Specialty: I specialize in helping individuals and couples with cash-flow and debt management issues regain control of their finances today for a better tomorrow. My Belief: I have always approached personal finances from a practical and optimistic perspective. I believe that there is always enough money to live the life we truly want if we take the time to bring some clarity into our financial situation which then gives us the tools to make sound financial decisions. My Money Story: As a child from a single parent home, I learned what it was to live within my means. This served me well as I became a single parent myself and had to develop strategies to get myself out of debt with very limited resources. I admit it was sometimes challenging to raise children on a tight budget whilst living in a wealthy neighbourhood, but I revel at the sound financial wisdom that was passed on to my children as they launch into their own adult lives. My Journey: A good part of my earlier career was spent in national associations where I often found myself managing large scale budgets and developing strategic plans for work processes. After 12 years, I changed career paths to pursue a degree in psychology in order to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a psychotherapist. But as life sometimes has a way of interrupting our plans, circumstances led me to Toronto where I managed a medium sized law firm for over 8 years. I then returned to Ottawa where I felt called once again to pursue a more fulfilling career that would see my talents and skills used as an instrument of change in people’s lives. Having gone through many life transitions and having had to navigate the financial realities that come with those changes, I knew that a career as a financial coach would be ideally suited to me. With my pragmatic yet compassionate approach to finances and my desire to empower others to find hope and peace, I became certified as a financial coach. My Philosophy: I have learned that although we can’t predict the twists and turns of life’s journey, a sound financial strategy can go a long way in helping us to navigate those hurtles while staying in control and on track towards our intended goals. My Goal: My satisfaction comes from watching my clients’ lives being transformed as the financial stress is lifted and the path towards financial freedom becomes clear.