Hello Future Shark,
I’m Brie Sodano, Founder of From Sheep to Shark. My goal is to help 1 million women improve their money situation and to give 100 million dollars away in the process.
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.
About Brie Sodano
Brie Sodano began her career as a financial advisor for Edward Jones, one of the largest and most respected investment firms in America, and recently founded her own financial planning firm, From Sheep to Shark.
“I like to work with ladies who want to be sharks,” Brie says, describing clients as women who aspire to succeed financially by overcoming barriers they encounter in the workplace, sometimes in personal or family relationships, and often when trying to balancing the demands of time and money.
A “shark,” Brie explains, is a woman who “wants money to work for her, knows it is possible, and is open to learning how!”
Brie helps clients learn to accurately assess beliefs about money that affect the way they behave, how to identify and implement solutions to the “disappearing money syndrome,” how to get actions to align with goals, and how to embrace habits that build wealth.
Her successful strategies for transforming From Sheep to Shark come from personal experience.
Brie worked in the nonprofit sector for a decade, at the Boys & Girls Club in Waterbury, before going into finance. She was generally happy with her work, but also overworked and underpaid. In 2012 she decided to address her own issues by becoming a Financial Advisor.
At first Brie was a typical advisor, recommending saving in tax-deferred accounts for retirement and investing to pay for the children’s college tuition. The more she worked with clients, the more she realized that people at all incomes were living paycheck to paycheck.
The barrier to wealth is getting your financial house in order, and Brie believes that anyone can be wealthy if they’re willing to put in the effort to learn how money works.
Now Brie focuses clients on solving money problems—such as the issues that make people routinely overspend on things they don’t really need and don’t make them happy.
Among many other aspects of financial planning, Brie specializes in student loan forgiveness. Her experience in nonprofit sector positions her to understand government programs.