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On the Road with Abenaa Afari, Hodge

Rozi Jones
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5th June 2019
Abenaa Afari Hodge

We spoke to Abenaa Afari, business development manager at Hodge Lifetime, about later life lending gurus and the concept of 'Be Curious'.

FR: What area do you cover?

London, M25 and the South East.

FR: If you had one ‘top tip’ for life as a BDM, what would it be?

Be Curious. A mentor of mine, Prof. Nelly, embraced the concept of 'Be Curious' as involving the following:

- Being inquisitive and keen to try new things
- Getting to know our customers
- Seeking inspiration and learning from others

FR: How do you pass the time on the road - books, podcasts, audiobooks?

Meditation, prayer and positive affirmations. I drive in silence whilst out of London, because this South Londoner needs to hear her Sat Nav!

FR: What’s one thing you wish all brokers knew?

Hodge = Later Life Lending Gurus! Over 50? - think Hodge.

FR: A quick email on Monday or a phone call in the afternoons - how can brokers contact you?

A bit of both and everything in between. I regularly speak with advisers via LinkedIn, text messages, as well as the usual routes of calls and emails – advisers can get hold of me with ease, and Rachael Williams, my TBDM, is also on hand to support if I am not available.

FR: And lastly - what’s your favourite place to stop for a coffee when you’re between meetings?

A small local independent, always rooting for the underdog!

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