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A Wealthy Life

Aug 25, 2022

Episode 26 – Chantal Cooke – Building a Bridge to a Wealthy Life


On this week’s episode of A Wealthy Life with Vicki Wusche, I sit down with my third podcast guest, Chantal Cooke, to talk about her experience accidentally starting out in property investment. We discuss her evolution from one flat she let out in 1997 to growing her portfolio and her property management skills over time. By age 50, Chantal was able to semi-retire, purchase a large rural property to settle in and choose exactly which days and times she wanted to work at the job she loves.


Chantal Cooke is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, co-founder of the UK’s first ethical radio station PASSION for the PLANET, a property investor, and CEO of successful boutique PR agency, Panpathic Communications. Chantal is also a Non-Executive Director of the World Food Travel Association, Gaydio Brighton (part of the Gaydio stable of radio stations) and the National Association of Licenced Paralegals.


If you have been wondering what a property investment journey might look like, and all the benefits it can bring to your wealthy life, make sure you listen to our conversation today – and take notes! Chantal is a wonderful example of someone who planned and strategized to create her own ideal wealthy life.


Links & Resources: 



Ep 005: Setting Up Your Goals to Win, and Falling in Love with a Spreadsheet 


Check out Chantal Cooke:

Panpathic Communications












Highlights from this episode: 

[00:00:40] – Meet Chantal

[00:04:21] – How did Chantal learn to be a landlord?

[00:11:00] – The pros and cons of property legislation

[00:16:35] – Why Chantal does not use managing agents

[00:23:50] – Everything changed when Chantal first spoke to Vicki

[00:28:40] – Chantal semi-retired at 50

[00:35:17] – Nontraditional retirement

[00:40:15] – Chantal’s final advice: nothing is permanent


Has this podcast started you thinking about what A Wealthy Life might look and feel like for you? Why not spend another 3 minutes and take my online audit called Readiness to Retire Wealthy based on the five principles discussed in The Wealthy Retirement Plan book and episodes of this podcast? The assessment provides you with a personal score and report to help you take back control of your financial future – something business owners and employees both forget – but for different reasons.  



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Browse Books by Vicki: 

Using Other People’s Money: How to invest in property 4th edition  

Make More Money from Property: From investor thinking to a business mindset 2nd Edition  

Property for the Next Generation: Securing your future in uncertain times 2nd Edition  

The New Estate: Insights from the 22nd century  

The Wealthy Retirement Plan: A revolutionary guide to living the rest of your in style  


Or read the following Ebooks on  

9 Critical Property Principles  

The De-Job Yourself Manual: Break your reliance on a monthly wage  

The Values Manual: Understand what your values are and how they can be key to a successful business   

The Goal Setting Manual: Create meaningful and practical goals then achieve them