“I want to help my clients live their best lives. To figure out what lights them up, how they will feel most fulfilled, and leave a legacy they are proud of. Matching resources to dreams is my specialty.”
Coming out of Dartmouth College as an Economics major, Abbey thought she wanted to be an accountant. But then one day sitting in a room alone, working on a spreadsheet, Abbey realized that while she loved numbers, she was a people person. She wants to be changing lives, not companies.
Abbey was lucky to be working at a large CPA firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a financial planning department. She got her start in financial planning there and then moved on to an international law firm in Boston from 1997 until 2001.
Abbey loved helping people establish financial confidence knowing that everything was on track – from managing their money, to sending their kids to school, to planning for retirement. Since she still hadn’t kicked the love of being a student, she also got her MBA from Boston University, a Master’s of Science in Finance from Boston College, and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
In 2001, it was time to follow her dream of being an entrepreneur, and Abaris Financial Group was born . They've since grown from Abbey alone in a small office to a six person staff with over 175 clients.
Abbey's passion for personal growth started in 2012, when she impulsively decided to attend Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness program at UMass. It was a life-changing introduction to the power of mindfulness. When Abbey combined mindfulness with the work she did with an amazing coach and a life planner, a new path opened up for her and for her work at Abaris Financial Group.
Abbey pursued training through the Coaches Training Institute, The Gottman Institute , The Kinder Institute, and The Financial Transitionist Institute®. She became a Master Registered Life Planner (RLP®) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC®). Abbey pours all of this experience and passion into her work with clients through life planning and coaching. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, and empower her clients to live their uniquely fulfilling life.