Name: Shannon Lee Simmons
Occupation: Financial Planner/Founder of The New School of Finance
Lifestyle: Urbanite and secret hippie (shhhh)
What’s a typical day like for you?
Weekday: Get up. Tea immediately. Yoga. Bike to New School HQ on Queen West. See clients throughout the day and nerd out hard about money awesomeness. Then, usually, in the evenings I’m off to do a talk/event/photoshoot/biz shiz etc. Home.
Erryday I’m hustlin’
Weekends: famjam time.
What in your life is really important to you? Besides fam/friends (this trumps all the things), meaningful work and a sense of purpose. I have so much passion and need to channel it into meaningful work. I don’t know who I would be if I couldn’t do something I’m passionate about. The thought scares me!
What would you like to be remembered for? Changing the Canadian Financial Planning Industry so every day people can feel excited and empowered about their finances!! Also – red hair.
What role does fashion play in your life? I do talks, videos, presentations, and I see clients on a daily basis. Fashion is important to me because it is a way that I can express myself, my brand, and who I really am in my personal life and my biz.
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective? I love that the clothes are clothes I’d wear for work and that I’d also wear out in my personal life. For me that’s key. Something that fits well and fits well in my life is key!
What do you have that you want to promote? I’m launching Canada’s first Personal Finance School Oct 13th, 2015. Online DIY financial courses that are accessible, affordable and AWESOME. I’m so unbelievably excited about it. I think it will change the way Canadians view their finances and empower everyone (not just millionaires) to make GOOD financial decisions. Learning about money and your own finances doesn’t have to suck… Trust.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
I’m a huge nerd. Though, you’ve probably already put that together. 🙂
Where can people find you on social media?
New School: @nschoolfinance (twitter and instagram)
Me: @shanleesimmons (twitter and instagram)