Our vision at Positive Dynamics is to give our clients the enthusiasm and security to chase and manifest their dreams. In essence we help people make smart decisions with their money. We’ve been helping people achieve results since 2006.

From our experience, we find virtually all our clients are dedicated to their family and career but are time poor. We find people are unclear on how different facets of their life can become out of balance; also they have no clear vision of what their future could look like. It is for these reasons that we are passionate and committed to helping our clients create a clear and bold vision for their future. A financial planner can work with you to make your dreams a reality.

Our process highlight your strengths and identifies your dangers. With this we can structure a strategic path to a successful financial future and it is our vision to guide you down this path.

We also help people define and articulate their true desires.

Meet Our Team

Led by our Directors, Positive Dynamics has a substantial team of specialists with diverse yet complementary financial experience, who work together towards your financial success. Each advice area has specialist skills, that when combined, provide complete financial clarity for our clients. Our team’s diversity allows us to approach your individual requirements from various angles to provide a solution tailored to your individual needs. At all times through this process, you will have direct contact with your adviser and customer services office.

Our Directors

Vanessa Jansen

Founding Director

ASIC: 471632

Vanessa’s passion is to build long lasting relationships with her clients while guiding them towards wealth. She works hard to overcome trust barriers that often hold people back from achieving the results they deserve and is determined to help people act now. In recent years, Vanessa spends much of her time mentoring advisers within the firm with a goal of helping more Australians obtain the right financial advice that will lead them to financial freedom.

A born entrepreneur, Vanessa has made a name for herself in the arena of finance. Vanessa started out in the corporate world while completing a Bachelor of Business through Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Following her strengths, Vanessa majored in Banking and Finance with an extended major in Accounting. It was during this time that Vanessa realised her calling was to help make a difference to people’s lives and to help people along their financial journey.

The industry quickly began to take notice as Vanessa developed a reputation for helping clients reach their goals and dreams. Making a name for herself she was recognised through the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT); a trade association formed in 1927 to recognise financial advisers internationally for best business practices, ethics and effective ways to increase client interest. Vanessa qualified at top of the table in 2009, this achievement ranked Vanessa internationally in the top 3% of her industry. Thus, it is no surprise that in 2008 Financial Wisdom named Vanessa Qld Rising Star of the year, and in 2010 Vanessa received a national award for the results she had created for her clients.

Outside of work, Vanessa is a dedicated mum to her two children and enjoys downtime with her husband Dane. She enjoys tennis and continues to compete weekly in a local Gold Coast Competition. A highlight of Vanessa’s week is taking a long walk with her family along the beach with the family dogs.

In an effort to make a difference to our local community Vanessa has taken on the role in 2020-2022 of Membership Chair in the Gold Coast Corporate Rotary and is now working with District leaders to help grow membership within Rotary to help make a larger impact on community. Vanessa and Dane’s vision is to help improve the homeless issues on the Gold Coast.

Dane Jansen

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

ASIC: 323704

Dane is head of both Positive Dynamics Investment committee and Compliance committee. Dane embraces his leadership skills to provide guidance to the Positive Dynamics team giving them the confidence and conviction to achieve success.

Since 2007 Dane has been Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Positive Dynamics. From a young age Dane has had a passion in financial markets. Following his passion, Dane specialises in strategic advice, providing expert knowledge on clients’ portfolios, investments, and asset allocation.

Dane spent the first 10 years of his career working in the construction industry, building foundations in leadership and management; however, in 2007 Dane was able to follow his dream and completed a Diploma followed by an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services [Financial Planning] and was appointed as a Financial Adviser at Positive Dynamics, Authorised Representative of Financial Wisdom. In 2015 Dane embarked on the application process of obtaining Positive Dynamics its own Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). In 2016 Dane became the co-responsible manager of the Positive Dynamics AFSL. Dane’s unique and diverse experience with business and leading people, has allowed him to work with many different companies and individuals across all industries, athletes and professional sports, medical, motor vehicle, accounting, engineering, retail, entertainment, and property development.

Outside of work Dane has a unique, creative ability where he works on property renovation projects. He had the vision to transform Positive Dynamics Head Office building into what it is today; a prestigious, iconic building which has caught the attention of everyone who passes by. He is also a fiercely loyal and dedicated father and husband, who enjoys coaching his son’s junior Rugby team, and boxing and tennis to keep fit.

In an effort to make a difference to our local community Dane has taking on the role of Membership Chair in the Gold Coast Corporate Rotary Group. The vision is to help improve the homeless issues on the Gold Coast.

Advisory Team


Financial Planner / Investment Committee

ASIC: 1256531

Having always been interested in equity markets and acquiring knowledge on various stock valuation procedures through his master’s degree in Financial Management from Bond University on the Gold Coast, Hardik kick-started his career with an internship with us in September 2016. He evaluates financial and investment information for the company’s investment portfolios, working with many different asset management firms from around the world.

Hardik has always had a knack for articulate research and in his downtime loves reading biographies and watching documentaries. He also enjoys walks on the beach or a trek to the hinterlands with his partner. He was appointed as an Authorised Representative of Positive Dynamics in July 2017, and since then has utilised his knowledge and passion by identifying his client’s financial goals and objectives and devising an appropriate financial plan with a view to improve their financial situation in the long-term.

Specialist Support Team

Paraplanning services are currently outsourced to external companies within Australia.


Executive Assistant

Ben Stagg

Client Service Officer

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