PODCAST TOPIC: HOW TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOUR MONEY
Today I chat with Larissa Zimmerman, a Financial Fitness coach and trainer who has personally trained thousands of people, from teenagers to seniors, in the skills required for a healthy Mind, Body and Wallet. Larissa is also an international speaker and author with a Diploma in Financial Services. Larissa’s company, National Financial Fitness, was selected for the ASIC Panel of Financial Literacy Experts. And she has an alter ego of your money mistress whipping wallets into shape!
ABOUT MY GUEST LARISSA ZIMMERMAN
For more information head to http://www.financialfitness.com.au
Larissa’s professional experience includes Defence logistics, Federal Police family liaison and small business management, as well as physical fitness training. Twice selected to represent the Australian Army overseas, as well as Rotary International, Larissa is well versed to relate with all ages across many cultures.
In 2002 Larissa chose to work two days per week exploring different employment opportunities. Her mid life assessment reached its climax when she chopped her hair, bought the motorbike, got rid of the man, got out of the Army and got eight part time jobs at once. With three negatively geared investment properties she had to quickly gain control of her finances. Now, with much life experience under her belt, Larissa is the Director of National Financial Fitness. Her professional yet humorous delivery of sometimes sensitive issues has her frequently requested to deliver training. She haspersonally trained thousands of people, from teenagers to seniors, in the skills required for a healthy Mind, Body and Wallet.
An international speaker and author, Larissa has a Diploma in Financial Services in the stream of Consumer Education, possibly being the first Australian to study this stream. Larissa has also been asked to write articles for Succeed magazine and Public Administration Today, as well as produce a Financial Goal Setting for Teenagers workbook. She has worked with Federal, State and Local Government agencies, private and community organisations, as well as numerous high schools and small business owners. Her passions include creating her own future, seeing the funny side to life, waking people up to live their dreams, riding her motorbike, dancing, trying almost anything new, that C word (communication), anything to do with chocolate, travelling and finding a way to do all these at once.
Larissa has been described as having been hit by lightning and retained the energy, the Pied Piper of Hamlyn, the Energiser Bunny and a Wild Woman. She just believes her energy comes from working out what’s important in life and knowing how to manage the mundane necessities. She lives her life by many healthy principles, with two of these being:
“We do not stop playing as we grow old, rather we grow old because we stop playing.” Abraham Lincoln
“The quality of our life is determined by the quality of our questions.” Anthony Robbins
Larissa’s own saying is “every moment in time is an opportunity to feel fantastic!” ** Taken from the full Health & Wealth Program as at www.financialfitness.com.au