Rita Bailey,a graduate of George Washington University (GWU) with a degree in Accountancy and a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC(sm)) is an established CPAand the President of Affordable Benefits Solutions, Inc.
She began her successful career in 1989 as an Insurance Agent. The decision to enter this field was due to the death of her mother at the age of 11. Her mother was a US Postal employee; and after her death, Rita noticed the drastic financial change in her family. As a result, the passion to dedicate her life to helping people understand their employee benefits and prepare for their family’s future became her aim.
Over the past 24 years of helping government employees, Rita discovered a common thread regardless of position or salary; 80 to 85 percent did not understand their FederalEmployee Benefits.This revelation became the driving force for her to develop an easy to read tool to assist government employees in understanding their government benefits. In 2012, Rita’s book “Understanding Your Federal Benefits: for the New Retirement Climate” was released.
This book is a must read. It provides clear and concise answers to the most commonly asked federal benefits questions; as well as those that may not have been considered. Navigating this new retirement climate we find ourselves in requires a competent guide and a willingness to change.
In addition to the book, Rita teaches workshops and seminars that supports the tools outlined in the book. Some of the workshops offered are: “Planning Your Retirement”,“Getting Your Financial House In Order – Credit and Debt”, and “Women and Money”. These engaging workshops and seminars are designed to equip people with resources, information and direct support needed to make powerful decisions about their financial future.
Rita is a champion and advocate for helping people to align their values and dreams with action.
Allison V. Manswell is a corporate learning executive and dynamic life coach. Her expertise in human resources management includes a combination of curriculum design, facilitation and organizational effectiveness. Ms. Manswell has been responsible for employee development and executive leadership programs with Fortune 100 companies and community organizations.
In addition to the ASTD Credential as a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance, she holds an MBA with a concentration in leadership. She also holds in BA in Justice and Law Enforcement from the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, MB. Early in her career she worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member in classroom and online learning environments.
Allison’s approach has been perfected by combining this professional expertise and personal, spiritual gift of intuition to help hundreds of clients reach the best outcomes possible. Her life is a testimony of how and why these principles and this approach works.
She has designed a variety of unique development programs and products for students and adults:
• The Champion’s Ride: Success Skills for Teens from an SUV is available for young children (English and Spanish), pre-teens, and young adults. This character-building curriculum uses the analogy of a sports utility vehicle to teach life skills and create a roadmap for student achievement. This program is used in school systems, mentoring organizations and churches.
• Her signature program, the Mindset Matters Coaching Program – is aimed at helping clients understand the keys to personal success.
• Finding My Peace: Empowering Poetic Essays from the Soul is a collection of life lessons written in poetry as tool for personal growth and source of comfort.
• Every Diva Needs to Know Game: a fun, life-coaching card game to stimulate self-awareness and personal growth.