Jessica M Garcia MBA, CDFA®️, CDC®️


​​​​​Jessica  believes  that she  has  been  preparing for years  to  be  a  catalyst  for  clients going  through divorce.    She  is  able  to  work  with  you  on  the  finances,  going  in-depth and  doing  the  analysis  to  help  you prepare  and make  well  informed  decisions during settlement negotiations.   Or,  if you have a good handle on the finances but need more of a thinking  partner  as you create a path forward  and  onward, she will work with you as you craft an action plan for success.   

A conversation with  her  and  you  will determine which  is  better  for  you!   

Jessica  brings a long and varied career in banking and financial services of over 20 years. It was during this time that she noticed a common thread, women of all ages and backgrounds could use help to better understand their finances; particularly at different stages of life.  

She started BrainstormingWomen to put her experience, education, training, and aspirations to work by helping clients create a more proactive relationship with their money.  As a result of her personal experience with divorce, she saw opportunity to help individuals faced with it to better prepare for the process, make fact-based and fair minded decisions, while regaining their footing in the process.

Jessica is adept at addressing clients' specific financial and familial concerns so they may not only survive divorce but thrive and live their best life yet.  Her warm and genuine manner puts them at ease and her experience and credentials give them the confidence that they have come to the right person.  Each client experience is unique in that she builds a partnership based on where the client is in their journey and what is important them.

Jessica is a speaker at Second Saturday Divorce Workshops throughout North Carolina and is available to speak to groups on topics related to women and finances, divorce over 50, and more.   She offers complimentary initial consultations which can be requested by completing the form below.

Jessica is mom to a Senior in high school and spends most of her time in Cary or Charlotte.  Whenever possible she enjoys spending time at the beach.

Jessica is not an attorney and she does not sell financial products.


  • Masters in Business Administration from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte

  • Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Business from Queens University of Charlotte   

  • CDFA®️ Certified Divorce Financial Analyst from the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts

  • CDC®️  Certified Divorce Coach from the CDC College of Divorce Coaching

Additional professional certifications for specialized Divorce Coaching and Dispute Resolution Coaching
• DFC™ Divorce Financial Coach• CDFC™ Certified Divorce Financial Coach

• CDP™   CDP Divorce Practitioner™ 

• CDRC™ Certified Dispute Resolution Coach

Licenses previously held but no longer active

  • NC Real Estate Salesman License  
  • NC Health & Life Insurance License  
  • FINRA Series 6, 63, 65, 66 and 7​​ 

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It would be my pleasure to speak with you about how we may work together.