James Parnwell

James Parnwell

Bite the Bullet and Specialise

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Phil Thompson has had two career paths that couldn’t be more different: Circus Performing, and Financial Planning! He’s the owner of a company called Skye Wealth, specialising in life insurance. 

You’ll hear why he made such a radical career change; how his first few years in the financial game were spent working very hard, with little reward…. and how a few brave decisions made all the difference! 

Key Moments

03:20 – After a dramatic career change, Phil saw an opportunity and took the plunge, with help from family.

08:46 – Laser focussed on caring for existing clients

10:32 – 3-years of feeling stuck in a rut.

13:21 – Phil finds his niche.

15:00 – Skye Wealth goes online.

19:37 – Covid hits — and Phil was in the perfect position.

24:38 – Lessons in hiring.

31:06 – Future plans: the digital nomad life.

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James Parnwell
James Parnwell

James is the Managing Director and resident strategist at TheOnlineCo. He is clever and creative with a flair for making complex things sound simple. He has been in the marketing game for over 2 decades and has watched the landscape slowly shift. James has his finger on the pulse of every aspect within TheOnlineCo, meeting with all clients as well as every core team member and strategising a specific plan tailored to each client.

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