Therese Skelly, Money/Mindset Mentor, Business Catalyst, and Transformational Teacher

Therese1Working with a business coach or mentor is quite a commitment!  It’s not like having someone give you a pedicure or change the oil in your car!

When you engage in a coaching relationship, you trust the person to be a part of your business, your dreams, desires and LIFE.  It’s my belief that you should have a good sense of who they are, what they value, and how they tick.

In service of giving you a snapshot of who I am and how I work, this is going to be longer than most bios because I want you to know me.  Just as I want to know you.

Guess I’d say that I am the quintessential
“Accidental Entrepreneur.”

I didn’t come to the party via business school or any well-crafted plan.  Nope.  I listened to Guidance and jumped in the middle of the deep end!

My first career came about with a Master’s Degree and 25 years of counseling experience. That actually gave me a fabulous foundation to understand the inner working of the mind, motivation, behavior, and those crazy unconscious parts that hold us back.

But it did NOTHING to prepare me to run a business or make a bunch of money!  Not at all.

That has come through grit and grace!  Being committed to do whatever it takes to learn and grow.  Finding mentors who will shine lights on the places I can’t see. Being in focused action, and a fierce and firm decision to follow this path and never, ever give up on my dream.

And the journey has given me a special place in my heart who are good at what they do, but don’t know how to get their message out in the world, and certainly don’t know how to own the value they provide.  (That’s where the under charging problem comes into play!)

Today I blend mindset and strategy to help heart centered entrepreneurs make more money doing what they love.

What motivates me?  Making a difference.

I’m driven by the deep, deep knowing that we are here to take care of each other and make a difference.  So I give a ton of time at my church helping to create community and connections.

I also give my heart and soul to my business and our community where I serve by helping people get past their blocks and limiting beliefs about themselves so they can create awesome businesses, and have money flowing.

For me it’s not just a business.  It’s my ministry.

What I love?


First, it’s my wonderful two boys, Danny and John.  Both are super smart and cool teenagers.  Their dad and I divorced over 8 years ago, but we are still ‘family’ and co-parent really well.  The lads keep me on my toes and provide lots of laughs!  I feel so privileged to raise these two to be kind young men who will do great things with their lives.

Next it’s singing, learning and all things related to self-expression.

Then there’s travel, nature, the beach, personal growth and transformation….and good food.


Oh, and we can’t forget about Kailee the wonder dog!  She’s a pit bull/boxer mix and is a LOVE.  She’s super affectionate and also a bit craaaazy.  She’s jumped through the glass and out a couple of windows.  (The recent incident was a 2nd story one at that!) Sheesh!

What I’m most proud of?

On a personal note it is that I created a great divorce and have stayed close with the boys’ dad.  He’s had some health challenges, and being that he’s still family, the boys and I just jumped in and took care of him when it was needed.  I feel blessed that I totally was there to support him through that ordeal.

I’m also proud that I have mastered the money blocks I had and now can teach others to do the same, so they can have money-making businesses doing what they love.

Yeah, that money piece was HUGE.  If you haven’t heard the story via a webinar or one of my classes, in a nutshell I ended up losing everything to follow the entrepreneurial dream.  Bankruptcy, foreclosure, etc.  It was the most painful time in my life, but the ‘good’ in it is that living through that experience taught me what my message and purpose is. What gets me out of bed every morning is the drive to never have to have another business owner have a huge fail like I did.  From my pain I was able to develop a system and processes that can really help others with their money issues.

Professionally, a big, shining moment was when my minister asked that I deliver the Sunday message at my church!  I’ve done lot of public speaking, but preaching?  I was nervous in the beginning, but totally rocked it!  And I got asked back a few more times.

Also, I’m super proud of my clients when they move past their fears and get their offers out and get to do the work they love.  Nothing is sweeter than getting one of those emails telling me that someone got a new client.  Woo Hoo!

Who I work best with?


Smart, creative folks who are willing to do the deep (inner work) to discover what is in their way, and then blast through it.  I have a bit of a potty mouth, so love working with my clients who have a great sense of humor and don’t mind an occasional swear word flying around!

And we will click the best if there’s a spiritual orientation, the courage to do WHATEVER IT TAKES, and are willing to hang with me being able to call them on their ‘stuff.’

I’m like a “Pitbull for your potential” and am fierce for those I am blessed to coach.

But don’t take my word for it.  Let’s see what the folks who have worked with me said…..

I asked some clients the following questions and loved their answers!

“Words to describe Therese
……Intelligent, loving, positive, hard-working, loyal, helpful, fun, down-to-earth, knowledgeable, confident”

“Supportive, intuitive and brilliant, challenging but safe, has x-ray vision into souls…”

“Insightful, bold, fearless, questioning, gentle, not afraid to “go there”, happy, loving, kind, spiritual, sees the best in you, prodding (gently)”

“FUN, empowering, magical, nurturing, supportive, sassy, vibrant, loving, intuitive, spiritual”


I particularly liked that all the responses below mentioned that I challenge them!  That’s how rapid growth happens.

So read what it’s like to work with me:

Working with Therese is

Challenging, uplifting, confidence-inspiring, thought-provoking, fun, effective, practical, deep, and holistic.

“Unpredictable and tough to describe, but amazing.  The only things my sessions with Therese seem to have in common are that I never come out having worked on what I thought my current challenge was, I usually end up in tears, and somehow the right challenge always gets addressed and I walk away with strategies and tools to deal with it so I can keep moving forward and stepping up in a bigger way”

“Eye-opening, easy, insightful, challenging (when I must look within for answers), mind-blowing (at times), fun”

“An incredible ride because Therese asks you to step into the brilliant person you are but don’t see yet. She supports you in such a loving way that you feel you can do anything, even if it initially scares the crap out of you. Always fun, mind-blowing, humbling, and empowering at the same time.”


And finally here is a note from a colleague/friend.

11 things I appreciate about YOU

  1. You are so positively generous (with your time, your love and friendship, your praise, your relationships and your list….everywhere)
  2. You have a HUGE heart
  3. You are brilliant at getting to root issues and blasting them away
  4. You see the good and the great in everyone
  5. You are smart and see connections and patterns
  6. You are a great relationship builder and connector
  7. You are a stand for dreaming big and going for it
  8. You don’t quit
  9. You keep a positive outlook even when life gets dark and scary
  10. You manage to support others even when you need support
  11. You are one of the best coaches I’ve ever met/listened to/worked with.  It’s your combination of smarts with laser focus with empathy….it moves mountains



It’s been quite a journey and I would love the opportunity of calling YOU forth to play your bigger game.

If when you read this you get that ‘knowing’ that I’m the right mentor for the next leg of your journey, let’s book some time to chat.


Are you ready for a business you love?