Life Change Expert
Lampshade Consulting was created to help those who are stressed-out living paycheck to paycheck,
who want to make a change in their lives, wanting to give their family the best future possible, & looking to take control of their finances.
Take the Life Changes Quiz below and find out where you need to be better prepared.
Coaching with Lamar
Personal & Group Coaching
Are you going through any sort of life change.? Whether it's a new baby, buying a house, a marriage, or even a divorce, this one-on-one coaching is best for you.
Here's a brief overview
- 3 months of one-on-one coaching
- 15 minute spending plan (Budgeting)
- Debt - Steps & Strategies
- Cash - Envelope System
- Wealth Building Resources
- Priority Lists
- And Much More.....
Workshops are a great addition to any sales meeting, group setting, or as an added benefit to your company.
Some of the courses included:
- Budgeting & Planning for Emergencies -
Develop a budget that works. Learn a system to actually use it. Learn what an emergency fund is , how much it should be , where to keep it and more.
Relationships and Money
Discover your Money Language. Learn how to communicate effectively about money. Develop a strategy to overcome money fights and problems. Strengthen your relationships.
Learn 10 false perceptions you have that are keeping you in the cylce of debt. Learn the step by step process to get ut of debt and stay out of debt.
Business Financial Coaching
Managing a business can be a struggle. This Coaching course will take you through the many steps of running a business.
Overview of the course
- Risk Management
- Separating Business & Personal Finances
- Money Systems
- Bank Accounts
- And Much More....
Early Struggles with Money
Back in 2007, my wife and I found ourselves in a lot of debt. I was working as a DJ/MC and she was working in Customer Service for a local Pest Control company. We had enough money coming in, but for some reason our bank account never seemed to show it. We had several credit cards, some student loans, two car payments, a 2nd mortgage, and even a second house. Overall it was about $185,000 worth of debt. Neither one of us knew what to do or who to turn to. Fighting about money seemed to be the norm.
The Next Step
After searching around, we found a plan that seemed to work for us. We had actually discovered the Dave Ramsey program and we began to do the budget each month. That helped quite a bit, and we were able to see where our money was going each month. Next we started working on the debts, we paid one off, then another, slowly piling money into each debt. Finally, in 2011, we paid off the $185, 000 that we owed. It was an amazing feeling to be free of debt and able to live freely. We vowed to never let this happen again
Life wasn't done throwing us a curveball.. In fact, in 2017, I lost my DJ/MC job of 18 years, but I wasnt upset or even stressed about it. We weren't worried and we had savings in the bank. We were even able to keep our Vacation we had planned for later that year to DIsney World. Such an amazing feeling of being able to find what I wanted to do in life.
I often think what I would tell my younger self if I ever had the chance to go back in time. First I would tell him to start investing at about 21, and live on bare minimums as long as he could. I would tell him not to worry about buying another house, or spending too much money to fix one up. I would also ask him if he always wants to be a DJ, where the hours stink, and the stress level is through the roof. But I know that as of now, we can't look back, we have to look forward!
"When I started working with Lamar earlier this year, I was very discouraged because of the poor financial choices I made last year and their resulting consequences. Lamar gave me the encouragement and plan that I needed to get back on track. Within a few months, I had achieved many of the goals that I listed when we first started working together. He is very caring and is a wonderful counselor."
Justin & Whitney H
"Lamar is great to work with. He is helping my wife and I get a more accurate budget and greater accountability in place to help is to be the best stewards of our money possible.
Thank you, Lamar!"
"I would highly recommend Lamar to anyone who wants to get a firm grip on their finances. He uses a proven system that helps take the mystery out of being in control of your finances. He takes his time with each client to make sure they understand how to make their money work for them. If you want peace of mind with your financial situation give Lamar a chance to show you how easy it can be. You won’t be disappointed!!"