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Are you one of the nearly 5 million people who have changed their lives with Financial Peace University? Have you kicked debt in the teeth and changed your family tree?
Maybe you’re on Baby Step 1 . . . or 2 . . . or 5. Your financial life is moving and shaking like never before. You’re less stressed. You’re more focused. You’ve got a plan!
Have you thought about sharing that plan with others?
Here’s the deal: Passing on our wisdom is the greatest gift we can give to someone else who is struggling like we once were. But sharing our wisdom usually means sharing our story—and our mistakes. Yikes. That can be scary!
But if you can face the fear and lead a group through Financial Peace University, you can completely transform someone’s life. And that can be pretty life-changing for you too! Think about how good it feels to help someone else in such a profound way.
Did you catch that? You could change the course of someone else’s life and improve your own. That’s huge! And who knows what might happen next? You might be the reason Joe cuts up his credit cards. Then Joe shares his story with Breanne. Breanne decides to start saving for her son’s college education. Then her son avoids debt like the plague and the entire family legacy changes. Before you know it, this ripple effect could impact dozens—and maybe even hundreds—of people.
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That’s a big deal! And it’s possible through financial education.
Ready to share your story with someone else and change their life? Consider becoming a Financial Peace University (FPU) coordinator. Here’s how coordinators use their own financial education to change lives:
1. They model FPU principles.
A coordinator’s most important role is simply leading by example. In other words, they take control of their own finances. But coordinators don’t necessarily have to be a picture of financial perfection—or even debt-free. Many are just beginning their own journeys to financial peace, and that’s okay!
A coordinator’s personal money story is valuable when they share it. Whether they’re in the weeds right alongside their group, or they’ve made it to the other side and are an example of what’s possible, the important thing is that they’re living the principles themselves.
A coordinator’s personal money story matters! It helps them inspire and empower their group like only they can.
2. They encourage and guide.
Coordinators don’t teach Financial Peace University themselves (Dave Ramsey does that). But they do guide and support participants long after Dave’s teaching ends. Dave can’t be there to sit knee to knee with every participant, so coordinators take his place.
Coordinators offer their group a listening ear and endless encouragement—which gives participants hope and affirmation that they can reach their money goals even in the middle of financial struggle. If you have a heart for serving others and you understand the transformational power of healthy finances, that’s some satisfying work!
There’s a practical side to that too. Many people have questions about their own circumstances that Dave obviously isn’t there to address, so they look to their coordinator for the answers. Now, coordinators might not have all the answers, but they have lots of resources available to help find them.
A coordinator’s ability to both inspire and inform is the key to making sure their group members stick to their plan long after Financial Peace University ends!
3. They create a space to talk about money openly.
In most places, the topic of money is taboo. However, FPU coordinators communicate that it’s okay to talk about money and that financial education is the only way to learn how to manage it better.
Coordinators create a safe environment around the subject of money. They are approachable, trustworthy and honest about their own money journey, so group members know they won’t be judged or shamed when they share their own stories.
Coordinators are also a source of accountability for their group members, because they genuinely care about the people they’re helping. Participants know that people—their coordinator and probably other group members too—are counting on them to show up and do their part.
Coordinators matter! They really are superheroes, because life transformation through Financial Peace University wouldn’t happen without them.
If you’re ready to help people win with money and change their lives, become a Financial Peace University coordinator today.