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Miriam Castilla

Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Mentor, Finance Adviser & Success Breakthrough Specialist

Miriam is a seasoned mortgage adviser, award winning business owner author, and speaker. The drive and perseverance she has displayed in her personal and professional life is the foundation of her success.

With a background in chemical engineering, Miriam began her career managing a portfolio of oil and

gas fields worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Santos Ltd.

Miriam left the corporate world to start her own finance business shortly after a divorce that left her struggling financially while caring for her two children. In only 3 years, she managed to build a 6-figure passive income stream and purchase 3 properties. Her phenomenal achievements earned her the Rising Star Award from Smartline, the leading Australian mortgage broking and finance group. There were many awards to follow.

Miriam has worked with an impressive list of Australian and international companies that include BHP, Woodside Petroleum, Haliburton, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, AIESEC Australia, a large assortment of second-tier lenders as well as State governments – just to name a few.

Miriam’s love for what she does shines through when she shares her knowledge and experience with audiences. It’s been her pleasure to give the keynote address at the University of Adelaide AIESEC Australian Annual Conference. Her other speaking engagements include serving as an Australian Youth & Business Forum panelist, as well as many motivational presentations as a member of Advantage SA’s Speakers in Schools program.

She’s also served as a mentor in Flinders University’s Venture Dorm program and has continued to support businesses emerging from the program as both an investor and director. The program provides practical entrepreneurial training to business owners in Adelaide to help them bring their business plans to life. Miriam is proud to have been featured and quoted in a long list of publications that include Better Homes & Gardens, Good Health Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Adelaide Advertiser, National Careers Liftout (API), Geelong Advertiser, Australian Property

Investor, Your Mortgage Magazine, Your Investment Property, Australian Broker, Our World Today, and Equipped Magazine. She is a regular Motivation and Life Coaching contributor to The V & S Show and in 2013 she was one of only two South Australian women featured in the Australian/New Zealand edition of Successful Women in Business. She maintains her professional connections through affiliations with the Mortgage Finance Association of Australia, the Women in Mortgage Business Network, the Australian Business Women’s Network, the Australian Speakers Association, and the World Speakers Association.

Miriam lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband Martin and their three children.