...and to realize your Comfort Zone —or more likely Discomfort Zone— with money is a sh!tty place. 
It doesn’t matter if you make $40k or $400k. The women I work with all feel they don’t have enough money. Most say they’re just two missed paychecks away from life unraveling. There’s too much debt, too much stress, and way too much fear.

If a household brings in more than $75,000 per year, it’s in the top 1% of global earners.

Most of us have “enough” money, but it doesn't feel that way. And it’s not a matter of savings, or investments, or what’s happening with the Dow Jones stock average.

I used to be an investment advisor selling stocks, bonds and retirement planning services. But honestly, those services and financial products don’t solve anyone’s real-life money problems.
Most financial advisors present their products and services as the answer. And it can feel that way. You’re taking action with your money, so everything will change, right? Maybe. MOST LIKELY NOT.
You might get rid of some credit card debt in the process, or take a bite out of student loans. I call that addressing the “pain point.” Like strategizing your way out of debt by consolidating it with a personal loan and paying that off over several years.

Problem is, when the loan is paid off, the credit cards likely come out with glee and soon enough there’s a new mountain of debt to be addressed with the next strategy.

If you try to change money problems from the top down, they just keep coming back—because the problems are just consequences of your money patterns. 

And the sneaky thing about patterns is they are rooted deep in our subconscious.

Solving problem patterns means tracing them all the way back to the sources and then tackling the root ideas and beliefs to enact change at the deepest level.
So your money problems are really a mindset problem.

Together we’ll dig deep and find the thoughts and words and feelings you have about money that are actually causing the problems.

Then we’ll rewire how you look at money, and your money problems will go away and stay gone because you’ve pulled them up from the roots.

And I’ll be honest with you, the rewiring part might involve dramatic changes

Maybe you aren’t earning enough to achieve your goals, but you should be

Maybe you're stuck in a lousy work situation even though you have the credentials and experience to be making a lot more, but you’re scared to attempt a leap up the ladder. 

That’s a matter of mindset. It’s where we attack the Comfort Level because Sharks always deserve better and more!
If you’re ready to find the courage to dig down to discover the root causes of your financial hurdles and work to rewire how you handle money, then... it's time we had a talk.
Here are some highlights of how we'll work together.
1. We'll work on your goals. Your real goals.
Can you answer the following questions?What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to do with your time? What’s the impact you want to make on the world? 

Most people don’t really know. Nobody’s ever asked them before, so they don’t have the answers. 
2. I'll teach you strategies in a way that makes sense.
There is a place for some fast results. That’s strategy work. 

Strategy definitely has its place in my process, but it needs to be broken down into bite-size pieces and you need to remember it doesn’t remedy the underlying problems.

To head to that deeper level and start taking control of your money, we’ll begin tracking everything. Three months of tracking will totally change your life. 

And when you look at spending in terms of habits, not dollars, the revelations about your true money problems will be eye-opening. 

We all get habit blindness, so you might think camping out at Starbucks everyday is the problem, but it’s likely only one minor symptom.
3. We'll address your money mindset.
Implementation comes next, and it’s why it’s way better to work with me than with a “standard” financial advisor. They will give you a boilerplate plan based only on the basic numbers you provided. 

That approach won’t change anything. It’s a matter of doing the real work and getting out of your comfort zone to address those root causes.

To support implementation of solutions that deal with the big picture of your life and money, we’ll do a lot of mindset work to look at your beliefs and see if they still serve you well.
4. We will set you up for a lifetime of financial success.
We’ll dig so deep we’ll examine the stuff about money and goals in your subconscious mind to see what needs to stay and what needs to go. 

We’ll replace the bad stuff with things you need to think, feel and do to get you to where you want to be. And we’ll change your words and conscious thoughts too.

Guess what? 

After all that, the money situation and bank accounts change and stay changed.

Now you live your life like you want because you're using money as a tool not a limitation.
What would you do with an extra $9,600 a year?
After just one meeting, Marianne found her family was bleeding $800 a month. That's $9,600 a year!

"We plan now and we're aware. I don't need to fill those voids with that $800 [a month] bleed anymore, so that money is being directed in a way that is really going towards the things that we love and want to do in our life."

Marianne, Sheep Turned Shark
Is it possible to payoff $30k in debt in just one year?
YES! It is.
When Krista came to me, she was $100k in debt. Since working with me, she's paid off $30k in just 12 months!

"Working with Brie, she was able to help us redirect some of our money and figure out a different plan of how money coming in would be able to pay [for what we needed] so we weren't using our credit cards as much. Within the year we've been working with Brie, we have paid off $30,000 of our credit card debt."

Krista, Sheep Turned Shark
Sometimes, it's just a matter of overcoming your fears.
When Alicia, a single mother, went through a divorce and sudden job loss, her finances suffered. She is now able to meet her financial goals.

"From the start, Brie made me feel super comfortable. She didn't judge. She understood where I was coming from. She was actually very compassionate about my situation and helped me to face this mess head on."

Alicia, Sheep Turned Shark
Brie Sodano
Personal Financial Strategist
Founder of From Sheep to Shark
I started my career as a regular financial advisor selling stocks and bonds. I realized that most people don’t have money problems like, “Oh my word, I have so much extra money to invest, but I just don’t have the time. I must call in a professional”. Right? Is that your most pressing money problem? I didn’t think so.

The truth is most women who are smart, successful, and making good money still have financial challenges. Student loans, credit cards, and “disappearing money syndrome” are common financial holdbacks. Stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and embarrassment keep lots of ladies stuck, not just financially, but in jobs or relationships that are less than great.

I am tired of the financial guru’s advice like cash envelope systems or waiting to start life until you are debt free. And what about those savings methods that don’t work in real life!

Are you ready to control the money in your life? Ready for more? Ready to be free rather than letting your bank account dictate your life? If money stresses you out, or holds you back from living life fully, then you are in the right place.