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

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.

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 lead Fiscal Fitness Phoenix’s corporate division – teaching employees “how to do all this money stuff.” My passion is showing employers just how easy and beneficial it can be for them to truly support their employees’ financial education and empowerment. I also have implemented social media, marketing, and web management systems from the ground up and co-host and produce The Fiscal Fitness Podcast.

I am a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant. We use the Kolbe Theory™ to help our students understand their innate instincts and how they take action with their business, improve productivity, reduce wasted mental energy and much more. You can learn more about The Kolbe Theory™ here and watch a video about the concept 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.

Kelsa, Michael and Jill have helped hundreds of people take control of their finances, relieve their money worries, and achieve their financial dreams. Let them show you how to do that while creating a lucrative business.

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