I know this feeling well, because I’ve lived it myself. My own money “mis-education” looked like this…
For nearly 22 years, I ran a very successful HR consulting and staffing firm for the biotech industry. I was bringing in multiple six figures consistently. From a cash flow and income standpoint, things were going well.
But despite the fact that I had plenty of money—I was constantly worrying about whether I was going to be okay day-to-day and in the long run.
My heart would skip a beat every time I checked my bank account balance. (I never knew what number I’d see from one day to the next.)
- I felt pummeled when tax time came around. I was never prepared or planning ahead.
- I had difficulty putting a real forward-looking plan together and was timidly investing—terrified I’d lose it all.
- I was able to buy the things I wanted, and it always seemed harmless. Until one day my niece said, “I want to be like Aunt Lauren. She always buys whatever she wants!” (Trust me, I did not like the way this sounded.)
The truth was, I was in debt, not saving properly—and my spending was out of my control.
Money was a big dark cloud of mystery and uncertainty that was constantly hovering over my head.
Even though on the outside, things looked great, the real issue was the unbearable stress I could not shake—despite knowing that I HAD enough money.
One day, after going around in circles about money to my partner (again)—he suggested I talk to someone.
The stress was beginning to take its toll, and so I made the choice to take charge. I begin my own journey with a money coach, and after the very first session, I felt the stress lift off my shoulders.
After several sessions, I started to get organized, gain financial skills, and finally feel confident and secure that I was managing my money well.
My financial life transformed and the stress lifted so quickly, that 22 years after running my HR consulting business, I decided to go all in with money coaching and take an intensive year-long certification program with the Financial Recovery Institute.
In 2006, I closed the doors to my wildly successful first business and leapt into the rewarding, transformational work I love as a certified money coach.
For over 9 years, I’ve helped individuals, couples, and business owners get confident and take ownership of their financial life.