Jerrid Sebesta is the host of Repurposed and a Financial Wellness Coach for Taatjes Financial Group in Willmar, MN.
Before joining Taatjes Financial Group, Jerrid was a veteran TV meteorologist with a career spanning over 12 years in two top-20 markets. In 2014, after much contemplation and prayer, Jerrid left his high-profile job. It was a move that came as a surprise to many people, including some of his family. But, it was apparent to Jerrid that God was leading him in an entirely different direction. With a tentative plan to head back to where his career started in Sioux Falls, SD, Jerrid instead found himself jobless and on the brink of an identity crisis.
Through a chance phone call from his soon-to-be future boss, Ben Taatjes, Jerrid began the process of finding his true identity and purpose, which has led to his “Repurposed” testimony which he now uses to inspire thousands of people.
Shortly after getting married and moving to Phoenix, AZ in 2007, Jerrid stumbled upon Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover. Overnight, a passion for personal finances developed and changed the course of his new families’ life. Fast-forward 7 years to a now jobless Jerrid, Ben Taatjes of Taatjes Financial Group followed a hunch after hearing Jerrid speak at a fundraiser and gave him a call. Searching for the right man to help market his business, motivate people with their lives and finances, and inspire people to live for “True Wealth” lead him to Jerrid.
Although Willmar was not in the plan, Jerrid’s own passion collaborated so well with Ben’s business mission that he knew the move was the next step. December 2014 marked the beginning of a very new and different career for Jerrid; Financial Coach, Marketing Specialist and Business Developer for Taatjes Financial Group.
Shortly after leaving his TV career, Jerrid began speaking at events.
“At first, I had no idea what I was doing. I just went on stage and told my story – no script, no outline…no point. I really feel sorry for those first few groups that heard my initial message.”
But as the opportunities grew, he quickly began to hone in on his presentation using his life and experiences to shed light on living with purpose and the importance of properly handling your money. In only a few years, Jerrid has traveled all over the region speaking to well over 100 groups and companies, big and small.
Jerrid finally feels as though he is fulfilling his calling, using his speaking as a way to impact people and change lives. Through a chance phone call from his soon-to-be future boss, Ben Taatjes, Jerrid began the process of finding his true identity and purpose, which has led to his “Repurposed” testimony which he now uses to inspire thousands of people.
For more information, go to jerridsebesta.com.