Who I Am

Michele2014

Money itself is worth little;
its value lies in the dreams
it helps you to achieve

Michele Marik is dedicated to helping women achieve financial prosperity, so that they can stop putting their dreams on hold and start living them.

If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address problems including stagnant income, financial mismanagement, and nagging debt, you’ve come to the right place. With decades of experience working with clients with similar worries and concerns and guiding them to achieve success, my mission is to empower talented, energetic women who know what they want from life and just need a little help making that happen, by providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to make the sound financial decisions that will let them reach their goals.

My path to becoming a personal financial consultant started many years ago, not long after I realized that my own ignorance regarding personal finance was unacceptable, and decided to remedy that.

The turning point occurred not long after I completed my university degree, and had just returned from several months in Europe. My credit card was refused at a local store; when I went to the bank to ask about the problem, I was forced to watch as the bank teller took out a shiny pair of scissors and cut my seriously-overdrawn credit card in half. I was mortified! And determined that no such thing would ever happen to me again. My studies in the realm of personal finance began promptly, and it wasn’t long before I was able to offer advice to friends and colleagues regarding financial issues they brought to me.

Past clients have said wonderful things about the impact my work has had on their lives. One approached me to tell me that she was preparing to take her first vacation – ever – using money she’d saved for that purpose after attending one of my workshops. Another happily told me that the debt-repayment plan she’d put together after working with me was going to have her debt-free – finally! – within six months.

“Michele has the ability to present information regarding money in a clear, easy-to-understand manner.”
“This is the first time I feel like I can easily start to make a real financial difference and make the changes that I have wanted to for a long time. With Michele’s help and guidance I know I can because she helps me from where I’m at.”
“Thank you so much! You have really pushed me in the right financial direction.

Similar benefits await when you decide to invite me to serve in the powerful ways that I can support your success.

What makes me so passionate about this work is knowing that, as your personal financial consultant, I am able to help you to create positive behaviours in the area of your finances so that you will be able to focus on what you really want, and set in motion the actions you need to take to achieve that.

Something that sets me apart from most debt counsellors and financial advisors is that I recognize that, while knowing what you should be doing is important, you also need to understand your own behaviour and motivation, or you’re unlikely to follow through and achieve the desired results. When I work with you, I’ll combine the two, acting almost like a ‘financial psychologist’ as we work together to uncover any underlying issues that might be responsible for apparently self-destructive behaviour, and the best ways to meet your financial needs while also meeting your emotional ones.

If the phrase “I’d love to, but I really don’t have the money” has been an all-to-frequent part of your life, and you’re ready to start saying “yes” to all of those things you’ve been putting on hold, consider giving me a call, so we can arrange an introductory session (FREE, of course) and figure out whether we’d be a good fit to work together. You tell me a little about yourself and your dreams/challenges, I ask a few questions and make a few suggestions, and then we both decide if we’d like to move forward together.

It would be my pleasure to guide you to achieve the results you desire in our sessions together. Let’s continue the conversation in the manner that suits you best.

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