Mikelann Valterra, Founder and Director
Mikelann Valterra has been a money coach and Certified Financial Recovery Counselor in private practice for 15 years. She is also on the faculty of the Financial Recovery Counseling Institute where she trains new money coaches throughout the world. Mikelann is a published author and is a nationally sought after speaker on the issues of women and money. She received the Seattle Magazine 5 Star Award given to financial professionals in both 2009 and 2010.
Born and raised in the Northwest, Mikelann attended Western Washington University, where she studied economics. She earned her graduate degree from John F. Kennedy University in California, studying consciousness and human potential. Her graduate work took her to the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a premiere think-tank on emerging paradigms and consciousness research. In 1995, Mikelann met Karen McCall, the pioneer of “financial recovery counseling” and head of the Financial Recovery Institute. After studying under Karen McCall, Mikelann was certified as a Financial Recovery Counselor in 1996 and opened her first money coaching private practice shortly thereafter.
In 2004 she published her first book, Why Women Earn Less: How to Make What You’re Really Worth (Career Press 2004). Shortly thereafter she founded the Women’s Earning Institute, dedicated to empowering women to earn what they’re really worth and feel more in control of their money. She also published How To Set and Raise Your Rates, A Woman’s Guide and the workbook Emotional Pricing in 2007 and 2009.
With her Master’s in Conscious Studies and Financial Recovery counseling background, Mikelann brings a deep understanding of psychology and human potential to the fields of feminine success psychology and money matters. She has appeared on dozens of radio shows, television spots and in newspapers across the United States. From KOMO News 4 to the Chicago Tribune, she talks about how women can heal their relationship to money, escape the “money fog”, end “underearning” and have more peace around money.