Jul 16, 2018
This is the first time I interview a fellow Latino. Like me, Jen is also from Colombia. I felt the connections right from the first email. I am so happy to have this interview.
Jen Hemphill calls herself a "money confidence coach," but her real title is "Accredited Financial Counselor."
Jen helps women gain confidence in their finances, she is a mother of two boys and a military wife.
Because Jen is a military wife, she and her family moved quite often, which made it difficult for Jane to have a regular steady job.
For Jen, it was important to be at home with her kids but she also wanted a career.
After a long research, Jen decided to go into personal finance. There was a military spouse fellowship program to support military spouses and give them the tools to create a portable career. That was the beginning of the road to become an Accredited Financial Counselor.
The next question was: "How to promote her services?" It was at this time that Jen started learning about all the ways to promote her services through internet marketing.
The first piece of the puzzle to figure out was: Who do I want to serve, and how can I do that?
On her early study of online marketing, Jen learned about building a website, building a course, building a newsletter, but she came to the realization that she was not a blogger. To write regular content was not what appealed to her, her perfectionist personality continued getting on the way. She also found a lot of challenges. By process of elimination, she arrived at podcasting as her preferred medium of communication to reach her audience.
Jen offers one-on-one coaching. Jen focuses as much as she can on building the confidence of her clients so that they can achieve the goals they have set out for themselves. She also offers support through a community. See her "Work with Me" page.
About the book, Her Money Matters, Jen was approached by a
publishing house. She wasn't sure why the publishing house
approached her because she sees herself as a podcaster, but after
some reflecting, she realized what a great opportunity that was and
she set up to start writing the book.
There are three kinds of stories we tell ourselves.
Our past money stories. How did we grow up around money? What
did we hear? What did we experience?
Our present money story. Are you repeating some of the cycles of the past?
Our future money story. We have to create it. How do you want to live? How do you want to feel about money?