Areas of Expertise

  • Career Readiness Assessment & Ongoing Coaching
  • Post High School (Have a plan!)
  • Mid Career Changers (Reboot Your Career)
  • “Encore” Career Decisions (aka Retirement)

Education & Certification

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, PROFESSIONAL/CFP®
  • Master of Science, Personal Finance, Kansas State University
  • Highlands Certified Consultant™
Ray Giese
Ray Giese

The lessons Ray learned and experience he gained during his formative years stay with him to this day – “work hard and do your best, be a dedicated and honest contributor, support others & share your knowledge, and make the most of the opportunities you get – In the end you reach your goals.”  Ray brings these life lessons in his work as a Coach, Educator, & Mentor for Personal Finance and Career Development.

Ray earned a Master of Science in Personal Finance from Kansas State University along with passing the Certified Financial Planner™/CFP® Professional exam – providing him with the professional credentials to complement his lifelong study and application of successful money habits.

Ray is also a Highlands Certified Consultant, offering unique services in Career Readiness Assessment and Coaching to help his clients maximize their lifetime of earnings and reach greater personal fulfillment from their careers – leading to opportunities for his clients to stay out of debt, save and invest for long-term goals, while achieving a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction with life.

Ray is experienced (aka “battle tested” – yep, gray hair and all), credentialed (he values continued education), but most importantly financially free, living the dream, and ready to equip you to achieve the same!

Ray enjoys visiting with family and friends, traveling the country in his RV, and playing golf.  Most of all, Ray enjoys helping others realize their career and personal financial dreams!