Meet the Team 2018-09-12T13:14:36-07:00

Fiscal Fitness was born out of a passion to help individuals take control over their money, stop the worrying and reduce the stress so they can focus on other things. We strive to make every client who comes through our doors or contacts us know that they have the power to transform their lives and take control of their finances.  What began as a side hustle for Kelsa almost a decade ago has grown into a business that helps hundreds of clients every year take the stress out of money.

The Team

Kelsa Dickey, Owner and Founder of Fiscal Fitness Phoenix

Meet Kelsa Dickey, Owner and CEO

When I was a senior in high school, a college recruiter came to my school and asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I replied, “I want to help people with their money.” To which he replied, “You should become a financial advisor.”

I went to school and received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, earned the appropriate licenses to practice as a financial advisor (Series 7 and 66 and Health, Life and Disability) then did so for 3 years. It was as a financial advisor that I realized something: There are a lot of people who need help with today’s finances, not tomorrow’s. Financial advisors help you plan long-term, but what about the bill you just received in the mail today?

I went back to school, earned my MBA, and began working in Corporate Finance & Accounting for the next 7 years. During that time, I would help friends and family with managing their money and discovered it was still my passion.

Eventually it got to the point where every day after work and all day on Saturdays I was helping people with budgeting!

When I told my friends and family I was going to become a financial coach full-time, just about everyone said the same thing: “It’s about time.”

People knew long before I did that this was what I was meant to do.

Kelsa: In A Few Words

Wife  –  Mama  –  Financial Coach  –  Podcast Co-Host  –  Movie and Wine Lover  –  Goal Achiever

Kelsa Dickey, Owner and Founder of Fiscal Fitness Phoenix

Meet Jill Emanuel, Lead Financial Coach

Jill began her professional career as a clinical pharmacist, having gone into the medical profession because she had a desire to “help people”. After she and her husband found themselves on the verge of bankruptcy, they began working with Fiscal Fitness and experienced a life-changing shift in their financial lives. After being taught a new method of dealing with money, and experiencing the impact on her life, Jill realized she wanted to help other people experience that same mental clarity around their finances that she did. Her passion to do this was so strong that Jill shifted careers from medicine to financial coaching. She decided the best way she can “help people” is by giving them the same gift she has been given – financial stability!
Now, Jill helps other people master their financial lives as a Fiscal Fitness coach. She is on a MISSION to help others gain control of their finances and start living the life they dream of.

Jill: In A Few Words

Wife – Mother – Financial Coach – Lover of  Dance and Roller Coasters – Dreamer

Meet Michael Dickey, Owner and Director of Corporate Training

Michael is a self-proclaimed “spender” but experienced first hand the profound impact budgeting, goal-setting, and financial organization can have on our lives. After getting trained and practicing for 15 years as a Certified Athletic Trainer, he began to immerse himself in financial knowledge – both technical expertise and behavioral insights. Michael leads our Corporate division – teaching small and large groups of employees “how to do all this money stuff”. His passion is in showing employers just how easy and beneficial it can be for them to truly support their employees in financial education and empowerment.

Michael is also the executive producer and host of The Saver and The Spender Podcast.

Michael: In A Few Words

Husband  –  Daddy  –  Financial Instructor  –  Podcast Co-Host  –  Movie and Sports Lover  –  Idea Executor

Meet Sheri Gundlach

Sheri started as a client of Kelsa’s, and after experiencing her own financial transformation, knew she wanted to be a part of it. Fast forward 6 years, and Sheri is an integral part of the Fiscal Fitness team. Her life-long experience as a social worker, coupled with her passion to raise her three sons to be amazing men, has made her the perfect Financial Coach for all of our Young Adults. Sheri is able to get to the heart of what matters most to these individuals, so learning financial concepts doesn’t feel so dreadful.

Sheri: In A Few Words

Wife  –  Mama  –  Financial Concierge  –  Sports Mom  –  Book and Wine Lover  –  Believer

Meet Carmen

Carmen is the perfect blend of both her daddy and mommy. She’s laid back like her dad, but a bit of a determined, perfectionist like her mom. And she’s full of life, like them both. She currently loves Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig as well as her two dogs, Nikki and Storm. She also loves popsicles from the ice cream truck, swimming, reading books, painting and coloring and being chased around the house by anyone. She is the reason her mommy and daddy work so hard and the main reason they like to step away from the office. She makes appearances at Fiscal Fitness so be on the lookout for this spunky toddler.

Carmen: In A Few Words

Daughter  –  Toddler  –  Financial protégé  –  Water Baby  –  Book and Swing Lover  –  Independent

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