This is what people are saying...
“Diana was a real gift to our ministry, she came to visit and observe our emergency financial assistance program. Diana really helped reinforce what we are attempting to do, which concerns going beyond application of a “band aid” to immediate financial difficulties— offering a financial coaching opportunity to individuals with whom we have met over succeeding years. Her instincts also blessed her with the ability to intervene with first-time applicants who were struggling in managing their financial situation for various reasons. In this way, Diana was helping reshape our ministry into a pastoral effort capable of assisting individuals to actually change their lives through an encounter with our lay assistance ministers. “ Ned L. Outreach Coordinator
This financial program surprised me. I feel supported, listened to and as a result, I am more positive about my money issues, even though I have a lot of work to do. This is a bloody miracle. I have been in financial programs before, (this is my third time in about a period of 15 years). I did not expect Diana to really care what my true underlying issues with money were. In this program, she listened to me and did not judge. We looked at goals and dealt with my snags. I cannot tell you what a relief I feel, being supported like this, and now I am wanting to tackle my money issues with a renewed sense of vigor- as opposed to my usual reluctant and trodding self. Thanks for having a program that dares to be different.
Diana has financially coached me on several occasions, I feel as a coach she was empathic with my feelings and concerns as well as being an active listener. I would highly recommend Diana.
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For individuals, groups, and businesses.
Sessions intended to help you identify your true financial goals and collaborate with you to accomplish these goals at a desirable pace. My approach will seem therapy-like and will help you create intrinsic motivation to continue taking steps forward. This service can offer accountability if desired and group coaching is also availble.
This provides hands-on assistance to clients who have difficulty managing their personal monetary affairs. This may entail day-to-day items including paying bills, setting up budgets, to full management of funds. This would benefit busy people, those with unfavorable habits, elderly, or disabled.
Do you have your ducks in a row? Is it time to think about investment choices? This service goes beyond good money management. You worked hard! Your money should make money for you. We will discuss your risk tolerance and start investment education.
Do you have a bad financial habit(s)? Have you tried everything you could to stop? Are you ready to REALLY finally get to the root of all of this? Try this life changing session that will get to the root of your issue and finally be set free from any self-sabotaging behavior!
Provide financial education and literacy for group types. This could focus on a specifc aspects of personal finance or a general outline. Presentations would be appropriate for financial conferences, schools, students, churches or church groups, businesses, etc.
Interested in having a financial literacy or capability program developed for your organization or company? A program can be created and tailored to your organization's goals. Staff, needs assessment, and evaluation services are also available.
HELLO, MY NAME IS DIANA KYU
(Kyu - pronounced like the letter 'Q')
I'm a personal financial professional that offers a variety of services to individuals, groups and businesses.
FACTS ABOUT ME
Currently working on a Ph.D in personal financial planning with a research focus on behavioral finances.
M.S. in Personal Financial Planning
Accredited Financial Counselor®
Financial Fitness Coach®
Teaches Personal Finance at a local university
Member of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
2015 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's First Financial Coach for the D.C. Metro area
Financial Satisfaction: A Quasi Experimental Approach Using Solution Focused Brief Therapy "Presentation on the impact of using therapeutic technique in a financial goal setting session." Financial Therapy Association
Pathways from Financial Education to Financial Coaching: "I discussed ways financial education programs could introduce financial coaching elements into their classes." Maryland Financial Education Summit FDIC's
Financial Coaching: "I presented the theoretical framework behind financial coaching and included a coaching demonstration." Society For Financial Education and Professional Development's Financial Lit. Leadership Conference
Employment Bootcamp: "Spoke on the Importance of financial credit when applying for jobs. CBS Radio: WPGC
Financial Capability among Economically Vulnerable Consumers (2016): "Poster Session". AFCPE
Personal Finance Seminar: Online Professional Development (2016):"Poster Session". AFCPE
The Impact of Emergency Financial Assistance: An Effort to Help Students. (2017):"Poster Session". AFCPE
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