Welcome! I'm Dr. Lakisha L. Simmons

I'm affectionately known as Dr. Kisha, achieveHer®, a highly sought-after financial independence speaker, workshop facilitator, and financial literacy spokeswoman for Personal Capital. I early retired at 41 years old after amassing $900,000 in investments. I help women early retire by budgeting, maxing retirement accounts and investing in stocks. I'm the author of The Unlikely AchieveHer workbook. You may have seen me in Good Morning America, Business Insider, and PEOPLE for budget tips and saving over $750,000 in four years. Let's start your path to freedom!

Biography

Financially Free at 41 years old

after making an average of $77,000 a year

Short version

Dr. Kisha is a best-selling author and thought leader on investing for (early) retirement.
She’s the author of The Unlikely AchieveHer™ personal development book and The Wealthy AchieveHer™ money planner.

As featured in Forbes, Insider, and People, her workshops and tips have taught thousands to budget better, maximize retirement accounts, and invest for generational wealth.

She empowers individuals to embrace the money mindset and strategies of millionaires to transform their lives.

Medium version

Dr. Lakisha L. Simmons (affectionately known as Dr. Kisha) serves her community with an emphasis on helping women and minorities achieve financial freedom. Dr. Kisha is a nationally-renown speaker and thought leader on mindset and investing to double your savings to prepare for an early retirement.

She is the founder of a women’s empowerment firm, BRAVE Consulting. She has authored a personal development workbook, The Unlikely AchieveHer™, and a financial management workbook, The Wealthy Achieveher™ Financial Freedom Planner. To support her community in learning easy to implement financial management tips, she built a coaching and financial wellness platform, The Wealthy AchieveHer™. Because of her work, she is an award-winning and highly sought-after international speaker, workshop facilitator, and spokeswoman. She has appeared across all top media channels and outlets, including The Tamron Hall Show, Good Morning America, Business Insider, and PEOPLE Magazine | PEOPLE.com for her women's empowerment work and saving over $750,000 in four years.


She's a first-generation college student. She bounced around schools, lived with, and was raised by multiple family members, and felt hopeless as a child. Now, in her money courses, Dr. Kisha teaches how to create financial security through budgeting, debt payoff, investing, and achieving financial independence.


When she received tenure in 2017 at Belmont University, she was one of only 51 female African American Information Systems business school professors in the U.S. She's overcome many obstacles from childhood trauma to divorce. She now runs her business as a coach and teaches part time at her alma mater, Tennessee State University. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Long Version


Dr. Lakisha L. Simmons (affectionately known as Dr. Kisha) serves her community with an emphasis on helping women and minorities achieve financial freedom. Lakisha is a nationally-renown speaker and though leader on mindset and investing to double your savings and prepare for an early retirement.

She is the founder of a women’s empowerment firm, BRAVE Consulting. She has
authored a personal development workbook, The Unlikely AchieveHer™, and a financial management workbook, The Wealthy Achieveher™ Financial Freedom Planner. To support her community in learning easy to implement financial management tips, she built a coaching and financial wellness platform, The Wealthy AchieveHer™.

Because of her work, she is an award-winning and highly sought-after international speaker, workshop facilitator, and spokeswoman. She has appeared across all top media channels and outlets, including Good Morning America, Tamron Hall Show, Business Insider, and PEOPLE Magazine for her women's empowerment work and saving over $750,000 in four years.



She's a first-generation college student so she knows what it’s like to preserve and overcome obstacles, including financial challenges. She bounced around schools, lived with, and was raised by multiple family members, and felt hopeless as a child. But she had to shift her mindset and develop grit and hustle to get where she is today. When she learned that financial freedom could be as simple as turning from saving to investing, everything changed. In her money courses, Dr. Kisha teaches how to create your own financial security through budgeting, debt payoff, investing, and eventually financial independence.

She holds a bachelor's degree in business information systems from Tennessee State University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in management information systems from the University of Mississippi. She holds a Six Sigma Black Belt that was achieved at Caterpillar, Inc.


She was an accomplished tenured professor at Belmont University before leaving at age 41 with over 50 peer-reviewed scholarly works. When she received tenure in 2017 at Belmont University, she was one of only 51 female African American Information Systems business school professors in the U.S. She's overcome many obstacles from childhood trauma to divorce. She now runs her business as a coach and teaches part time at her alma mater, Tennessee State University. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She also has a passion for mentoring and helping girls through her Period Project work. The Achiever Academy nonprofit that Dr. Kisha founded has facilitated the donation of more than half a million-period products in middle Tennessee since 2018.


She's been awarded the Rising Star Award by CABLE, 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal, Nashville Emerging Leader in Education by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and Susan Short Jones Emerging Leaders Award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Metro Nashville Chapter. But she's on a mission to help women attain financial security, reach financial freedom, and enjoy all the experiences life has to offer. She shares real-life goal-achieving and simple wealth-building information and tools so that women can achieve their dreams and reach financial freedom.

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FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE BOOKS

to help you transform your life

The Unlikley Achieveher Book

11 Steps to A Happy and Prosperous Life Workbook

This inspiring book is packed with self-help advice, coaching worksheets, and ways to improve your life and career. From negotiation to body language, this book has leadership development covered.

7 Keys to making it through your parents divore book

7 Keys to Making it Through your Parents Divorce

Parents will get an inside look into what divorce is like through a child's eyes. It's all in this book, from encouraging kids to seek counseling and dealing with going between two households.

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