Katana Abbott left her $100 million investment management and financial planning practice to become the founder and vision coach of Smart Women’s Coaching™, a global online coaching, consulting, leadership and membership resource for women entrepreneurs and women in business. Rising from a life of poverty and adversity to one of abundance, Katana spent 20 years as a senior financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).
In February 2007, Katana retired at the age of 48 in the top 1 percent of money managers nationally (with her broker dealer), selling her financial planning practice for more than $1 million after creating systems that allowed her business to run without her. Katana had created a Millionaire Lifestyle of her dreams, which allowed her to pursue her passion to share her secrets for a perfect life with other women through Smart Women’s Coaching.
Today, she and a national network of experts teach midlife women how to reinvent their lives, attain powerful new financial skills, grow wealth and start or grow new businesses through an annual series of events, courses and online social networking support at www.smartwomenscoaching.com.Smart Women’s Coaching recently announced a powerful new resource for women – Smart Women’s Café. Here, women around the world can connect, learn, network, brainstorm, develop professionally and personally, and make a remarkable difference in their communities.
Katana’s nonprofit initiative, The Smart Women’s Empowerment Program, helps financially disadvantaged women in transition develop confidence, financial security, and professional success through an ongoing coaching, mentoring and training program.
In 2007, Katana and her Advisory Board of care-giving experts launched The Designated Daughter Program™ to help women prepare for helping their loved ones with the aging process.
Katana is a frequent speaker for national women’s organizations and corporations, and a popular guest expert on television and in newspapers.
Joyfully working from her beautiful lakefront home office in Michigan, Katana spends time with her daughters and husband, and lives her coaching philosophy daily. She currently is at work on her book, Secrets from a Midlife Millionaire™: How to Create a Millionaire Lifestyle While Following Your Passion.