She may be the founder and CEO of Classic Finance in title, but Nancy Youssef is many things to many people.
To some, she’s the successful founder of boutique finance broker Classic Finance, launched in 2003. Being a top performing finance broker, creative entrepreneur and serial networker has resulted in Nancy building a fast-growing business renowned for client service and loyalty.
To others, she’s a mentor, role model and inspiration. As founder of Classic Mentoring & Coaching (2011), she had disrupted old models of mentoring new-to-industry mortgage brokers, thereby playing a crucial role in nurturing the best of the industry’s next generation.
Her reach doesn’t stop in one industry, or one country, however. With a passion for giving back, Nancy is known by others around the world as the energetic philanthropist raising large sums of money to help build resilience through business skills in some of the poorest corners of the world. Learn more about Nancy’s work with the Human Kind Project, which saw her travel to Malawi in March 2017, here.
“My efforts aim to touch so many people, because I bring all of myself to my professional life,” Nancy shares. “As a passionate mortgage broker and educator of the new talent, I bring my love of service, teaching and learning and my commitment to the highest professional standards together to make a difference in the lives of my clients and the careers of my mentees.”
Nancy has been recognised by winning the MFAA Excellence Awards for Best Social & Community Champion in 2016 and 2017, as well as The Adviser magazine 2017 Better Business Award for Best Social Responsibility program.
Her entrepreneurial success took on a whole new level, when in 2015, she embraced the opportunity to attend an exclusive leadership gathering with Sir Richard Branson and other leading Australian and international entrepreneurs on Necker Island in the Caribbean.
Travelling is Nancy’s personal passion, leading her to traverse 18 countries over the last decade! When not on a plane, she loves spending time with family, reading, walking and coming up with the next 3000 or so ideas she’d like to bring to life.