Money Coach for Creatives2023-04-24T16:22:41-07:00


I’m a creative just like you, and I’ve spent more than a decade developing the knowledge and skills necessary to finance my creative life. I want to share what I’ve learned with my fellow creatives. I can help you maximize your money and build a strong financial foundation to achieve your personal and creative goals.

As a Money Coach I specialize in helping you to strengthen your financial situation in an intimate environment where we can discuss more than the numbers. When talking about money emotions come up and I’ve got you. I’m your “financial therapist”.

Armed with degrees in Business and Theatre and 10 years experience in non-profit arts administration, I took the leap to pursue my acting career full time. Six years later, I’m still living my dream. I work for myself and I’m financially secure.

Are you ready to create your own sustainable financial future? Let’s get started today!


Our money habits touch so many areas of our lives making personal finance one of the most important life skills we can develop. I’m here to offer personal support and guidance that takes the typical financial advise and translates it for our specific circumstances as Creatives.

I can help you chart your course to a financial future that provides the security and freedom to live your creative dreams.

You pick the topics and we’ll work together to develop actionable steps for your unique needs during a 30-minute one-on-one online session.

Some topics include:

  • Getting Organized
  • Budgeting
  • Saving/Wealth Building
  • Paying Off Debt
  • Retirement
  • Investing

You’ll also receive 30 days of email support after your session.

Investment: Sliding Scale


This is geared for those who are interested in more in-depth coaching. Whether that is more accountability or establishing better money habits or a more comprehensive understanding of their money situation. Each month we’ll meet for your private 1 hour one-on-one coaching to discuss your goals and actionable next steps.

Plus email support from day one through 30 days following your final session.

Minimum 3 Month commitment.

*All Current and Alumni Private Coaching Clients get access to Office Hours. These happen approximately once a month.

Investment: $150/session


Whether you need help setting up your books, training, or full service monthly bookkeeping, I also offer these services for Quickbooks Online.

Training includes:

  • Customizing Quickbooks for your needs
  • Linking all bank and credit card information
  • Reviewing transactions and Reconciliation
  • Running Reports

Investment: a la Carte Hourly and Packages Available Dependent on Scope of Work


I am so happy I was referred to Des during this quarantine. I was very confused with the government relief funds as they continued to roll out with little information. Des was on top of the most up-to date information and she broke it down in a way that was very easy to understand. She gave me educated recommendation on where I should spend and where I should save during this unprecedented time. Her advice was financially responsible and realistic for my temporary unemployment plan. She even gave me some bonus advice that bumped my credit score up 31 points! I will continue to consult with her after the pandemic. Highly recommended!

Coral T., Experiential Event Producer

Working with Desiree makes a difference to your well being. Numbers are unavoidable and there’s power in knowing how to tame them. I’ve worked with Desiree for months now and whether your financial goals are big and involve words I don’t understand or you just need to get organized with your finance chaos Des is a great coach. She’s peaceful, supportive, resourceful and excited to share what she knows at any level. I’m so thankful of my time with her and will absolutely reach out again.

Avery C., Actor and Founder/Owner of Clyde City

Working with Des was honestly the best thing I could’ve done for my money. I’m very excited to set budget goals! Normally I tend to spiral about money due to survival job anxieties and still wanting to live life, but now I’m energized and determined to create set expenses I can live by and create balance. Your class made me feel more in control that by even doing the little things it will help out my financial health A LOT.

Cindy N., Actor

I worked with Des through her Small Group Coaching and Private Coaching programs. In the Small Coaching program, Des provides a safe space for people to talk about their finances. She meets each person where they are and is able to address them individually while providing knowledge for the entire group. I learned so much by participating in our group discussions. After that, I continued with Des through her Private Coaching program. She empowers her clients to work through uncomfortable feelings around money and provides an action plan every week. She supports her clients by celebrating every small victory which is something I carry with me today. I am so happy I got the chance to work with her!

--- Julia D., Actor, Clown, Teacher

I first took Des’s Small Group Class, which informed me of the different aspects of managing my own finances as an actor. After taking some time to apply the skills learned from the group class, I decided to work with her again through her Private Money Coaching program!

Des is exceptionally knowledgeable in dealing with finances as a creative. At the same time, she is simply amazing at working with the specific needs and circumstances of each and every individual she works with. After finishing my private coaching, I felt more than confident and empowered to move forward with a financial plan that Des and I discussed together. Des offers professional, realistic advice in a safe, encouraging and generous way.

I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity to learn about my finances with her guidance, and most certainly will be back to work with her again!

Jen K., Actor

Desiree is a thoughtful guide to helping you make sense of your finances. She offers practical advice and asks you to really think about your spending habits. I feel much more empowered to tackle how I manage and budget my money!

Kendra C., Actor

Wow. I thought I had a handle on my money but Des showed me how to get the clearest picture of my finances so that I could be in full control of my spending and investment habits. She gave me the tools to continue growing and always promptly provided in-depth, researched answers to my questions about choosing IRAs vs 401ks, selecting banks, and she guided me through my new tracking software. If you’re looking for someone for a safe environment to talk about your personal finances, I cannot stress enough how valuable this investment is for you.

Paul C., Actor, Designer

Is Money Coaching Right for Me?

If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to reach out to me directly using the Contact Me form or email me at desmoneycoach (at) gmail (dot) com.

What is a Money Coach?2023-03-01T08:52:40-08:00

As a Money Coach I offer education, tools, resources, encouragement, and accountability. Rather than telling clients what to do with their money, I give clients information, support, and tools so they can make their own money decisions.

I don’t know if I’m ready for a coach?2023-02-13T08:48:28-08:00

Just like hiring a personal trainer or a private acting coach, a money coach meets you where you are. There is no “wrong” time to get financial coaching. During our FREE, confidential, discovery call we’ll be able to determine if I am the right coach to help you reach your goals. If not, I’m happy to refer you to other resources.

How do we meet?2023-01-27T15:29:19-08:00

All sessions will meet via an online platform.

Is my financial information confidential?2023-03-01T08:53:25-08:00

Absolutely!  I maintain a strict confidentiality policy.  Any information shared with me is confidential and will not be shared without your express written permission.

What if I need to reschedule my Private Coaching Session?2020-12-21T16:15:31-08:00

Life happens. Private Coaching sessions can be rescheduled with 24 hours advanced notice a maximum of two times.

If you are late to your scheduled meeting, you will not be able to make up that time during your session. It is advised that you get on the call early to ensure a good connection.  If you are more than 15-minutes late without prior notice, you forfeit your session and will not be eligible to make it up.

Are you a financial advisor?2020-11-17T08:45:23-08:00

I am not. I’m a fellow creative who loves talking about, reading about, and learning about money and wants to share the insights I’ve learned and habits I’ve put in place in my life that have helped me build a strong financial foundation.

**Please note that I am not a certified financial planner (“CFP”) or a financial advisor and that nothing in our sessions constitutes legal or financial advice. Therefore, I am not legally allowed to tell you what to invest in, how to invest, or when to invest.**

What kind of payment do you accept?2023-01-27T15:34:02-08:00

I accept payment through ACH Bank Transfers, Paypal, Zelle and Venmo. Payment is due prior to all sessions.


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