk possible. Our strategy is based on two simple principles: treating property investment like a business and, most importantly, treating our clients like partners … MRD Partners is … Read more »
Libby Lombardo
Strategies: Developer, Developing, Property investing and Renovation education, Property options, Source property
Cons: Strategy property options; Libby Lombardo Experience/review/feedback ProperyChat She claims: [Her book] “Millions and Billions in Property Development: How you can make more than your annual salary in just one deal. Why You Don’t Need A Uni Degree To Succeed in Property, like Libby Lombardo PropertyInvestory”   Read more »
Jason Marianoff
Company: Creative Vision Developments
Strategies: Developer, Financial education, Mentoring
He claims: “Property Investor, Developer and Inspirational Mentor (who thrives on assisting others live a life they love!) …  In this 90 second video, Jason Marianoff shares a simple tip that could save ​you thousands of dollars in interest on a home loan or investment loan.” Read more »
Stephen McClatchie
Company: Loans Australia
Strategies: Mortgage broker
They claim: “If you’re a property investor interested in capitalising on more property opportunities and building your portfolio faster while enjoying more financing options and fewer roadblocks from inflexible lenders, then you’ve come to the right place Loans Australia are the Creative Financing Specialists of choice for Real Estate Investors with portfolios of 2 to 29 properties, who want STRATEGIC financing … Read more »
Steve McKnight
Strategies: Forum, Property investing education, Property seminars
Pros/Cons: See various posts PropertyChat SteveMcKnight; Millionaire Challenge in Deep Hole It’s time to stop digging deceit. and  The Property Revolution Most investors don’t see it coming. 2004 Neil Jenman He claims: “is a respected property investor, accomplished author, and media commentator. Prior to 1999, McKnight, a qualified chartered accountant worked for international accounting firm Deloitte before starting his own accounting practice and specialising … Read more »
Bill Meehan
Company: Certain Wealth Group
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education, Property investing hot spots Reports
They claim: “Find investment properties that will build wealth for you. Certain Wealth Group is a national organisation of highly skilled residential property investment experts. Since 2001, Certain Wealth Group has proven that any Australian can achieve wealth creation through investment property. (Yes – even YOU!) You can achieve financial freedom through property investment. All you need is the right … Read more »
Angelo Mena
Company: Alexa Property Group
Strategies: Real estate agent
He says: “lives in South Australia and is the director of the Alexa Property Group. For many years he has professionally negotiated for the buying and selling of Real Estate. Angelo has lectured in the area of real estate negotiation across Australia. He has a PhD in the area of medical research and for many years has studied human behaviour. … Read more »
George Mihos
Company: George Mihos Today Not Tomorrow Institute
Strategies: Education, Wealth education
Contrarians: Jenman: My Brother and George Mihos and Sham testimonials “… was one of the youngest players ever in the National Soccer League. His life changed overnight at the age of 20, when his young cousin was diagnosed with leukemia and given just six months to live. Her death inspired George to think deeply about the meaning his own life. The journey took … Read more »
Steven Molnar
Strategies: Property seminars
He says: “After building a large Investment Property portfolio in record time… with little cash using Advanced Property & Finance strategies, Steven was then one of a few to be approved in Australia to run and own a Bank of Queensland branch. Combining this knowledge with his IT & Business Analyst, plus Project Manager careers at leading global corporates such … Read more »
Steve Navratil (aka Steve Navra)
Company: My Property Mentor
Strategies: Financial planning, Mentoring, Property investing
Cons: While Tristan fought for his country, his money disappeared  and A Black Forest: pain for forgotten victims of a financial disaster SMH;  Steve Navratil aka Steve Navra and Steve Navra – Economics References Committee 2015-08-06 PropertyChat Forum He claims: “has a twenty-year history of assisting Australian families to safely acquire and build their investment property portfolios. With his broad industry experience he is … Read more »
Nhan Nguyen
Company: Advanced Property Strategies
Strategies: Property investing education, Property seminars
He says: “Hi, my name is Nhan Nguyen. However, most people know me as ‘Mr. No-Money-Down’. I earned that title by completing over a hundred property deals (total worth over 30 million dollars) – almost entirely funded using other people’s money. WANT TO KNOW HOW I DID IT? It wasn’t thanks to my upbringing. My parents actually came to this … Read more »
Melissa Opie
Company: Property Rich
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education
She says: “Do you want to learn how to choose the best investment properties, double the value of your investments every 7–8 years and do it all using only the bank’s money? Property Rich shows you how. This site has been created by Melissa Opie aka “The Property Lady” and Stephen Zamykal to complement the 2010 book, Property Rich. This … Read more »
Rick Otton
Company: We Buy Houses
Strategies: Property investing, rent to buy, wraps
Cons: Dymphna Boholt gives undertakings after caught in examinations by regulator into property promotion investment schemes Property Observer 2015; Rick Otton – Federal Court Decides Naysayer;  Landlords in Distress Rick Otton found guilty of deceptive conduct  Property Tribes (PT); “We buy Houses” – but why? 7.30 Report on the strategy and Rick Otton WA Lead Charge on Property Spruikers; RICK OTTON BANNED Consumers protected in WA Neil … Read more »
Dean and Elise Parker
Company: Your Style Homes
Strategies: Developer, Developing, Property investing education
They say: “Property investment should be a positive and stress free experience and we achieve this for our clients by providing an integrated property investment service. We focus on 3 key areas which include property investment education, innovative developments and thorough property management. Property investment starts with education. Our educational events provide experienced advice, property industry resources, the latest market … Read more »
Cathy Jayne Pearce
Strategies: Developer
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David Johnston
Company: Property Planning Australia
Strategies: Financial planning, Mortgage broker, Property investing education, Property seminars
They say: “David is the founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia. He is the author of How to Succeed with Property to Create your Ideal Lifestyle; and Property for Life – Using Property to Plan Your Financial Future published by Wiley. Property Planning Australia was established in 2004 – born out of David’s vision to educate and empower … Read more »
Glenn Piper
Company: Meridian Australia
Strategies: Property blog, Property investing and Renovation education, Real estate agent
He says: “is a licensed real estate agent and the founder and CEO of Meridian Australia. At the age of 29, he now holds 40 properties, with a value of approximately $15 million. Glenn helps everyday Australians do what he has, and build a property portfolio of their own. Glenn has now successfully assisted his clients to invest in over … Read more »
Fred Rasheed
Company: Total Investment Property Solutions TIPS
Strategies: NRAS properties, Property investing education, SMSF properties
They say: “Launching in Adelaide in 2009, Fred Rasheed, CEO of Total Investment Property Solutions (TIPS) and Total Investment Property Management (TIPM) has worked with his team to introduce many first time investors to the benefits of the Adelaide investment property market. TIPS was set up to be able to help first time investors purchase their first Adelaide investment property … Read more »
Tom Reincke
Company: Wealth with Property
Strategies: Property investing and Renovation education, Property investing education
He says: “Property investment advice, tips, and information found on this web site comes from qualified professionals and every day investors walking their talk. You can read all about it here or if you’re ready to invest right now and want to make a free property service enquiry, simply click … Looking for an Accountant: Beware – I have had an … Read more »
Trent Richards
Company: Trent Richards Developments
Strategies: Developer, Mortgage broker
He says: “has been developing property since 2002 whilst based in Brisbane. Mainly specialising in house and land packages for investors, Trent has also developed medium density projects mainly town houses in Brisbane and Melbourne where he is currently based. With a strong focus on the investment market, Trent knows what needs to build and what finishes are going to … Read more »
Tim Riley
Company: Property Collectives
Strategies: Joint ventures, Property developer
They say: “is a collaborative development model that brings people together to develop inner-city townhouse projects at cost. By working as a collective and increasing group buying power we provide a more affordable alternative for people to own great homes in great locations … We bring groups of like minded individuals together into collectives, source sites and manage projects from inception … Read more »
Mark Rolton
Company: Massland
Strategies: Developing, Property options, Property seminars, Wealth education
Cons: Strategy Property Options; Various posts in PropertyChat Mark Rolton; Over promise under deliver: Wealth Seminars – Due Diligence Checks on Promoters: “It makes my skin crawl to see get-rich-quick spruikers (like Mark Rolton) tout themselves with pics of Trump, Robbins, Branson, Kiyosaki etc” Twitter Neil Jenman He claims: “[is] Australia’s most respected entrepreneur and property options strategist. But the ascent to success for … Read more »
Sam Saggers
Company: Positive Real Estate
Strategies: Buying off the plan, Buying wholesale, Property seminars
Cons: various posts on PropertyChat Sam Saggers and Rate the Guru They say: “We provide integrated property investment services. Because investing is easier when all of your experts are on the same team … Learn how to choose properties that can: Create wealth quickly Increase your cash flow Save you thousands of dollars in tax Help you get out of debt fast without … Read more »
Phillip Sigglekow
Strategies: Developing, Financial education, Property Coaching, Property club, Property investing and Renovation education, Property investors group
They say: “was incorporated to bridge the gap of clients and professional coaches. People who are serious about getting ahead want to know all the mechanics of the different investment strategies. People in the 21 st century require superior knowledge and financial education in order to acquire future wealth and happiness. Mr Philip Sigglekow of the Australian Property Investors Network … Read more »
Cameron Anderson
Company: Silverhall
Strategies: Property investing and Renovation education, Property investing education, Source property
Cons: Enforceable Undertaking – APRA   Hearing told of developer’s ‘outrageous’ fee structure InvestSmart 2012; Just one jailed in Trio saga  Money Management 2013. They claim: “is a research based property advisory business established in 1999. The principle activity of the business is to identify, through its proprietary research process, geographic housing regions that will grow in value at an above average rate. Using … Read more »
Anthony Simon
Company: NationalPropertyPortal
Strategies: Source property
They say: “offers a state of the art Cloud Based Platform whereby Professionals involved in the sale of New Property have an opportunity to increase their Income Stream. We bring together a diverse range of off-the-plan house land packages, townhouses and apartments, and make them available through our property portal. To streamline your sales and tracking process, we have developed … Read more »
Jane Slack – Smith
Company: Your Property Success
Strategies: Property investing and Renovation education
They say: “Your Property Success is a trusted provider of property investment education in Australia, with the deepest commitment to helping everyday people achieve life changing financial success. We believe that financial literacy is the foundation of creating an extraordinary life, to having choices and the opportunity to grow and the ability to give (because you can’t give something you … Read more »
Ian and Jan Somers
Company: Somersoft
Strategies: Property investing books, Property investing software
They claim: “Somersoft is a publishing company [previously Somersoft Forums, now PropertyChat] that specialises in helping residential property investors. Formed originally in 1989 by Ian and Jan Somers as Somerset Financial Services Pty Ltd, its role has been one of research, analysis and education. While many organisations use our material to assist their clients with investment in property, our company is … Read more »
Sean Summerville
Company: The Propery King
Strategies: Property investing education, Property seminars
Cons: see threads at PropertyChat. He claims: “[he] began investing in property around 20 years ago using traditional strategies which generally do not produce fast wealth, but over a 25 year period can produce great results. However most people cannot sustain a plan of this type as it usually does not produce sufficient cashflow to be affordable on a normal … Read more »
Craig Turnbull
Company: Property Millionaire PLBrickraise Hillsfar Property Group Aspire
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education, real estate
“was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1963. As one of four children in a family that struggled to make ends meet, he learned the value of money early in life and grew up with a keen desire to become wealthy. In 1982, he read the first BRW Rich 200 List and discovered that most of Australia’s wealthiest people either … Read more »
Les Unferdorben
Company: Prosperity Advance
Strategies: Property finance, Property investing education
 He claims: “was the former SA Finance Brokers Association Of Australia President for many years and I am well respected and trusted within the finance and property community. I have a full Australian Real Estate and Credit Licence. Having also been the Director of very successful finance and property investment companies, I now have over 20 years of experience providing … Read more »
Richard Wakelin
Company: Wakelin
Strategies: Buyers agent, Negotiation, Property investing, Property investing education, Real estate agent
They claim: “The Wakelin Approach was developed to assess residential property from an investment perspective. It’s a 7-step process designed to find the best 5 per cent of properties for investment. Most of all, the Wakelin Approach relies on our expert team’s intimate working knowledge of the Melbourne market. When we identify a property as a worthy investment opportunity it’s … Read more »
Stuart Wemyss
Company: Pro Solution Private Clients
Strategies: Financial planning, Property investing education, wealth management
They claim: “Our goal is to help our clients achieve their financial and lifestyle goals by providing independent advice using evidenced-based financial strategies. Our ultimate reward is when our clients reflect upon the journey we have shared with them and they acknowledge the valuable advice we have provided along the way. In short, helping you achieve your goals ultimately becomes … Read more »
Russ Whitney (USA)
Strategies: Life Coach, Mentoring, Property investing education, Wealth education
He claims: “is the epitome of the American Dream: he overcame a difficult childhood and went on to build a solid, successful life as a family man, civic leader, philanthropist, best-selling author, mentor and businessperson. Even as he pursued his legendary business successes, Whitney never neglected the priorities of family, faith and friends. Whitney’s venture, Inner Voice™, grew out of … Read more »
Jason Whitton
Company: Positive Real Estate
Strategies: Buying off the plan, Buying wholesale, Property investing education, Property seminars
Cons: various posts on PropertyChat Sam Saggers and Rate the Guru and Sam Saggers claim: “Over 15 years ago, Positive Real Estate Founder and Chief of Education Jason Whitton set out to create not just a company, but an industry, that didn’t exist in Australia.  Jason’s passion for education and expertise in property investment combined to make him uniquely qualified for the undertaking. … Read more »
Michael Yardney
Company: Metropole
Strategies: Buyers agent, Developing, Free property report, Property investing education, Renovations
Pros/Cons: see various posts Metropole and Michael Yardney in PropertyChat and Somersoft Forums. He claims: “The Metropole Group of Companies date back to 1979 when Michael Yardneyfounded Metropole Properties Pty. Ltd. Initially starting in residential property investment and then advancing to commercial and industrial real estate, Metropole became involved in property development in the early 1980’s. Michael has been involved in commercial, industrial and residential … Read more »
Kevin Young
Company: Property Club previously Investors Club
Strategies: Property investing club
Cons: PropertyChat forum Property club threads;Property investment scheme faces claims of misleading conduct 7.30 Report; BFCSA: Secrets of The Investors Club (renamed The Property Club) boasted $4 Billion in Mortgages up to 2005 Denise Brailey;  Property Club investors in Australia are facing losses of as much as $300,000 News; Property Club investors stung with 45 pc mortgage repayment increases AFR; Thanks TIC … Somersoft (now PropertChat) Forum;  Margaret … Read more »
Stuart Zadel
Company: Zadel Property Education
Strategies: Property investing education, Renovations, Wealth education
Pros/Cons: PropertyChat forums search Stuart Zadel, Rate the Guru and They say: “Formed in 2007, Zadel Property Education Pty Ltd (ZPE) is an Australian wealth education company, providing free and paid workshops in six major capital cities across the country. ZPE provides access to specialist education and delivers expert insights into strategies designed to achieve results in the current Australian market. These strategies aim to provide … Read more »
Paul Zalitis
Company: The Aussie Wrapper
Strategies: rent to buy, wraps
Pros/Cons: Strategy Wraps see PropertyChat Forums He claims: “Here’s exactly what YOU need to know, right now, about positive cash flow property investing — from an investor with 20 plus years experience! Inside this FREE interview you’ll discover …  The top 3 things you need to be successful — and how much experience you’ll need The type of person who … Read more »
Stephen Zamykal
Company: Property Rich
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education
They say: “Do you want to learn how to choose the best investment properties, double the value of your investments every 7–8 years and do it all using only the bank’s money? Property Rich shows you how. This site has been created by Melissa Opie aka “The Property Lady” and Stephen Zamykal to complement the 2010 book, Property Rich. This … Read more »
Adrian and Amber Zenere
Company: Red Armchair Entrepreneurs and Archizen Architects
Strategies: Architect, Developer, Entrepreneur
They claim: “have built a sustainable real estate development business using their architectural knowledge, building skills and property investing background. With over 25 years experience in design and development they established their busy Sydney architectural practice ‘archizen holistic architects’ in 1998 which specialises in traditional to contemporary eco-sustainable development design solutions. Their area of expertise is in Responsible Environmental Development … Read more »
Ben Angel
Strategies: Lifestyle, Marketing, Online marketing education, Personal branding
He claims: ‘I HELP YOU GET NEW CUSTOMERS, SO YOU CAN SHAPE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN… Discover the MOST advanced marketing strategies known to date. Presented by bestselling author and marketing authority Ben Angel. Through his groundbreaking online marketing courses & books, you’ll discover easy to understand and even easier to apply strategies for growing your business FAST! …  … Read more »
Jordan Belforte (USA)
Strategies: Share trading, share market investing and trading
Belforte (see Wikipedia) (aka the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’) is a convicted former USA stockbroker with 2 autobiographical books,  retold in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). The Aussie tale that the Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort won’t tell. Now a motivational speaker, Belforte walked out of an Australian 60 Minutes interview when questioned about his income, … Read more »
Paul Blackburn
Company: Beyond Success
Strategies: Business Coach, Life Coach, Marketing, Mentoring
He claims: “has been helping people to achieve their dreams since 1984… Paul and Mary, decided they wanted to ‘change the world’ by teaching and training others to reach their potential. In more than 30 years they have never wavered from this intention, and today are proud to own Australia’s most influential and successful personal development company.” Read more »
Basic Bananas
Strategies: Marketing, Sales
Podcast – Pick of the Bunch They claim: “If you are a business owner who is… Looking for cutting-edge, clever and effective ways to grow your business.. Keen to do things a bit differently A little bit nuts and extremely bananas… … then you are in the right place! At Basic Bananas our mission is to advance small business owners to … Read more »
Mark Bouris
Company: Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management
Strategies: Business investing, Entrepreneur, wealth management
They claim: “In 2007, I formed Yellow Brick Road as a way of providing the building blocks so that basic financial dreams could become reality. I wanted to bring together a range of financial products and services in one organisation, offering a holistic wealth management solution. From first home to comfortable retirement – and all the important decisions in between … Read more »
Suzi Daphnis
Company: Her Business
Strategies: Business investing, Marketing, Networking, Personal Development, Women, Women and Business
(previously The Australian Businesswomen’s Network) She claims: “Ever since I started my first business in the spare room of my apartment in 1994, I’ve been a big believer in the power of business to create freedom and to be a way to express our passion and make a difference and change the world. And for the past 20 years, that’s what … Read more »
John Demartini
Company: Demartini Institite
Strategies: Human behaviour, Motivation, Personal Development
Associates: Jack Delosa (Aus) see video interview Living Your Highest Values He claims: “Human Behavior Specialist, Educator, Business Consultant and Internationally Published Author  Dr Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses … Read more »
He claims: “is the author of 2005’s best-selling The Bull Hunter. A specialist in small-cap stocks, Dan draws on his network of global contacts from his base in Melbourne, Australia, and is a frequent contributor to The Daily Reckoning Australia.” Read more »
Mal Emery
Company: Millionaire Maker
Strategies: Blog, Business Coach, Business investing, Entrepreneur, Marketing
Numerous free ebook downloads. He claims: ‘As a Perth based entrepreneur, Mal Emery have won national recognition with his ‘Street Smart’ money making strategies, helping people in hundreds of different categories and industries to turn their businesses into money making machines. In Australia Mal Emery has been dubbed the “Million Maker” and the “Napoleon Hill” of the 21st Century for his … Read more »
Kate Engler
Company: Meet the Press Masterclass
Strategies: Marketing, Public relations, Publicity
She claims: “referred to by one of the senior journalists at BRW as the PR Anti-Christ because she has revolutionised the way publicity is harnessed by businesses, giving them access to thousands of dollars of free media exposure without using the traditional PR agency model. For many years Kate was a corporate high-flyer. She had a hugely successful career as … Read more »
Keily Fabe
Strategies: Networking, Training, Women and Business
They claim: “is an Award Winning Network and Training Organisation Empowering Women, Teens and Entrepreneurs to grow and excel in their circle of influence. Since our launch in April 2008 we have had the privilege of empowering thousands of Women, receiving the Queensland Premier’s Award in 2011 for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to Women’. Our Logo…the ‘Glass Stiletto Shoe’ represents women … Read more »
Sandy Forster
Company: Wildly Wealthy Women
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Mentoring, Personal Development, Wealth education, Women and Business
Previous Associate: Dymphna Boholt Cons: The High Court rules that a series of Today Tonight’s stories on the get-rich-quick scheme amount to misleading and deceptive conduct.The Law Report |ABC Radio National; Farewell to Wild, Wealthy Women Sunshine Coast Daily. She claims: “is an engaging speaker who shares her message with passion and enthusiasm. She is inspiring, motivating and uplifting. She will empower you, your seminar … Read more »
Robert Gerrish
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing
He claims: ‘If you’re thinking about starting a business or rejuvenating one you’re in, I’m here to assist. I’ve specialised in this area for nearly three decades, latterly as the founder of Flying Solo, an online community I sold in 2017. Today I’ve returned to where it all began, helping individuals transfer their skills into rewarding, fulfilling and enjoyable enterprises … Learning … Read more »
Scott Harris
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Entrepreneur, Speaker
He claims: “… Australia’s ‘Millionaire Mentor’ & the Founder of Ultimate Coach & Ultimate Expert For more than 20 years Scott Harris has been coaching, mentoring & speaking to individuals, businesses & large audiences to help them create great success; financially, physically & emotionally. Delivering profound powerful coaching & mentoring programs around the world, Scott has reached out to thousands of … Read more »
Darren Herft
Company: Guverra Amma
Strategies: Business investing, Equity financing
Cons: Guvera CFO was concerned when he joined the business, but trusted its CEO to raise more finance; Top 5 Reasons Why Promising Startups Fail; Former Guvera CEO Darren Herft reveals plans to launch Dragonfly Music as he is grilled in court over company’s collapse; Guvera’s CFO in the dark on fundraising, creditors, court told; Guvera facing possible class action by Bannister Law to reclaim … Read more »
Christopher Howard (USA)
Strategies: Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Mentoring, Personal Development, Speaker, Wealth education
He claims: “is the Founder and President of The Christopher Howard Companies, and he is one of the world’s leading authorities on the psychology of wealth and accelerated personal achievement. Described as ‘The Richard Branson of personal and professional development’, Chris is an electrifying speaker who has captivated audiences in the United States and worldwide. Chris is also an International Best … Read more »
Daniel Kertcher
Company: Trading Pursuits
Strategies: Options trading, Share trading education, share market investing and trading
Cons: Daniel Kertcher/Trading Pursuits – Serious or Scam? Kertcher claims: “We don’t believe in “get rich quick” programs – only in sharing practical trading knowledge, adding value, inspiring confidence and teaching intelligent risk management techniques. Our programs are designed to expand your knowledge and support your financial analysis while growing your trading confidence. We do not make any guarantees about your ability to … Read more »
Ben Kingsley
Company: Empower Wealth Advisory Group
Strategies: Financial planning, Mortgage broker, Property investing, Speaker, Superannuation, wealth management
They claim: “are a team of qualified, experienced advisors who specialise in their area and provide tailored, independent property investment advice along with fully integrated buyers agent, mortgage broking and financial planning services, to best meet our clients’ needs. It’s our goal to help our clients achieve the lifestyle goals they dream of. [Ben] is the founding Director of Empower Wealth … Read more »
Loral Langmeyer (USA)
Company: Live Out Loud
Strategies: Financial education, Speaker, Wealth education
Cons: Loral Langemeier Reviews Reviewopedia; Pinellas couple sues company that promised to make them millionaires; A Review of The Millionaire Maker by Loral Langemeier She claims: “is a money expert, sought after speaker, entrepreneurial thought leader, and best-selling author of five books who is on a relentless mission to change the conversation about money and empower people around the world to become millionaires.” Read more »
Roy McDonald
Company: OneLife
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Property seminars, Wealth education
Cons: One Life AussieScamAlert; Claims of too much cuddling land wealth adviser in spotlight SMH; ACTION NEEDED AGAINST ROBBERS – NOW Enough buck-passing, it’s time for action Denise Braily. He claims: “is a Self Made Millionaire and Director of 49 different structures and interests in more than 24 companies. This includes an Accounting Firm, a Financial Planning Company, a Real Estate Business, a Development and Construction … Read more »
Brett McFall
Company: The Uncommon View
Strategies: Business Coach, Copywriting, Marketing
Cons: Brett Mcfall Courses Are Bullshits, Worthless and Totally a Waste of Time!B Pissed Consumer; Is Brett McFall the Real Deal Warrior Forum. Pro/Con:  Brett MCFall Australia Review Persuasian Pursuit. He claims: “A failed high school English student, Brett McFall eventually became a direct response advertising copywriter. “Brett McFall is a world-class copywriter in my book. He writes some of the hottest copy I’ve ever seen. If … Read more »
Jamie McIntyre
Company: 21st Century
Strategies: Blogging, Education, Land banking, Mentoring, Passive income, Property investing education, Property seminars, Share trading, US property investing
Cons: (Jamie McIntyre Exposed removed from the internet) Get rich quick spruiker launches australian bitcoin ATMs Bitedge 7.1.14 -11.5.18 The awful truth about the land-banking The Age 17.10.16 Watchdog moves on land banking as investors fear losses SMH 15.8.15 Land banking company linked to Henry Kaye collapses SMH 18.7.15 Henry Kaye probed over $100 million land-banking schemes SMH 12.3.15 How to be … Read more »
Joanna Martin
Company: One of many Shift Lifestyle Shift Speaker Training
Strategies: Business Coach, Personal Development, Women and Business, Women and investing
” One of Many – Like any company, we come from many. We are women and men grounded in the experiences of business, education, success, childbirth, health, relationships and have higher education in “life in general”. We are authentic; we promise to be what we say we are, and do what we say we can. We are open minded; we are on a … Read more »
Tony Melvin
Company: Boom University
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing
He claims: ‘Born in the UK in 1973, Tony Melvin grew up with a passion for business. He founded his first “enterprise” around the age of 10 years old: a car washing business. His younger sister Catherine and friend Julia were the hired help. Tony was the salesman. Despite the business having only one client and lasting only a single … Read more »
Brendan Nichols
Strategies: Business Coach, Online business, Wealth education
He claims: “Want Proven Techniques that work Online or Offline?  Are You Interested in Getting Out of the Rat Race & Having a Life?” Read more »
Kerwin Rae
Company: Business Mastery International
Strategies: Business Coach, Business Seminars, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Mentoring, Social media, Wealth education
Product: Fast Growth Summit He claims: “For small to medium-sized business owners who are dissatisfied with their lack of results or who simply want to accelerate growth. We specialize in educating, training and supporting business owners to identify, plan and manage your marketing, sales and strategic planning in order to grow your business fast. We provide you the tools, strategies, … Read more »
Dave Rogers
Strategies: Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Leadership, NLP, Personal Development, Speaker
He claims: ‘is a bestselling author, certified coach, and business consultant whose philanthropic techniques have seen him become a leading voice in the fields of conscious entrepreneurship, heart centric leadership, and personal development. The breath of education services has led to engagements in in Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, the USA, and India, as well as leading leadership workshops and professional development … Read more »
Kris Sayce
Company: Port Phillip Publishing Money Morning
Strategies: Education, Financial education, Wealth education
They claim: ‘Money Morning … Australia’s most outspoken financial news service – Money Morning – isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. From calling politicians out on the big issues, to taking the mighty housing industry on single handedly, Money Morning exists to cut through the hype and BS and help you make sense of the stories that REALLY make … Read more »
Rik Schnabel
Company: Life Beyond Limits
Strategies: Business Coach, Mindset coach, NLP
He claims: ‘About to be fired and at the bottom of the sales ladder, R!k Schnabel had an epiphany which took him to the top of the sales ladder in just 3 months as he broke all the company’s sales records! He untrained his brain. R!k knows all too well what a mindset shift can do and since 2002 he’s … Read more »
Peter Spann
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Property investing, Speaker
Cons: Peter Spann’s Freeman Fox finally loses licence. Why not when reported to ASIC in 2005? Slack Regulators Denise Brailey BFCSA; Regulator implored to examine top wealth creator ABC News. He claims: ‘… works with you to build the business you want. A business that you are proud of. That is doing good things. That is making a significant profit. A business that … Read more »
Brad Sugars (USA – formerly Australia)
Company: ActionCoach
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Entrepreneur, Franchising
Cons: Brad Sugars – ActionCoach – Action International – Las Vegas Nevada RipoffReport; Brad Sugars company to be wound up owing $1 million to creditors Courier Mail;  The Return of Brad Sugars SMH They claim: ‘[he] started the ActionCOACH brand (formerly known as Action International) when he was in his early twenties. Today the company is internationally recognized as the leading global business coaching firm … Read more »
Bret Thomson
Strategies: Copywriting, Marketing, Online, Speaker
He claims: ‘is one of Australia’s highest paid in-demand copywriter/marketing & conversion strategists, best selling author, speaker, coach and mentor to thousands. Bret has been the secret weapon behind some of the largest (and most profitable) direct response marketing campaigns in Australia. His wickedly effective ability to nail the BIG IDEA is admired and respected by even the most seasoned … Read more »
Peter Thornhill
Company: Motivated Money
Strategies: Financial education, Share market education, Speaker, Stock market analyst
They claim: ‘give[s] people the knowledge to make informed investment decisions. Its principal, Peter Thornhill has delivered 1000’s of presentations over the years to all types of investors. Peter helps people achieve an exciting dream in a very boring way. In his words “ I prefer the safety and security of the sharemarket to risky assets like term deposits.” Does … Read more »
Pete Williams
Company: Preneur Group
Strategies: Entrepreneur, Marketing
He claims: ‘is an entrepreneur, author, and marketer from Melbourne, Australia. FORBES recently said Pete Williams is “One entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modeling”, whilst INC describes him as “a savvy marketing strategist”. …and before being honored “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications all over the continent, Pete was just 21 years old when he sold Australia’s version … Read more »
Judeth Wilson
Company: Upfront Communications
Strategies: Business Coach, Communications, Speaker, Training
She claims: ‘The World’s Most Highly Sought After Business Growth Mentor For Trainers. Judeth brings her interactive, high energy dynamic training style into everything she does. She is the founder and lead trainer at Upfront Communications a corporate training company providing a range of soft skills training. Upfront Communications has the largest network of trainers across Australia. Judeth also runs … Read more »
David Wright
Company: Zenith Investment Partners
Strategies: Financial research, Investment research
He claims: ‘ is a managing partner and joint founder of Zenith Investment Partners – the research business he established in 2002. He has over 22 years’ investment industry experience, and is heavily involved in all aspects of the Zenith business, including manager research, model portfolio construction and participation in client investment committee meetings. Prior to establishing Zenith, David held research positions … Read more »
Marc Dussault
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing, Entrepreneur, Mentoring, Personal Development
He claims: “I’ve worked with literally hundreds of businesses across every imaginable industry and I can tell you it’s easy to take a good business and make it great. What it takes is a shift in your mindset, you must believe it’s possible AND that you can do it. Once that is done, I can show you step-by-step how to increase … Read more »
T. Harv Ekar (USA)
Strategies: Blog, Life Coach, Mindset coach
Blog: Million Dollar Life Lessons He claims: “[He] went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts with heart’. Eker’s high-energy, ‘cut-to-the-chase’ style keeps his audience spellbound. T. Harv Eker’s motto is “talk is cheap” and his unique ability is getting people to take “action” in the real world to produce real success. … Read more »
Randy Gage (USA)
Strategies: Business Coach, Mindset coach
He claims: “is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way. Randy is the author of eleven books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestsellers, Risky Is the New Safe and Mad Genius. He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than … Read more »
Roger Hamilton
Company: Wealth Dynamics
Strategies: Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Wealth education
He claims: ” … is a world renowned futurist and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Institute and the creator of GeniusU, Wealth Dynamics & Talent Dynamics, used by over 700,000 entrepreneurs to follow their flow.” Read more »
Mike Handcock
Company: Rock your life
Strategies: Business Coach, Education, Financial education, Personal Development
He claims: “Founder of Rock Your Life, Epic Events, Soul Journeys and Rock Your Life Media & Publishing, Mike Handcock is a best selling author of 14 books. An ex senior manager of a large corporate Mike specialises in Strategy and has worked with over 250,000 entrepreneurs in 46 Countries.” Read more »
Scott Harris
Company: Ultimate Coach
Strategies: Life Coach, Mentoring
He claims: ‘For more than 20 years Scott Harris has been coaching, mentoring & speaking to individuals, businesses & large audiences to help them create great success; financially, physically & emotionally. Scott has dedicated his entire adult life to growth, change, and inspiration. Having worked with many of the World’s most influential forces such as Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Deepak … Read more »
Ronnie Kagan
Strategies: Business Coach, Business investing
He claims: “Internationally recognized as a highly successful businessman, Ronnie Kagan is globally recognized as THE BUSINESS GURU. During his 30 years of business he has gained a broad foundation upon which his huge success is based; from Co-Founder and World Wide Vice President of a Gold Company employing over 5,000 people, to part ownership in an International Franchise organization … Read more »
John Dwyer
Company: The Institute of Wow
Strategies: Business Coach, Marketing, Mentoring
They claim: “is renowned as one of Australia’s foremost business marketeers whose goal is to blow the lid off conventional marketing thinking. He is the founder and owner of The Institute of Wow, a marketing consultancy business which develops sales-stimulating ideas for businesses both small and large. John believes that all marketing should have a ‘wow factor’ and many of … Read more »
Adam Ginsberg
Company: Numerous
Strategies: Marketing, Online marketing, internet marketing
Cons: Adam Ginsberg International Yelp; Complaints Board He claims: ‘Self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur Adam Ginsberg is the world’s #1 Go-To-Guy for making big money online and on eBay.’ Read more »
Terry Ryder
Company: Hotspotting
Strategies: Property investing hot spots Reports
Strategies: Bullion, Gold, Platinum, Silver
Mark’s passionate about bullion and generous with his time and knowledge. He showed me around their Sydney office 4 yrs ago as I researched for BiG. The website has fantastic information so check them out if you’re thinking of investing in Gold, Silver, Platinum. They claim: “BULLIONMARK is Australia’s leading integrated bullion company, assisting clients to buy gold and silver bars … Read more »
Dale Gillham
Company: Your Trading Mentor Wealth Within
Strategies: share market investing and trading
” … for the last twenty years or so, I’ve been helping people just like you discover profitable methods for investing in the share market. I got my start in the industry working for a local bank in my home town of Geelong in Victoria, Australia, before moving into financial services. It was during this time I discovered my true … Read more »
Jack Delosa
Company: The Entourage and MBE Education
Strategies: Education, Entrepreneurship
They claim: “is a movement that is changing the world through a new kind of business education. Passionate about the importance of doing the work you love, we impact the lives of our community every day by educating them to build the life and business of their dreams. Founded by entrepreneur, Jack Delosa in 2010, The Entourage was born out … Read more »
Budget my Coin
Strategies: Budgetting
They claim: “is where you come when you need help to get your finances under control. Do you know where your money goes each month? Are you struggling to lead the life you imagined because of your financial situation? …  we aim to provide as much free information on ways to save money as possible. Through our informative and entertaining blog … Read more »
Brian Haratsis
Company: Macroplan
Strategies: Developer, Property analysis, Property investing, real estate
They claim: “is Australia’s first choice when seeking solutions which add value to important property, planning and economic development projects. Our national team of dedicated, award winning professionals provide economic analysis, strategic and statutory planning, in-depth research and specialised advisory services to all property sectors … [with] expertise in the delivery of property advisory. Our unique combination of economics, planning, … Read more »
Strategies: Entrepreneur, Marketing, Networking, Women
 They claim: ‘features inspiring people, stories, ideas, jobs and events that inspire women to chase their dreams in business, career and in life. We’re all about getting women meeting, moving and making things happen. What you’ll find: Stories of a new breed of inspiring women making their own paths A curated calendar of events covering business, social, sports & recreation, … Read more »
European Women in Business (EWIB)
Company: European Women in Business
Strategies: Business investing, Entrepreneurs, Networking, Women
They claim: ‘initiated by Janine Lum began as a collaborative effort between the European Chambers in Melbourne 2010 with an explicate women’s focus on business and personal development. This forum has now developed into monthly events and provides opportunities for women in business or those that just want to interact on a social basis. Our support for personal and professional development … Read more »
Women on Business (USA)
Company: Women on Business
Strategies: Business, Marketing, Networking, Women
They claim: ‘Established in 2007, Women on Business, is an award-winning online destination for the news and information women need to be successful in the business world from today’s thought leaders. Business women can be a powerful network online. The goal of Women on Business is to see that power grow and to broaden the online discussion between today’s male and … Read more » 
Strategies: Networking, Property investing education
“was created back in 2010 by a group of experienced property investors who recognised the need for like-minded people to come together to share ideas, exchange contacts and learn from each other in a relaxed social environment.  Each State & Territory of Australia hosts local meetings run by ‘seasoned’ property investors with a passion for supporting others. Whether you’re just … Read more »
Property Meeting
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education
Property Meeting “was created back in 2010 by a group of experienced property investors who recognised the need for like-minded people to come together to share ideas, exchange contacts and learn from each other in a relaxed social environment. Each State & Territory of Australia hosts local meetings run by ‘seasoned’ property investors with a passion for supporting others.Whether you’re just starting … Read more »
Jeremy Sheppard
Company: Empower Wealth Advisory
Strategies: Developing, Property investing hot spots Reports, Real estate data
They claim: “Before joining the Empower Wealth group, Jeremy created a suburb scoring algorithm called DSR (Demand to Supply Ratio) which measures the demand and supply of every suburb in Australia to determine their capital growth potential. The DSR research has been featured in: Australian Property Investor magazine, Your Investment Property magazine and can be found at Jeremy has … Read more »
Simple Home Invest
Strategies: Property financing, Property investing education, Property management
They claim: “Property investing has proven to be one of the most trusted ways for everyday Australians to create true financial security. Unfortunately, many people miss out on this opportunity because they don’t have the knowledge or experience to get it right, and avoid common mistakes. That’s why we created Simple Home Invest with our free service – to empower you with … Read more »
Joseph Chou
Company: Ironfish
Strategies: Mentoring, Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education
They claim: “As the CEO and Founder of Ironfish, Joseph Chou has assisted investors across Australia and China build a strong property investment portfolio designed to deliver long-term financial security. Joseph is dedicated to inspiring and motivating others to reach their potential. He is a highly sought-after speaker, presenting to thousands with the aim of disrupting status-quo thinking and transforming … Read more »
Bernadette Janson
Company: The School of Renovating
Strategies: Free eBook, Mentoring, Property investing and Renovation education, Renovations, Women
They claim: ‘[is] a community that helps aspiring renovators create an income and a life they love through renovating & property. My name is Bernadette Janson and I am living my dream life. I indulge my addiction for renovating producing a minimum profit of 100,000 per project. I am also a mentor, writer and speaker… but more about that later’   Read more »
Andrew Winter
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education, real estate
He claims: ‘is one of Australia’s leading residential property experts who hosts the award-winning show “Selling Houses Australia” and “Selling Houses Australia Extreme” exclusive to The LifeStyle Channel.Thinking of moving or buying? Before you do, take a look at Andrew Winter’s Australian Real Estate Guide … Having worked for over 25 years within the global property market, I have experienced … Read more »
Michael Kemp
Strategies: Education, Financial education, Wealth education
He claims: “has worked both as a money market dealer and in Corporate Finance both in Australia and overseas. Michael released his first book in 2010 titled “Creating Real Wealth” and is currently working as an analyst with the Barefoot team [Scott Pape The Barefoot Investor]. Michael’s passion relates to personal finance with an emphasis on stock market investment. Michael … Read more »
Katie Marshall
Company: Chicks and Mortar
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing and Renovation education
They claim: “Building Smart Property Women Chicks and Mortar puts the power back into your hands and helps you build the confidence to undertake any property project. Founder Katie Marshall has spoken to hundreds of women and found that when it comes to property, women are overwhelmed by the learning curve, lack the confidence to take the first step and … Read more »
Jeff Grochowski
Company: Accrue Property
Strategies: Education, Land banking, Property investing, Property investing education, SMSF - property, real estate
Cons: Consumer Affairs Victoria (SMH below) They claim: “we tailor direct property transactions to match the specific needs and objectives of individual clients. By providing a safe and tested buyers advocacy process, we work side by side with our members to ensure that they avoid common property mistakes and pitfalls and maximise their potential. In addition to providing expert property advice, … Read more »
Marguerita Vorobioff
Company: Conscious Wealth Institute
Strategies: EFT, Personal Development, Wealth education
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique (see Wikipedia) is a much debated therapy. Decide for yourself! They claim: “EFT for short, is based on a breakthrough in therapy which has provided relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues for thousands of people. Simply put, EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture without the needles, and it is performing miracles all over the world. Our bodies … Read more »
McLellan Cam
Company: OpenCorp
Strategies: Mentoring, Property investing education, real estate
They say: “Whether it’s building a successful property portfolio or investing in one of our development funds, we can help you through every stage of your investment journey. And we look forward to sharing that journey with you … The executive director of OpenCorp; Cam McLellan is committed to sharing his passion and property investment knowledge with everyday Australians. Cam … Read more »
Dr Greg Chapman
Company: Empower Business Solutions
Strategies: Business Coach, Marketing, Small Business
They claim: ‘was created by Dr Greg Chapman in 2004 after returning from the US and UK where he lived and worked for eight years. He wanted an opportunity to pass on the international best practice business management expertise he had acquired throughout his 25 year career, to businesses who would otherwise have had no access to experience at this level. … Read more »
Paul McKenna (USA)
Strategies: Hypnotherapy, Life Coach, Mentoring, Personal Development
He claims: “PhD. … is the number one hypnotherapist in the world, and is renowned for helping people treat the most difficult problems. Recognized by The Times of London as one of “the world’s most important modern self-help gurus,” Paul McKenna is the UK’s most successful non-fiction author. I Can Make You THIN is the best-selling self-help book in UK history. … Read more »
Kerr Neilson
Company: Platinum Asset Management
Strategies: Managed funds, Superannuation, share market investing and trading, wealth management
They claim: “It is common for investors to choose to invest their savings across different types of assets: cash, shares, government bonds, and real estate; and many choose to entrust their savings to fund managers to benefit from different strategies and styles of investing. Platinum is an Australia-based investment manager that focuses on one asset class – international shares, or, … Read more »
Seth Godin
Strategies: Blog, Branding, Change, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Marketing
He claims: “Seth Godin is an Author, Entrepreneur and Most of All, A teacher Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your … Read more »
Company: brightday
Strategies: Superannuation, Wealth education, share market investing and trading, wealth management
They claim: “brightday is a new type of super fund, where super knowledge and super investing come together. It’s a super fund that lets you take control, all online, with guidance when you need it along the way. Everyone’s needs are different and so there’s no “one size fits all”. There’s just a broad range of research and education for … Read more »
Benjamin J Harvey
Company: Authentic Education
Strategies: Business Coach, Change management, Personal Development, Wealth psychology
He claims: “In his pursuit to answer life’s most intriguing questions, Benjamin J Harvey studied the psychology of change for over 18 years with scientists, shamans, psychologists, skeptics, strategists or anyone else that starts with an ‘s’ or a silent ‘p’. Benjamin assists people across the globe to find their authentic message and turn it into highly successful 6 and 7 … Read more »
Anthony Robbins
Strategies: Blog, Business Coach, Education, Life Coach, Motivation, Wealth education
Free eBook Un-Waken the Giant Within: Free Training Blog Change Your Life Now: RPM Workbook-Time-of-your-Life He claims: “For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. … Read more »
Margie Warrell
Company: Courage Academy
Strategies: Blog, Communication, Leadership, Life Coach, Resiliance
She claims: “… I’ve learned many life lessons since growing up on a small farm in rural Australia… that everything worthwhile takes a risk, that courage can be learned, and that your toughest challenges can be a catalyst for unleashing your greatest strengths. Having worked and travelled extensively around the world, I’ve witnessed the steep price we can pay when fear … Read more »
Tom Corley (USA)
Company: Rich Habits Institute
Strategies: Mentoring, Personal Development, Self development, Wealth education
He claims: “Tom Corley is an internationally recognized authority on habits and wealth creation. His inspiring keynote addresses cover success habits of the rich, failure habits of the poor and cutting edge habit change strategies. Tom has spoken alongside Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen and many other notable speakers. In Tom’s five-year study of the rich and poor … Read more »
Roger Montgomery
Company: Montgomery Investment Management Pty Ltd
Strategies: Fund manager, Stock market investor
Pros: Alan Kohler has referred to Roger as “one of the nations smartest and most successful value investors” and Ross Greenwood has described him as “one of Australia’s best-regarded stock market investors” and as a man who “invests well, not often”. Of, Ross Greenwood wrote, “ is a hidden gem. For people who want to understand how to genuinely … Read more »
Vicki Robin
Company: Your Money or Your Life
Strategies: Communication, Finance blog, Money and Relationships, Sustainable living, Wealth education
They claim: “Vicki Robin is a prolific [US] social innovator, writer and speaker. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence (Viking Penguin, 1992, 1998, 2008). It was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best … Read more »
Warren Buffett
Company: Berkshire Hathaway
Strategies: Business investing
… too much to write on the world’s most famous, successful investor – just check out Wikipedia! Read more »
Australian Scholarship Group
Strategies: Investment Bonds, Kids' education
Scott Pape says Steer Clear and suggests  Investment Bonds as an alternative in See How Easily You Can Save for Your Kids’ Education! . They claim: “Whether you plan to send your child to a private, government or systemic (e.g. Catholic) school, the cost of their education will be significant. ASG’s education funds offer a proactive and proven way to offset these costs. … Read more »
Company: RealEstateView
Strategies: Property investing hot spots Reports, Property investing tools, Property reports and data
They say: “Launched in 2001, quickly became one of Australia’s leading online property platforms, simplifying the process of buying, renting and selling property. In August 2017 the company rebranded to to better reflect its evolving values and goals – namely that every single home buyer is entitled access to free property data. We are now your property insights … Read more »
Ann Wilson
Company: Financial Freedom University
Strategies: Money management, Property investing education, Wealth education, share market investing and trading, wealth management
They claim: “GET YOUR MONEY WORKING HARD FOR YOU SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO Living a wealthy and abundant life isn’t just about working hard to make money. It’s about getting your money, however much you have, to work hard for you. Whether you are drowning in debt, want to increase your income, decrease your expenses or reduce your liabilities, you … Read more »
Greg Speicher (USA)
Strategies: share market investing and trading
He claims: “gives you the best ideas culled from the world’s greatest investors [to generate market-beating investment results]. In The Intelligent Investor, Graham said that enterprising investing would not be worth it if you could not add 5% to your annual returns. Buffett’s express goal is to beat the S&P 500. That’s the point of enterprising investing – to generate … Read more »
Mark Vandersluys
Company: Bullion Mark
Strategies: Gold
Site inactive? He claims: “is Australia’s leading gold bullion dealer with wholesale gold pricing available to retail and institutional clients. Our educational information ranges from videos for new gold bullion investors though to industry leading gold research for sophisticated and professional investors. Our free proprietary MyVault platform includes state of the art tools and charting functions which enable you to … Read more »
Sir John Templeton
Company: John Templeton Foundation
Strategies: Philanthropy, share market investing and trading
“As a pioneer in both financial investment and philanthropy, the late Sir John Templeton spent a lifetime encouraging open-mindedness. If he had not sought new paths, he once said, “I would have been unable to attain so many goals.” The motto that Sir John created for his Foundation, “How little we know, how eager to learn,” exemplified his philosophy both … Read more »
Scott Pape
Company: The Barefoot Investor
Strategies: Financial education, Wealth education, share market investing and trading
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George Fokas
Company: Fokas Beyond Knowledge Source
Strategies: Share trading seminars, share market investing and trading
Check out comments Pro and Con at Property Chat He claims: “Fokas Beyond educates like-minded individuals as to how to invest in the Stock Market whilst understanding the risks. We don’t use the traditional Buy and Hold strategy. The Fokas Beyond team brings a combined experience of over 20 years in the stock market which allows us to personally guide … Read more »
Darren Rowse
Company: ProBlogger
Strategies: Blogging, Online business
He claims: “ [is] – a Blog that helps bloggers to add income streams to their blogs. D Rowse 162My name is Darren Rowse and I’m a full time Blogger making a living from this new and dynamic medium from blogs like Digital Photography School. I’m also an author and speaker… but more of that shortly. From Hobby to Profession … Read more »
Yaro Starak
Company: Entrepreneurs Journey
Strategies: Blogging, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Online business, Online marketing
He claims: ‘I’m the founder and writer of This blog is for my fellow entrepreneurs, especially if you are interested in following the online business model I have leveraged to make over a million dollars … That business model is: Start A Blog Grow An Email Newsletter Sell Your Own Digital Products In previous years as an entrepreneur I have … Read more »
Susan Gunelius (USA)
Company: KeySplash Creative Inc
Strategies: Blogging, Branding, Copywriting, Marketing, Online business
They claim: “KeySplash Creative, Inc. … is a marketing communications company providing content, copy, and all forms of messaging for strategic brand development as well as coaching and consulting services. When you work with KeySplash Creative, your messaging and communications will be based on strategic brand development that leads to long-term, sustainable growth for your business. The key to make a … Read more »
Gideon Shalwick (USA)
Strategies: Blogging, Marketing, Online business, Online marketing
He claims: ‘I’m a bit of a serial entrepreneur and have been creating businesses in the online video space since 2006. Currently, my main focus in on Veeroll, a SAAS business that automates the production of video ads on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. But I am also busy writing my next book – a new philosophy for starting powerful global … Read more »
Ben Kingsley
Company: Empower Wealth The Property Couch Podcasts
Strategies: Buyers agent, Financial planning, Mortgage broker, PIPA, Property investing, Property investing education, real estate
and Bryce Holdaway claim: “we truly believe that increasing one’s wealth position is possible for anyone and everyone interested in making it happen. From saving for your first home, to buying it and then building off its wealth base, to Superannuation, to identifying best use of your household’s surplus income, to building a multi-million dollar property portfolio… It’s possible, but for … Read more »
Ben Kingsley
Company: Empower Wealth The Property Couch Podcasts
Strategies: Mortgage broker, PIPA, Property investing, Property investing education, Real estate agent, Wealth education
They claim: “Empower Wealth is a wealth advisory company for everyday Australians. Our team are specialists in their given fields with years of experience guiding people like you to achieve your life goals, through property investment and financial wealth building. We liken ourselves to a board of trusted advisors, covering all of your financial ambitions.”   “Ben [Kingsley] is the … Read more »
Gary Stone
Company: Share Wealth Systems
Strategies: Share market education, Share trading, share market investing and trading
Products: “Blueprint To Wealth”, the SPA3 Investor investment methodology They claim: “This is a quick story about how I got started and how my team and I can help you. Over a quarter of a century ago, I started trading the financial markets. Yes… I actually started back in the 1989. Personally, I saw the markets as a means to give … Read more »
Peter Sun
Company: Real Estate Millions Secrets
Strategies: Online business, Property investing, Property investing education
Site no longer active. Cons: The 47 Pitch Neil Jenman He claimed:  “Love Australian real Estate? I’m involved in one of Australia’s real estate information products where we show folks how to invest in real estate and create a side cash flow from this … Buying And Selling Secrets Discover 10 ways to sell your property for more than it’s worth … Read more »
Peter Spencer
Company: APP Australian Property Panel
Strategies: Developer commission, Property investing education, Source property
They claim: ” We understand that investing can sometimes be daunting, especially for first-time investors. Working nationally, we have simplified years of experience into a tested and proven property investment strategy. We teach and share this strategy at no cost to our clients. We do this primarily through Property Investment Workshops, as well as working one-on-one with clients. We partner … Read more »
Dominique Grubisa
Company: DGinstitute
Strategies: Buying distressed property, Buying wholesale, Property investing education, Property seminars
Pros/Cons: Real Estate Rescue, Dominique Grubisa and DG Institute Naysayer; Somersoft Proerty Investors Forum: She claims: “is a practicing legal practitioner with over 22 years of legal and commercial experience. She is a property investor and developer, an entrepreneur with businesses in Australia and Southeast Asia, a speaker, educator, writer and published author. Dominique has successfully built the business from start-up to turning over tens … Read more »
Look at Property | Property Couch
Company: Look at property Property Couch
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education, Source property
They claim: “Ben Kingsley and Bryce Holdaway – Tuesday Night’s on TV4ME Ch74/64 @ 8 PM Look at Property has presented hundreds of stories about all aspects of property. So no matter if your are buying, selling, Investing or just love taking a look. Then chances are you will find stories and information which will help on your property journey. The … Read more »

Company: Acquired Group
Strategies: Finance broker, Financial planning, House and land packages, Property investing, SMSF - property, Source property, Superannuation, wealth management
They claim: “We offer Australia’s largest selection of investment property options in most of the capital cities designed for you, the investor.• Cash flow positive investment property options• SMSF (Self Managed Super Fund) suitable properties • New house and land packages • Townhouses We offer customised investment property options based upon your comfort, budget and existing portfolio to maximise your return … Read more »
Brian Gillett
Company: Knowledge Source Property Entrepreneuer Massland
Strategies: Property investing, Property investing education, Property options, Property seminars
Contrarians: Property Investing Forum Property Chat Forum Somersoft Forum Associate: Mark Rolton He claims: “[He] … is no ordinary investor… had accumulated a property portfolio of 10 properties in a 5-year window. This put him into the 1% club of real estate investors in Australia … and he was featured in several major property magazines. But for Brian, he was … Read more »
Ray Behan
Company: Think and Grow Group Wealth and Property Gold Mine
Strategies: Mindset coach, Mortgage broker, Property investing education, Property options
They claim: ‘We help everyday Australian’s create financial freedom through property by following a proven and successful wealth strategy system. Wealth and Property Gold Mine Discover the 5 Golden Rules You Need to Follow to Generate a $60,000 Per Year Passive Income from Property – And Escape Australia’s “Retirement Apocalypse”’ Read more »
Gabriel Werden
Strategies: Finance scams, Home Loans, Mortgage broker
Cons: Beware Gabriel Werden | Fake Mortgage Guru ACA – A Current Affair May 2014. Also known as Charlie Crisp. Avoid property scammers such as these if you are thinking of investing in property. See Werden v The Queen [2015] VSCA 72, 22 April 2015   Read more »
James Dawson
Company: James Dawson Property
Strategies: Commercial property investing
They claim: “A resident of Byron Bay for over two decades, James Dawson has been semi-retired since his late thirties, and it’s all thanks to his savvy property investments. More specifically, it’s his skill in securing consistent positive cash flow from commercial property investments that has set him up for a lifetime of freedom. “When I came up to Byron … Read more »
Jeremy Allen
Company: Equity Creators
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Margie Baldock
Company: Positive Growth Property
Strategies: Developer, Developing, Entrepreneur, Property investing, Property investing education
They claim: ‘Traditional property investment wisdom says that as a property investor, you can have either strong growth or positive cash flow, but not both. Accumulating properties by traditional negative gearing can be a huge cash drain and is the number one reason why 70% of property investors sell up within the first 3 years! Likewise, investing for cashflow in … Read more »
Jack Delosa
Company: The Entourage Group
Strategies: Business Coach, Education, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship Course, Online course, Online education
Cons: The Entourage Scaleable “a complete con” and see Whirlpool. They claim: ‘Founded by entrepreneur, Jack Delosa in 2010, The Entourage was born out of a dissatisfaction with the education available to help entrepreneurs start and scale successful businesses. Today we are Australia’s largest and most effective educator of business owners, with a community of over 300,000. Our members’ personal and commercial outcomes … Read more »
Rick Nieuwenhoven
Company: Nieuvision
Strategies: Financial planning, Mortgage broker, Property investing, Property investing education, Property management, Property seminars, Wealth education
They claim:  ‘We use strategic property investments and our unique wealth creation strategies to reduce your loans, minimise your tax, and grow your wealth. With Nieuvision, you can do it all. We are here to make your financial dreams a reality. We understand that sometimes it’s just too time consuming and confusing to plan for your future. So to help … Read more »
Zaki Ameer
Company: DDP Dream Design Property
Strategies: Buyers agent, Developing, Education, Mortgage broker, Property investing, Real Estate - full service
They claim: ‘was created by self-made millionaire, real estate expert and wealth development coach Zaki Ameer. Zaki realised his life was heading nowhere and that clearing his debt was chewing up any glimmer of hope for his dream life.Nevertheless, Zaki educated himself, and then turned his life around by accumulating 15 properties…..’ Read more »
Brad Dolahenty
Company: APP- Australian Property Panel
Strategies: Property investors group
Co-Founder with Peter Spencer. They claim: “is a nationwide team of successful property investors with years of experience and market knowledge in the industry. We’re not about selling you anything… we’re about giving you the tools to do it yourself. We share with you our combined experience (the good and the bad!) to help make investing in property an easy … Read more »
Under the Radar
Company: Under the Radar
Strategies: Share research subscription, Shares-small caps
A number of investors in various forums and Facebook groups use and recommend this service. They claim: “is an independent niche research house which produces research newsletters for investors on the ASX. We are paid by our subscribers and are incentivized by our subscribers making money from our research and re-subscribing. And that’s what our subscribers do. Our analysts scour … Read more »
Smart Property Investment
Strategies: Property resources, Real estate resource
They claim: “Smart Property Investment is the premier source of news, intelligence and information for property investors and home buyers. With insights and investment strategies for buyers and investors across all Australian states, matched with unbiased commentary, features, extensive research tools, state by state reports and real life property investor profiles, Smart Property Investment is the resource for property buyers … Read more »
Flying Solo
Strategies: Micro Business Community, Networking, Small Business, Small business forums
They claim: ‘Since 2005, Flying Solo has been at the forefront of the soloism movement in Australia, and today has a community of over 100,000 with many more joining across our social networks. Now part of Pinstripe Media – with mastheads including Kochie’s Business Builders, Startup Daily, Small Business First and The Airport Economist – Flying Solo exists to support those … Read more »
John C Maxwell (USA)
Strategies: Leadership, Personal Development
They claim: You want to live a life that matters. You’re ready to go the journey, but every new adventure needs a trustworthy guide. Everybody needs a friend to go with them and a mentor to show the way. Let’s go the journey together.The John Maxwell Company compels corporate leaders and consumers to inspire, challenge, and equip organizations to live out … Read more »
Bobby Hoyt (USA)
Company: Millenial Man
He claims: ‘Ex-teacher and Debt Destroyer … If you’re just wondering what investing, side-hustle helpers, and money saving products I use, check out my recommended page. If you want to start a blog and have a killer work-life balance like me, see my free “how to create a blog” guide. If you want to save money on your student loans check … Read more »
Millennial Revolution (Canada)
Company: Millennial Revolution
Strategies: Blog, Financial education, Wealth education
They Claim: ‘FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) site started by two computer engineers/children’s authors, FIRECracker & Wanderer, who retired at 31 to travel the world!WHAT’S THIS SITE ALL ABOUT? Okay, by a show of hands, who loves working a stressful, hateful job for 30-40 years, to pay off a massive mortgage, only to die of a heart-attack at your desk or … Read more »
Peter Adeney (USA)
Company: Mr Money Mustache
Strategies: Blog, FIRE, Financial education, Forum, Mentoring, Millenials, Wealth education
He claims: “,,. I’m the freaky financial magician who retired along with a lovely wife at age 30 in order to start a family, as well as start living a great life. We did this on two normal salaries with no lottery winnings or Silicon Valley buyout windfalls, by living what we thought was a wonderful and fulfilling existence. It … Read more »
Daniel Young
Company: BInvested
Strategies: Mortgage broker, Positive cash flow, Property investing education, Property investing tools
Pros/Cons: See discussions in PropertyChat forum.  They claim: ‘… BInvested is Australia’s leading property investment group, developed for investors by investors, BUT we are not your average, normal property investment company (in case you haven’t noticed!). We were founded by two young, top-gun property investors Nathan Birch and Daniel Young, who set out with the specific goal of helping others achieve their financial independence through … Read more »
Rob Flux
Company: Property Development Network
Strategies: Developing, Mentoring, Property investing, Property seminars, Source property
They claim: ‘Property Development Made Simple. In order for a deal to happen there are multiple elements to the equation. You need a property with development potential, you need flexible terms and conditions on the sale, you need Development skills, experience and the time to manage the deal, you need both capital and cash flow finances, you need access to … Read more »
Simon Sinek
Strategies: Leadership, Life Coach, Organisational behaviour, Speaker
“My WHY is to inspire people to do what inspires them so that, together, we can change our world for the better.”  He says: “Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. He discovered remarkable patterns about how the greatest leaders and organizations think, act and communicate. Simon may be best … Read more »
Jody Allen
Company: Stay at Home Mum
Strategies: Budgeting, Home business, Investing tips, Lifestyle, Money and Relationships, Money management, Money saving tips, Women and Business
She claims: “Back in 2011, I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave with my first baby, and pregnant with my second. I panicked at the thought of living on just one income. To keep our home, my husband and I crunched the numbers and we found we had a mere $50 a week to spend on groceries. It was the … Read more »
Thank You
Company: Thank You
Strategies: Change the world, Social enterprise
They say: “There’s a darkness in our world. 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. It’s made darker by the fact that in this same world, extreme consumerism exists. Each day as consumers, we give billions of dollars to the world’s largest multinationals for everyday products. Together, we think it’s time to bring the light. It started with an impossible … Read more »
Nigel Kibel
Company: Property Know How
Strategies: Property investing, USA property
They claim: “has conducted seminars and courses throughout Australia. Through his learning he has also purchased properties for clients in New Zealand and more recently in the United States. He spent much of 2006 running a real estate firm in San Antonio Texas. Today he is involved in the Australian market in both investment and Property Development. Nigel’s passion is … Read more »
Veronica Macpherson
Company: Macro Investments and Securities in liquidation
Strategies: Business planning, Corporate advisory, Developer, Developing, Marketing
Cons: Accused $180 million Pilbara ‘Ponzi’ scheme promoter Veronica Macpherson banned by ASIC Video; Parties with Richard Branson: Where some of a Pilbara ‘Ponzi’ scheme’s millions was spent ABC News; Video Mum-and-dad investors caught up in an alleged Ponzi scheme in Western Australia say they are “absolutely crushed” by the experience. 730 Report; Ponzi book to expose ‘suicides, nasty threats and wild accusations’ Perth Now, Sunday Times.; Accused … Read more »
Daniel Kay (aka Krecichwost)
Company: Metropolis Development Group and TPC Vic Pty Ltd in liquidation
Strategies: Developer, Land banking, Property investing
Cons: Central Equity swoops on Henry Kaye property as land banking scam  SMH Read more »
Simon Hampel
Company: BusinessChat
Strategies: Business forum
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Brad Chaffee (USA)
Company: Enemy of Debt
Strategies: Debt, Managing money
He says: “I founded EOD in April of 2008 in an effort to motivate and inspire financial discipline by focusing on behavior and truth. Our behavior decides our outcome and the truth is what most people avoid. By teaching personal responsibility, debt free principles, and the importance of planning people can learn how to take control of their finances one … Read more »
Ron Cross
Company: ParkTrent Properties Group
Strategies: Property and SMSFs, Property investing education, Property management, Property seminars, Source property
Pros/Cons: search ParkTrent in PropertyChat;   Supreme court casts out property spruikers’ appeal Australian Broker;Park Trent – information for clients You may have received unlicensed advice from Park Trent  ASIC  They claim: “When Chief Executive Officer Ron Cross launched ParkTrent Properties Group in 1989 he had two simple goals: to build one of Australia’s most trusted privately owned real estate groups and to be … Read more »
Jim Cramer (USA)
Company: Mad Money CNBC
Strategies: Stock market education, Wealth education
They say: “Mad Money with Jim Cramer takes viewers inside the mind of one of Wall Street’s most respected and successful money managers. Cramer is your personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing, navigating through opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind — to help you make money … For years I have been trying to … Read more »
Simon Pressley
Company: Propertyology
Strategies: Buyers agent
They claim: “Building a sustainable investment property portfolio requires skills in a number of important fields. Our multi-award building business helps people make more astute decisions. Our team of specialists provide clients with professional guidance in respect to market research (Australia-wide), buyer’s agency, investment strategies, finance and more. Your best interests is our priority!” Read more »

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These people or organisation may protect you, save you time, and protect your money, and you, from yourself! They provide useful investing guidelines on how to start, and what to look out for (scams alerts), and articles.

People in business lists
If you Google the ‘top 50 people in business, management and leadership’ you’ll get lists such as:

In The Strange Nature of Lists, Chris Brogan (on the list) warns ‘try never to be swayed by lists of this nature…I’m still working hard and won’t stop until I’m on the list I most want to occupy: ‘People Who Equipped Me For Success’, and only you can write that list’.

Here are Steve Job’s insights on success form 3 perspectives, ‘Trust; Love and Loss; and Death’, Stanford Commencement Speech 2005.

Australian Skeptics
Australian Skeptics “is a loose confederation of groups across Australia that investigate paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims from a responsible scientific viewpoint. Most people are familiar with the more popular subjects that we investigate such as astrology, fortune telling, UFOs and crop circles; But did you know that we also investigate topics like fundamentalism, Feng Shui, subluxations and vitamin supplements? … Test your sceptical knowledge and see how many of the topics on our list are familiar to you.”

The Checkout and MoneySmart
The Checkout (ABC TV consumer affairs satirical show) has a list of resources for consumer complaints/organisations. If you have a bad consumer experience, you could always email your gripe or post a video there on F.U.Tube where you can post your own videos and complain about products!

Money Smart (Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)

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