From One Experienced Financial Coach to Another: You Got Skills

It's not often this girl gets surprised during a client meeting, so I have to share something that happened last week. I've worked with this client (I'll call her Jenny) for probably 7 or 8 years. It’s been a long time. Jenny is amazing - she’s driven, coachable, honest, self-aware, giving, caring, you name it. Jenny is the best.  We have met every two weeks, if not more, for the better part of the last decade, so as you can imagine, I know Jenny pretty well and she knows me. Our journey together has been gratifying for both of us. [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:06:49+00:00July 24th, 2019|

My Last Day In Corporate America

Eleven years ago today was my last day in Corporate America.  It was the day I became a full-time financial coach. I remember thinking, "I'll give it a year...and if I can't cut it, if I'm crazy and this 'coaching thing' doesn't work out, I'll just go back into Corporate America." In other words, I totally didn't expect it to become what it has.  My business was my first baby.  Michael was soooo supportive!! He was my biggest cheerleader at this time - in other words, not much has changed! I was clueless at how to communicate my value and [...]

By |2019-04-24T21:12:06+00:00March 25th, 2019|

A Financial Coach’s Summer Reading List, 2018

It's that time of year!  Summer is almost here, and it's time to start getting your summer book line-up ready to go.  There is nothing better than getting outside in the warm sun and into a good book. While a good Nora Roberts or James Patterson novel can get the pages turning, we at Financial Coach Academy like to use the summer reading season to be students of our craft. Financial Coaching is completely different than any other business.  It doesn't purely emphasize numbers and selling like financial advising, and it doesn't emphasize mindset and emotions like life coaching and [...]

By |2019-04-03T19:38:56+00:00May 1st, 2018|

5 Tips to Launch Your Financial Coaching Career

Money is the number one cause of stress in America.  It’s easy to see why because 67% of Americans wouldn’t be able to scrounge up $1000 for an emergency, 35% of Americans have debt in collections, only 1 in 3 of Americans keep a household budget and 1 in 3 people have NOTHING saved for retirement.  The financial stress is mounting on Americans and there aren’t enough qualified people that can actually help them.  The one person that is most qualified to help them is a financial coach. Who is a financial coach and what do they do? A financial [...]

By |2019-01-02T03:30:38+00:00March 29th, 2018|

A serious love for financial coaching

I have a serious love for financial coaching. I love taking "normal" financial advice and finding a new and creative way to explain it. I love taking the complicated and making it simple. I enjoy creating exercises and worksheets that help a client SEE their money in a new way. I love that financial coaching is both mathematical, logical, and rational while also being emotional, creative, and customizable. What do you love about financial coaching? If you want help creating a financial coaching business that you love, check out our Financial Coach Academy course! We help you design a business you [...]

By |2019-01-01T15:58:09+00:00March 17th, 2018|

Financial Coaches Unite

A supportive Facebook community for aspiring and trained financial coaches!

Roll up your sleeves, ask questions, share ideas and learn from one another on best practices for running your financial coaching business! The more successful we are, the more people we can help and the better our world can become!