“I’m so proud to see that through my hard work and that of my team, we have built trust with our industry partners”
Credit Fix Solutions
Meaghan Hastings didn’t plan to become a mortgage broker, but it wasn’t a fluke. She has always been focused on growth and career improvement within and outside the mortgage industry, but she had a clear vision for herself and the company she founded, The Mortgage Coach.
As CEO and principal broker, Hastings considers the career she has curated an outstanding achievement. Not one to celebrate her accomplishments, she doesn’t hesitate to acknowledge the hard work and incredible success of her agents and the brokerage itself.
“Being able to do what I love every day, surrounded by the best team, in the environment that I envisioned, is a big achievement,” Hastings says.
Taking a measured approach to implementing projects and initiatives helps keep the Elite Woman of 2023 balanced and on track, which is no easy feat for someone who aims to do it all. She never shies away from hard work, whether in her charitable work, coaching designations, professional development, or co-chairing the parent council at her children’s school.
“I love being able to be of service, and I truly enjoy the variety of having multiple interests and projects,” she says.
Hastings has learned to overcome multiple challenges by surrounding herself with a team and partners who support her vision, champion her strengths, and offer constructive feedback with honesty. Those interactions allow her to operate without hubris while dispelling the myth that, as women, they have to do it all themselves.
“The value of having good people around me and fostering a company culture of collaboration, honesty, support, and cheering each other on cannot be overstated,” she says.
Hastings has built a reputation as a servant leader, supporting agents in reaching their goals and ensuring they have the necessary tools to advance to the next level and achieve success. She is calm, remains level-headed even in the most trying circumstances, and focuses on achieving goals without letting her ego get in the way, allowing her to see the big picture from different perspectives.
“I am not just open to ideas and opposing views, but I value hearing them; it is just one of the many reasons I value the culture within the brokerage,” she says. “I’m here for the long haul and continue to have a clear vision for the future of The Mortgage Coach. By showing up consistently and keeping an eye on growth, each step will propel us to continued success.”
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Chief Executive Officer and Principal Broker
The Mortgage Coach
“I’m genuinely keen to keep bettering myself”
Credit Fix Solutions
Entered the mortgage industry as a mortgage specialist with one of the “Big 5” after a very successful career in the automotive industry
2008: Completed the mortgage agent licensing and joined the broker channel as an agent
2010: Negotiated the purchase of an established book of business and trademark license and continued to build a successful career as a mortgage agent for the following eight years
2018: Completed the mortgage broker licensing
2019: Opened The Mortgage Coach
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Coster brings depth and breadth of experience to her current position, having joined the industry as a mortgage processor before leaping into broking. She later honed her credit reporting education and credit repair skills for several years while working directly for various brokers.
“Starting Credit Fix Solutions was a deliberate move, as I saw there was a niche in ‘no win, no fee’ credit repair that the industry didn’t currently offer,” she says.
As a CEO, Coster learned through business coaching that there are no challenges in business, only opportunities to learn and grow. She wholeheartedly adopted that perspective, enabling her to overcome the obstacles inherent in team management and implement new and improved systems. She employs several strategies for challenging situations, such as following routines, forward planning, sleeping well and exercising.
“If I make sure I look after myself, have a plan of action, and I’m organised, then I can overcome any challenge (opportunity to learn) if and when it presents itself,” Coster says.
A firm believer in the power of leadership, Coster strives to set an example that the next generation of women and men can look up to. She prides herself on her reliability and trustworthiness and is the first person to show up and the last to leave the workplace.
“I’m genuinely keen to keep bettering myself,” she says. “Even now, at the top of my game, I’m still always learning.”
Guided by her favourite quote, “It’s better to be green and growing than ripe and rotting”, Coster constantly stokes her curiosity and keeps an open mind about life and business. Her kindness, positive attitude, business acumen and dedication to her profession make her a trusted and valuable partner to her peers and the mortgage industry.