When I was in my 20’s, I found myself engulfed in a volatile marriage marked by mental, emotional, and physical abuse. The relationship finally imploded, thankfully, but left me broken and my abuser imprisoned. At the time, I had no job, no child support, and limited resources to keep my family afloat. I did not know who to turn to for guidance or how to pick up the pieces of my life. I felt completely lost and isolated.
That was over 20 years ago. As painful as those dark days were, my divorce from my abuser ultimately saved my life in more ways than one. As I continued my journey to heal and find purpose, I felt led to help other women; a way to make my “mess” and make it my “message.” I wanted to become for other women the person I desperately needed but could not find. My experiences helped me turn my wounds into wisdom; I remain determined to help other women transition from trauma to triumph.
Through my work with my financial advising firm, I have been able to help hundreds of women manage their toughest seasons victoriously, such as their divorce, loss of a loved one, and career transitions. As a Transformational Life & Money Coach and through my “Smart Money Gal,” platform, I help women find their financial confidence, reclaim their power, and write their own stories.
Women who encounter a life transition often get hit with a second wave of challenges: dealing with their finances. Perhaps you were in a relationship where someone else made all of the money decisions or maybe it is as simple as the fact that no one ever taught you how to leverage money as a means to find your path and walk with confidence and security.