If only this money thing were easier…

How many times have you thought that? You're super smart and confident in many areas of your life, but when it comes to money, you believe you SHOULD be better at it.
You can’t help but think — this HAS to be easier.

I can help! You don’t have to be good at math or even like numbers. Let me show you how simple and easy it can be. Take a deep breath and let's get you moving away from your money woes and toward freedom. 

You just wish someone would tell you what to do with your money, where to put it, and how to make more.

Does this sound like you? 

A financial consultant, intuitive business strategist, and wellness coach who supports impact-driven entrepreneurs & individuals who want to have confidence with their money so they can create more wealth, freedom and navigate life’s transitions with ease.

Hi, I’m Robin!

Something I need to confess…

Both my dad and my teacher told me I was horrible at math — apparently, I needed to “apply myself more.” Specifically, I was terrible at algebra. I didn’t understand the point of it, but I was good at making money. Even at the age of 11, with my booming babysitting empire. I know, it doesn’t make sense. Well, grab your favorite beverage and read on, it’s quite a story….

First things first

She Ran With the Wolves of Wall Street

I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio by a family of entrepreneurs and started my own babysitting empire at 11. Of course I did. I was that kid who always asked: “why?” If there was something that wasn’t fair or right, I sought to change the status quo; Including why my brother got to do things “just because he was a boy.” Really? Such a load of bull sh@$! Trust me, I made it my main mission to prove my parents wrong. So naturally, in my true Taurus fashion, I decided to embark on the most male-dominated business at the time and still is — the world of finance.

Now, if you’re not a Gen-Xr, let me tell you how it really was in the 80s. Have you seen the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street? Yep, it was just like that. I was working my way through college at “The” Ohio State University and took a job as a stockbroker assistant in 1985.

When I started my position, I was asked to sit in the back of the room. I was 80 pounds overweight at the time thanks to my midwest food choices of anything in a box, including my wine. I had always thought I was shuffled to the back of the room because I was female, but I found out later it was the way that I looked; I was devastated.

Me in the 80's

I crashed along with the financial market

My early financial journey was halted by the market crash of 1987 and my father’s illness with Type 1/Juvenile diabetes. His body finally gave out and six months later, so did mine.
After he passed, I helped my mom move from Ohio to Hilton Head, South Carolina. We had to sell everything, both the family printing business and my childhood home as my father didn’t have life insurance. My mom became engulfed in fear and suffered debilitating grief. A few months later, my own health took a dive, I was only 26, but I felt like I had just aged 30 years. 
I was completely and utterly worn out. I was so busy taking care of my mom that I didn’t even have a chance to grieve. I remember my heart just physically hurting. The pain was so deep; it permeated my entire body. I couldn’t physically get out of bed. It was almost like someone had taken cement and encased my body. All I could do was look out the window and cry. After six months of non-stop tears, I knew I needed to get help. 

"The Queen of Pain"

My first decision to heal was to see my doctor, who put me on antidepressants. I finally got out of bed and began to function again, but added another 10 pounds to my already overweight frame. The tears stopped and turned into determination to change my life both physically and mentally.
I asked for help again and hired a personal trainer — aka the “Queen of Pain.” To this day, I still can’t believe I got up at 6:00 a.m. in the frigid Ohio mornings to workout. She was tough but I needed her. Slowly but surely, over a period of a year, I had lost a total of 80 pounds by changing my diet and exercising. I felt lighter, not only physically but emotionally.
As a result of my life-changing transformation, I knew I wanted to help others in a new way. So I put a stop payment on the financial world and became a personal fitness trainer and wellness coach. I went on to create a successful 6-figure practice with a waiting list of clients. However, as my business grew, my marriage of 12 years imploded. 

California Calling

After my marriage ended, I picked myself up again, sold my wellness practice, my home, and moved cross-country to Napa Valley, California, to be closer to my brother. I immediately fell in love with the Valley and discovered at that time, I was the only wellness coach in the area. I opened my studio in the heart of wine country, in the town of St. Helena. Within six months of opening my wellness studio, I again had a waiting list of clients — and a new love. 

Back to Wall Street

My determination and anger at the financial industry became my fuel. I worked as a financial advisor during the day and continued as a wellness coach on the side in the evenings and on weekends. I won several awards during my first year as a financial advisor, including top new advisor, which they don’t hand out freely. I felt on the top of the world, until once again, my health started to deteriorate. 
I was preparing a financial plan for a big client and crashed after the presentation. I had a high fever, sore throat, and couldn’t think straight. The fatigue was relentless. No one could tell that I was sick from the outside; I looked completely fine. However, inside everything hurt and I felt like I was walking through mud.            
I decided to see both an internist and a functional practitioner. I was shocked at my diagnosis — chronic recurring Epstein-Barr virus and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Most people have had Epstein Barr in its initial phase called mononucleosis which normally remains dormant. However, for some, it can be chronic and recurring when triggered by stress, illness, or surgery. There’s no cure and it can lead into multiple autoimmune conditions such as RA, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The painful whispers from my body became silent screams. I didn't listen, and my body shut down. Despite all of my wellness training, I couldn’t “fix” my condition with just diet or exercise; I also needed to change my mindset. My having to “prove” myself took its toll. I was the problem but I was also the solution. My spirit was begging for my brain to wake up and pay attention. Sadly, it took another five years before I did. 

Just watch me. By this time, I had created multiple 6-figure businesses in 2 states.

In 2008, the market crashed again and after two years, I had to close my wellness studio. My own financial advisor encouraged me to come back to the financial world. Within a month, I had three job offers. During one interview, my appearance was brought up again — by you guessed it — an old-school, bowtie-wearing wolf. “You should wear glasses, you're 'too’ pretty, people won’t find you trustworthy.” What? What the #@%!? So, stay small, right? That would be a HELL NO! 

“Wake up, Wake up!”

In August 2014, a 6.2 earthquake devastated Napa and shook me to my core — literally. While assessing the damage, it was in that pivotal moment I knew it was time to leave California. I think my soul called in a favor to the universe to get my attention. I FINALLY listened to the wake up call. I started listening to my higher self and my intuitive inner voice instead of my left brain. I worked on healing my inner child. I hired a coach, started meditating, walked daily in nature, and learned to hone my spiritual gifts. 

We moved cross country again to the Naples, Florida area. My body LOVED the warm, humid, southern air and waking up to sunlight every day. The Gulf waters filled my soul and I found a new peace. I was here to finally heal.

Today, I get to combine all of my expertise as a Financial Consultant, Wellness Coach, and Intuitive Business Strategist. I realize now that all my life experiences have led me to my life's calling; to help others thrive so they can find their own calling and create an impact in the world.

Today, When I sit down with an client, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude that all of my life experiences have brought me to this place where I can help guide them in their journey. When I see my clients go from struggling to striving in all areas of their lives, it lights me up.

When I’m not changing clients’ lives or challenging the status quo, you’ll probably find me reading a good book, creating butterfly gardens, or just hanging out with my husband and my three rescue fur kids.

A salty exhale

Become Your Own Wolf

Are you ready to change the status quo?

Do you want to become your own wolf (who trusts their inner wisdom) — I’ll help you get there.
When you run with me as your Financial Coach and Money Mentor, I’ll show you how to be fearless with your finances so you’ll have the freedom to run your life and business however you damn please!