Simonne is founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching and co-author of Sheconomics - a book that 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 nearly 30 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 was spent training 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. Simonne will also help you unpick 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 and attended George Kinder's trainings to develop skills to provide a Life Planning service for 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. Simonne can help you identify and work through potential obstacles and then create financial plans that allow you to reach your goals.
In 2021, she completed a Level 7 ILM Coaching and Mentoring training, became a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is on her way to completing her ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential.