“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
Pam Pikkert has been an active mortgage broker for 15 years and counting. She has received a variety of accolades over the years but is most proud to be entering her second year as chair of the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association. Pikkert is only the third woman to have held this position in nearly 50 years. Increasing the level of professionalism, ensuring industry events are free of nonsense, and working relentlessly to keep the focus on diversity, equity and inclusion have been her reasons when asked. Cultivating the next group of female leaders from this position has also always been on her radar.
In her downtime, Pikkert spends time with her fully grown children and a variety of fur babies. Travelling, drinking wine with friends, reading and watching movies keep her busy. She also volunteers with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre, Paws and Claws Animal Rescue and the Mustard Seed as a part of their lunch program.
Pikkert’s favourite quote is by Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has.”
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“I’m genuinely keen to keep bettering myself”
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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.
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