Shannon Coward

Communications Assistant
Getting to know

Shannon Coward

Shannon is a recent addition to the My Wealth Solutions team whose focus is on improving all communications with our current and future clients and helping out in any way she can. With a background creating content about everything from mouth-watering eats to personal finance, Shannon provides My Wealth Solutions with a fresh, creative perspective.

  • Experience

    Shannon graduated from the University of Queensland with two bachelor degrees in Journalism and Ancient History. She has a diverse background in content creation across a range of different mediums and plied her wordsmith ways for a number of prominent online media outlets before joining the My Wealth Solutions team. Shannon is passionate about using the power of communication to ensure that our clients are happy and well-informed at every stage of their financial journey.

  • Role

    Shannon is the go-to content queen in the office and is responsible for authoring everything from website copy to our printed communications material. Shannon’s aim is to make sure that you feel included and satisfied by all of My Wealth Solutions’ communications, no matter where you are on your journey with us. She also has the ability to sniff out an errant comma from a kilometre away, which she considers to be her secret superpower.   

  • Outside of Work

    An avid reader, Shannon can usually be found curled up under a tree in a local park with her next greatest read or trawling through bookstores across Brisbane. Otherwise you can find her practicing her terrible Japanese, hitting the streets in search of dogs to pat, binging on M&M’s at the cinema or eating her way through Brisbane’s cafes in search of the one french toast to rule them all.

  • What’s your favourite thing about being part of the MWS team?

    The company culture is amazing at MWS; everyone is dedicated to achieving the best results for our clients while still making time to have a laugh around the water cooler. I also love being able to see our clients achieve the goals they set out to achieve and helping them in any way I can, big or small.

  • What do you wish people knew about financial planning?

    As someone with a limited knowledge of financial planning before working with MWS, I wish people knew that financial planning is way more accessible than you may think and you don’t have to be wealthy to get started. Don’t spend another minute stressing about your money, let us help!

  • What's your favourite book, movie and food?

    Book: If I had to choose, Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin.

    Movie: Pride & Prejudice (the version starring Keira Knightley, of course).

    Food: Japanese melon bread, or anything involving Italian and tomatoes.

  • If you could give one piece of advice to the Shannon from 10 years ago, what would it be?

    Don’t worry so much about what could happen and focus instead on what you can make happen if you say yes. And try not to be so serious.

  • What's your weirdest office habit?

    I have a small mountain of snacks in the corner of my desk that I somehow manage to keep growing, despite promising myself I’m not going to buy any more junk food every Monday.

  • What's the one thing about you that people would be surprised to learn?

    I lost 30kg in one year just by walking and eating smaller portions.

  • If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?

    The Roman Emperor Augustus, because he was partly responsible for founding a lot of the systems and societal ideas which are still in use today. I really want to understand how his brain worked.


Ben and the team have been such an asset to our wealth building journey. They’re always readily available for help and advice, specific to our particular scenario. It has been a pleasure working with this team and look forward to many more interactions in the future.

Erika D
Having come from a planner where we were very disappointed, it has been a refreshing change dealing with Ben & the team at MWS. They are responsive, helpful, go above and beyond to answer questions and most importantly we have found it easy to understand the finance speak and to actually understand what our money is doing. Thanks for a great experience so far!

Guy and the team have given us peace of mind and confidence in our financial future. They keep us engaged and informed, make it easy for us to ask questions and provide us with tangible results in our regular reviews. We would recommend them to anyone.

Michael E

Nikki and the team have proven invaluable to my financial control and wealth management, I would highly recommend the team at My Wealth Solutions to anyone in any financial situation. 11/10

Ethan M

Excellent service! My girlfriend and I were looking for ways to maximise returns to make to most out of our money. We needed someone with more knowledge in the financial sector than ourselves who we could bounce ideas off and come up with strategies that we hadn’t thought of. Ben and the team at My Wealth Solutions have done exactly that. They have been available for us to ask questions and have been patient with their explanations making sure we understand.

Russell D

Robert Creaton and his skilful team helped me and my wife through the process of financial planning by guiding us to take the right steps. I would recommend Robert and My Wealth Solutions to anyone who wants to secure their future without any stress.

Amit M.

We’ve had a great experience at My Wealth Solutions. The team has been very professional and they send updates so we can track how we are going. Robert has made us feel comfortable about our financial future.

Kylie F.

Ben and his team at MWS are very easy to communicate with and they take the time to explain the nuances involved in financial advice as well as being transparent with costs associated, which is refreshing and trustworthy.

Andrew P.
award winning and highly recommended

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