Building Native Communities (BNC)

Financial Coaching for Families

As Native people, we understand ourselves as connected to everything around us – land, water, animals, people and spirit.

Our relationships cross time boundaries embracing our ancestors and future generations. We seek health through the healing of relationships and the restoration of balance of all things. Many of our practices, such as ceremony, revolve around creating or restoring this balance. Our relationships with each other are guided by values and cultural practices that guide our interactions.

Coaching is a tool

This tool is used to create connection that supports health, healing and balance in our relationships with each other and the world around us. Fundamental Native values such as honesty, listening, generosity, respect and connectedness are also the essential foundations of coaching. As a coach, we support our clients’ self-leadership drawing on their innate wholeness, resourcefulness, and creativity to move towards the goals that they have for themselves. Through your work at your Native CDFI or nonprofit organization, you have been supporting the financial health of your community. Integrating coaching skills with your financial expertise will help you co-create relationships with your clients that support a holistic sense of health for themselves, their families and their community.

Coaching increases client success

Individuals and families often need one-one-support to accomplish their financial goals and change financial behaviors. Our financial coaching program will teach you how to have these difficult conversations, and how to keep your clients on track to accomplish their goals.

Look for upcoming training opportunities

Financial coaching trainings are offered several times each year throughout the country. Please visit www.oweesta.org/training-calendar for a list of our upcoming national trainings. Please contact Stephanie Cote, stephanie@oweesta.org, with our Financial Education & Asset Building Department, for more information.

How to proceed

Through the training, financial education practitioners will learn tools and techniques to work with clients to create long-term financial behavior changes, set personalized goals, practice new financial behaviors, overcome challenges, and celebrate success. Financial coaching trainings are offered several times each year throughout the country. Please visit www.oweesta.org/training-calendar for a list of our upcoming national trainings. Please contact Stephanie Cote, stephanie@oweesta.org, with our Financial Education & Asset Building Department, for more information.

To Order Curriculum

5th Edition BNC Participant Workbook $18 each
5th Edition BNC Instructor Guide $19 each
Financial Journal $14 each
BNC Coaching Curriculum $10 each (Not for sale at this time)
BNC Youth Curriculum $30 each

CONTACT US

First Nations Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
303.774.8838
info@oweesta.org

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

ABOUT OWEESTA

Oweesta is the only existing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.

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