Engaging audiences of all ages on financial independence and entrepreneurship

Lacey knocks the socks off audiences with her enthusiasm, humour and insight. From HRH The Duke of York to classrooms of teenagers, her storytelling inspires, motivates and leaves an indelible mark on memories – and lives.

Hi, I’m Lacey Filipich

I started my entrepreneurial journey with a hair wrap stall at 10 years old. Today, I am the co-founder and director of two successful education businesses; Money School and Maker Kids Club.

Between hair wraps and start-ups, I graduated as valedictorian from the University of Queensland with an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering. I moved to Australia’s ‘wild west’ to begin my career in mining, rising quickly through the ranks. A health scare and my sister’s suicide opened my eyes to the world beyond work, leading me to redesign my life and take five mini-retirements in the next five years.

This was achievable because of my financial position: I started investing at 19 and now earn a passive income. I consider myself time rich: able to choose if, when, where, how, on what and with whom I work. My story is one of many in the Financially Independent Retiring Early (FIRE) movement supporting the idea that end-of-life retirement is optional.

Lacey Filipich

Recent talks

TEDxUWA | Why you should think about financial independence and mini-retirements

Pitch@Palace Australia 2.0 | Finals Pitch

Money School for Young Adults

Women in Technology WA (WiTWA) Keynote |  Techtrails at Girrawheen High School

Downloadable speaker pack coming soon

Client love

Elaine Dowd

“You spoke at my school when I was in Grade 12 in 2016. I went home and told my mum ‘My life changed today’. Two years on, I want to thank you for your words. Now I am in my second year of a Commerce/IT degree with over $15,000 in shares and I am so proud of the investments I have made, not to mention travelling to Europe twice since finishing high school. I love watching my money make its own money. It is so satisfying to watch dividends come in for not working at all. I would not have thought that was possible two years ago. Thank you.”

Phoebe Henderson
Past student, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Now an investing enthusiast and on the path to financial independence
Elaine Dowd

“Loved the engaging and motivating style.”

Elaine Dowd
Senior Strategy Officer, WA Department of Communities
Pauline Harvey-Short

“Practical, personal and beneficial.”

Pauline Harvey-Short
Dean of School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Lacey Filipich

“It’s a joy to host a guest speaker that is 100% spot on the brief, with all the right inspiring messages for the audience, with humour to boot.”

Madeline Hermawan
Outreach Coordinator, Girls in Engineering, University of Western Australia (UWA)

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