Certified Money Coach | Toronto, ON
Specialization: debt management, retirement, women in transition
“I find my inspiration in a simple quote: ‘She believed she could so she did.’ My goal is to provide financial guidance that gives my clients the confidence to follow their own paths.”
Renée is optimistic and passionate about life. Yet she is a realist and pragmatic about money—it is a means to an end. Renée is caring and encouraging, while offering the contagious energy of her steadfast financial style.
As the daughter of a working single mother, Renée learned first-hand the importance of being in control of your financial life and the pride and freedom that come with it. This foundation served her well personally and professionally. After 17 successful years in Advertising Sales & Management, Renée decided it was time to change paths—to help others take control of their money and experience the same life benefits. She went back to school for formal financial training, graduated with honours, completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), and has earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Renée had three goals when starting her new career. She wanted to help people get financially “fit,” to provide her experience and expertise on a fee-for-service basis, and to demystify everyday finances for women in particular. As a money coach with Money Coaches Canada, Renée’s goals are being realized.
Retirement Not Derailed by Sporadic Work
Since my husband’s work is sporadic, the timing of our short and medium term goals may vary but I am more confident about our long-term goals. Renée was amazing, she answered all of our questions, including ones we hadn’t thought of.
- Lisa K. – July 2012
Increased Money Control and Net Worth
Before we worked with Renée we felt frustrated and worried about our finances. Now we have a solid plan and a budget to follow! If something comes along, we’re better equipped to figure out how to deal with it and not go off the rails.
- Carole R. – June 2012
A Road Map and Tools
I felt scattered and not really sure where to start or what to look at. Now I feel like I have been given a direction and a map to follow. I could see exactly what I needed to do, and I felt more confident following through with these steps. I also have tools that I can use to check up on my own financial health in the future.
- Roxanne, November 2011
Reduced Anxiety & Interest Charges
For the first time in 25 years of working, I was surprised when checking my bank balances to discover it was payday. Extraordinary for someone living paycheck to paycheck! Renée built a financial plan for me that I actually feel in control of. With my plan I have saved more on interest charges than I have spent on coaching fees!
- M. Rochon, Director Business Development, April 2011
Great Value & Money Confidence
I feel I received great value as my plan was generated according to my goals, and I was guided for several months along the path of achieving those goals. Before I started working with a Money Coach, I felt anxious about money and finances but now I feel more confident.
- M. Lipman, Sales Representative, Feb. 2011
Increased Confidence with Money Management
Renée managed to take a topic that gives me great stress and break it down to make my goals more attainable. She took the time to get a clear view of my lifestyle, my income, and my goals. I now feel better in the decisions I am making around the money I earn.
- A.Hopkins , Consultant IT Services, Dec. 2010