Hello!! My name is Shehara L. Smallwood. Since my name is unique and rare, many are unfamiliar with how it is pronounced. I will offer my assistance, it is pronounced "Sha-Hair-Rah".
I am originally from Columbus, OH and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. Soon after working as an engineer and taking on various roles, I decided to truly seek God for my purpose. Through this process, I realized that part of my life's work was connected to promoting financial literacy for teenagers. In 2004, I decided to pursue my passion by changing careers and began working in annuity sales with a global financial institution. In 2009, I started working with women who were professional, business owners, married and single as a financial advisor with a national broker-dealer firm. During my time with this firm, I acknowledged that my enthusiasm for promoting financial literacy to the youth extended to adults, specifically women. I also realized that creating financial success for clients, was not only correlated to the numbers in the plan, but having an understanding of the individual stories behind the numbers. This is where Your Story Financial, LLC was born. I am located in sunny Orlando, FL, Your Story Financial offering financial planning virtually, meaning we can work together no matter where you live in the United States. I have a passion for creating financial success stories one chapter at a time.
In addition to helping clients achieve financial success, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hosting events, reading a good non-fiction book, and spending time with my wonderful husband.