BIO

I started coaching private clients after working with AJ for 2+ years on my own relationship with money and fell in love with the work. I work mostly with women on examining their money story and spending habits, and creating a lasting and sustainable budget and savings plan. I am an expert in personal finance, budgeting, saving, and investing.

In my day to day, I work full time as an HR Data Analyst, and I love using data to tell stories about people and companies. I am passionate about pay equity, women and minorities in leadership roles, and diversity and inclusion.

I also offer career development and life purpose coaching- I have a background in recruiting and understand the job search process and what companies are looking for. I am an expert resume and cover letter editor, and absolutely love breaking down what my clients want to do with their lives.

I also often co-facilitate/assist AJ with the Heal Your Relationship With Money Course, which is an incredible way to get all the benefits of 1:1 coaching in a community setting.

I am currently accepting 1:1 clients!

 

Please email me at amelie@beyondthegreencoaching.com to set up a free consultation call.

 

Read my money story ☞

AMELIE REY

MONEY STORY

From a young age, I have always been entrepreneurial. I started babysitting and working odd jobs from the age of about twelve and loved having my own money, but I didn’t know what to do with it. My parents come from very different money backgrounds: my dad’s family focused on saving and living frugally, whereas my mom’s family lived more extravagantly. Therefore, growing up I had two very different examples of how to deal with money, and there was a lot of friction around money in my household.

I grew up in a very wealthy town in Massachusetts, and although I was extremely privileged, I constantly felt as though I was poor because the people around me were living with such abundance. I developed a money myth that in order to be wealthy and happy you had to be a millionaire. Looking back, I wish I could tell my high school self that the town I grew up in was/is not the real world, and that status is not the key to a happy life.

Although I always worked, I also always spent, and I didn’t have a savings account until I was 24 years old. Since I didn’t have a budget or any knowledge around tracking my spending, when I went to college I continued the spending habits that I had developed from the environment I grew up in. During my first semester of college, I spent over $5k on unnecessary items like clothes, restaurants, and more. I remember seeing other friends be frugal and live on a typical college student’s budget, and I started to realize that my spending habits were not the norm.

After college, I traveled and lived with my grandma in the Southwest for a few months, and eventually moved home to try to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. This led to me having a mini-crisis and feeling incredibly overwhelmed by the unstructured nature of post-college life. I got a job in the service industry, which was the type of job I was used to working and had experience in, and lived at home with my parents. I was miserable, and as an emotional spender, I started blowing money left and right. I spent my own money, my parents’ money, and worst of all, my grandma’s money. I had her credit card saved on my computer from when I was living with her and helping her order things online, and since I had no concept of where my money was coming from, I ended up using her card for personal purchases. Over the course of 6 months, I spend over $8k on her card. She found out, I was humiliated, and I vowed to never again spend money that wasn’t my own.

 

Yet, I still had no concept of how to budget or manage my own money, so when I eventually got a 9-5 job and moved out of my parents’ home, I continued to feel overwhelmed and scared about money. I took a job that was severely underpaying me and started putting money on my new credit card. After two years of living in an extremely expensive city with a very low paying job at a travel company, I had racked up over $12k of credit card debt. From the outside, it seemed as though my life was perfect: I was living with my boyfriend, traveling all around the world, and basically living a young professional’s dream. But, on the inside, I was overwhelmed, stressed out, and miserable. I hated my job and I felt angry and undervalued, yet I didn’t know what to do about it.

 

Thankfully, along came AJ! I worked with her for two years and completely transformed my relationship with money, created a budget, and started paying off my debt. I got a new job that I love at a company I believe in, created a savings account, and fell in love with talking and thinking about money. I read every book I could get my hands on and listened to every podcast about money I could find. I decided I had to continue working in this space, and shared all my thoughts with AJ, who welcomed me into her business with open arms. I am now a financial freedom coach who helps women go through the same journey I went through- completely transforming their relationship with money. I feel so passionate about this work because I’ve been through it myself and I believe in the transformative power of getting your finances in order. I truly found my life’s purpose through going through some of the worst times of my life and coming out the other side stronger and happier than I ever could’ve imagined.

 

My obsession with this work led me to not only become a financial freedom coach, but also to create and launch a podcast with AJ called Everybody’s Bad With Money. To me, this podcast is a way to empower people to gain control of their money and change their relationships/ life. I’ve created it with the mindset of the podcast I wish I had when I was going through my own money journey. I hope it helps you as much as I have loved creating it.

 

To me, financial freedom is the ultimate act of self-care, and the greatest gift you can give yourself. Getting control over your finances is loving yourself enough to provide for yourself and give yourself the freedom to make your own decisions. When you are financially stable you are empowered to create the life of your dreams. If you’re unhappy at work or in a relationship, having financial freedom allows you to make a change. I could never have done this work without AJ holding me accountable, supporting me, and teaching me things about money that I never learned growing up. This is what I want to do for other people, as well as create a world of more informed and empowered citizens. I welcome all people to this incredible community and I can’t WAIT to work with you.

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