3 Question Thursday – Gael Gordon

Gael Gordon epitomizes the phrase “hard work pays off”. Between a very successful direct sales business and being a busy wife and mom to three gorgeous girls, this amazing lady found time to get licensed as a financial advisor and has been utilizing her passion for helping others in her thriving financial business with Prudential.

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Nothing can describe her better than this from her Prudential bio:

“Driven to excel and guided by integrity, Gael Gordon set herself apart at an early age. Though she was only 12 when her father passed away, Gael immediately stepped in to help raise her younger brother while her mother worked two jobs to make ends meet. As soon as she could, Gael joined the workforce herself. 

Yet in the face of these challenges – balancing family, a job, extra-curricular activities, and school work – Gael performed so well that she skipped her sophomore year and graduated high school a year early. 

Though college had to be put on hold when her first child was born prematurely, Gael still faced her challenges head on. Married and with two children, Gael balanced parenting and family life with a rigorous curriculum and over 300 hours interning at UMD medical school – and still she managed to graduate a semester early. 

You see, Gael Gordon is not one to sit back and wait for things to happen.” 

Gael, what’s your favorite part of being a business owner?

The best thing about being a financial advisor is the ability to make a difference in people’s lives. I get to help clients every day meet their financial goals, which includes everything from basic budgeting, newly married couples starting out in life, saving for college or retirement, protecting assets and accumulating wealth, and everything in between. Helping an individual, family, business or organization meet their goals is very rewarding. In addition, I opened my own private office in July 2013 which allows me the flexibility to manage my own schedule and balance family life at the same time. 

Share something that not many people know about you.

Three things people may not know about me:

1. Both of my parents are from Thailand. I was born in Virginia and can speak Thai.

2. My first daughter was born premature at 25 weeks (March 28) weighing 1 lb. 4 oz. and was 11.5 inches long. She stayed in the NICU for 89 days. I wasn’t able to hold her after she was born as she was rushed away for evaluation. The first time I was able to hold her was on Mother’s Day and she came home on Father’s Day.

3. I can’t blow a bubble with bubble gum. Never learned how to do it.

 

Tell me one charity you are passionate about and why.

The Prayer Child Foundation through Gold Canyon Candles. I am passionate about this charity as the foundation offers grants to families with children who are in need by no fault of their own. This organization helps families take care of expenses incurred from medical bills, rehabilitation, and more that alleviates some of the concerns families may have with children who are experiencing life events that they have no control over such as pediatric illnesses, medical conditions and more. I have personally been able to make a difference in my community by nominating 10 families who have received a grant from the Foundation. Along with nominating families for these grants, I also help raise money for the Foundation through Gold Canyon Candles and their Prayer Child Candles. 100% of the profit from these candles goes back to the Foundation. 

If you need someone to help manage your finances or lead a workshop to a group, contact her right away!

Gael Gordon
Financial Professional
The Mid-Atlantic Financial Group
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
9093 Ridgefield Drive Suite 207A
Frederick, MD 21701
Tel. 240-457-4082; Fax: 240-457-4360
E-mail: gael.gordon@prudential.com
Website: www.prudential.com/us/gael.gordon

3 thoughts on “3 Question Thursday – Gael Gordon

  1. Lynn Silva

    Gael is the perfect example of being able to take tragedy and turn it into success. On top of that, to advocate for a charity such as The Prayer Child Foundation is selfless and admirable.

    My motto in life is to ‘diversify and multiply’ and Gael certainly does fit this. It’s so motivating to be able to come somewhere and read about amazing women who do amazing things.

    Thank you Christy for providing just such a place.

    1. Christy Post author

      Thanks, Lynn! I really consider it such an honor to have a platform to showcase these amazing women! Gael is a great reminder that you can do anything you set your mind to!

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