Are you a parent living in a liminal space with your family as you and they change?

My life's purpose is to help you change and grow into a better version of yourself. I can't wait to meet you so we can start that exploration together.

Hi, I'm Coach Taj

Does every day you hold it all together feel like a triumph?

Transform Your Life with a Professional Coach trained in Evidence Based Coaching

We can walk together

I’ve experienced first-hand what it’s like to be in a difficult financial place and how easy it can be to close your eyes and pretend it’s not there. I’ve also experienced the power of taking the reins and making impactful financial choices. I can help you do that for yourself, your family, and your children.

Financial Coaching
Family Coaching

Do you feel like you are caught in a daily whirlwind in your family? Do you find yourself wondering what to grasp onto in the sea of never ending change? As a mother of two and a professional life coach I get it. I am there with you as a mother of two teenagers. I can help you find a lifeline for yourself, your family, and your children.

Start with the 6-week Foundations course, then follow it with coaching catered to your real-life scenarios. In the Foundations course, you get to build a foundation of mental fitness by strengthening three critical mental muscles to shift the balance of power from your inner Saboteurs (your negative self) to your inner Sage (your positive self).

Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Coaching

”Taj is a great communicator, teacher and coach! She has visited my Parent Education classes to speak on teaching kids about managing money and she has been fantastic. She gives very sound advice and helpful tools for creating a budget and helping kids to understand the value of making every dollar work for them. I have learned so much from Taj personally and after taking a class for teens, my daughter gleaned a greater understanding of the power of saving and budgeting”

- Sloan

Before meeting Taj, I was unhappy in my work and had been for some time. I had also developed an unhealthy relationship to work which put a severe strain on my family. I knew that I needed a change, but had no idea where to start. Taj was referred to me by a friend and I can honestly say that Taj's coaching helped me make some significant changes in how I approach work as well as how I approach relationships with my family.

While in coaching sessions, Taj presented unbiased and thought-provoking questions that forced me to ask myself difficult questions leading me to start the journey to repair relationships with family members. Taj's approach allowed me the time and space necessary for self-reflection and re-prioritization of my personal and professional goals. This work of reflection and re-prioritization provided a framework for my job search and ultimately helped me find a new job that I absolutely love where I am able to practice healthy boundaries to maintain a positive balance between my work and my family.

- Sarah


Before working with Taj, I was guilty of checkbook balance budgeting. We lived paycheck to paycheck, and I would frantically check my bank’s app to see what the balance was, and whether we would over-draft before the next pay-day. It was a very stressful situation, and I never fully knew if we would be able to cover all our bills and expenses each month. Large or unexpected bills were deflating, and we would end the year with more credit card debt than I was comfortable with. I honestly felt so much shame around how I couldn’t effectively manage our money. I would find myself avoiding looking at the credit card totals – I was definitely being an ostrich with my head in the sand.

Working with Taj and learning how to use YNAB has given me peace of mind. I no longer obsessively check our bank account. Rather, I go in every couple weeks to confirm the paycheck has been posted. I no longer fear over-drafting because we carry a higher balance in our account than I have ever been used to. Taj and the tool she uses are not just about reflecting upon our spending (or feeling guilt over it), rather the true strength lies in the ability to plan forward. I proactively prepare for expenses now and begin saving for them sooner. I have a real sense of what vacations cost (I had never tracked them that thoroughly before). Another huge plus is the fact that our credit cards are also linked, so I can stay on top of debt and pay it much more frequently so it doesn’t build into a huge mountain. With Taj’s coaching and guidance, I have been able to face some hard truths about our finances and feel more in control and less anxiety. I have learned to behave like the bison and face the reality more and more.

Taj’s style is direct, but kind and non-judgmental. I feel safe sharing the full picture of our financial world with her, which is a very vulnerable thing! I whole-heartedly recommend Taj to others who are looking to feel more peace of mind, less out of control (like I was) and more able to face the truth when it comes to their daily financial picture.

- Nicole

Working with Taj has really helped me look at my career from a totally different perspective. Before I was always worried about just getting through the day (maybe the week if I was really being ambitious!). Through my time with Taj, I have been able to look at my career from a much wider lens and have found a way to be happy and fulfilled each day, regardless of the specific line items I did or did not check off the “to-do list”. I have been able to look at my career more holistically, understanding the areas of horizontal and vertical growth I need to focus on now and in the future. Overall Taj has helped me to be a more steady, consistent contributor to my organization and create a healthier work/life balance while maintaining boundaries that set me up for success in all areas of life.

- Seth

Coach Taj equipped me with tools to guide my vertical growth (both personally & professionally), and our sessions facilitated the emergence of my critically-thinking, professional, adult-self. My journey included an in-depth analysis of my personality traits, life traumas, and passions. Using Taj's techniques, I've learned to reframe my perspective to better evaluate challenging situations, create solutions, and ultimately take back control of my life.


I cannot recommend Taj highly enough!

Before I started working with Taj, I was reeling towards a financial trainwreck... and I was really scared. I had gone from consistently profitable in my business to facing a mountain of debt with not even enough revenue to make the minimum payments.

Taj helped me with tactics and strategies and more importantly, she helped me feel a sense of hope that things were going to work out okay. She helped me climb my way out of the hole and get back into the black as well as coach me through how to talk about money with my spouse in a more confident way.

I was so thrilled with the results that I hired her to coach my three teenagers on money concepts and how to use YNAB. Several years later, I still feel confident about money and am in the black!

- Dawn

Taj helped us think outside the box when it came to budgeting. Just a few new strategies relative to our finances and things have shifted for the good. Thank you Taj for helping us allocate our family's income in a new way!

- Bob

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I am a YNAB Certified Budgeting Coach, which means that I have been trained to coach people on using YNAB software and the YNAB budgeting method. I have met select requirements of You Need a Budget LLC in order to receive this certification, which means that I have the ability to competently coach YNAB to others. I am not an employee of YNAB, and all non-YNAB related opinions and recommendations are my own. My views do not reflect the views of YNAB and its employees or its affiliates.

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