Mae Watson Grote

Mae Watson Grote

Founder and CEO, The Financial Clinic

Mae Watson Grote is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Financial Clinic. In founding the Clinic, Mae established one of the nation’s first nonprofits dedicated to building financial security through an integrated approach, including direct services, new tools and strategies for practitioners, and large-scale solutions to advance lasting change. In the most rigorous evaluation of financial coaching to date, a landmark national study validated the Clinic’s model and demonstrated unprecedented causal effects of financial coaching on positive financial behavior and enhanced financial security. For example, research participants who received financial coaching at The Financial Clinic increased savings and credit scores at impressive and statistically significant levels.