This week, I’m talking to a financial coach called Simonne Gnessen, author of Sheconomics and Founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching, who works with people in all kinds of financial situations to help them deal with their personal finances more effectively. There’s a lot to learn here, and some practical advice too for changing financial behaviour.
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Changing Financial Behaviour
I've been aware of Simonne and her work for some time, and I can't quite believe it has taken me this long to get her on to the show. It turns out she regularly recommends that her clients listen to this show, for which I'm very grateful. Simonne is carving a special niche for herself in the UK as a most unusual creature, a financial coach. I ask her about her work and the difference she has made in people's lives, specifically regarding changing financial behaviour
One tip which Simonne suggested was to ask yourself this question:
“If money came to tea, how would it behave,what would it look like, how long would it stay and what would it say about your relationship with it?”
The answers to that question might give you some idea of how your relationship to money is, or is not optimal.
It's a great interview, and Simonne's heart for her clients really comes across – enjoy!
Resources mentioned in this week's show
Simonne's website: Wise Monkey Financial Coaching
Card game: Money Habitudes
Course: Do Something Different
Training: Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate
Resource for business owners: Beanbag (Simonne didn't mention this on the call, but it's worth a look)
And, as always, a full transcript is available by clicking the mahoosive blue button below:
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