Why did you join Linear?
I had previously been an advisor with an estate agent. The branch I was working in closed down and I was made redundant. I decided it was time to make the leap to being self-employed.
What were your career goals when you joined Linear?
I just wanted to make a success of being self-employed and do the best I can for my customers.
How did you find the transition?
It was tricky at first as for all my working life I had been employed and worked in an office environment with people around me. So to go to working from home, given I live by myself, was a bit of a shock. I can’t fault the support I was given in the early days not just from the MD, but I got a lot of support from other advisers at Linear. There was always someone I could ring for help.
What career progression have you made with Linear?
I haven’t needed to progress any further. But I have won various in-house awards based on the growth of my business and the support I give to my customers. I started with nothing and I now have a large client bank and five introducers providing me business. But 75% of my business is from existing customers and recommendations.
How has the ongoing support from Linear helped you achieve your goals?
Its good to know that you are not on your own despite essentially being self-employed. Plus, I have definitely grown in knowledge and confidence.
How has your time with Linear impact your personal life?
At times it can be tricky as you can’t always plan too much in case of appointments especially in the early days. But it now gives me the opportunity to do things during the day and be more flexible. I have also met good friends through linear too.