Welcome to Financial Coach Training with Wise Monkey

By the UK's market leader in Financial Coaching


Join our financial coach training and help pioneer a new holistic approach to supporting people with the money side of their lives.


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"I absolutely loved the course! Progressively building up our skills and capability to help people improve their relationship with money and align their finances with the life they want to lead."


"Thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm bursting with ideas and information - completely inspired! And feel like I've finally found my tribe!"


"This is the best course I've ever been on, hands down, no question!  So much knowledge and wisdom is willingly shared and a huge number of useful resources are provided as part of the course material."


Thinking of becoming a financial coach?

Train with us and join our thriving community

Financial coaching is a rapidly developing field in the UK, with huge momentum. Founded over 20 years ago by Simonne Gnessen as the first financial coaching company in the UK, Wise Monkey continues to grow and be at the forefront of this exciting movement.

When you join our immersive training, you will learn how to empower others to develop their practical and emotional relationship with money - without advising them on financial products.

It's likely to be a profound experience for you, too.



"Transformational"... "an incredible process"... "a tribe of like-minded people"...



"Simonne has a quiet warmth and authority and ran our training with such skill and attention to detail that I quickly felt inspired and safe to do much more challenging work than I imagined myself capable of. She is a truly gifted teacher and her passion for her work is infectious." Belinda Dutch


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The Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training

This live online course is the leading financial coach training in the UK. You'll join an immersive, intensive learning experience in a small group that teaches you all the skills you need to become a financial coach - with a unique, blended course design that is exceptionally well rated by our trainees.




30 Sep - 11 Dec 2024

15 Apr - 19 Jun 2024: fully booked
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Free consultation call

Your first step is to register your interest in our trainings, obligation free. We can then schedule a free consultation call with Wise Monkey Financial Coaching founder, Simonne Gnessen, to talk you through everything you need to know about our training and answer all your questions.


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Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training

Our extensive, immersive core training

It is an opportunity for people who are interested in establishing their own financial coaching practice, or add financial coaching skills to their existing practice. It offers a life-changing learning experience, helping you develop essential financial coaching skills.


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Personal Finance Seminar Series

Alongside our Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training, we also offer a series of three 90-minute online seminars, designed for delegates who do not have any formal training in personal finance. Also available as stand-alone training.


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Wise Monkey Community Membership


After your training, join us to develop your financial coaching practice month by month. Live sessions every 2 weeks provide business training, financial coach skill development, and a wonderful community to connect with.

Currently only open to graduates of the Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training.


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Wise Monkey is the leading provider of financial coaching services in the UK

Over the years, Wise Monkey has been featured in a wide range of national newspapers and magazines, including: The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, The Mail, The Daily Express, Which? magazine, Psychologies, Red, She, Elle, Zest, Glamour, Vogue and Woman & Home.

Simonne Gnessen has also been interviewed on BBC News 24, BBC's One Show, Kathy Burke: Money Talks and several BBC radio stations and podcasts.


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Meet our team


Simonne Gnessen

Simonne is Founder of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching, and has been the pioneer of the financial coaching industry in the UK since 2002.

She leads the Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training and the Wise Monkey Community and still has a busy practice coaching her own clients.


Graham Wells

Chartered Financial Planner, training consultant, practising Financial Coach and member of the International Coaching Federation. 

Graham facilitates the Wise Monkey Community Membership and is one of the instructors on the Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training.


Professor George Callaghan

Expert in the area of Economics and Personal Finance and a Senior Lecturer at The Open University teaching Economics and Personal Finance. 

George leads the Personal Finance Seminar Series and is one of the instructors on the Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training.


Sara Maxwell

Qualified Financial Planner, Financial Coach and Professional Certified Coach, Sara is one of the instructors on the Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training.

Sara works with individuals, couples, groups and businesses and is a speaker on the topics of Money Mindset, Wealth Management and Financial Wellbeing.


Jo MacNaughten

Jo will be your first port of call if you have any admin questions about the course. She also provides additional support to participants during and after the training, bringing her skills as a trained actor (playing client in role plays) and qualified psychotherapist.



More about us

Wise Monkey Financial Coaching Ltd is registered as a company in England and Wales.
Registration number: 06943759. Registered office: Preston Park House, South Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SB.
VAT Number: 340 5483 16