Hey! I'm Lindsey!

In many ways, I was my first coaching client.

My early years showed me what I didn’t want for my life. I had very little confidence. I was good at school (aka: I followed the rules), but it wasn’t until my 20s that I realized that no one was going to give me the life that I wanted – I had to create it for myself.

My success can be attributed to three main ideas:

1. the belief I had to have in myself (even on the hard days

2. learning how to manage my money (oh yes!)

3. asking for help and finding people along the way I could learn from

I’ve built a career that allows me to travel, live 100% debt-free, do work I love, and work 10 months out of the year. The icing on the cake: getting to partner on projects like Money Date Night, with my husband, Colin Ryan.

To me, learning = life. I have an MBA in Organizational Development from Clarkson University. I’m an ICF Certified Executive Coach, a Leadership Champlain graduate, and recognized as a Rising Star (40 under 40) by Vermont Business Magazine.

When I’m not coaching, I’m working on initiatives focused on advancing women’s economic security and gender inclusion in workplaces.  

Topics I like to speak about include: salary negotiation, gender and workplace culture, and entrepreneurship


My Values & Beliefs

Action creates motivation.

I approach life with humor and abundance.

I believe in the power of small deliberate choices, eating the frog, good socks, and paying it forward.

Anyone can learn to manage their money. I promise.

I surround myself with people who think differently than me.

Laughter is medicine. So is moving my body. And getting off the computer.

I have experienced firsthand that empowered women go on to empower women.

I'm constantly reading: Mr. Money Mustache, My Fab Finance, GRANTED, HBR, The Minimalists.

My CliftonStrengths™ are: Activator, Discipline, Learner, Futuristic, and Relator.