Biography - Simonne Gnessen
Simonne Gnessen is founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching, one of a handful of firms in the UK offering an alternative to traditional financial advice. She provides guidance and support on any money issue, integrating the technical and practical aspects of money management and financial planning with the emotional side of money.
Simonne Gnessen has been advising and coaching clients on their finances for over 20 years. She was a fee-based independent financial adviser (IFA) for 10 years before setting up her own innovative service in 2002 – Wise Monkey Financial Coaching.
Her work has been featured in the national press, on BBC radio and television programmes and in a variety of women’s magazines.
Simonne helps women challenge some of their barriers to financial success, while equipping them with the skills they need to take better control and responsibility for their financial future. Unlike IFAs, Simonne doesn’t sell any financial products.
She has a BSc in Statistics and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. As well as her financial services qualifications, Simonne is also a certified life coach, a Master Practitioner in NLP and holds a certificate in adult teaching.