Picking a therapist or a coach is such personal experience; one size does not fit all. And often the very abilities a client needs to rely upon are the very ones she has difficulty being in touch with: instinct.
The clients I have treated successfully all had the same experience: They left each session feeling empowered with new information to solve a problem. They gained clarity and a fresh perspective. They felt validated that feelings they expressed actually came from something that was identifiable. The tools they gained in our sessions consistently worked, even years later.
The successful clients who came to me all had the same mindset:
Pick the affordable environment...workshops consist of four women, but private sessions are one to one. Sessions for both are weekly over five months.
I began this journey as Vice President of National Sales of a knitwear company owned by a woman and staffed by women. Its client base was all females. It was in this environment that I began to understand the unique intricacies of how women communicate, grow, and interact with each other. It was truly an eye-opening experience for me.
Unresolved financial conflicts between the owner and the management team frustrated me, and I left for a more sane, predictable environment, unsure what that would be, but I was open to anything that made sense.
I became a mortgage broker - a position in which the relationship with clients is rooted in trust. As I learned the business, I was amazed at the ways in which so many women had mismanaged their finances. The trusting relationships I developed with these women also afforded me much deeper insight into the intimate details of their lives, and I learned that many of them were coming out of abusive relationships. They were burdened with house payments they couldn't afford, and had children to feed, but were not receiving financial support from their estranged husbands. The stories and the struggles of my clients inspired me to develop the concept for a business, Home Loans For Women. The company strived to help those women keep their homes and repair their finances, and 5% of the net profit went to support organizations that helped victims of domestic abuse.
These experiences, combined with several years of prior business experience, armed me with the knowledge, skills and passion to create The Financial Whisperer®.