Our name.

The meaning of the name Kota is Happiness, Good Fortune. The origin of the name Kota is Japanese. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language. Koda on the other hand, is a form of Dakota and it means "The Ally" or "Little Bear" while the name Dakota means "Friend" or "Loyal Companion" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the Northern Mississippi Valley.

"People who deal Koda as a client, employee or advisor,

embrace this core of value of its name"

-Veronique Dewilde | Founder of KODA

Financial advisor?

A financial advisor is someone who help build safe financial houses for businesses and families alike. A strong and sounded build financial house will help businesses and families get peace of mind of the huge stress toll finances take on our lives, if not properly addressed. Like a well planned vacation, a holistic financial plan, in cooperation with you, the client, will give you control back of your life. No matter what life throws at you, sickness, disability, death, job loss, ... you will have a safety net to fall back on. Having a sound financial house is your biggest asset you can have.

My story.

From a very young age, I understood that money was very important as if you had it, you got food, a warm house and happy people. If you didn’t have money, life turns quickly into a negative, stressful and sometimes violent. So I wanted to know what those happy families did as whatever seemed to be happening to them, they were okay.

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, in Belgium, the American Dream was promoted everywhere, a promise that anyone who wanted to make something out of their life, could make it.

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I wanted the American Dream: I wanted to make a difference in the world, make the world a happier place.

So, I worked hard to be the best at everything I did, school, sports and work. Every failure and hardship that was thrown at me, made me stronger. Very soon, I excelled in the corporate world, and in 1999, I moved with my husband and kids to Canada.

Once again, life was hard, but I knew it was in the right path. Somehow I got the book: “Why we want you to be rich” by Trump and Kyosaki, which changed my look on the world. The cashflow quadrant opened my eyes and I started to put it in place by starting a business.It is incredibly easy in Canada to start a business and I felt that was what I was made to do. I searched what business was for me and started with a tutor/translation business, a marketing business, a specialty travel agency, a Chinese medicine-based clinic, etc. all the whilst I learned on how to run a business, how to invest. I was the youngest and only female who joined a local investment group, led by financial professionals, that taught me a lot about investments and taxes. When I divorced my husband, I needed an income while being able to be a mom for my kids so a corporate career was challenging, especially with the travelling. I knew I loved learning about finances and how to become rich. I have discovered that investments and taxes were so intertwined, I decided to learn as much as I could about taxes, as I learned investments with Fidelity and Edward Jones in the States so I started TaxAdVise in 2010, and it became quickly successful, as many clients didn’t feel someone was working with them, giving them the best return possible. In 2015, both my kids, Ayla and Kyran, went off to university, and I didn’t want the empty nest syndrome, so I listened to my clients, to become a Financial Advisor, so I could help them keep more money in their pockets. I learned the ropes of the industry and the profession with WFG and Experior, but their models weren’t fit for me. Being on the top for both companies, I decided to create my own financial brokerage; Koda Financials.

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