CPA and Certified Coach Specializing in Financial Fierceness
Hi! I’m Michelle, thank you for stopping by, I’m thrilled you’re here! Professionally speaking, I am a Canadian Certified Professional Accountant and JRNI certified coach with over 20 years of corporate finance experience.
I am obsessed with personal financial wellness and acumen, and while I’ve been formally coaching for about a year, I’ve been doing it informally with friends and family for ages. I believe that money does not make you happy, but it can set you free. By that I mean, it can certainly be an enabler in moving towards a purposeful and happy life, and I want others to feel the confidence in their money story that I do. You can, it’s in you.
Up until five years ago, I was climbing the corporate ladder trying to fill my cup with big jobs, bigger paycheques and accomplishments, thinking I’d feel like enough, and that my life would be happier as a result. Unknowingly, I was struggling quietly with feelings of my own self-worth and had been for most of my life. If I got the next big job or designation people would love me, which may help me love myself more, right?
Everyone has some pinnacle moment in their life that changes everything. Mine occurred about four years ago when I lost my marriage, dog and job in that order. Once the job fell away I had nothing left but time to sit still, and reflect on my life thus far. If not for this chapter, I would not have become a coach, launched this business, waded into the deep work around my self worth, or had the courage to take on this sabbatical in Africa!
Some of the most transformative work I’ve done to date is the work I’ve done with my coach. Yup – coaches have coaches too! She created a space for me to find my self worth, to hear my intuition, to trust how things are unfolding, and to flow and not force. Oh, and she cheered me on the whole way while I’ve walked this path from corporate finance professional to wealth and self worth coach! I have so much gratitude for the opportunity to work with her, and I want to be able to facilitate these immense changes I’ve witnessed in myself, for other people.
When I’m not teaching financial fierceness, I am a ferocious traveller, a doting dog mom, and an avid cyclist that loves the freedom and exhilaration of being on two wheels with the wind in her face.