Financial support during COVID19

Our relationship with money is challenging at the best of times. But right now, with reduced salaries, business losses, savings being depleted and stock markets falling sharply, it's testing the financial health and anxiety levels in all of us. While there's a lot of support and help out there, it's not always easy to navigate when we're emotionally charged.

Dr George Callaghan and Simonne Gnessen were asked to put together a webinar to help people through this difficult period, in particular to recognise that they have substantial personal resources and energy they can draw on during this challenging time. It's aimed at employers, employees and self employed business owners. 

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Julia’s training experience

Julia’s training experience

"I was hoping we would be taught approaches and tools to help with coaching, guidance on structuring sessions and the cycle of helping a client.  The coaching course has far exceeded my expectations. We were in a small group of six students plus Simonne, Jo a psychotherapist and Anne who has wide experience of coaching. We were given a large resource pack, that is organised clearly, each day is outlined with the tasks and materials for the day and the exercises are timed meticulously.

At the beginning of the course, we individually outlined objectives we hoped to achieve. The course has been structured so half the learning is through practical exercises to embed the knowledge and skills we are being taught, as daunting as this has been at times, it has been the most the challenging and promising part of the course. It has alleviated any fear and anxiety you face as a new coach when you are reframing a client’s negative narrative into a more a positive outlook, whilst asking open non-directive questions to uncover motivation, responding or addressing emotional responses or triggers and then leading the client to their own solutions which are informed by financial knowledge – to effect meaningful behavioural change.  

Simonne has a wonderfully warm and engaging manner, sharing her contagious enthusiasm and passion for her work. Clearly so much thought has been given on how best to share her knowledge in a way that is easy to follow - despite our different professional backgrounds, experiences and intuition.

The resources and templates that have been honed during Simonne’s 17 years of coaching are shared to maximise learning and effectiveness in coaching, are made available to us all via dropbox afterwards so we can share them with clients.

I have learnt so many transferable skills and benefitted in my own personal development, I will be taking these reflective work practices to other areas of my private and professional life, such as active listening, reframing, and examining any self-limiting beliefs I might have."

Julia

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My journey from financial adviser to coach - NextGen Planners Podcast Interview

My journey from financial adviser to coach - NextGen Planners Podcast Interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for one of the NextGen Planners Podcasts. 

If you haven’t heard of NextGen Planners, check it out. It’s a community founded by young financial planners, focused on creating an informal way for young advisers to share ideas, best practice and develop skills outside of the profession. Adam Carolan, one of the founders, asked me about:

•    My journey from financial advice to financial coaching 
•    How financial coaching differs from financial advice
•    The way I work and types of clients I work with
•    The training courses I offer
•    My advice to younger financial planners

You can listen to the full podcast, or just the part where I talk about my training. But, to save you time (it's a long one!), click below to read some of the key points of the interview...

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WOW - Women of the World - Festival

WOW - Women of the World - Festival

Happy International Women's Day! 

I'm getting really excited about taking part in the WOW Festival this weekend. I'll be there 3-4pm on Friday as part of a panel discussing risk, exposure and resilience. And also delivering a worksop 'Getting Personal with Finance' 3-4pm on Saturday, where I'll be taking women through the 7 Laws of Sheconomics and answering audience questions.

Passes for the festival are now sold out, but come and see me if you're there! @WOWtweetUK #WOWLDN

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Money Nuggets Interview with Financial Coach Simonne Gnessen

Money Nuggets Interview with Financial Coach Simonne Gnessen

My interview with Money Nuggets sharing tips and advice, talking about financial therapy and our 'Do Money' online behaviour change programme...

"Simonne is a certified life coach, Master NLP practitioner and Registered Life Planner, who has a great deal of experience in helping her clients manage their finances.

She is also founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching and co-author of Sheconomics – a personal finance book which provides practical and actionable money tips for women to take charge of their finances. Using a non-traditional approach to financial planning, with a blend of skills and experience gained as an ex-independent financial adviser (IFA), Simonne has successfully motivated her clients to take control of their finances, take responsibility for their financial future and most importantly transform their relationship with money.

So what exactly does a financial coach do? And how can a financial coach help me overcome my money worries? Find out in our exclusive interview with Simonne..."

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7 Laws to Improve your Relationship with Money

7 Laws to Improve your Relationship with Money

Are you interested in creating a money breakthrough in your life or business?

I'm excited to be taking part in a fabulous FREE online event, run by my friend Helen Vandenberghe, alongside 19 other experts. My interview airs on Wednesday 27th August at 10am GMT, so register now to tune in! Register at http://www.getclientsfast.net. Or use this link to direct you straight to the teleseminar: http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=57994617.

My session will help you discover how to:

  • Apply the 7 Laws of Sheconomics to your business
  • Challenge your emotions and beliefs about money
  • Embrace looking at the numbers
  • Make your money fit with your life plan
  • Break the taboo of talking
  • about money
  • Take action to secure your future

And there's a special offer for those who tune in on the day.

Register now at: http://www.getclientsfast.net. Or go straight to http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=57994617

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The Expert Tele-Summit On Improving Your Business

Need a boost to get your business moving?

 

I would love you to join me for the Expert Tele-summit on Improving Your Business. This is a FREE conference held over the phone over September 17 – 19. So you can dial in from the comfort of your home or office, and download the recordings if you can’t make the call. I am speaking on Thursday 19th September at 3pm BST about How to Improve your Relationship with Money and your Business using the 7 Laws of Sheconomics.

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