Sarah Martin  – Mynd Money Coach

Sarah Martin – Mynd Money Coach

I’m a former Financial adviser turned Certified Money coach and Financial Wellness advocate dedicated to assisting the sandwich generation and their families with everyday money matters. I’m a lover of the outdoors and staying active through sports like hockey, running, and bushwalking. I also enjoy gardening and meditation. With a supportive partner, adult children, and a fur friend, I find balance in my life.
After navigating the challenges of divorce with young children, I transitioned into a career as a financial advisor with a focus on empowering women.
Living in the sandwich generation then became a balancing act with my business, family, and caring for aging parents. Taking on financial responsibilities for my parents due to my dad’s Parkinson’s diagnosis led me to realise the challenges for other people in the same situation without my financial background and lacking time. This inspired me to help simplify money management for others in similar situations, aiming to instil confidence in handling everyday finances.
I’m excited to share the knowledge I have acquired and provide firsthand support based on my extensive 20-year career in the finance industry. As a member of the sandwich generation, my primary focus is on empowering women in this generation to attain financial security and independence. In this stage of life, financial hurdles often stem from conflicting priorities. I love assisting clients to overcoming challenges such as feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lacking confidence, and instead help them gain clarity, courage, and control over their financial situation. I am also passionate about providing support tailored to their loved ones and their unique needs, often stepping in to alleviate the stress of dealing with Centrelink, simplifying daily household finances, and overall helping ease the burden of managing their loved ones’ finances.

Katrina Parrington  – Parrington Finance

Katrina Parrington – Parrington Finance

Katrina Parrington is one of Australia’s most successful mortgage brokers. An award-winning expert on financial services, she specialises in home loans, investment loans, commercial loans, refinances, and plant & equipment finance.
Having worked in Financial Services for 30 years, she understands the key strategies and structures involved in buying your first home, building a successful property portfolio, or buying a single investment property.
Katrina takes a holistic view, inclusive of research on relevant markets, types of properties, strategy, structure, risk management, and the all-important financial analysis.
She has unique abilities and qualifications that ensure a real understanding of her clients’ financial needs, and that enables her to provide professional advice and solutions that delight her clients.
Her reputation is based on the trust she has established with her clients in Northern Territory and South Australia.
Katrina holds a Diploma of Financial Services, and she is a member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia.
Katrina’s achievements and professionalism have been recognised by her industry and her peers. These awards are a testament to her knowledge, skills and work ethic.

Morgan Griffin  – Katalyst Accounting

Morgan Griffin – Katalyst Accounting

I am a Chartered Accountant and Tax Agent, I’ve spent over 12 years diving into the world of finance and advising small to medium businesses.

I am passionate about helping business owners live life on their terms by helping them feel financially confident in their business. I have extensive experience working with SME’s in all stages of the business lifecycle. From setting up their business to helping them navigate various stages of growth.

Outside of the office I love keeping fit and catching up with friends over a latte or glass of wine. I am also passionate about helping others and am currently on the board of Variety South Australia, as Treasurer.

Natasha Sampson-Ly  – Tashly Consulting

Natasha Sampson-Ly – Tashly Consulting

Natasha Sampson-Ly is committed to helping business owners manage their finances more efficiently and effectively, taking away the stress of complying with regulatory requirements, and enabling them to focus on running their business.

Launching her business in 2000, right when the GST was being introduced in Australia, Natasha recognised that many business owners were struggling to keep on top of their bookwork and began offering bookkeeping and compliance services.

Since then, the business has grown steadily, and the range of services offered by Natasha and her friendly team has expanded to include advisory services in relation to accounting software, training, technical support and troubleshooting.

Natasha is a member of CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants, an accredited Certified Xero Adviser, Xero Gold Partner, Dext (formerly Receipt Bank) Gold partner, Registered BAS Agent. Natasha also has a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment with experience teaching at TAFE and was awarded the Xero SA/NT Bookkeeping Partner of the Year 2016

In 2020 Natasha was delighted to be awarded both the Institute of Public Accountants Practice of the Year SA/NT Division winner and National Winner, proof that Natasha and her team at Tashly Consulting are not your average bean counters. Their passion for empowering businesses with clarity and confidence through reliable and efficient bookkeeping, training, and technical support is evident in everything they do.

Carly Thompson-Barry – SA Woman

Carly Thompson-Barry – SA Woman

Carly Thompson-Barry is a Business Nurturer and Founder of SA Woman, an organisation that connects, showcases and empowers women across South Australia. A weaver of women, she is relentless in her pursuit to nurture women in business and life and believes strongly in the need to support the whole woman – body, soul and business. With a diverse business career spanning the last 12 years, she brings her background in finance, business and wellbeing to help lead and lift up a membership community, mentor women in business and creatively showcase the work of women from all backgrounds across the State through a range of initiatives. Carly is passionate about bringing South Australian women to the forefront of recognition for their innovation and contribution to the South Australian economy. Underpinning her mission is the belief that ‘we can’t be what we can’t see’ and this drives the mission to continue to spread the word on the talented women our state has within it – inspiring all women and girls to soar, no matter their path.

With the support of her team and a strong belief in women empowering women, together they showcase the work women across South Australia do through the online community, social media channels, blog and Annual Awards and have helped hundreds of women in business to be connected and seen by many.