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Brendan Vaughan

Qualified Property Investment Advisor

Brendan is a Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA). Before moving into the Property Investment Industry helping others on their journey, Brendan worked in Engineering and Project Management and he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Masters Degree in Project Management.

Originally from Ireland, and after spending 4 years as a Production Engineer in Japan, Brendan moved to Australia and spent 13 years working in the Automotive Industry as a Project Manager, Sales Manager and Business Development Manager.

While working in the Automotive Industry, Brendan was introduced to (the power of) Property Investing through Robert Kiyosaki, author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, where he also learnt the importance of Purpose, Team and Mission. He then started to build his own property portfolio in his spare time. His motivation to gain his financial freedom stems from his desire to be able to travel, spend time with family overseas, and have freedom of time and place while young enough to enjoy it. During this period, Brendan’s interest in, and knowledge about, Property Investing grew exponentially. He now has a multi-million dollar portfolio of 8 properties across Australia, accumulated over 12 years.

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”, Unknown.

When the opportunity presented itself in 2015, Brendan followed his passion, secured his formal qualification as a QPIA®, Qualified Property Investment Advisor, and got to live his dream every day, teaching others who wish to follow the same path to wealth creation through property. After a year working as a QPIA® at Destiny®, Brendan joined the Empower Wealth family.

Brendan derives immense satisfaction from building and implementing wealth creation plans with family, friends and clients to improve their financial position, and secure their financial future. The positive impact on people’s lives, and their future wealth and happiness, is immeasurable. Brendan believes we all know we need to take responsibility for our own financial futures, and not relinquish that authority to others – yet that is exactly what most people do! As one of Buddha’s proverbs quite aptly states, “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.” Brendan believes clients of Empower Wealth are among those that choose to take control, leverage from the team’s expertise, develop a plan, build their wealth, and decide their own financial future.

Brendan’s desire to help others also extends to his local community where he serves as a Volunteer Firefighter with his local CFA Brigade on call 24hr/day, and as Treasurer on the Brigade Management Team. Outside of Property Investing and his duties at the CFA, Brendan enjoys time with Family, Travelling, Trail Running, Sailing and Reading anything related to wealth creation and personal development.

For us, who are to be first time investors, we could not recommend the Empower Wealth team highly enough! We completed a Property Portfolio Plan with Brendan, who tailored everything to our current situation & our plans for the future. Having already purchased property, & in the process of building & planning for our future, the insights provided through the planning process & their Fact Find lead to the completed property plan, and was something that we certainly would not have been able to forecast & draw up on our own. For example: the implications of how each decision will impact our cash flows — like the big ticket items life has in store weddings, kids etc. The forward projection is truly unbelievable, providing us certainty that if we stick to our plan we are set up moving forward.

- Sean February 2019

The whole experience was great to calm myself and put things into a achievable perspective. I came into it hoping for someone to take all the ideas in my head and formulate them into a plan, and the length of time it took to plan was a blessing in  disguise as it gave me time to digest and reflect on my goals and the path my partner and myself are willing to take. My goals post receiving the plan are far more aligned and achievable than the original mess prior to engaging Empower Wealth. Our plan, for us, is to be treated as a worst case scenario and it’s comforting to know the worst case scenario is outstanding. This plan has been built on a solid achievable foundation and not my ambitions, therefore we are now moving in a achievable direction.

- Nicholas February 2019

Brendan and his team have been very helpful and show their professionalism throughout the whole process. They make the whole thing go smoothly in a way that easy to understand as well.

- Piyada February 2019

I found that Empower Wealth team did a good job at explaining things and clarifying thing, especially Brendan and Michael. The process was smooth and easy. I am now looking forward to putting them into action.

- Piyada January 2019

As a young couple who are only starting out on both our financial management and investment journey, Brendan & Empower Wealth have provided us with clarity and direction around our future and where we want to end up. Planning so far in advance was a little daunting at first, however with Brendan's assistance, we were able to generate a plan moving forward.

- Jacob and Ali December 2018

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