Barbara Specializes in Assisting:
- Individuals (including divorced, separated, widowed)
- Couples and Families
- Business Owners/Self-Employed
Barbara Specializes in the Following Services:
- Budgeting and Cash Flow Planning
- Financial Education
- Financial Planning
“Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things as they are.”
For Barbara, life consists of many choices—and happiness is one of them. In her friendly, non-judgmental and analytic way, she equips her clients with this empowering frame of mind. She helps them determine what is most important to them, and how to manage their time and money accordingly.
Barbara is not only a money coach, she is also a research scientist who investigates a genetic disorder that afflicts young children. Like many career-driven professionals, she has held several positions over the years. She has lived in four different countries and on three different continents, learning to overcome language and cultural barriers. All of this has taught her to eliminate clutter from her life and to focus on core values, such as personal integrity and financial independence.
Barbara’s main motivation for becoming a money coach was to help other overachievers attain a reasonable work-life balance. Barbara’s clients are generally well-educated and accomplished professionals. They usually earn a good income, yet feel a strain on time and cash flow due to the demands of their work. They are often burdened with student debt and/or a lack of retirement savings due to prolonged periods of education. They may be experiencing the negative side effects of job-related mobility or may be considering a career transition but don’t know where to start. Barbara knows these struggles well. She has learned that personal finance and professional achievement are inextricably linked and, as a money coach with Money Coaches Canada, helps her clients succeed in both.
When we started working with Barbara, we were overwhelmed yet excited to look at our big financial picture. We now have a better understanding of financial strategies and are working towards our long-term goals. Barbara helped us feel empowered and excited about our money.
– Caitlin & Ron B.
Working Smarter, Not Harder
When I first met with Barbara, I felt like I couldn’t keep my head above the water financially, no matter how hard I tried. Now I have savings for emergencies and my credit card is at ZERO. Barbara was excellent! I learned that I need to work smarter, not harder!
– Janine M.
Best Investment I Could Have Ever Made
I distinctly felt out of control and depressed with respect to my finances. My high consumer debt load prevented me from going back to school full time. Now I am debt free and saving tuition for this school year. My money coach was amazing and the best investment I could have ever made.
– Candice M.
Increased Money Control and Net Worth
I felt stressed, out of control, avoiding, and had no idea how to go forward. Now I have a plan and know where my money is going. I have just signed up to continue working with Barbara. This keeps me accountable and ensures I continue to make my finances a priority.
– Kelly R.
Best Decision of My Life.
Before I started working with Barbara, I felt stuck, incurable and financially hopeless. Now I am in control of my money. Hiring Barbara was the best decision of my life.
Getting a Better Handle on Finances
While we weren’t in terrible shape, we were also not getting ahead too quickly. We needed help to get a better handle on our finances (savings, budgeting, investing). Now we have goals and a plan in place to meet our goals. The value we receive more than paid for the cost of the money coach.
– Maryanne W.
From Anxious and Out of Control to Having a Plan
Before starting to work with Barbara I felt really anxious and out of control with my spending, and that I didn’t really understand how money “works”. Now my finances have direction and purpose. As opposed to just spending it recklessly, I now have a plan for my money.
– Madeline H.
Money Mondays Feedback
I enjoyed the discussion a lot and I learned some things I did not know. It also got me questioning a lot of things so I’d very much like to take you up on the offer for a free consultation.
– Jennifer H.
I can always learn new things in the discussion. More time would be better.
– Ning F.
Barbara facilitates an interesting and informative session.
– Andrew B.
Thanks again for generously sharing your knowledge with all. It was really instructive!
– Noelle N.