Dr. Moira Somers, Ph.D., C.Psych.
I am a clinical neuropsychologist, professor and financial recovery expert based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My work is divided between training/consultation and direct client services. Both areas of work allow me to dig deep into what I consider to be some of the most fascinating aspects of human behavior, including:
- Why is it so hard for people to change, even when they really want to?
- How do feelings and beliefs hinder or help that change, particularly when it comes to the domain of money?
- What can be done to enhance successful outcomes?
I am on faculty with the Sudden Money Institute, where I train advisors on the psychological factors at play during major life transitions. Current projects include the development of a Transition Fatigue Questionnaire, and objective testing of financial planners’ interpersonal effectiveness. An expert in financial psychology, I train financial professionals across North America to work more effectively with the whole spectrum of challenges their clients bring to them: erratic decisions,overwhelming stress, procrastination, family challenges, etc.
I have delivered keynote addresses to organizations such as the National Football Players’ Association, the Financial Planning Association Annual Retreat, and National Life. I lead in-house or on-line workshops on a wide array of topics including client resistance, the cognitively failing client, money disorders and mental illness, and the needs of high net worth clients.