Janet O'Brien - Octopus Moneycoach
Hi, I'm Janet!
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I spent 33 years in the cut and thrust of the corporate IT world, delivering multi-million pound projects around the globe. Now I’ve turned my long-standing interest in personal finance into a new career as a financial coach.

My particular interest is pensions, and I love the part of the process when I reveal to a client what their pension income could look like. Many people have never seen that and it’s a great way to bring realism into what is often a hazy subject, and to implement any changes which are needed before it’s too late for the client to retire early like they always hoped.

Away from my desk I play drums in a rock and pop band, and will often be researching and trying out new songs in my music room. When I get outdoors I enjoy cycling and playing with my grandsons.

My biggest passion remains helping people realise their financial dreams; many people vaguely know what they want to save for and when they want to retire, but few have had the time to put a plan in place to get there. Our sessions together allow the client headspace to address this most important topic, and remove the lurking uncertainty that there’s more they should be doing.

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Here’s how it works

Book a time to meet your coach

Tell your coach about your big goals and any money questions in a free starter session.

Decide if it’s right for you

There’s no obligation after your first session. Take your time and decide if it’s right for you.

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Get a fully customised financial plan from your coach

Once you sign up, your coach will start building a full plan designed around your goals – that covers everything from budgeting to saving, mortgages to pensions.

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Get ongoing support when you need it

You and your coach will catch-up every 3 months to see how you’re getting on – and you can message them as often as you need in between.

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Get free introductions to specialists who can help

Ever struggled to find the right money person to talk to? If there’s something we can’t help with, we’ll connect you to best people for you.

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Achieve your goals!

We’ll be the first ones to celebrate with you as you reach your money goals.

See it in action

Ready to see what’s possible with your money?

Your first session with me is completely free.

We’ll discuss your goals.
I’ll share some initial tips and tricks.
Then, I’ll explain how the full service works.