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Are You Making a Profit?

Are You Making a Profit?

You’d think that if you own a business that you would know the answer to that question. I work with many clients though who have no idea of how to determine the answer to that question. Women make up 98% of my clients and we have been taught to be givers and that...

If Nothing Has Been Working

If Nothing Has Been Working

The end of the year can be a challenging time. Although I strongly believe that it’s a great time for review, to see what is working and what areas of life you still need to improve, it can also be a bit challenging. It’s so easy to look back over the year and focus...

Art, Business and Budgeting

Art, Business and Budgeting

Since I started my business last year I’ve been trying to figure out how to bring all of my skills and abilities into my coaching practice.  I wanted to answer the question that most people ask me” why did an artist decide to become a financial counselor?” I didn’t do...

How Much Money Do You Want To Make?

How Much Money Do You Want To Make?

If I ask you how much money you’d like to make you can probably tell me. I often hear $100,000.00, $150,000.00, $200,000.00 or more. If you are self-employed and bill hourly you can probably tell me how much you charge or want to charge per hour. You may not know...

Time to Get Back on Track

Time to Get Back on Track

I have been having a truly enjoyable relaxed summer. I hosted two of my oldest and dearest friends for a couple of weeks each. During those visits we spent many nights on my back porch overlooking the garden, eating and talking. We had really deep wonderful...

The Magic of a Daily Incantation

The Magic of a Daily Incantation

This week in a meeting I was having with Barbara Huson she brought to my attention that sometimes I speak as though I don’t have much to offer. In the past I have presented myself as though I am not a powerhouse who has helped thousands of people improve their...

Let’s Rewrite Our Stories

Let’s Rewrite Our Stories

Everyday, all day long we tell ourselves stories about ourselves and the world around us. Often these stories are based on our past experiences. We think because we had trouble completing a task, getting a job or being in a rewarding relationship in the past that the...

Let’s take back our power

Let’s take back our power

I normally don’t discuss political issues but today I feel I must. March 22nd marked 50 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was first approved by the U.S. Congress and sent to the states for ratification. It has still not been ratified and so is still not the law...

I’m shifting a bit

I’m shifting a bit

I'm shifting a bit.    After I moved back to Chicago, I spent 5 years working as a Financial Counselor for a social service agency. During that time, I got lots of practice helping people overcome serious financial hardships. Then in August of this year, I started...