Hi, My name is Kim and I am passionate about helping businesses and individuals with their finances. On the business side I run Masters Accounting and Training Solutions (M.A.T.S), which I started in December 2013, because I wanted to combine my 25 years of accounting experience in South Africa and the UK, with my desire to help people and to make a difference in their businesses.
Make Peace With Money is where I help people with their personal finances, and where I get to do the work I am most passionate about, and that is mending people's relationship with money.
My Financial Journey: In 2010 I landed back into Heathrow Airport after getting married in South Africa, and I collapsed getting off the aeroplane and was rushed off to hospital where I was diagnosed with blood clots to my lungs.
The clots meant that I could not work for a year, and I had to use the savings I had in order to survive, despite my husband working full time.
I always felt secure with my personal financial situation, however this experience, and more recent events have given me a different outlook. I have learnt what it is like to struggle financially, to get into debt and I have a deep understanding of what it is like to be counting the pennies every day.
My Healing Journey: I have always had a passion for healing, which started when I took a course in Shiatsu in South Africa when I was 21. Since then I have completed courses in Reiki, Swedish Massage and Counselling.
I have a thirst for knowledge, and over the years I have collected and read a number of self-help books that cover various areas of healing, including nutrition, tapping, energy healing, yoga, pilates and many more.
When I experienced my own financial difficulties I started exploring ways of helping heal my own relationship with money. In 2012 I connected with Marisa Makhi the 'Prosperity Goddess', and I started my money healing journey.
My adventure is still on-going and I have had to learn to adapt to changes in my situation, some more drastic than others (for example since 2016 my husband has struggled with anxiety and been unable to work). Whatever happens I try to take positive action everyday to try and achieve the level of financial stability that I want.
It is because of this mentality, and my desire to reach financial freedom that I have started tapping, and working with Melanie Bundock and her vision alignment group. With Melanie's help I am learning how to visualise the life I want.
How Make Peace with Money Started: A couple of years after working with Marisa I realised that I could use both my corporate and healing experiences to help individuals, and that's when I came up with the idea of Make Peace with Money.
I had a business client who had financial problems, so I told her about my idea and she agreed to be my guinea pig; through this work I created the first module of the Make Peace with Money Course, and the rest developed from there.
Bookkeeping to trial balance (South Africa)
Bookkeeping to Balance Sheet (South Africa)
Accounts 1 through UNISA (South Africa)
Post Graduate Diploma in Management, PDM (South Africa)
Qualified by experience; Accounts Assistant, Assistant Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Assistant Financial Controller and Consultant (South Africa and UK)
Business Psychology BA (South Africa)
Basic Counselling Course with the Red Cross (South Africa)