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Q and A with Kristen, Texas
“I once felt like a slave to my debt. It controlled nearly all of my decisions. I learned how to take charge! I want everyone to know, you’re not alone!”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: Hello! I’m Kristen Sierra. I’m a financial healer and an accountant. I discovered my passion for financial healing when I was on my own journey out of debt. I enjoyed the puzzle aspect of it a lot, but the part I love most now is being able to work with and help others. I feel like debt is a sort of plague that affects many and is difficult to heal from. I just want to save everyone! I’m currently developing an online group coaching program. We will focus on mindset, accountability, budget tips, financial communication, financial planning, and more! Enrollment has just begun!
Q: What were your younger years like?
A: I grew up in a big family. We didn’t always have tons of money, but I never felt poor. My mom was amazing at stretching a recipe, finding free family activities and planning ahead. She taught me so much! As a mom of five, I use many of her tricks in my home now. My mom is also an accountant. I discovered my love for accounting as a teenager when I did work for her. In my very early childhood (and before), my mom had many challenges with her first marriage. She rose above them all and taught her daughters, by example, how to be strong, confident, and to create our own circumstances.
Q: What is something valuable you’ve learned that you’d like others to know?
A: I have learned that no situation is hopeless. It’s not too late to rise above your situation and make your life your own. While I haven’t had as severe or as many struggles as my mom, I once felt like a slave to my debt. It controlled nearly all of my decisions. I have since learned how to speak to creditors, how to communicate my circumstances, how to stop shaming myself. I learned how to take charge! I want everyone to know that you’re not alone!
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: To me, feminism is about being in charge of my life and making myself heard. It is about leading through example. Feminism is about teaching my daughters to be strong, compassionate, responsible, independent, and aware members of society. It is about teaching my sons to love and respect women. Feminism is about equal value teamwork and building up those around us; men or women.
If you are interested in reaching out to me, I can be reached at:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook group (coming soon, so bear with me on it!) Everyone starts somewhere!
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