Meet SA Woman Member, Melissa Hayward.
Business/Organisation: Your Choice Conveyancing
Job Role: Proprietor and Registered Conveyancer
Tell us a bit about you:
I’m a country girl at heart, that loves being at the beach to relax and recharge, but also enjoys living in the big smoke.
I completed high school in 2000 and in 2001 I started working for a Conveyancer in the Barossa Valley. I quickly learnt that this industry was my passion and in 2004 I decided to study part time while working full time, to get my qualifications to become a Registered Conveyancer. In 2008 I became fully qualified and then moved to the city the following year to further grow my skills and to move in with my partner. Moving to the city was very eye-opening and it allowed me to grow and learn a lot! After a small stint as a Front Office Manager for a brand new 4 star hotel, I eventually decided to start up my own business in 2015 and I have not looked back!!
In 2018 I married my best friend and then in 2020 as the COVID pandemic hit, we welcomed our little girl to the world. The struggle of juggling work life and motherhood became very real and extremely challenging, but slowly each day that goes past I feel I am getting the hang of it a little more.
Away from work and being a mum, I love being at the beach, I love hearing the sound of the waves and smelling that fresh salty air! Within minutes I can feel it starting to relax and recharge me. I also love motor sport, in particular watching the F1’s and hubby loves getting me involved in watching cricket and footy – I pretend I really don’t like it, but secretly it isn’t really that bad! I also love hanging out with close friends, enjoying great food and maybe a margarita or 2! Music is also my escape and dancing, but I am cautious on the D-Floor after breaking my foot dancing to “500 miles” in 2022 – so these days it is mainly done in my lounge room!
Overall, I am a pretty fun loving, easy going and down to earth girl who loves to have a chat and a laugh and to help educate others on all areas of conveyancing.
Tell us a bit about your business or organisation/role:
Your Choice Conveyancing – our business motto is “The right choice towards a stress free settlement”.
Property settlements should be exciting. With Your Choice Conveyancing professionally handling your property transaction, you can feel at ease and safe knowing that an experienced settlement expert has got your back. For an efficient, diligent, and thorough settlement, the choice is yours.
Priced fairly, handled professionally, and with friendly service, a settlement with our team comes with the peace of mind and confidence that you deserve.
Our focus is you. We look out for you, we look after you, and we keep your objectives in mind at all times.
What region of South Australia are you in?:
How can you best contact you:
Phone Number: 08 8261 5092
Address: Your Choice Conveyancing, Northgate Shopping Centre, Shop 9, 177 Fosters Road, Northgate SA 5085
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hayward-78001495/
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourchoiceconveyancing/
Let’s get to know you a little more:
What has been a lesson you learnt in your career or business that has stayed with you?
That it is okay to say no! In the early days of being in business I would say yes to anything and everything, regardless of what I physically could or couldn’t take on. After engaging a business mentor and determining my core values, I slowly learnt that it was okay to say no to things that didn’t align with my values, or that I really couldn’t take on. It helped ease a lot of stress, weeded out the clients that I didn’t necessarily need and align with other professionals that had similar morals and values. The end result makes for a much happier and healthier work day and work environment!
What is your favourite place in South Australia to visit?
Beachport – it is beautiful and relaxing!
Why is being part of SA Woman important to you?
It is a community of women supporting each other and cheering each other on, and when needed, helping wipe the tears away and lifting us back up. It is a safe space and a great opportunity to meet other women in business and to share tips on how to survive the crazy work life balance!
What is a quote or mantra you live by?
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you chose to respond!” – Charles R Swindoll