Category Archives: Women and Wealth

87. 5 Obstacles That Could be Preventing You From Achieving Your Goals with Lela Meinke



Financial planning is all about goal achievement. However, the ability to attain one’s desired goals can be limited by one’s mindset and habits. 

In this episode, Esther Szabo is joined once more by Lela Meinke, founder of Serenity Cards and Coaching. Lela reveals five common hurdles people face when planning and articulating goals and shares how you can overcome them.

Esther and Lela discusses: 

  • How role models impact an individual’s mindset
  • How to shift mindset to increase openness to possibilities
  • How technology impacts goals and success
  • Ways to increase one’s confidence in achieving goals
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Lela Meinke’s purpose is to help people find and express their best voice and most creative and authentic self. She has always loved learning and growing and serving as a kind mirror and coach for others.

Highly engaging workshop facilitator and talent development coach who optimizes individual and team performance by bringing heart into business, by connecting teams with their purpose, and by giving leaders, individuals and teams a lasting process that unleashes people’s potential toward achieving excellence


85. Articulate and Achieve Your Goals with Lela Meinke



All financial plans are built around goals. Goals can be exciting, and they can be intimidating. It can actually be challenging to articulate what one really wants, and then commit to move forward, despite setbacks that may arise.

In this episode, Esther Szabo is joined by Lela Meinke, founder of Serenity Cards & Coaching. Lela shares tools and resources she uses to successfully coach individuals seeking to attain higher levels of personal and business success.

Esther and Lela discuss: 

  • The many faces of goals
  • Clifton Strengths and how these impact approach to goal setting 
  • The context of the four quadrants
  • Tools to help us continue to move forward with engagement and authenticity
  • And more

Connect With Lela Meinke:

Connect With Esther Szabo: 

About Our Guest:

Lela Meinke’s purpose is to help people find and express their best voice and most creative and authentic self. She has always loved learning and growing and serving as a kind mirror and coach for others.

Highly engaging workshop facilitator and talent development coach who optimizes individual and team performance by bringing heart into business, by connecting teams with their purpose, and by giving leaders, individuals and teams a lasting process that unleashes people’s potential toward achieving excellence.


84. Looking Back To Move Forward with Erik Schei, CFA



  • Esther Szabo and Erik Schei look back at the questions clients wanted the answer to in 2021 and discuss financial planning trends moving into 2022
  • They discuss some of the themes they noticed and the pandemic’s impact on political, investment, and societal events