How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a Financial Empowerment & Business Coach?ashleystrongphotography_soulsistermastermind-271

To answer this question, it’s probably best I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story” that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you on exactly what to do to create financial freedom and the lifestyle they’ve always dreamed about.

That defining moment in my life happened in 2013.

A few months prior I was super stressed out trying to “Keep up with the Joneses,” overwhelmed out of my mind, living way out beyond my means and I was SCARED! I was scared to death thinking things like “Are we going to be homeless?” and “What’s going to happen to our family?”

Being Asian and from an immigrant family, I was always chasing the “American Dream,” and it turned out to be a nightmare instead! I realized I was financially, emotionally, spiritually and physically bankrupt.

Something had to change!

I went through classes and did a TON of inner work and my life completely transformed. I did a complete 180 in a very short amount of time. I had to totally change my mindset around money. Money was a tool I could use to leverage and create a life I loved. Money wasn’t something I should use and abuse to numb my stress, discontent and lack of fulfillment.

We went from negative savings the previous year to saving over $40,000 that year of transformation! I started to create my OWN version of the “American Dream” and living my life with wholeness and integrity. My overall happiness and joy for life returned.

Now that I had money I realized I could actually do what I wanted to do with my life and spend more time with my family. I have a special needs son and I wanted to be able to give him and my younger daughter the time and attention they needed.

I became passionate about financial empowerment and teaching others the things I had learned that made such a dramatic shift in my life.

At the same time, I was sick of being a corporate monkey, tired of not spending time with my family and just working for the Man. That was another reason that motivated me to get into a good financial position: to save a significant emergency fund and start my business as a Financial empowerment coach.

I cleaned up my inner world and began seeing how I was trying to reflect my self-worth by my possessions instead of who I was as person. I redefined my values and what made me happy.

I began creating a lifestyle that facilitated life-giving experiences instead of just buying stuff. I began listening to my heart and following my dreams and passions to find fulfillment instead of trying to impress people and buying stuff to fill the void. I started to really love myself and then… I started teaching others how they can do the same: I watched their personal fulfillment levels, happiness and bank accounts SKY ROCKET too! I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other people break through their inner blocks, sky rocket their self worth, make, save and manage their money well and have the FREEDOM to create the life and business they’ve always dreamed of.

Since then, I’ve worked with many private clients, spoken in front of groups. I lived my dream of making a difference empowering others and being able to spend all the time I want with my family; and I have created The Financial Empowerment/Business Transformation System™, a series of 9 important inner and outer financial and business empowerment steps everyone needs to apply to get out of his/her own way, and sky rocket happiness, cash flow and start the business of your dreams.

What Exactly is The Financial and Business Empowerment Transformation System™ and what does it include?

Here’s what the System gets you to do:


Lifestyle, feelings, locations, what you do, relationships – what does your ideal life really look like? Most of us are so bogged down with our current life that we don’t bother to define what lifestyle we really want. Or maybe we’re afraid to because we wonder if it can really happen. I work with you to dream again and define the life you really want to live. If you shoot for nothing you’ll hit it overtime.

2.Lifestyle Assessment

This is where you identify what has and hasn’t been working, financially, spiritually, emotionally and physically. I take a holistic approach and helping you to assess your life, because money problems rarely live in isolation. By doing this we can get to the root of the issues that are blocking you from the lifestyle of your dreams.

3.What’s Your Financial Picture?

This is where we understand your financial house: what does your debt look like, how much savings you have, how much you have in retirement and how much is coming in v. going out? This step alone helps people feel more in control of their money. This will help us to figure out where you need to focus your energy v. spinning your wheels trying to focus on everything and going nowhere.

4.Figure Out Your Money Blockages

How were you raised to relate to money? What beliefs and decisions are empowering your financial future and what beliefs do you need to let go of? If you have a negative relationship or view of money you will not be able to manifest abundance in your life. I work together with you to reframe your views on money so they are truly empowering and will attract more of it into your life.

5.Prioritize Your Values

Most people don’t know what their values are. I work with you to identify and prioritize your values and to align your spending with your values, so you’re truly getting the most bang for your buck with your money.

6.Maximize Your Income

In regards to money, you need a good defense and good offense. I work with you to come up with strategies to maximize your income in the short-term and long term, as well as identify ways to turn your passions into profits.

7. Monetize Your Passion And Start Your Own Business

Are you tired of hating Monday mornings? Would you love to do what your passionate about and make lots of money doing it? Are you dying inside, but afraid of leaving the security of a boring corporate job? Do you wish you had a guide whose been there and done that? This was my journey: going from 15 years of corporate management to have a business and lifestyle I’m in love with.

I will work with you to come up with a clear plan on how to responsibly transition from the corporate world to owning a business you are passionate about. Rather than wasting time and money trying to figure it out, you can learn from my failures instead.

8.Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Lifestyle Implementation

What is one thing you can start doing today to begin moving in the direction of the life you want? We work together to identify quick things you can do today and a long-term game plan to implement the lifestyle you want. We also work to align your finances to enable you to achieve that.


Congratulations rinse and repeat!