Financially Empowering Families through money coaching so they can focus on what matters most to them

I am on a mission to Financially Empower Families through money coaching so they can focus on what matters most to them.

Financial Money Coach Catherine Thomas-Humphreys at TheFinfluencer

I offer financial coaching for parents and families to create new, confident, positive money relationships that work for them, to support what they want to really enjoy in life so they can focus on what really matters most to them, family.

I am a Qualified Financial Adviser, Certified Money Coach, Money Blogger and Family Will Writer.

My mission is to Financially Empower A Million Families by 2024

Why do I offer financial coaching for families?

I became a Mum when I was 17. I loved being a Mum (and still do) but against a financial backdrop of a low, single income with high childcare costs, it was really tough. On the positive side it taught me to be hugely creative at making and squirrelling money, spending on a painfully tight budget and avoiding credit cards but it also reinforced the belief that money was scarce or I didn’t deserve it.

I finally had a moment of realisation that I was “destined to repeat what I didn’t understand” 15 years ago during the housing crisis and having to move my family, yet again, to yet another home. I made the decision there and then to invest time, money and care into myself for me and my family and have done so ever since.

I broke the cycle of renting after committing to saving and doubling my income, not once, but twice. I finally bought our first home in 2011, learned to invest and re-qualified first as an Independent Financial Adviser, Equity Release Adviser and Will Writer and more recently as an accredited Certified Financial Coach. So now I help families like you create positive, happy money relationships and a financial future they want. Your financial decision affect everyone around you, but first your feelings with you, your worth and money affect them all.

There is nothing I have done or learned that you can’t do too, which is why financial coaching for parents and families is so powerful – you already have everything you need to change your financial situation.

My Vision and Values

My Values create CHANGE and are embedded in my business strategy and decisions as well as my financial coaching.

  • Compassion – I coach with compassion
  • Honesty – I’ll be honest and transparent at all times
  • Aspiration – By changing our financial situation we can aspire to be all we can
  • Non-Judgemental – I will listen always without judgement
  • Give Back – I have a give back pledge
  • Empower – influencing your finances empowers you to live the life you want

I create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental coaching space for parents. I know how shameful, guilty and fearful money, our habits, past experiences and financial situation can make some of us feel. Everything we discuss is in absolute confidence and nothing you share will be judged. There is no good, bad, right or wrong when working with me. Money coaching focuses on change, your future and creating the one that you want so I focus on empowering you to achieve those aspirations.

Who Do I Coach?

I offer financial coaching for parents and families so work with a parent, whatever age your children are, whatever your family, shape, size or dynamic. Our family are often our purpose, the reason we get up and do things, the reason we want to change, improve and drive change.

I specialise in complex families, blended, co-parenting, single or remarried because some of the financial and emotional relationships require more knowledge and this is where my experience lies.

This is because I believe when we, as parents, have a great financial relationship we make better choices and have better relationships with those we love. It frees us to be the best parent, partner, mother, brother, sister that we can be and make positive choices about those we have relationships with.

When we value ourselves and have a great money relationship, everyone benefits. Our children see and respond to our positive money mindset and habits so in turn have more confident relationships with themselves and their money. We make brighter, bolder, better decisions and the positive impact this has on everyone we love is priceless.

How I can help you

  • You can work with me 1-1 for financial coaching
  • You can work with me in a small money coaching group
  • You can stay tuned as I launch a coaching membership programme available for all families

What I’ve learnt about money & finances

  • Money is not an external force that happens to us, we can influence and change it
  • How we relate with money is a reflection of how we relate to ourselves
  • Improving our relationship with money also improves relationships with ourselves, our family and children.
  • Our money (and self) beliefs are often set in childhood or through emotional and financial events that happen to us as we grow up. We are parents are effecting our children’s money beliefs already.
  • We are valuable, worthy and good enough. Our sense of self-worth and belief is tied in to our overall worth and wealth
  • Silencing money conversations and keeping money a taboo topic isolates & disempowers us
  • Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can cause stress, anxiety, fear, guilt and shame whether you have it or not.
    • 80% of people we asked reported feeling anxiety, stress, guilt, fear or shame around money
    • All of the above said they want to be better off to by choice, time, independence or freedom
  • There is not an Advice Gap – there is an Advice Chasm

My Give Back Pledge

Going back to the younger me, the one that was raising a child alone in my teens with very little support or access to emotional and financial wisdom, I give back 10% of all my time to support parents who started young (whatever your age now is!) and those who are financially struggling.

  • On every group programme I offer one funded by me space
  • For every 10 one-to-one clients I offer one funded by me space for a young Mum or parent who has had a traumatic and difficult start in their adulthood
  • I run Free monthly money dates to support you
  • I speak, blog, podcast and share what I’ve learned, experienced and know

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No Parent should face financial fear alone