My guest is a hard working, honest, compassionate individual. She has also been described as clever, funny, down to earth and blunt. She loves helping people and making a difference to people’s lives. She despises mouth noises - a bit quirky, and she loves a challenge. So if you said she could not do something, she would set out to prove you wrong.
Meet Lissy Wood.
Lissy is originally from a farm near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula. She’s a true blue country girl, apparently she was pretty wild too! But I’ll let her tell you that story. Her grandfather was Arthur Whyte, a state Liberal politician who held his seat from the late 60’s to mid 80’s and her Auntie is Caroline Schaefer, who also was state liberal politician for 17 years.
No, Lissy had no intention of following in those footsteps, instead she wanted to make her own way in the world.
Lissy is a Financial Advisor in the Clare Valley in South Australia’s mid north. She started up her own business, Vestra Wealth, four years ago. Lissy now has two people working for her, Alice and Sheree, who keep the wheels turning behind the scenes. Lissy says she could not do what she does, without them. These three Muskateers now have clients across SA and interstate.
Also in the 2020 SA Woman Awards, she was the winner in the People’s Choice for the All Rounder Category. Lissy is also a mother of three girls, and a wife to Ryan.
Over the next half an hour you will get to know Lissy and what makes her tick and how she thrives in an industry that has its challenges.