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Hey everyone. Stay tuned to the end of the interview where I’ll give you some actionable insights that I learned from my guest. These insights are also in the show notes. As always, thanks for listening.
Now on to my guest for today, Kelley Holland, a financial empowerment coach for women and author of the forthcoming book You Are Worthy, a guidebook for women to help women take charge of their own money.
Like many entrepreneurs, Kelley struggled with the problem she helps others solve. She was for a long time a reporter focusing on business and money. More recently she began writing about personal finance and started seeing how many women have struggled with money, leaving otherwise successful women feeling incompetent or ashamed. Kelley recounts her own struggles with money when she was in her 20s and what motivated her to take charge and confront the barriers holding her back. The services and programs she offers are what she wished she’d had at that time of her life.
Because she only recently became a coach, Kelley has learned the art of the pivot as she’s confronted the realities of having to offer her services during COVID. While she’s had training in speaking and coaching, she’s been limited in what she can do, so she’s going back to her roots as a writer to help spread her message. She now offers a six-week program in both a virtual group format and individually.
Now, let’s get better together.
- While acknowledging the need for societal change, Kelley focuses on where she can help: that is, helping women remove their internal barriers around managing money. Whether it’s for yourself and for those you’re serving, identifying what emotional hurdles need to be overcome is a critical step toward transformation.
- Watch your words. Language can be powerful shapers of thought. Kelley gives the example of how different thinking about money might be for women if, for example, they thought of “knitting” a portfolio rather than “building” one. Sometimes tweaking a word or phrase can make a big difference.
- Don’t fall in love with the product. Keep your eyes on the end goal and pivot until you find products that work.