Shifting the Debt Payoff Focus with Clients

What if the primary focus of our financial coaching wasn't centered on debt payoff? This question might feel like a curveball, especially in a world where the narrative around personal finance often hinges on becoming debt-free. But stick with me here. This is a conversation worth listening to because it challenges the conventional blueprint of financial success and opens up a broader, more nuanced understanding of what financial wellness truly means. In my years of coaching through Fiscal Fitness Phoenix and leading the Financial Coach Academy®, I've had countless conversations with clients about their financial goals. A common [...]

By |2024-03-05T09:49:36-07:00April 20th, 2023|

5 Reasons I Believe Dave Ramsey is NOT a Financial Coach

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities they represent. Let’s start with a simple question: what is coaching? I define “coaching” as helping another person to get more out of an area of their life than what they are able to do on their own. Coaching - especially financial coaching - is not about the coach; it’s about the client. A client who does things because you said to do them is not coaching; it’s instructing or lecturing. What [...]

By |2023-03-29T11:43:56-07:00March 30th, 2023|