Financial planner and mentor Brie Sodano of Watertown was a guest on the Emmy-nominated ABC show “The Chew” on Tuesday, May 8.

She was joined by friends Danielle Pennington, a broker with BestWay Mortgage, and Marianne Silva, a trauma therapist with the Veterans Health Administration and owner of Sirsha Yoga & Wellness Center in Southington.

They cooked scallops in a segment with co-host Michael Symon, the noted chef and owner of nearly 20 restaurants, and style guru Clinton Kelly. ‘The Chew’ airs weekdays at 1 p.m.

Watch Brie & Friends on ‘The Chew

Brie worked as a financial advisor for Edward Jones in the past and launched  her venture From Sheep to Shark in 2017.

She’s not selling investments. Instead she’s helping clients see the big picture and deploying a mix of customized planning tools, shifting mindsets and financial education to help clients’ money goals match their life goals. This is financial planning for real life, tailored specifically for women.

The mission of From Sheep to Shark is to inspire and enable women to define their own success and live life on their own terms.

“The truth is most women who are smart, successful, and making good money still have financial challenges,” Brie says. “Student loans, credit cards, and ‘disappearing money syndrome’ are common financial holdbacks. Stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, and embarrassment keep lots of ladies stuck, not just financially, but in jobs or relationships that are less than great.”

Her appearance on “The Chew” came a day before the May 9 launch of a new free webinar series entitled “The Invisible System to Stop Bleeding Money and Start Stacking Cash.” So far, sessions of the 60-minute webinar are scheduled for May 9, May 12 and May 15.

“My goal is to help 1 million women improve their money situation and to give 100 million dollars away in the process,” Brie says on her From Sheep to Shark website.

In the past, Brie worked in the nonprofit sector at the Boys & Girls Club in Waterbury for nine years, experience that positions her to understand government programs. Among other aspects of financial planning, she specializes in student loan forgiveness.

She is involved in the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Young Professionals of Waterbury Region (YPOWR), and the United Way of Greater Waterbury Emerging Leaders.

Brie lives in Watertown with her husband, Mike, and two children.

For more information, call Brie at (860) 417-3393, email her at, or connect through the @sheeptoshark page on Facebook.

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