Welcome to Design & Renew Tribe

EMPOWERING you to find your PURPOSE, live in financial FREEDOM, and REACH your full potential

What does being a member of the  Design & Renew Tribe mean?

It means that you are part of a community of people that are all trying to break out of cycles in their life that are holding them back from their full potential. Members of our tribe want to find their purpose, themselves, their confidence, have a successful business or career, and live in financial freedom. You are on a journey to better yourself, your life, and those around you. Being a member of our tribe means you are going to get the support, education, success, and exclusivity that you want and need! 

Our founder is a Dave Ramsey Financial Coach, but she was also once a single mom, living in poverty, overwhelmed by debt and stress, working jobs she was miserable in just to make ends meet. She knows the struggle so many face firsthand, but she overcame it. She changed her circumstances, and now she's here to help you change yours. This community was created to be an affordable, safe, and supportive space to walk with those who are ready for change but aren't sure where to start, or just need help to get there.

Do any of these questions resonate with you?

  • Are you sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck?
  • Do you hate dealing with money? Hate budgeting?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the very thought of personal finances?
  • Do you have sleepless nights, or are ridden with anxiety due to money or the job you're in?
  • Are you unfulfilled in life? Do you feel like there's got to be more?
  • Do you have a passion to start your own business, but aren't sure what to do or how to do it?
  • Are you depressed, lost, stuck, or just frustrated by where you are right now in life?
  • Have you lost confidence in yourself and your abilities?
  • Is your new business off to a rocky start and you're just struggling?
  • Do you own your own business but aren't paying yourself?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions then you're in the right place, and I'm here to help!

As a member of the Tribe, you get access to:

  • 🎒Courses
    • These include topics like retirement, managing your money, finding your purpose, foundations to finance and so much more
  • 🙋 Weekly Coaching Calls
    • These hour-long calls are for you to get questions answered, overcome challenges you're facing, get content, have guest speakers from many different industries for all-around wellness
  • 🙌Support & Community
    • Community is an essential part of success. Get accountability, resources, support, and do life with others just like you!
  • 💡Industry Experts
    • We have over 20 different industry experts from all different industries running our private groups, sharing valuable information, being guest speakers during our coaching calls and so much more!
  • Private Groups
    • We have over 15 groups that you can join as part of your membership. These groups are on all different areas such as Entrepreneurship, Raising Kids, Time-Management & Goal-Planning, Retirement, Young Professionals, Divorced Women, Military & Veterans and more!
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Discounts on 1:1 Coaching
    • That's right! Get $100 off our one-on-one coaching services by being a member of our Tribe! Plus there is special pricing and opportunities exclusive only to those who are members!
  • And so much more!

This is a good place for you if...

  • You’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck

  • You’re overwhelmed by debt

  • Money stress is starting to take a toll on your relationships, or mental or physical health

  • You aren’t stressed about money, but you know there is more you can learn

  • You want to be more educated on using money and planning for your future

  • You have been recently divorced or widowed and find yourself in an entirely new place in life and are struggling to get your finances back on track

  • You don't know who you are in this new season of life

  • You're ready to find yourself, your strengths, your passion, and your purpose

  • You're ready to make a change in your life but just don't know where to start

  • You're an aspiring or newer entrepreneur who needs support, guidance, and financial success to guarantee a successful business

Don't just take our word for it...

"Traci is extremely knowledgable about personal finance and improved my budget a great deal. I was specifically interested in paying off debt and not only did she give me resources and help me make a plan, but she made it very personal by sharing her own experiences, struggles, and triumphs of her personal finance journey. I think everyone should place a high priority on personal finance and I highly recommend Traci as your coach!"

- Stephanie P

What to expect


  • 🙌 Group coaching call where the financial stress keeping you up at night can be resolved and your financial questions answered. 

  • 📱 Themed conversations on specific topics that are relevant to you and your peers. 
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 A community where you will be surrounded by others who are facing similar challenges, frustrations, and stressors.
  • ⭕ Accountability to share goals, wins & roadblocks and find ways to stay on track to financial freedom. 
  • 🚌Learning
    • 🎒 Online classes from budgeting and retirement, to big purchases and life & kids. 
    • 🏫 Recommended reads and listens to articles, books, podcasts, and more to help you on your financial journey!
    • 🙋 Live Q&As with our founder Traci Bakenhaster and industry experts in many different areas of life. 


  • ✅ Achieving financial goals that you have for yourself such as budgeting for the first time, getting out of debt, retiring, buying a house, and more! 

  • 💯 Accountability and support to keep you on track with your goals and help you stay the course to financial freedom.

  • 😁 Positive life change by changing your money mindset, improving your financial circumstance, and live the life you dream of! 


  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Discounts and special pricing for one-on-one coaching

  • ⚙️ Special guests and industry experts.

  • 🎊 Priority access to new groups, courses, and coaching opportunities. 

  • 💡 Exclusive opportunities such as posts, content, courses, and discounted coaching sessions.

Who We Are

Design & Renew was founded by Traci Bakenhaster after her own struggle with finances as a single mom years ago. It was created to positively impact your future. To help you achieve your goals, to help you get out of debt and take control of your money, and for you to realize your potential, in life and career.

Why the name Design & Renew? DESIGN because we are going to design you a future of success, financial freedom, and happiness. And RENEW because we are going to renew your future through a renewing of your finances and your life. We are here to empower you to find your purpose and to live in financial freedom.

Our Coach

Our coach, Traci, is a Dave Ramsey Financial Coach. She holds her master's in business psychology, her bachelor's in business administration, and several associate degrees from Columbus State Community College. She has over six years of experience in higher education and career tech in roles such as Academic Advisor, Career Development Specialist, and Program Manager. She has also held positions as Director of Marketing, Event Specialist, and Hiring & Training Manager.

However, before all of this, she was a single mom barely making ends meet. She knows firsthand what it feels like to live in poverty, to have maxed out credit cards, outrageous student loans, and no hope. She worked three jobs while also going to school full-time in order to provide for her family. But she overcame, and now she's here to help you do the same. Don't let your circumstances define you, you have the choice to make a change, and joining the D&R Tribe is a great first step!

Together with her diverse background, education, and experience Traci has a passion for helping individuals find their purpose and live in financial freedom! She also is very involved in her community and is the recent recipient of the 2020 Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award from the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce for her work and passion for the community.

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