2020 NAPFA Fall Conference Speaker

Laura Scharr

Laura Scharr

Laura Scharr MBA, CFP® CPCC, ACC is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and certified executive coach (ACC, CPCC) who helps people balance their financial success with their personal and career vision in a holistic way so that they experience resilience and prosperity.

In particular, she works with financial advisors to help them adopt a coaching mindset thereby enhancing client connection and motivation. She has developed holistic financial and retirement coaching programs to help provide executives and small business owners with clarity of vision and purpose.

As small business owner and former corporate executive she understands the challenges of busy professionals. She worked for over 12 years for Fortune 100 companies as an engineer, project manager, and marketing executive. For almost a decade, she ran her own fee only investment advisory firm where she specialized in life and retirement planning.

Laura was a featured writer for Nerdwallet and was the financial expert on the local CBS affiliate for their Money Monday morning program for over 3 years. She was also awarded one of the top 100 financial blogs in the United States in 2016 and is now featured as an expert panelist of financial coaches on the nationally syndicated ETV “Plan Stronger TV” program which airs in over 100 affiliates across the nation.

As a certified coach Laura has undergone yearlong rigorous training by the best coaches worldwide through the prestigious Co-Active Training Institute and ACE Accelerated Coaching Excellence Program cofounded by the head of Google’s internal coaching program.