Meet the Financial Coach Academy® Instructors

We are the founders and coaches of Fiscal Fitness Phoenix®, a financial coaching business helping individuals, couples, and solopreneurs become planners and dreamers with their money. We have built our business from a side hustle to a six-figure business and want to show you how to do the same.

Meet Kelsa Dickey

Kelsa Dickey Financial Coach Academy Mastermind

After 7 years as a financial advisor and corporate accountant, I realized that I didn’t want to sell investments and insurance or deal with corporate red tape. I wanted to go after my real passion – helping people with their day-to-day finances, something I truly loved. So in 2010, I quit my corporate job that was draining my life force and affecting my marriage so I could start my own business as a financial coach.

At the time, there were no people doing what I wanted to do (and there are still very few), so I had to start from scratch. I worked out of my den helping friends and my family and created most of my own systems and processes. These same systems and processes have helped launch me as a nationally recognized financial coach are what I cannot wait to teach you in the Academy and the Financial Coaching Toolkit. I’m also the author of the Financial Coaching Playbook – the definitive guide to starting and running a financial coaching business. 

Meet Michael Dickey

I am the self-proclaimed “spender” in my and Kelsa’s marriage but have experienced firsthand the profound impact budgeting, goal-setting, and financial organization can have on people’s lives. After practicing for 15 years as a Certified Athletic Trainer, I began to immerse myself in financial knowledge – both technical expertise and behavioral insights.

I am a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant. Don’t know what Kolbe is? Yeah, a lot of people don’t. We use the Kolbe Theory™ to help our clients and financial coaches understand their innate instincts and how they can best take action with their money, their business, improve productivity, and stop doing the things they shouldn’t be doing.  You can learn more about The Kolbe Theory™ and how we use it here

Meet Jill Emanuel

I began my professional career as a clinical pharmacist. I went into the medical profession because I wanted to help people. After my husband and I found ourselves on the verge of bankruptcy, we looked for help. We found Fiscal Fitness and experienced a life-changing shift in our lives once we started working with Kelsa.

After we were taught a new method of dealing with money and experiencing its impact on our lives, I realized I wanted to help other people experience that same mental clarity around their finances. I couldn’t shake the feeling that this was what I was meant to do, so I shifted careers from medicine to financial coaching. I decided the best way I could “help people” was by giving them the same gift I was given – financial stability and peace of mind.

I am the Lead Financial Coach at Fiscal Fitness, a Financial Coach Academy Instructor, and co-creator of the Financial Coaching Toolkit.

Meet Jaclyn Wise

You would think a former math teacher would be a natural budgeter. I taught middle school math for 11 years but was a mess when it came to budgeting and balancing my own checkbook. By investing in financial coaching in 2015, my husband and I made a remarkable amount of progress in five years. I loved the power of financial coaching so much that I left the teaching profession in 2020 to become a full-time coach and join the Fiscal Fitness team.

My love of numbers and systems has been an asset to the Fiscal Fitness team and business. I love making things run smoothly and finding a way to streamline processes. Oh and organization. I love when things are organized. I run a lot of the behind the scenes social media for Fiscal Fitness and show the ways I make that work efficiently along with client scheduling in the Academy 

We have helped hundreds of people take control of their finances, let go of their money worries, and achieve their financial dreams. We can show you how with the Financial Coach Academy®.

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