|Money Coach | Vancouver, BC|
Specialization: women, couples and entrepreneurs struggling with debt and cash flow
“Money is a vehicle. Let’s be sure you are in the driver’s seat!”
Melanie is passionate about helping people realize their dreams—while also paying the gas bill. Using a wealth of experience and a healthy sense of humour, she assists her clients in building a solid system that puts their money into perspective and action.
Melanie has spent the past 20 years leading community based programs to help people overcome financial crisis and build their knowledge, skills and confidence in money management. She has led workshops for students, entrepreneurs, single moms and CEOs.
She was inspired to pursue this line of work out of her personal experience as a single mother providing for two small children. After a deep reflection on the role of money in her life, she became determined to decode the money game—and win! Building on her BA in Psychology, she completed postgraduate work in Community Economic Development and made a professional commitment to helping people manage cash flow, plan for debt repayment and create workable savings strategies. She has a great appetite for knowledge and is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration specializing in Community Economic Development.
Melanie finds tremendous satisfaction in helping people take more control of their lives and finances. In 2008, she received a “Passion for Financial Literacy Award” from SEDI, a national leader in the provision of financial education. She has been a regular contributor to CBC radio and television and features in CBC Marketplace episode "Busting the Banks!" January 2013.
As a money coach with Money Coaches Canada, she looks forward to offering unbiased support and advice to put your money in it's place!
Before we started working with Melanie I felt powerless and depressed about our financial situation, I used to look at the bank statement with one eye closed, like watching a scary movie! We had been in denial/panic cycles for too long. Now I feel more in control and better able to weather unexpected expenses. Melanie taught us that there are solutions to the things that were haunting us. We can now face the future head on with a far more pragmatic approach. There is less tension in our money conversations and we are working toward our goals together. Melanie was knowledgeable, responded to our questions and concerns and gave excellent advice while coaching us through a very thorough process. We have recommended Melanie‘s services to friends and family, we enjoyed her so much!
|Office: (604) 764-1774