Storytelling is my passion
I believe in the power of stories. I believe that stories can help people learn, feel, grow, and empathize with each other. I believe the integration of stories into financial and entrepreneurship education is an incredible way to drive long term learning for the next generation.
As financial education is my life’s work, I take the stage often to share my experiences and expertise with students, teachers, and parents. I started teaching financial education classes to elementary students as a young Associate at Citibank in my 20s. Now nearly 20 years, 2 children’s books, and one financial technology company later, I am still happily on stage and on-line sharing the importance of financial literacy, financial education, and entrepreneurship to students, teachers, and parents.
Here are some of my most popular talks that I’ve done for corporate clients, non-profit organizations, schools, civic organizations, and media companies.
My past talks have been live, however, all of these talks can be conducted virtually via a video conference line.
A Day In The Life of A Tech Entrepreneur: I laid the groundwork for my financial technology company Guidefi and wrote my two children's books all while working full time. During this practical session for side hustlers, aspiring, and part-time entrepreneurs, I share my lessons learned from my experience balancing various full-time roles, my family life, and my entrepreneurial interests.
Financial Education In the Classroom: This 45-minute Professional Development workshop provides instruction on culturally competent financial education. We explore the vast amounts of resources available for teachers of all grade levels and how to align money lessons with the Common Core Standards.
Financial Wellness Talks: This 7 part series uses a financial planning approach to financial education and walks teachers through a 7 step journey toward financial health and wellness. This seminar covers financial goal setting, credit, budgeting, emergency funds, taxes, life insurance, and investing in a fun and engaging way. This workshop series is for working professionals.
Total Financial Well-Being of Your Child - This 30-minute workshop is specifically designed to help parents of color navigate the money conversation with their children. The workshop can be tailored for children of all ages.
Fun Family Money Activities: These 10 minute live sprints feature fun Hands-On Money Activities which are perfect for you and your family. The workshop can be tailored for children of all ages.
Ayo’s Money Jar - Financial Education Workshop & Book Reading - This 45-minute workshop features a live reading of my book, Ayo’s Money Jar, and a fun money activity that is perfect for elementary classrooms or youth groups.
Ayo’s Had Enough- Financial Education Workshop & Book Reading - This 45-minute workshop features a live reading of my book, Ayo’s Had Enough, and a fun money activity that is perfect for elementary classrooms or youth groups.
Learning About Money- This workshop helps students build a foundational understanding of money. Students learn about credit, budgeting, emergency funds, taxes, life insurance, and investing in a fun and engaging way. This workshop series can be tailored for middle school, high school, and college students.
I also act as a spokesperson and represent brands that matter to me. I am happy to share my perspective on the following topics:
Importance of Financial Education in K-12 Schools
Financial Education Program Design Considerations
Money Conversations with your Child
Diversity In Financial Services
Diversity in Technology
Women in Engineering/Technology