Our Story – My Buddy Gard
Introducing – Erika Wager
It all began when my mum suddenly started getting panic attacks!
The first time I witnessed one of these attacks…I saw my mum change from a confident, strong woman to a frightened, frail, little old lady……I just wanted to take her in my arms and protect her….it was really scary!
At the time she lived on her own, so I packed her up and moved her in with me. About a year later through medication her panics attacks where more or less under control and she told me she wanted to live on her own again…she wanted her independence back!
I totally understood! and to be honest I kind of wanted mine back too! But how was I going to be there for her if and when she needed me?
Having built a successful business selling GPS trackers for cars, I saw the new personal trackers that were emerging as a perfect tool for me to help keep my mum safe and independent from afar…
Although the tracking industry was evolving quickly, I found that what was on the market was limited, so I built my own app! Not just any app, but a unique and customisable one, which I could personalise to receive alerts, how and when I wanted them, and most important, add my brother via his smart watch so I could see instantly which one of us was closer in case mum had an attack.
Tracker apps, personal trackers etc are not new but the ability to see everyone and everything on one map is unique.
So My Buddy Gard was born….
My Buddy Gard started with finding a solution for my Mum to keep her independence, but it didn’t take long to see that I could also help other people who look after their loved ones and gifting them all peace of mind, security and freedom!
My Story – My Buddy Gard
Introducing – Angie Schmitzer
Training & Marketing Manager
My passion for helping people started from a very young age; I loved pretending to be mum to my siblings! The first charity work I did was way back in Year 8 at school when I volunteered to help with ‘Meals on Wheels’. I enjoyed meeting the old folk and chatting about fun topics to make them smile. This ignited my enthusiasm for helping people. I wanted to make a difference and contribute to other people’s happiness. In fact, my motto is
Happy Healthy Wealthy and Safe….with a long fun filled and fulfilling life.
(What more could I ask for!)
Over the years, I’ve volunteered my time with Magic Moments, St Vincent De Paul, Big Brother Big Sister and Friends for Older People.
My favourite ‘job title’ is being a ‘wife’ and a ‘mother’ to our 14-year-old son. I love contributing to the health and happiness of my boys. We call ourselves “Team Family’.
Workwise, I’m a people person. I started in Reception, then Customer Service, Sales, Sales Rep and for the last 10 years or so I have been focusing on Sales and Motivation Training. I like to lead by example and inspire those in my team to continue to grow and be the best they can be. My training does focus on the sales and product knowledge side but I always team it with motivational tips and personal growth information. One of my favourite tasks is to write a ‘Keys To Success’ that is distributed on a regular basis to the whole team.
If you were to ask me what do I love most about my work, I’d say it’s helping others succeed and thrive!
My Story – My Buddy Gard
Introducing – Siim Konks
Web Administrator & CTO
My optimistic and happy perspective on everything I do and am has opened up a world of positive outcomes. I’ve always enjoyed listening and helping other people around me. It gives me great pleasure to know that I’ve made someone’s day a little bit brighter by helping them.
“Always deliver more than expected” and “Never give up” are my two most important rules to live by.
From an early age my passion has lied around computers and technology. Starting out with simple things like getting Sony Walkman Cassette player for Christmas, my parents knew that it would probably take me a day or two until I pulled it to bits because of my curiosity to see what was inside the player and how the components worked. (I managed to always put everything back together as well without any screws left over.)
Getting my first computer in the beginning of 2000’s was a real game changer, I knew that this piece of technology was going to be a part of my everyday life right from the beginning. Growing up in Estonia we were blessed with super fast internet as well which opened a whole new world of information for me. My curiosity lead me to various different articles about satellite tracking and it peaked my interest to a point where I told myself “if I was ever going to be involved with satellite tracking industry, then I would make it my mission to help people keep their personal privacy in the process”. Being involved with the development of My Buddy Gard, we have made privacy our first and most important policy.
I love what I do and wake up every morning saying to myself “If I were to die today, I would die as the happiest man on the planet”
My Buddy Gard to provide peace of mind, security & freedom
Dedicated to being the most recognised and trusted name in personal tracking.
Create raving fans by offering the best experience with the most user friendly and reliable tracking devices. As well as a unique App that is easy to use with the ability to see multiple devices and multiple users at one time. A team of 24/7 “Buddy Gards” for a fraction of the cost.
To help provide peace of mind to everyone that cares for another through our support, teamwork and Buddy program. Connecting our members with a caring and ethical community that shares information, tips and ideas and allows families to get back to having a fun life!
To grow a family of Buddy partners that share our products with others and get rewarded with financial freedom and join us in giving back and making a difference in the lives of those that most need our help.