Hello! And welcome! I’m Janet Ries, The Money Counsellor.
I am SO excited that you have decided to make your financial wellness a priority in your life!
Cheers, to you changing your money story!
There is nothing I enjoy more than working with passionate business owners & households that are ready to get to the next level of their life. I have been doing this work for 16 years and counting and don't see myself doing anything else I love it so much! Every client is a new experience and seeing their success gives me energy and passion that just never ceases :) I am so grateful.
I primarily work with advantaged households; those with good careers and decent incomes, as well as Business Owners with up to million dollar revenues.
Why would they work with me you ask?
9 times out of 10 it is because of the niggling self-doubt, fear of the future (regardless of how much money they make) or the fact they are bringing in good revenue but killing themselves doing it.
Some have been winging finances all along and are finally ready to become sure of themselves. They want to move forward in their lives, leaving the heaviness of doubt and fear behind.
My clients want objective support and advice. They don't want to be sold something and they don't want to be made to feel bad or guilty about their choices.
They want clarity so that they can make decisions to improve their situation. And they want someone who is objective, caring and that they can trust with the most intimate details of their life.
How did I get here? By being all of the above and:
Ten years working for the Region of Durham, helping 750 families a year access essential services made me realize just how many people didn't know how to manage money. So, I taught them "my way" and it actually made sense to them! Not only that, but the system I taught them empowered them to improve and simplify their financial lives.
Teaching at a local college showed me how my people skills combined with the practical numbers, really resonated with others. When I started my business in 2010, I was helping families and small businesses get an understanding of where they were at, and more importantly how they could get to where they really wanted to go!
Who doesn't want to live financially stress free? Who doesn't want to focus on their relationships, feel joy and do the things they love instead of stressing, worrying and fighting about money?
As you know there is no school to teach us about money. I am self taught, with Certification in Solution Focused Counselling, Business Analysis, a diploma in Human Services, 10 years managing an office and 10 years helping families get out of the worst financial crisis' you can imagine.
That doesn't even touch on my own life experiences: as a Landlord, contractor of my own home demolition and build, becoming a single Mom, all roles that enhance what I offer my clients.
The Money Counsellor provides OBJECTIVE financial support & advice we all need.
With my easy-to-follow system, people are immediately able to comprehend and plan their finances. My clients tell me how they can actually feel years of money stress melt away.
In 2018, I launched an on-line program to offer a more accessible way for even more people to learn these skills. It's affordable for many, at your convenience and less than 20% of the cost of working with me one-on-one!
Since then I have evolved myself and expanded my services to include other on-line programs and counselling services on aspects of money that are next level, such as mindset & abundance! It is so much fun to see life as an adventure and play with it!
The first step, however, is to put money in its place, as a tool where it belongs. Imagine how amazing it will feel to learn you CAN pay off your debt, achieve YOUR goals, buy or sell real estate or know what retirement CAN look like?!
The world really can become your oyster.
As a solo-Business Owner, due to the amount of calls and texts that I just could not keep on top of, I require potential clients to book a call with me to explore working together. Thank you for understanding. (Clients however, have full access to me)
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