Lesley has shared her financial wisdom and advice in timely columns and articles for publications including: Men's Health magazine, Unlimited magazine, the Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun. Here are some of Lesley's writing samples:
Men's Health magazine - Money Multiplier Q&A
Globe and Mail - Let's Talk Investing
Lesley Scorgie's passion for personal finance was strong well before her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2001. What started all the fuss in the first place was when she took up teaching her high school business class about investing, much to her teacher's surprise. This resulted in the local newspaper writing about her, which in turn triggered interest from the producers of the Oprah Winfrey show.
Since appearing on the show in 2001 called "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth", Lesley has branched out as a renowned professional speaker, educator and popular columnist for all age groups. Armed with her new book Rich by Forty: A Young Couple's Guide to Building Net Worth and first bestselling book Rich by Thirty: A Young Adult's Guide To Financial Success, Lesley has a variety of personal finance messages she can share with your organization.
Whether you run a major professional association, company or school, Lesley can tailor a financial message for your audience. Hiring Lesley to speak at your event is a valuable investment. Here's what these conference hosts had to say about Lesley:
"Thank you again for being a part of the ELITE 2011 Conference. All the student delegates, volunteers and ELITE executive immensely enjoyed your Keynote speech. It was such a great way to bring together the conference and help students see their potential. Personally, it was an honour to see you speak in person and have the advice that shaped my life, being passed on to other students. For that I Thank You."
-- Parminder Raeewal, ELITE, May 2011
The group learned a lot from your presentation. In fact, we had a meeting last night, and a few of our members specifically voiced how much they appreciated having someone talk to them about the very idea of financial freedom. Given the state of the economy, it's absolutely imperative that young people start thinking about how to take care of their financial future. You jump-started our planning. Much appreciated!
-- Maria Williams, Manager, Teamsters Local Union No. 117, (Seattle, WA, November 2009)
I just wanted to share a great story with you. I was speaking with a young single mother who attended your event in Red Deer and she told me she has cut up her credit card, downsized her home and is on her way to financial health in response to your advice.
-- Brenda Stoneham, VP Marketing, Diamond Key Homes, (Calgary, AB, July 2009)
I would like to thank you again for being our keynote speaker in August. You did a terrific job and we received many great comments about your speech.
-- Susan Bird, organizer, International Foundation of Employee Benefits Conference, (Chicago, August 2007)
Thank you so much for your fantastic workshop last week. It was wonderful working with you on your initial workshop with LifeSpeak. We received many positive comments. Please keep us posted of your travel plans, we would love to book you in our other locations as well.
-- Carolynn Olsen, Calgary Director of Business Development, LifeSpeak (Toronto, November 2007)
If you want a hands-on approach, maybe a workshop is the best choice. If you need a custom workshop, just ask. Here are a few Lesley can deliver for your team:
Get Rich and Get Smart
Demographic: adults (25 to retirement)
If you've been impacted by economic downturn, it's time to get smart with your money. This workshop/presentation focuses on steadily building net worth. It's designed to give attendees the skills to grow their financial portfolios and survive periods of financial hardship. Lesley shares strategies to protect assets, reduce debt, increase cash flow and invest wisely in both a good and bad economy.
Grow Your Nest Egg
Demographic: adults (25 to retirement & parents)
Retirement is closer than you think but it wouldn't hurt to take a closer look at where your investments are going. Since this group is already familiar with financial fundamentals, Lesley shares how to maximize assets with an innovative wealth model. This workshop also includes tips and tricks to get children interested in learning basic money skills at home.
Get Rich by Thirty
Demographic: young professionals and students (18 to 25)
Young adults don't want to take money advice from their parents anymore; bring in someone their own age to teach them how to grow their net worth within available resources. Using an innovative model of wealth, Lesley covers debt-reduction and a basic saving and investment strategy. Lesley also raises awareness about financial products that can help to build net worth.
Money Skills for Students
Demographic: students (13 to 17)
Hire a young person to talk to young people for a change. This workshop is designed to help students develop skills they will need regardless of what they do after graduation. Keep dreaming says Lesley, but set goals to achieve those dreams and don't forget the price tag of what certain dreams cost. Lesley's 6 Money Basics have already proved very popular in more than 40 schools.
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