Welcome / About Me...
My name is Lauren Christopher Sheil.
My family heritage is Swedish, Irish and English. People sometimes get confused with the spelling of my first name because here in North America over the last 30 years or so people have started using it to name their daughters. But I assure you, back in the old-country, among the fjords, the pickled herring and IKEA furniture, I promise there are few men with my same first name.
I grew up in the small farming community of Parkhill in South Western Ontario. After high-school I spent 19 years in the music industry, taking part in 3 Juno Award winning projects and helping to change the way artists release music today.
But life as an entrepreneur is never easy. I declared personal bankruptcy in 2005 and was forced to leave the music business altogether in 2011.
It was through this tumultuous time that I began studying these concepts called "money" and "the economy". Grounded in a life long faith everything I learned kept drawing me back to the Bible and the development of what I soon coined "Meekonomics."
In 2012, after some deep soul searching, I became a Financial Coach.
I continue to study everything I can get my hands on regarding personal finance, economics, politics, theology and philosophy. You know, light reading like: "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith and "Das Capitale" by Karl Marx. I've read over 200 books in the last 8 years, that's better than 2 a month.
I also write on average 1000 words a week.
All that research and writing has, to date resulted in hundreds of posts on my blog, an e-book on personal finance and 2 full length books on theology and economics. My latest book, "Meekoethics; What Happens When Life Get's Messy and The Rules Aren't Enough?" is now available on the Products page and at Amazon.ca.
I recently began work on my third full length project tentatively titled, "LeaderSheep; Leading From a Posture of Submission in Business, Ministry and Life".
I currently live in Ottawa with my wife Brenda and spend my days, when I'm not reading, writing or playing with the cat, helping others manage debt, and build wealth so that they can live their own lives to the fullest and leave a legacy.
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