inside my mind

I was recently told by someone that they thought I was an ambivert. 

I hadn’t ever heard what that was, but I took the test and they were right. I am both introverted and extroverted (that's what an ambivert is) and I am also both technical and creative (i.e. left and right brain focused). 

Quite simply, there's a yin and yang going on in my mind.

ANd my heart

I am both serious and fun, powerful and vulnerable, inventive and safe, a lover and a fighter, a leader and a follower, a doer and a thinker, a home-body and an explorer, a student and a teacher. And I love that I am all of those things.

By accepting that I can balance all these seemingly conflicting aspects of my personality, I've been able to find my own path and find flow in life, my career and in my relationships.


I must confess, I love learning. I have a business management background which lead to study (and a career) in personal finance. Additionally I have formal qualifications in yoga, well-being and mindfulness and am a Certified Money coach and Certified Wellness Coach. 

Right now in my spare time  I am studying Positive Psychology and Well-being, NLP and Motivational Coaching and Mindful Based Stress Reduction.


I work with the creatives, the dreamers, the freedom seekers, the entrepreneurs, global nomads, yogis, health & wellness professionals and the free spirits of this world.

I have never been one to do things just because everyone else is doing them. My approach to business and life is unique and constantly evolving. I am always looking for ways to innovate and create. I am inspired to make a difference and have a clear vision for the social change and impact that I want to see happen in the world.

In 2017 I was named the winner of the AFA / TAL Female Excellence in Advice award and in 2016 was named Money Management Young Achiever of the Year. 

changing the way we view and talk about money

I believe it's time we change the way we talk about and interact with money.

Most people talk about money in left brain terms. Facts and numbers...ugh! And so many of us tie our self-worth (right brain) to our job, our address, our car or our bank balance (left brain).

The reality is, we need to think and talk about money and life in both left and right brain ways.

Sure we can still talk about numbers and technical stuff, but first we need to know where we are, what we truly want, and what we value because it’s from this place that we can make meaningful goals that are actually achievable for us and worthwhile working towards.

Wealth is more than money! Real wealth is when we have an abundance of anything we truly value in life. And importantly, we get to personally define what makes us feel wealthy.

Money is something we use to value goods and services in the world. We all need money, but there is much more to being wealthy than just having a big bank balance.


Real wealth may include money, but it could also include health, family, friends, sunny days, holidays, nights out, or our career. It could be a combination of those things, just one, or all of them.

When we understand what we truly value in life and what we need more of in order to feel wealthy, then we can focus on working towards obtaining those things and becoming wealthy.

When we know what it is that we are actually chasing, it becomes so much easier to achieve. And the best thing is, we're also less likely to get there and find that it wasn’t what we actually wanted after all!

Lea Schodel - Peaceful

Yoga money love

Truth be told, studying yoga changed my life, and certainly the way I do business. Yoga is so much more than a physical workout. It's helped me discover who I am, what my purpose is and what fulfils me most in life.

It's helped me find my flow.

Since practicing and teaching yoga, I've come to realise there are many lessons we learn on the yoga mat that can be applied to the way we manage money and approach life.

I want to share my experiences in both yoga and financial planning to inspire, help and guide others to find flow.

I believe the journey starts by understanding ourselves: our money personality and money habits, as well as our goals and intention with money. From there we can develop a path to true wealth. Something that is achievable, meaningful and in tune with our core values.

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life

I founded the The Mindful Wealth Movement in 2014. 

My work is now far broader just money. I focus on financial well-being and run global workshops and retreats and seminars. I regularly write articles and appear on podcasts, I speak to groups worldwide and offer group and individual financial wellness programs online and face to face.

To me my work is my passion and my mission is to inspire, educate and motivate others to create a healthy relationship with money which supports them to live happier, fuller and better lives. 

Lea xo