Does Fear Get in the Way of Your Money Mojo?

Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:00am PST

Whether it’s fear of taking on investment risks, running out of money, or simply sitting down to look at your monthly bills, many of us can feel overwhelmed when it comes to money matters. The consequences of not addressing those fears, though, can create bigger problems and unintended financial consequences down the road. Join financial coach Imelda Villalobos and group therapist Zoe Gillis to learn practical ways to face and overcome your money fears so that you can be the financially savvy woman you were meant to be.

After starting her career in corporate finance, Imelda Villalobos shifted her focus to small businesses and individuals: educating, training and providing resources for them to become financially informed and empowered. From personal experience, Imelda realized the significance that money can have in shaping relationships and overall well-being. She decided to start reshaping her own relationship with money and help others do the same. Imelda now inspires others towards financial independence and empowerment by focusing on developing the skills to become financially self-reliant, capable, and knowledgeable. She thrives on educating and coaching people to eliminate debt, customize budgets, and set financial goals so that ultimately people can lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Psychotherapist Zoe Gillis is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in running groups and wilderness retreats, both of which offer individuals unique opportunities to learn about themselves and connect with others. She currently leads a young adult group, a co-ed process group, and mindful wilderness retreats. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and integrates meditation and mindfulness into her practice as a therapist and her daily life. Zoe is excited to join with Imelda to create opportunities for women to gather in order to dispel shame and negative beliefs that often accompany discussions around money.