Sarah McMurray – Money Coach
Money has always brought up complicated feelings for me. I wanted to be able to have the lovely things money could buy, but I didn't want to have to pay too much attention to it. I just wanted to have enough. I HATED opening those credit card bills and seeing in black and white how much I owed. Yes, I bought all of those things. But surely I hadn't spent that much?
Determined to get this part of my life straight, I slashed my spending and painfully paid back the total. Only to find myself a few months later opening yet another scary credit card bill. It didn't make sense to me. I've worked in the business world and as a teacher. I've earned good money. I work the numbers and balance my bank account. So why did I keep doing this? Working through Karen McCall's book Financial Recovery - Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money has made me feel calm and centered around money.
I finally know I have enough, and when I spend it, instead of feeling the old toxic mix of guilt, defiance and anger, I feel joy, peace and contentment. This change led me to train with Karen as a Financial Recovery Money Coach. I'm inspired by the prospect of teaching others what Karen has taught me. Changing my relationship with money has changed my life. Together, we can change yours.
"Time spent with Sarah is very likely one of the most important things you could do in terms of relating to money and solving money issues. Sarah is very measured and organised but totally approachable, a lot of fun and provides great clarity regarding what is driving your money habits both good and bad."
Sarah changed the way I thought about money. When I first met her I was in debt and could see no way out, despite being so strict on myself. I couldn't imagine that just a year later - and with no income change - I would have savings and be hunting for my first home. I've gone from being a victim of my circumstances to being genuinely empowered financially. I'm over penny-pinching budget tactics. Sarah's approach deals with the greater strategy, holistically. There's no judgement over avocado toast.