We are excited to announce the addition of a new team member! Camille Branch has recently joined Prosperity Connection as a Financial Education Coach. She will be responsible for providing comprehensive guidance to individuals and families seeking to purchase a home. Camille believes that our financial lives are very personal, individualized, and rooted in our values. She believes it’s most important to first understand a client’s values and desires, then helps lead them through assessing their financial resume, deciphering needs and wants, and crafting a budget that works for not only their individual circumstance but their family’s as well. With her background in social work, financial coaching and homeownership readiness, Camille is passionate about the educational component of financial stability. She believes providing knowledge and tools to clients will arm them for long-term financial success.
Tell us about yourself?
I’ve been in the financial education world for over 7 years and absolutely love it. I have a husband and two amazing children. Though I miss sleeping in on the weekends, I wouldn’t trade the “Mom” life for anything. I love spending time outside, am currently working on building a raised garden in our backyard, and I really enjoy watching HGTV and doing home renovation projects!
What are you most excited about working at Prosperity Connection?
I’m most excited about building client relationships and helping clients attain their specific financial goals. I always tell my clients that credit is like a game – and when you enter into the game with no directions or knowledge base, it’s hard to win. Arming clients with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to play the credit game, and watch them win, is the most satisfying feeling in the world!
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Enthusiastic, Considerate, and Organized
What motivates you to work hard?
Progress. Whether it’s seeing my clients face light up when something “clicks” and they gain a new piece of knowledge, when they see tangible, measurable, progress when working towards their goal, or crossing things off a “to-do” list, I get a rush when I see things being completed and moving forward.
What is the best advice you ever received?
As a frustrated teenager, my Mom told me “you can’t win at everything, pick a few things and shine in those. And ask for help with the rest.” It’s something I take with me in everything I do. As an organized, type-A personality, I like to know everything. And it’s just not possible to know every single thing, about everything. It’s okay to have limitations – that’s when we surround ourselves with people who shine in the things maybe we don’t!
What is your favorite quote?
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho
What did you want to be when you were a child?
A veterinarian or a ballerina. Obviously, that didn’t pan out. My senior superlative said I would be “A Social Worker” (they were right!)
What is your dream vacation?
Bali! I’ve always wondered what it would be like to stay in one of those huts over the water! One day, when the kids are grown, maybe it will become a reality. Long term goals are important!