Simonne is founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching and co-author of Sheconomics - a book which provides practical tips and solutions to women’s money problems while also tackling their emotional relationship with money.

Simonne has worked in financial services for over 25 years. Prior to launching Wise Monkey Financial Coaching in 2002, she worked as a fee-based independent financial adviser at William M Mercer Limited and at Fiona Price & Partners. The early part of her career, prior to that, was spent traning to be an actuary.

Simonne holds a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (life & pensions). She gained a City & Guilds certificate in adult education in 2004, became a certified life coach in 2006, and a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 2007.

Using a unique blend of skills, knowledge and experience, Simonne is able to equip you with the skills you need to take better control of your money and responsibility for your financial future. She provides expert guidance and support on the practical and technical aspects of any money issue. And will help you sort out the unconscious way you behave with money so your personal energies and financial resources can work in harmony to create the life you most want to live.

In 2010, Simonne joined the Kinder Institute movement and attended George Kinder's trainings to become immersed in the skills to life plan her clients. She completed the mentorship programme in July 2011 and is now a Registered Life Planner. Financial Life planning is a process of uncovering your most exciting, meaningful, and fulfilling aspirations, identify and work through potential obstacles and then create financial plans that allow you to reach your goals.

Simonne’s work has been featured on BBC radio and TV and in national newspapers and women’s magazines.