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Category: Interview

Tuesday 24 Sep 2019

Interview with Kylie McLoughlin, Anglicare

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Kylie McLoughlin, Family Violence Financial Counsellor at Anglicare in Box Hill describes her recent experience in Canberra as part of the campaign to reform payday lending practices.

Thursday 29 Aug 2019

Interview with Jo Parkin, Uniting ReGen

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Jo Parkin, from Uniting ReGen, describes her years of experience working in the homelessness service sector before transitioning to financial counselling. Jo also shares the unique nature of her role and the incredible client outcomes that make it all worthwhile.

Wednesday 24 Jul 2019

Interview with Troy West, Anglicare

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Troy West, Team Leader at Anglicare in Bendigo, describes the twists and turns on his journey to find rewarding work as a financial counsellor.

Wednesday 27 Mar 2019

Interview with Jennifer Holcroft, Good Shepherd

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Jennifer Holcroft, FC at Good Shepherd in St Albans, shares about her introduction to budgeting through Strepsil tins, and the privilege of working with women in prison.

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

Interview with Anna Dooland, Diversitat

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Anna Dooland, FC at Diversitat in Geelong, describes her first encounter with a financial counsellor and her dreams of becoming a "terrifying monster"!

Thursday 24 Jan 2019

Interview with Jenny Paikopoulous, Uniting Kildonan

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Uniting Kildonan's Jenny Paikopoulos shares her journey to find herself working as a financial counsellor in a diverse and supportive team.

Monday 26 Nov 2018

Interview with Sam Levey, Carlton Fitzroy Financial Counselling Service

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Sam Levey describes the feeling she had after her first debt waiver for a client, and the advice that helped her to overcome frustrations.

Tuesday 30 Oct 2018

Interview with Kedar Acharya, Uniting Lentara

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Kedar Acharya shares about his background as a refugee coming to Australia, what led him to financial counselling, and the valuable support he receives from the sector.

Wednesday 22 Aug 2018

Interview with Tahlia Brown, Mallee Family Care

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Tahlia Brown shares details of her remarkable education and career journey that led her to become a financial counsellor in a regional area.

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018

Interview with Lisa Hansen, Casey North CISS

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month we interview Lisa Hansen, from Casey North CISS, who shares about her passion for financial literacy, and the direct impacts she can make as a financial counsellor.

Thursday 28 Jun 2018

Interview with David Newport, Upper Murray Family Care

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month we interview David Newport, financial counsellor for Upper Murray Family Care, who talks about the power that financial counselling has to transform lives.

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Interview with Cathy Clark, Uniting Lentara

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Cathy Clark discusses her switch from corporate career to financial counselling, and shares her experience as an FCRC Board member.

Friday 20 Apr 2018

Interview with David Lodge, Bethany Warrnambool

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, David Lodge talks about the unique aspects of working in a large regional catchment area, and making grown-ups cry!

Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

Interview with Cindy Dickman, Mortgage Wellbeing Service

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Cindy Dickman describes the unique nature of her role in the Mortgage Wellbeing Service, and shares the experiences that led her into financial counselling.

Monday 26 Feb 2018

Interview with Lynda Horn, Victorian AIDS Council

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Lynda Horn describes identifying the need for a financial counselling service through the David Williams Funds and the increasing achievements that have been possible as a result of funding.

Tuesday 23 Jan 2018

Interview with Brian Kerr, National Debt Helpline

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, financial counsellor from the National Debt Helpline, Brian Kerr, opens up about his accomplishments prior to financial counselling, as well as the diversity of clients that the NDH assists on a daily basis.

Monday 18 Dec 2017

Interview with Katie Hauptmann, Incolink

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Katie Hauptmann shares the unique aspects of her role as a Financial Rights Worker at Incolink, and the value the organisation is able to provide to the commercial construction industry.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

Interview with Rachna Bowman, South East Community Links

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, we interviewed this year's recipient of the Virginia Noonan Award: Rachna Bowman. Rachna shares her experiences working in one of Victoria's most culturally diverse communities, as well as giving some reliable advice.

Thursday 26 Oct 2017

Interview with Susan Orchard, Connect Health Bentleigh

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

At this year's FCRC conference, Susan Orchard was presented with the Rising Star award for the contributions she's made to the financial counselling sector in only a few short years. She is this month's Interview with an Advocate.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

Interview with Leonie Cooke, Anglicare Bairnsdale

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Leonie Cooke gives an insight into what keeps her motivated while working as a financial counsellor in a regional area.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017

Interview with David Balcombe, Uniting Lentara

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, David Balcombe shares the details of his transition from his corporate career to that of a financial counsellor.

Monday 24 Jul 2017

Interview with Robyn Angus, La Trobe University Student Union

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Robyn Angus gives insight into some of the unique aspects of working as a financial counsellor within a university.

Thursday 22 Jun 2017

Interview with Carlos Poveda Rayo, Anglicare Werribee

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month, financial counsellor Carlos Poveda Rayo shares how he ended up in financial counselling and why he won't return to the corporate world.

Sunday 28 May 2017

Interview with Leanne Clarke, Orbost Health

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month we interview Leanne Clarke, a financial counsellor working in the small Gippsland town of Orbost.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017

Interview with Carly Baker, Wimmera UnitingCare

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month, financial counsellor Carly Baker recounts how she grew to love her work and explains the value of networking.

Monday 20 Mar 2017

Interview with Colin Hart, Salvation Army Melbourne

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month we interview financial counsellor and FCRC board member, Colin Harte, as he recounts his unexpected entry into the financial counselling sector.

Thursday 23 Feb 2017

Interview with Eleanor Mason, Salvation Army Geelong

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members. This month we interview Eleanor Mason, as she shares her passion for the sector and tells us why she thinks financial counsellors "rule the world!"

Monday 19 Dec 2016

Interview with Briar Hall from EnergyAustralia

EnergyAustralia was the major sponsor of the 2016 Victorian Financial Counsellors Conference. We recently caught up with Briar Hall who leads the Customer Vulnerability & Recovery team at EnergyAustralia to find out more about how the organisation is getting involved with financial counsellors, and what support they offer customers experiencing hardship.