The History of Moving Beyond Hope:
Back in late 2009, Markeda Newby was a very successful Regional Vice President at one of the largest financial services companies in the world and, although she loved what she did in helping families be financially successful, she knew that there were more people out there who needed her help. You see, even though she was at the top of her game and was receiving awards and other recognition for the amazing job helping families with different facets of their finances, she had always wanted to give back to the community. What she wanted to do was MAKE A DIFFERENCE! What she wanted to do was help those who struggled financially and help them achieve what she had achieved, success and prosperity. So she broke away and formed her own company, Financial Independence Coaching LLC, with the help of two of her closest business associates (her Original Dream Team).
Together the three of them used many of the lessons that they learned at that financial services company and put together amazing financial literacy workshops, seminars, and boot camps over the next few years serving a number of local churches, civic organizations, and schools. Although they made a huge impact on many of those they served, Markeda knew there were still more families that she could help. You see, most of the families we teach and educate come from the middle class. They have jobs, houses, cars, and retirement accounts. But they are just one of the target audiences that Markeda wants to reach. She also wants to help those who are fighting poverty and have a desire to transition off of ‘the system.’
So, she sat down with her Dream Team and they brain stormed for a long time. They came up with mission after mission and name after name until finally they agreed that they wanted to “help families take back control of their financial situation through education regardless of their income level.” They knew that the best way to accomplish that was through financial education, talent discovery and development, and developing a mindset for success. We don’t just want to give them hope but to Move them Beyond Hope and give them financial results.
Markeda and her Dream Team have created a tradition of hosting phenomenal black tie gala fundraisers where they’ve recognized local Movers and Shakers who are making a difference in our community.