Matthew Doud - Business Coach in Lenexa, Kansas (KS)

Mr. Matthew Doud

Profession: Business Coach

About Me & My Practice

None of the categories listed here quite capture the full essence of the work I do so I'll define it for you here as best I can. I like to refer to myself as a Personal Finance Coach or Personal CFO. I have found that so many people struggle to really understand and conquer the area of their personal finances and so I have set out to help them solve that problem. I believe the root source of the problem is a lack of fundamental understanding of how money works, and particularly how it works for or against a person over time.

My goal is first to understand a person's past experience with money, from family of origin to current practices, how does one deal with money and, almost more importantly, how do they feel about how they deal with it? Once I have an understanding of a person's background my goal is to offer new information that may help them see things more clearly, both in why things are the way they are now, and how they can get much better in the future.

Once a person has a base understanding of what is happening with their money and why, we can move into practical steps to change things that need to be changed and reinforce things that are already good. The steps are simple and comprehensive. We touch every important domain of one's financial life starting with basic organization then moving through savings and debt, insurance and legal protection, and of course long term wealth building. Throughout this process I will help connect my clients with professionals in each of these areas as needed, creating an organic "wealth team" around them. People could always seek these professionals out on their own, the difference here being that with me helping direct it, each of these concerns will be addressed purposefully and in concert with the major concerns in the other domains. This results in a coordinated plan that brings everything together to move the client forward instead of pulling them in multiple directions as is so often the case.

As for my background and experience, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and a breadth of experience in the personal financial realm including mortgage origination, tax preparation, and insurance and financial planning. I also co-founded a tech company and helped build it from the ground up into the profitable business it is today. It's this broad base of experience that gives me the perspective that I have and allows me to communicate effectively with professionals in each realm to help build a coordinated strategy for my clients.

I love the conversation around personal finance and especially seeing the "light bulb" go on in a persons eyes as they begin to realize why things have or have not been working as well as they had hoped, or why it was so much more difficult than it always felt like it should be. Managing your money isn't easy, and it's a common myth or misconception that it is. I want to help release people from the fear and guilt they often feel about how they've handled money, and set them on the path to freedom and success in pursuit of their dreams.

I Am Also A

  • Life Coach
  • Organizer Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Accountability
  • Fears
  • Goal setting
  • Life Stages
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Professional mission
  • Self-Confidence

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages I Speak

  • English

My Fee Range

  • $150-$200
  • $200-$250