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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Jan 23, 2020


In the 13th podcast episode of the Legendary Leaders series, we chat with Alisa Barcan, founder and owner of the Savvy Corner. As a Certified Chartered Accountant and Coach, Alisa helps people to rewrite their financial situation if they don’t have the confidence to do it themselves. She supports others to create a comfortable financial situation for themselves, looking at the practicalities of money as well as managing their mindset around money.


Alisa also works with business owners looking at their pricing strategy and charges. She explains the importance of separating your own value and the value of what your business offers and the services it provides, so that you can charge what your services are worth, and not get hung up on your personal worth.


Alisa shares some frank insights and explains that having a successful business isn’t just about an amazing business strategy and plan, but the need to truly believe that you can achieve it all. If you can’t find that self-belief, then it simply won’t work.


Alisa takes us through the process of working with her clients to look at their ‘money story’, whereby they write down everything about their current financial situation. She explains how she then takes the story extracting only the facts from it, to get rid of beliefs and emotions that we attach to money, enabling people to focus on the real situation in front of them.


Alisa takes us through her background growing up in Romania and the financial challenges that presented. She goes on to explain how she arrived at her current career choice and built up her qualifications and experience to pursue her passion. For Alisa, money is not a goal, it is simply an enabler for something else.


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About Cathleen:
As a trained Leadership & Mindset Coach, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker Cathleen supports high achieving but worn-out Women in Corporates create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. 
Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps people turn their careers around so that they start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the Mondays to come. 
Her proven 6-step "Legend Framework" helps Leaders go from feeling lost, lacking confidence and clarity about their career to owning their next career step, feeling at ease with themselves and others, excited about their future and able to tackle any obstacle that may get in their way. At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 
She works with action takers who really want to make an impact on the world around them - people who are driven by purpose. If you are a female high-achiever and you are ready to take your career to the next level whilst fully enjoying your personal life, then get in touch! 
With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development projects within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations. These are exactly the experiences that made her choose to help leaders across the world step out of the “daily hamster wheel” and into a life of purpose, inspiration and courage to live a life on their own terms. 
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About Co-Host: Bio Alisa Barcan – The Savvy Corner


As a Financial Coach and Consultant, Alisa Barcan helps people re-write their financial stories. Based in the UK, she works with young professionals and small business owners who wish to decipher their finances and improve their financial situation and relationship with money. She talks more about financial coaching and her story of becoming a coach in this video

Using a combination of standard coaching techniques, innovative approaches rooted in behavioural economics & gaming theory and traditional financial models, Alisa facilitates results which are impactful and lasting.

Alisa is a prize winner Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a double-qualified Coach. She also teaches at The University of Cambridge. You can find her at The Savvy Corner or on LinkedInInstagramFacebook and YouTube.