I’ve been there. I have been deep in the cycle of debt. I’ve felt loss, scared and confused.
I was a single mom working my tail off to make ends meet. Like many others, I was stuck in the mindset that if I just stayed positive, used the Law of Attraction, had enough passion and drive and worked really really hard, I’d realize my dreams.
It wasn’t working.
Not even close.
Even though from the outside it looked like I was holding it all together and doing well, I was actually broke and broken on the inside. My finances and life were spiraling out of control.
One of the lowest points came the day I took money out of my son’s savings account in order to keep the lights on. At that point, I KNEW something had to change.
Ultimately, I ended up filing bankruptcy.
At the time I was going through bankruptcy I promised myself I would NEVER EVER
Be in that place again. I knew I had to do something different. I knew I had to change my mindset about money. I started immersing myself in learning from many great spiritual leaders and authors from Hay House such as the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Cheryl Richardson, Abraham-Hicks and many others.
I started changing my thoughts around money.
Although I had started changing the way I handled money, too, I ran into another problem. 18 months after I filed bankruptcy I was making a 6 figure income. I had more money than I’d ever had before and I didn’t know exactly how to manage it.
So I started immersing myself in learning how to handle money. I took Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and learned practical steps to take control of my money. I also listened to Dave Ramsey’s radio show podcast 10 hours a week to keep myself motivated and inspired to reach my goal. (In fact, I still listen to Dave’s podcast 10 hours a week!)
Then I felt called to lead FPU. I remember after my first class I felt so confident answering questions and guiding others as they began to learn how to better handle their money. I enjoyed the experience so much that I decided to get certified as a Financial Coach i through Dave Ramsey’s organization ii.
Today, in addition to being a Certified Financial Coach I am also a Certified EFT Practitioner, an Intuitive, a Certified Reiki Practitioner and a Speaker.
I have also taken and received certificates in several courses by Masters such as Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Roger Love, Bo Eason, Chalene Johnson, and Rhonda Britten to advance my skills as a speaker, teacher, coach and workshop facilitator. In addition, I hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. (Feel free to view my full list of certifications and education on my Linkedin Profile).