Vice President, Monetary Advisor
MacDougall Monetary Consulting

Elizabeth MacDougall says she produced the greatest choice of her profession when she quit a job in private equity to join her father at MacDougall Monetary Counseling.

“Before quitting, numerous folks warned me of the dangers of leaving and under no circumstances acquiring a job in the business once more,” MacDougall remembers. “It was a quite transactional enterprise, and the speedy turnover of private equity was a poor match for me,”

MacDougall Monetary Counseling delivers economic, estate, tax and trustee solutions to households across the nation. MacDougall is the company’s vice president and operates as a economic advisor. Her father is the company’s president.

MacDougall plays a important part in establishing and managing the company’s relationships with clientele. “Finances are generally stressful, and our connection with revenue is seldom discussed,” she says. “By encouraging reflection and providing help, I assistance folks reconcile with their underlying feelings related with revenue to make improved extended-term investment outcomes. I am an empathetic listener, which aids develop trust, a essential aspect of any ongoing connection.”

MacDougall is also passionate about supplying economic education to young folks. In addition to providing her personal lectures, she operates with organizations that fill in the data gaps left behind by the public college method.

She also has been involved with the Children’s Institute for numerous years and supports women’s education and financial advancement by way of a household foundation. The connection to the nonprofit organization goes back a lot more than a century: In 1902, her ancestor, Mary Irwin Laughlin, founded the Children’s Institute.

The greatest guidance she’s ever received is to cease seeking for the “perfect” job. “A job is a component of what you do, but you can also do points outdoors of operate that fulfill your dreams or ambitions. Find passions outdoors of operate that incorporate other interests and obtain a job that enables the flexibility for these passions,” MacDougall says.

What’s MacDougall’s guidance to other ladies in enterprise? “Try to connect with at least two new folks a year: one particular individual you can teach some thing to and one particular individual you can discover some thing from,” she says. “Listen to other individuals and listen to feedback. Criticism is hard to hear but spending the time to incorporate it into your life, each personally and professionally, will drastically influence your life.

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