The FCN Team!


Joshua Escalante Troesh

Josh has over two-decades experience guiding entrepreneurs as a business consultant, Tenured Professor of Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance, and fiduciary financial advisor for business owners.
Professor & Personal Finance Expertise

Joshua is a Tenured Professor of Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance, a Certified Financial Planner, and basically nerds out on this stuff.

  • Developed Personal Finance curriculum adopted by numberous California Community Colleges and approved as General Education by the Cal State University system.
  • Ranked #1* Financial Advisor nationally by Investopedia Advisor Insights
  • Founder of Purposeful Finance, a financial planning nonprofit that provides resources to over a quarter million people annually.

Media Quotes

Josh is regularly quoted on personal finance topics including in:

  • Forbes
  • Consumer Reports
  • US News & World Report
  • CNBC
  • And many other media

Entrepreneurial Expertise

Josh specializes in working with business owners on growing their businesses and has owned a dozen businesses himself. Some he has done very well with, and others he's lost up to half a million dollars on. He's totally open to talking about that one if you ask him.

Marketing Expertise

From 1995 to 2008 Josh had a career in marketing. Most recently, as a Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for a credit union he took the CU from flat growth to the top 0.5% (one half of one percent) of credit unions nationally for membership and loan growth and led the development of a Sales and Service Culture.

Garrett Philbin

Garrett built a successful financial coaching business, growing it to $80k+ revenue in the first four years, and is the founder of a community of thousands of aspiring and current financial coaches.
Financial Coaching Thought Leader

Garrett is a thought leader in the developing financial coaching industry, having written theĀ article on financial coaching for - the leading financial advising industry blog.Ā He also founded and runs the Financial Coaches Community, a group of thousands of financial coaches and aspiring coaches.Ā 

Experience Walking Your Journey

Garrett knows what it means to build a financial coaching business from scratch, having built his own Be Awesome Not Broke business to $81,000 in annual revenues over the first four years.

Coacher of Coaches

Garrett coaches financial coaches onĀ starting their businesses,Ā defining their coaching process, andĀ showingĀ up authentically in their work.


Amelie Riendl

Amelie brings over 10 years of Project Management experience to FCN, developing new products that help other coaches grow and scale their businesses.
Software Development / Analyst

Amelie brings her significant IT software experience to the implementation of our core technology for our members, including the management and development of FCN MoneyCoach. Her past roles include managing software development for Walmart Home Office and PDL BioPharma. 

Project Manager Expert

Amelie handles all major new project rollouts, such as FCN Grow. She came to FCN with over 10 years of experience as a Project Manager in various industries including new product development, IT implementation, supply chain, clinical trials, and a school's edible schoolyard. She’s now combining her love of organizing with her passion for helping others improve their finances by leading new product development at FCN. 

First Launch Cohort Member

Amelie launched her niche-focused financial coaching business after going through the initial cohort of FCN Launch in 2020, turning it into a successful part-time business.

Emily Blain

AFC® Candidate
Emily is a serial micro-entrepreneur who has a lot of random experience doing a lot of random things! She brings lots of cool stuff and fun times to Financial Coaches Network.
Launch Expert

After over a decade of having two (tiny) small businesses, Emily finally got some real business training in Launch, then circled back around for a second dose—which you can watch in the Guided Practice videos included with Launch. This helped solidify a lesson she had already learned: niches are powerful! (One of her other businesses is proofreading. She got 0 clients until she switched from generic proofreading to focusing on board game rulebooks and rpg settings!)

Facebook Guru

In another past life as a part-time administrative assistant/communications person/tech help/jack-of-all-trades, Emily managed her previous church's social media accounts. She's the primary handler of the Financial Coaches Community Facebook group and primary point person for FCN communications.

First Launch Cohort Member

Emily also launched her niche-focused financial coaching business after going through the initial cohort of FCN Launch in 2020, then took an abrupt turn and changed niche. In addition to working on her own business with that second niche, she also contracts with a company she connected with through FCN's referral program.

Bryce Carpenter

Bryce is a former financial coach turned web designer and digital marketing specialist. His passion for financial coaching and web design merged when he launched Money Coach Sites in 2018.
Website Designer

In 2020, Bryce joined forces with Financial Coaches Network to provide exclusive website services and support for FCN members. He also works side-by-side with FCN to create website enhancements for new products, such as FCN Grow. 


*Ranked #1 advisor on Investopedia Advisor Insights November 2018 to July 2019 when Investopedia discontinued Advisor Insights. Investopedia Advisor Insights ranking based upon the helpfulness of answers to questions posted on the Investopedia website as voted by Investopedia’s audience. Ranking does not consider investment returns, client satisfaction, or other factors. Registration as an investment advisor refers to legal licensing of the advisor and does not imply a certain level of skill or training.