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Me And My Mentor: Through The Highs And Lows

  Sydney real estate property manager Bernie Mitchell was diagnosed as bipolar in 1998, but went on to set up a successful business. His mentor is his wife, Sam, and their story proves that business success thrives on love, trust and inspiration as much as facts and figures. MENTEE: Bernie Mitchell My heart stopped when […]

Macquarie University – Make it Happen Forum

Bernie Mitchell to Speak at 2013 University Careers Forum: Make it Happen: transition to work with disability Event Date: 25 September 2013 Now in its fifth year, this joint initiative of the University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales and the National Disability Coordination […]

Focus Home Loans Launch

It is with excitement that we launch Focus Property Home Loans! The Focus Property Home Loans Team and I bring the “Focus Experience” to the mortgage broking market. As you know my businesses are based on the uncompromising premise, “We do what we say.” You can expect the same high levels of service that have […]

Overcoming the odds

Source: Residental Property Manager After years of struggling to cope with a mental illness, Bernie Mitchell, director of Focus Property Management, decided to enter what many would agree to be one of the most stressful jobs around. You’ve recently released a book on your struggle with bipolar disorder. What Prompted you to share your story? […]

How important is mobile technology to your business?

Source: Residential Property Manager Bernie Mitchell Managing director/licensee Focus Property Management,NSW CRITICAL TO BUSINESS “It’s totally changed the way we operate on a daily basis, so it’s critical to our business. We are currently using mobile technology to shoot video footage of rental properties. We are also using mobile apps such as Inspect Real Estate […]

How I Beat BIPOLAR

Source: Womans Weekly It used to be a diagnosis mired in stigma and despair. Yet today, as Bernie Mitchell’s inspirational story illustrates, bipolar disorder is no prohibition to a successful and fulfilling life, as Clair Weaver reports. Source: Womans Weekly July 2013 edition

Would you hire someone with a mental illness?

Source: Illawarra Mercury Online Bernie Mitchell is a small business owner and real estate agent. He says he would have no problem hiring someone with a mental illness in his business Focus Property Management in Sydney. That’s largely because he knows what it’s like to be in their shoes. Mitchell, 38, suffers from bipolar disorder. He […]

Would you hire someone with a mental illness?

Source: Business Day, Online Bernie Mitchell is a small business owner and real estate agent. He says he would have no problem hiring someone with a mental illness in his business Focus Property Management in Sydney. That’s largely because he knows what it’s like to be in their shoes. Mitchell, 38, suffers from bipolar disorder. He […]