What would your life be like if you saved with ease, spent without guilt, and earned money with grace?
In other words...What if you transformed your relationship with money?
If you are like the majority of the people who come to work with me, you are tired of feeling shame, overwhelm, and ending another month being stuck in the exact same place financially - a place that does not allow you to thrive in the way you know you could.
If this describes you, perhaps you are ready for tangible change. Are you ready to re-create your identity around money with new awareness, new action, and most importantly - new results?
I believe the most critical financial decision you will make is to develop a new way of relating to your money...
Most of us got little, if any, instruction on how to manage money. If we talk about money with our friends, it is usually to groan and gripe - rarely is it completely honest, healing, or constructive. Money is still a very taboo subject in our culture, even with other subjects out in the open. Because we see our engagement with it as personal failure - or success - and therefore it is usually ridden with shame.
When in truth we have the perfect storm: little (if any) direct guidance, no honest discussion, too much information (often contradicting itself), and an expectation/assumption that 'we should know better!'. Add to this the complexity of emotionally charged experiences you have personally had - or have unknowingly inherited from your parents, and grandparents, and you have a perfect recipe for confusion, frustration, and shame.
Each of these limit your capacity to THRIVE financially.
We give money a lot of power, so when it isn't going well, it tends to cast a black shadow over the other parts of our lives: the physical, emotional, spiritual, and expressive parts of ourselves.
It is my mission to help you clear this shadow so that you can thrive - feel wealthy and prosperous - in all aspects of your life!
Long before I became a Financial Wellness Coach, I secretly knew I had my own strange relationship with money - my style has not been in the debt-ing/overspending side, but in the being cheap with it, hoarding it, feeling deep insecurity about making enough of it to survive - let alone thrive. And receiving it - I would push it away, ask for barely enough, or settle with the crumbs and leftovers...
Cleaning houses was one way I earned money during college. Every other week I would clean one woman's house from top to bottom - from fresh sheets on the beds to shaking out the rugs. It was spotless when I was done - a little like a hotel maid had paid a visit.
She was a business woman - I never saw her, just let myself in and locked up when I left. She would leave a pile of cash on the dining room table for me to pay myself depending on how long it took. It was our own honor system. But I didn't honor myself. Just before I left I would take money from the pile - but always at least an hour less than the time I actually worked. It was $10-$20 that would have stretched a long way during those years, and I had worked hard for it.
But I didn't feel deserving. I didn't want to be perceived as greedy, or selfish - and maybe if I took 'too much' or I 'hadn't done a good enough job' this act would protect me from getting 'in trouble'. It is painful for me to remember this - and to acknowledge how long this pattern ruled my life. And yet it has become a benchmark for how far I have come.
Spending money has always been challenging for me - I have recovered exactly 4 couches in my life - but I never will again. The first time it was a couch from goodwill, the fabric I used were curtains - also from goodwill - cut and stapled to fit. In early motherhood I recovered another free couch - TWICE. While I admire my resourcefulness, patience, and perseverance, I again see it as a benchmark.
Both behaviors fed one another in a vicious, relentless cycle: "not enough money to deserve nice things, not deserving to earn enough money". The funny part to me now, is that I thought I was being 'good with money'.
But I rejected it. I despised many parts of it. I didn't trust it. I resented that I didn't have it. I fantasized about it. I hid from it. I didn't feel I deserved any of it. In short, I disrespected money - fundamentally.
If you are still reading, perhaps this resonates with you...but if you are judging yourself "yeah, she saved money - I have huge debt and spend like mad!" please, please hear me: our strange ways with money just manifest differently. They all stem from a similar place - meaning you and I are really no different. It just looks different.
I want to help ease your struggle, and help you find a peaceful relationship with money. I have transcended this myself and have supported hundreds of clients to find their way to the other side. What does that look like?
Life with money is simply easier. Less stressful. More peaceful. There is a deep inner confidence that develops with this work that touches every aspect of your life.
I want this for you too...Because I now understand money so differently.
I believe money is a form of energy which wants to flow into our lives and provide support so that we can share our individual gifts - and beauty - back into the world, creating a generative & fluid cycle of giving and receiving.
So how do we shed the negative personal and cultural layers that are getting in the way of this fluid, thriving energy?
I believe we must learn a new way through a new language.
This course examines money through a metaphor rooted in nature - as well as our imagination - to heal what has been, and create a relationship with money that will allow growth, possibility, and the very definition of thriving...
I am thrilled to invite you to my online Equipped to Thrive course -
This has always been the heart and soul of my business - Tended Wealth. The metaphor of money 'growing' in nature is certainly obvious, and has been used extensively by many in the past. But I am ready to work with it more directly and use it as a way to explore money from a point of view that is more accessible, more neutral, and more inviting than it is usually delivered. Because this has been part of what has made it so tricky in the past - it is often thought of as dry, boring, abstract, foreign, linear, and other 'negative' connotations - particularly for women.
If you have felt overwhelmed, disillusioned, frustrated, angry, shameful or excluded from MONEY and WEALTH - I am inviting YOU to enroll in Equipped to Thrive - because money is designed to work WITH you, and I can show you the way...
So, what exactly is included in this course?
Each week you will receive access to a lesson centered on a specific topic. There are 8 segments, and each contains between 2-4 video lessons, which are 10-30 minutes each. Each video will include exercises, worksheets, and assignments to help you immediately implement what you have learned and apply it to your own life.
The course is self-paced, meaning it can be slower or faster depending on your needs. The beauty of this is that you can re-watch a video as many times as you wish, or re-visit the lessons a few years from now when you want to dive more deeply into the topic.
Begin by understanding the integrated nature of wealth - how to support its growth and allow you to thrive. Articulate your vision of your thriving financial life. Engage in a key healing process to work through your past so it no longer clouds your future.
Develop a structure & rhythm for tending to your money. Ensure that clarity and organization always lead the way.
Examine your relationship with spending. Learn how to plan so you can spend confidently - meeting your needs & desires without harm or guilt.
Learn how to pro-actively adjust your plan when life doesn't go according to it. Explore ways to expand your life without sacrificing your financial wellbeing.
Expand your saving capacity, clarify your goals, and watch your savings increase as if by magic!
Determine a clear, achievable debt repayment plan that will both liberate you and prevent you from incurring debt in the future.
Explore your relationship to earning and expand what is possible. Identify and transcend the blocks that may stand in the way of you increasing your earning capacity.
Explore what True Wealth means to you - and how you want to lead your thriving financial life.
I want your experience with money to be different. My belief is that this requires a compassionate, shame-free, learning environment.
Therefore, in addition to the Course, you will have access to 6 MONTHS of my coaching & plus the support of a thriving community...
Bi-MONTHLY ZOOM sessions
Twice a month you can join a LIVE call - that means 12 total hours of access to live coaching. I will speak for 10 minutes on a topic of interest, and then open it up for live and emailed questions. This will be an opportunity for you to receive live coaching from me and support from the others in our group.
Equipped to Thrive Online Membership Community
Even though it is self-paced, you won't be alone. The Equipped to Thrive community is a non-facebook online group where you can join discussions pertinent to each lesson, post questions, ask for support, find accountability partners, and search topics in the archive. It won't matter where you are in the course, there will be others who have gone before you, and others who are behind where you are. Just like a real community, this is a place to give and receive - it will be a powerful component to your success.
Together we are creating a wide net to catch you as you learn, to support you while you grow. It is essential to have help - we were not designed to traverse challenges - and growth - in isolation!
This course is not for everyone. I want to be sure that the right people enroll.
This course may NOT be a good fit for you if...
- You are in a financial crisis. If you cannot afford rent or if you are behind on any of your bills this is NOT the time to enroll in this course - please explore these other resources instead.
- You are looking for a quick fix
- You need investment advice
- You aren't too fond of inner work or feel like emotional exploration is a waste of time
- You are completely consumed by other obligations and unable to dedicate the time required to create lasting change.
This course may be a perfect fit for you if...
- You are ready to recreate your relationship with money - feel emotionally at peace with it and allow it to be a partnership rather than an estranged, exhausted, or shame-filled relationship.
- You are ready for, and committed to, TANGIBLE change: paying off debt - for good! increasing savings, perhaps going on a much needed vacation, and feeling confident about the ways you interact with all your financial decisions.
- You are incredibly excited about the possibility of this, even if you are also a bit nervous!
- You take action when you know what actions to take, and you reach out for help when you need it
If you are on the edge of your seat eager to be in a different relationship with money, then you will want to enroll - simply click the button below...
You can get started for $997, or 10 payments of $99.70
There is no difference in price. I want you to make a sound financial decision right out of the gate - knowing the full investment of the decision but not compromising the money you have on hand.
You may be very intrigued, but still have concerns...
"Why should I spend what feels like a LOT of money when I am trying to save money? Isn't that a stupid decision?"
This is the elephant in the room! I get it! If it were me, 15 years ago, I would have talked myself out of it from every. single. angle. I would have found and read every book I could get my hands on (I did this, and it was excellent...up to a point). This can indeed get you pretty far, and is a low cost/free option - the only problem is that it usually takes a lot longer - with a lot of trial and error.
For me, the problem wasn't that I couldn't find the answers, the problem was that I literally COULDN'T SEE the PROBLEM! We have a tricky little blindspot that keeps us from seeing the real issue - so when we DIY an issue like this, we often can't see what we can't see. This is why I have designed this course, because more than a 'how to manage your money', I want to give you the tools to nudge your blindspots into the light - so you can see them, wrestle with them, and ultimately work WITH them.
I have heard countless clients say this was one of the best investments they have ever made. You have to feel as though this is a worthy investment for you. Making a large investment is not easy, and yet sometimes it stretches us to achieve more than we would have if we hadn't invested.
Unfortunately, neither of us can guarantee that this is what you will say...it is a risk, so take a look below...
I am nervous, what if this doesn't work for me?
If you feel your heart calling you to sign up, but you are nervous - as in, "Will this really work? What if it is actually not a fit or goes over everything I already know?" I want to take all the risk away.
I am offering a 30 day ZERO risk guarantee. If after the first 30 days you are not satisfied, simply let me know that it wasn't a fit and I will refund your entire investment. Truly, I want nothing more than for you to thrive financially... and if that is not with me, then that is just fine! I believe that this course will help you - so I will take all the risk.
How can I trust that I will finish this course?
I recognize that as amazing as online learning is, it is often lacking the personal accountability that can ensure you reach your intended outcome. Ultimately the outcome is based on your deep desire, your willingness, and your commitment to your goal.
For my part of the equation, I have implemented a few key components to this course to do everything I possibly can to help you get to your own finish line...
- The lessons are short meaning you can usually fit them into your busy day. If you have time for social media (FB, Instagram, Twitter), you have time for this course...
- The assignments and exercises are manageable. I want you to build a positive momentum loop of action & completion, where you find yourself eager to complete each exercise!
- I have a tool to get you Un-Stuck in the bonus section is a tool to help you get moving again when you find yourself avoiding the work. As long as you commit to going to this resource (or the community, or a call) if you are not finishing it, you will be moving forward again in no time.
- You have access to a bi-monthly call you can get direct support from me - and I will be holding those who attend accountable to their self-defined goals. It is really the best of both worlds: self-paced learning with access to one-on-one support.
- You have 24/7 access to our membership community you can post questions, ask for support, find accountability partners, and look up discussion topics from the past. This is going to be growing and expanding - a place to give and receive, just like a real community. If you use it, this will be a key component to your success.
I am so busy, I don't know that I have the time to focus on it...
You can expect to spend anywhere between 1-3 hours a week participating in this course and the exercises - but remember, it is self-paced and you are in the driver's seat of how much time you allocate towards the work.
But let me ask you, what it be like to invest in, and prioritize, your growth? It is so easy to feel too busy. And yet years go by, your situation doesn't change. The hard truth is, we make time for what is important to us. If this feels important to you, there will be time because you will make the time. If it isn't a priority right now, honor that without judgment! I am eager for individuals who are ready and willing to join this course - but I will honestly tell those who are lukewarm to wait until it is indeed a priority.
Will all my financial problems magically disappear if I take this course?
Well - I sincerely hope so! But I will be honest - this work will be the beginning of your journey, not the end. I find that this work evolves over a lifetime. I am not a fan of large, magical promises. I believe in deep, lasting, integrated change. This course will be as transformative and powerful as you make it - I ask the you take responsibility for your own outcome. My commitment is to do everything in my power, and with my expertise, to support and guide you on this journey.
What are the 'deliverables' that I can expect after finishing this course?
Great question! If you are engaged in the work, complete the assignments, and seek support, you will likely experience the following:
- Your savings contributions will have increased, with a plan to reach each tier of your savings goals!
- You will have a clear plan to get out of debt in 3 years or less, and more importantly, you will have a solid foundation to prevent incurring any new debt in the future!
- You will be spending consciously - without harm, guilt, or anxiety
- You will have a clear spending plan (aka budget) that informs your daily decisions
- You will have clarity on what you need to be earning to THRIVE, and be clear on the next steps towards this becoming a reality
- You will have a more peaceful relationship with money, healing old shame spots and shifting to more constructive beliefs around money
- You will understand and begin experiencing what it feels like to thrive financially (even if millions haven't yet hit your account)