Personal Finance Seminar Series

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

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The seminars will be live and interactive and led by Professor George CallaghanProfessor of Economics and Personal Finance, a senior lecturer specialising in the teaching of personal finance and a qualified coach.

  He will deliver content-rich presentations aiming to enhance your knowledge, confidence and understanding of various aspects of personal finance including taxation, pensions, savings and investments.

Topics have been selected to help you prepare for the Practitioner Certificate Training and for future work with clients thereafter.

As part of the process we encourage you to keep a personal finance learning log, where you record the areas you are confident in and those which need further reflection and research. Each seminar will provide links to further sources of information on the various topics, which can be used to gain additional knowledge.
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What do you cover in each session?

Tues 13 Sept 2022

This begins by discussing the changing economic and social context, including the pervasive consumer culture which drives so many purchasing decisions.

We then go over the different sources of income, including thinking of ways clients might increase their income, before looking in some detail at income tax, national insurance and savings.

The seminar ends by introducing your personal finance learning log and the Wise Monkey financial competencies checklist.

Length: 90 mins

Tues 20 Sept 2022

This covers the important concept of compounding, before introducing different types of investments. It goes on to discuss the distinction between active versus passive investments and how a coach might discuss asset allocation with clients.

It ends with pensions, going over the different types, such as state and private pensions, defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. We also run through the most relevant tax implications associated with pensions.

This seminar ends with reflection on learning and looking forward to the third seminar.

Length: 90 mins

Tues 27 Sept 2022

We briefly discuss the differences between secured and unsecured debt, before covering mortgages, including buy to let and equity release.

We then examine the role of insurance in personal finance, before going on to look at the personal finance implications of the most common life changes which a financial coach may discuss with clients. These include investments for children, divorce and estate planning.

We end by discussing insights gained and planning the next steps in adding to your personal finance knowledge.

Length: 90 mins


By the end of the seminar series you will:


➤ have a set of personal finance resources, including slides and useful signposting to further information

➤ be more confident in your personal finance knowledge base

➤ have identified financial topics on which you feel most comfortable coaching

➤ be better prepared for the next steps in your financial coaching journey


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Here's what past delegates have said

Well structured, appropriate level of detail, related it to context and the potential different perspectives of clients. I liked the way it was linked to how we would advise clients. The time seemed to fly by. George created a good collegiate atmosphere, as though we were in the same room.
George is an excellent instructor; he is very personable and encouraging. It was good to have someone who 'knows his stuff' but who also has some experience as a financial coach and can put the topics into that context.


I found the content to be rich and it covered a variety of topics and products. I enjoyed every moment. George managed to grab our attention all the time and kept the seminars interesting and enjoyable.

Booking Details


When do they take place?

Three evenings leading up to our next Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training, which starts on Tuesday 13 September 2022.

Each online session lasts 90 minutes and takes place 7:00pm - 8:30pm on each of the three days.

The evening seminar dates are:

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Tuesday 27 September 2022

How are they run?

The seminars take place via Zoom, and will be recorded and uploaded to our online Training Platform so that you can revisit them later to support your learning. 

You will receive an invitation to the Wise Monkey online Training Platform with:

  • Event details to attend the live seminars
  • Access to seminar recordings and slides
  • A Learning Log
  • Additional personal finance resources


How much does it cost?

The cost to attend all three seminars with access to the Training Portal is £350 plus VAT (£420 including VAT).


How do I book a place?

Please complete the form below to book your place, or email [email protected] to arrange a call or to request more information. Once we receive your booking form, an invoice will be issued with payment details.

Booking Form

Submit this form to receive an invoice for the course fee of £350 plus VAT (£420 including VAT) to be paid via bank transfer. Your place will be confirmed after receipt of payment.


By submitting this form you agree to the terms below:

I agree to pay my fee for £350 plus VAT (£420 including VAT) via bank transfer to secure a place on the Personal Finance Seminar Series on Tues 13, 20 & 27 Sept 2022.

Our next Financial Coach Practitioner Certificate Training starts on Mon 3rd October 2022

Don't miss our next comprehensive training course which runs 3 Oct - 23 Nov 2022. Booking now, it offers a life-changing learning experience - helping you develop the essential skills to start your own Financial Coaching practice.

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