I write a lot here at Empathic Finance, but all the reading in the world won’t generate big progress.
There comes a time when you need to move past the reading and on to the doing.
With this in mind, I offer a few different ways to work with you, your family, your team, your company, no matter what your situation is.
But first, who am I to be helping you?
I grew up in a household where financial anxiety ran rampant.
We weren’t poor—I don’t remember any time when there wasn’t food on the table or anything—but what I remember was almost worse: we felt poor.
Growing up, there was this all-encompassing sense that my family was only a few steps away from financial ruin. This was never explicitly stated, but it just hung inn the air, the way my parents fretted about money.
Perhaps because of this, I brought into my adulthood a sense that I too was always one step away from destitution, that disaster was always right around the corner. That things would not be okay.
I also brought a lot of beliefs about what I was (or was not) capable of doing, financially. I believed I would always be poor, broke, without power or control of my path.
But I’ve worked hard at this self-limiting beliefs, learning about the voices inside me that tell me what is “true”, and being able to challenge them and keep them in check.
The fears I’ve had over never making anything more than minimum wage have been unrealized. If I were to tell my younger self that he could be making six figures in income per year, I think he would have walked into a wall.
In short, I understand the fears. I understand the blocks. I know that money is not numbers on a spreadsheet. Money is feelings, relationships, dreams and fears. Money isn’t our life, but our money reflects it.Schedule a free consultation
I offer one-on-one or one-on few personalized financial coaching on a single session or ongoing basis.
Who can benefit from financial coaching? Anyone who is ready to make a change in their financial life, but doesn’t quite know how to go about it, or who is scared to move forward.
I’ve been there. I’ve dealt with self-limiting beliefs, some that were once hidden even from my conscious knowledge.
That’s why I can help you.
What will we do? We’ll look at your existing financial situation, and develop a detailed plan based on your goals.
But more than that, we’ll also convene around your dreams and fears, and work through the difficulties and bumps you’ve experienced along the road. You are more than just a plan and a spreadsheet. So I will also be listening to you, understanding where you are, and learning where you’d like to be.
I work with everyone, no matter where you are in life, though I have a personal specialty in working with people in nontraditional life situations, such a those in polyamorous relationships. Those people aren’t well served by the standard financial media, and I want to change that.
All lifestyles are unique, and all are welcome. All you need is a desire to dig deep and do the hard work.
What won’t we do? In general, we will avoid anything that seems like a shortcut. These are tactics like get-rich quick schemes, bankruptcy filings, and debt forgiveness plans.
Also, note that while I will coach you and support you along the way, all the work will be done by you. For legal reasons, I do not offer legal or financial advice. All the work you do will be your own decision. (This actually works out better, as you’ll have more agency and will actually understand what you’re doing.)
Are you ready to start?Schedule a free consultation
Seminars and speaking events
I also offer workshops and seminars for groups.
I regularly speak at conferences, especially interdisciplinary events such as The Everything Conference. Sign up for my mailing list or follow me on Twitter to stay informed about my speaking schedule.
I also host private workshops for companies, teams, or groups of any size. These workshops, typically a half-day, or longer, provide a fun and intensive environment for personal development.
I speak on topics such as:
- Personal finance and the heart
- Relating with money
- The meaning of wealth
- Goal setting
- Understanding your money story
Please send me a note if you are interested in scheduling a private event.
Take the first step
Let’s face it, the system we exist in is broken. It’s run by people and companies that benefit from you being in debt and unintentional about your financial decisions. They profit from your loss.
This isn’t how things need to be, though. You can get out of debt, you can take control of your finances and your life. You can be happier and more fulfilled.
And yes, you can build wealth.
I want to help you get free from your financial difficulties. When you’re hampered by debt and scared about the future, you are much less able to do your part than when you are standing on your own two feet and confident. My goal is to help you get there.
Money is possibly more deeply tied to our emotions than anything else in life. Money has the power to give us a feeling of safety or fear, bring us sadness or joy, fill us with envy or contentedness, and can affect you in countless other ways. So it’s important to talk about the emotional aspects of money. We need to get to the root of your feelings, understand your money story and then move on to your dreams and goals. Only then can we connect the dots and get you there.
Send me a message. Get started today. Don’t wait.