Australian Global Life Solutions (AGLS)
Founded in 2015, Australian Global Life Solutions is a specialist life insurance business and we provide informed, insightful and tailored life insurance advice that’s designed to protect you and your lifestyle.
We work on the principle that we need to take the time to understand what really matters to our clients in order to provide advice that’s relevant and tailored to each individual.
Before we start thinking about what risk management strategies could be right for you, we’ll talk to you about:
- Your current situation – things like your income, debt, expenses, obligations and family.
- Your need and objectives- we’ll talk about what’s important to you, and we’ll ask a lot of “what if?” questions.
We focus on life insurance products so we don’t get distracted with other, more general forms of insurance. Even if you already have cover it costs nothing to get an alternative quote – one that may cost you less and be better suited to your situation.
Meet the Team
Carolyn Hodge - Adviser
Carolyn is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and Financial Adviser specialising in life risk insurance, with more than 26 years experience in the Financial Services, Accounting and Auditing industry. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Griffith University where she was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in 2000 and 2001.
She works very closely with her clients so she can fully understand individual needs before reviewing and recommending appropriate financial protection products. Carolyn’s focus is to assist her clients to find the right solution for their insurance needs – and as their life situation evolves and changes, so too does Carolyn’s advice.
Carolyn is an authorised representative (AR no 444075) of Auss Life Pty Ltd (AFLS no 526288) and authorised by the Tax Practitioners Board as a Tax (Financial adviser) No 25697561.
Carolyn was the winner of TAL Adviser of the Year (Qld) in 2019. TAL is the largest life insurance companies in Australia.
She has been admitted as an Adviser with the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professional (AIOFP). Carolyn was nominated for The Australian Female Excellence in Advice Award in 2017 and twice again in 2018.
To help build valuable relationships Carolyn is a Member of Business Network International – Gold Coast (BNI). Her roles have included Ambassador, Education Coordinator, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Committee Member and Visitor Host. She won the award for Most Notable Networker and MVP with her BNI Gold Coast Chapter in 2014. Nominated again for MVP in 2017 and 2018. More recently in 2019 nominated again for Most Notable Networker.
Carolyn enjoys giving back to the community by mentoring young Financial Advisers.
She’s passionate about life and there’s not much about risk that she doesn’t know, so you’re in very safe hands when Carolyn’s on the job for you. She loves the lifestyle that the Gold Coast has to offer and hits the beach whenever she can. If you bump into her down there you’ll probably find her swimming or running, as she’s not especially good at sitting still.
In his role as Business Engagement Kelvin is responsible for business development and relationship building with our referral partners. He works closely with key contributors to the business and builds on those relationships to help with business sustainability and growth.
Kelvin is passionate about life with a positive attitude and always stives to see the best in people. His extensive experience of working on building relationships with business partners provides valuable support to our business.
Kelvin loves the Gold Coast and everything the Coast has to offer; he is very much a community contributor. He is on the Board of the Broadbeach Bowls Club (which was the Commonwealth Games venue) where he has continued to see it grow to one of the most successful bowls venues in Australia. He also loves to support, coach and generally help out local Rugby Union Clubs coming from his history of Rugby Union where he has played at representative level for many years including captaining. He was captain of his school (Benowa High) and now is involved is supporting that school community to which his daughter attends.
Kelvin loves life, friends and family and will happily talk about it all day long if you let him.
Paraplanner/Client Services Officer
Kurt, came to us with a range of previous experience the most recent being Financial Planning. Having worked previously in Geelong in a large Financial Planning firm, Kurt decided home was on the Gold Coast and sort a return. He demonstrates a high understanding of Financial Planning including Investing, Superannuation, Insurance recommendations and procedures, compliance and everything in between.
Kurt’s main role with AGLS is to assist Carolyn to ensure you get the right product in the most cost-effective manner tailored to your situation and will be with you through the whole process. Kurt and Carolyn are constantly liaising with each other to ensure you are adequately covered to suit your needs and objectives.
Kurt, a local from Benowa, graduated in 2018 from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning and Human Resources Management. Kurt enjoys AFL football, currently playing with Surfers Paradise Demons. He is passionate about insurance and has always wanted to help people insure they protect what matters most….themselves!