Getting Real With Money

Sunday Sept 24, 4-7pm
Thursday September 28, 7-10pm
$75 Regular / $60 Torchbearer / Free for Warrior & Goddess Members
Max 20 participants

Torchbearer level members get 20% off all Regular Tickets while Warrior level members and above can attend for free. The free spots are first come, first served, and make up 25% of the program capacity. Sign up to be a member to get your discount code! Email info@wccw.us with any questions.

Capitalism got you down? Does money make you panic? Do you avoid bills or hide mail? Does the phrase ‘Roth IRA’ confound you? Are you convinced everybody learned how to be an adult with money except you?

Time to do something different. Join consultant Beth Pickens for a judgment-free environment to confront feelings and fears while gaining some real practical personal finance skills.

In Part 1 we will dive into your emotional experience of money and personal finance. You will examine your family’s financial legacy and identify its impact on your present. Examining fear, shame, and guilt, we will use the power of a group experience to disrupt emotional cycles trapping you in money anxieties. You will learn some fundamental exercises to manage the feelings that come up when you think about money. You’ll also get your homework assignment for…

Part 2 focuses on practical skills including gathering data about your financial picture, creating a realistic budget, steps for moving out of debt, increasing earned income, and establishing achievable, personalized goals for the near future.

This workshop is limited to 20 participants so sign up now! You will need a laptop, access to either Microsoft Office or Google docs, and willingness and desire to start changing your relationship to money.

Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She provides career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project and strategic planning services for clients throughout the US. She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, Pickens was based in San Francisco where she served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of both RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center.

Pickens integrates person-centered Rogerian therapy training, financial management and fundraising, feminist analysis and capitalist critique, and goal-oriented actions to move her clients in the direction of their ambitions. She specializes in supporting queer and trans artists, women, and artists of color.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.