Hi, I’m Virginia
the Money Coach
I am a mentor to smart women who want to get smart about money, master their relationship with money, attract abundance and finally feel financially secure.
I came to this work through my own experience. I realised I knew nothing about money. Not only did I know nothing, I didn’t want to know anything. I buried my head deep in the sand—that was my favourite position. I thought my husband could manage everything. I was pushing any thoughts of money aside and hoping that the problem would go away.
After years climbing the corporate ladder, hitting all the metrics that demonstrated I was a successful woman, I realised that although it looked like I had it all together, I still had zero knowledge about money and I never really felt safe or in control.
After we lost money in an investment I realised there were huge gaps in my understanding of money. I didn’t even know how much super (US 401K) I had or how I could afford to pay for my kids’ university education or how to plan for retirement.
And, so I dived into learning EVERYTHING I could about money, mindset and everything in between and I brought my 20 years of extensive coaching experience to money coaching.
It turns out that a staggering number of women feel exactly the same way I did.
I have taken what I think are the most important and pressing issues and designed two money courses inspired by a coaching mindset.
In the last 5 years I have helped many women completely transform their relationship with money, take charge of their financial future and finally feel free. And this has a ripple effect on everything else in your life.
Unlike many other coaches, you'll find out there - I go beyond the mantras, meditations and fluffy manifestation hacks and I dig deep to help women unearth their buried money beliefs and stories, rewire their mindset and step into abundance.
I designed Money Mojo: Money Mindset Momentum to help you quickly and permanently let go of your stress about money, make more and keep more. I can’t wait to help you inside the mini-course and/or The Money Project Signature Course.
I’m a Certified Money Coach and an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach. I’m not, however, a financial planner—so I’m not qualified to give advice on financial products.
Want Credentials ?
Hey I get it. If you’re anything like my clients then you probably appreciate knowing that I’m not a money coaching fly on the wall, aka an impostor with no credentials or experience.
- Certified Money Coach (CMC)®
- Associate Certified Coach – International Coach Federation 2006
- Certified Master Coach - Behavioural Coaching Institute
- Graduate Core Essentials Coach Training - Corporate Coach U
- Graduate Advanced Coaching - Corporate Coach U
- Accredited Coach - Results Coaching Systems
- Certified MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence Practitioner
- Licensed facilitator of The Coaching Clinic: Coaching Skills for Managers
- Licensed Facilitator: Advanced Coaching Clinic: Essential Conversations for Developing Others
Great! I suggest you get started with the Money Personality Quiz to discover your money archetype.
When I’m not coaching or teaching I love to kick back with a Caprioska or a good Merlot. I love to eat out, especially spicy Asian. My favourite poet is Neruda, in Spanish! I love literature and film in French, Spanish and English.
I am intrigued by the many and various strategies and tools we can use to develop ourselves to shine and sparkle.
My favourite colour is turquoise – which you could probably guess ! You will often find me singing, dancing and painting large abstracts.
You’ll find those art works at www.virginiabakerwoolf.art
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
The Baker's Dozen
13 Personal Facts About Virginia:
Enneagram: 8 Disc: Director
Learning Styles: multi modal: Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic and Spiritual
Most Daring Adventure: Driving up a mountain cliff with a sheer drop in Maui
Favourite Indulgence: Sticky date pudding with lashings of double cream
Game Changers: Coaching and Painting
Mornings: Very strong tea
Aunty Virginia: My 16 nieces and nephews live in Sydney, Alice Springs and London
Birth Order: Second of 6 children with three brothers and two sisters
Family: Children: a girl, Claudia and a son Sam and my husband, Gordon, and I love them to distraction
Favourite hobby: Abstract painting
Favourite drink: A Caprioska or an excellent merlot
Languages: English, fluent Spanish and French that’s a bit rusty
One of the best courses I have ever done
The Money Project is one of the best courses I have ever done. I certainly got very clear on my money story, money history and money blocks. I made huge steps forward in rewriting my story and having a strategic plan to move forward. But more than that I found that The Money Project dealt with issues that affect so many areas of my life. Issues like self care, empowerment, self compassion, making sure I put myself first. This course created a total upgrade of my whole life. I could not recommend it highly enough.
Senior Executive, Education
An illuminating and empowering process
Money coaching with Virginia uncovered my deeply held assumptions about me and my money. Working with her made me realise that my relationship with money need not be fixed in the past and that I had control of how I can manage my finances now and into the future. It was an illuminating and empowering process.
Helped make my dreams of having more clarity and financial freedom become a reality
I highly recommend Virginia as a money coach. When I began working with Virginia I felt I was carrying some very negative beliefs and attitudes about money as well as some old, confusing patterns. Virginia’s coaching was invaluable in helping me resolve my money history, story, patterns and beliefs. I found The Four Core processes extremely helpful to identify my unconscious patterns around money, understand where they came from, heal them and move forward. Thank you Virginia for helping make my dreams of having more clarity and financial freedom become a reality and for your on-going support. Money Coaching with Virginia has been an excellent investment.
Amazed at the transformation
Virginia guided the team through the behavioural types and then using engaging and non-confrontational role play exercises she managed to get the team to gain far greater insight into why and how each member of the team acted and reacted to situations in the way they did. I was amazed at the transformation and how quickly the barriers between members came down.
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Made significant progress in my work and thinking
I made significant progress in my work and thinking as a result of coaching with Virginia. I was confused about my career and direction when I commenced. Virginia assisted me to find clarity in my direction and encouraged me to pursue my challenges. Virginia has a positive approach and always validated my thoughts, however small I felt they were. I would, and have, recommended Virginia as a professional coach. I found the experience extremely valuable and looked forward to each session.
Motivated me to achieve great things
I would like to thank you for all of your support and kindness in providing coaching for me personally and for my business. Over the past year and a half since I have known you, you have provided a professional, supportive, courteous and friendly service.
I have found that the work that we did during our 11 sessions was invaluable and led me to what I believe, are the greatest decisions I have made in my entire life. The goals that we set motivated me to achieve great things. The clarity that came from our sessions assisted me in being proactive and changed my life for the better.