About MPower Co

Founders of MPower Co: Thia and Lea
Financial Education: Coaching and Courses

 

Company Description

Built by a dynamic mother-daughter duo, MPower Co is a lifetime resource that provides financial and positive psychology courses and coaching. The purpose of MPower Co is to help you move forward more confidently and more quickly to being the CEO of your life. From your first financial decision to learning about your signature strengths, MPower Co will empower you to grow your life experiences along with your financial capacity in order to realize your most positive life.

Mission Statement

Provide research based online courses and coaching in a manner inclusive and supportive of all individuals and couples. Provide custom solutions that equip clients with the knowledge and tools needed to be savvy decision-makers.

Values We Operate By

Confidentiality

We want you to trust working with us. Any personal and/or financial information you share with us will be treated with strict confidentiality. We will never share or sell your information. Additionally, we are not investment advisors nor do we sell any investment product or other financial device. Our focus is on providing quality education and support.

Knowledge

We will always strive to provide current and cutting-edge information. We will provide our knowledge in a manner so that you have the right information, at the right time, provided in a manner that understandable and actionable.

Effective Communication

The way people get more comfortable talking about money is by talking openly. We will always listen respectfully and treat you with dignity. No person is perfect. There will be no shame or blame for past choices and circumstances.  The opportunity for our work is focusing on today’s realities and shaping the future.

Positivity

In a proactive and optimistic environment, we will be working to build on your strengths and your goals. You have strengths – let’s work to maximize them. You will find us to be attentive, encouraging, and understanding.

Transparency

We want to relate to you as a human. We see you as gifted in some (perhaps many) ways, but know that when it comes to finances you may feel vulnerable and uncomfortable at times. We will share facts, stories, and guide you, based on the principals of personal finance.

Understanding

While understanding does not mean condoning procrastination, when you work with us you choose what’s important to you. You can say no or put action solutions on hold without feeling guilty.

KISS: Keep It Simple Solutions

There is a tendency to make financial principles harder and more complex than they should be. Our goal is to communicate in plain English and to keep our action solutions practical and consistent with your goals.

Meet Your

MPower Co Coach

Lea Satterfield, MBA

Lea, Founder and CEO of MPower, is a graduate of the Personal Financial Planning Program at the University of Missouri and earned her MBA, with an emphasis in Finance, from Arizona State University. In 2012, Lea passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® examination. During college, she interned at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and quickly found how few individuals felt confident with personal finance.

To help protect uninformed investors and because of her interest in law, which she got from her father, she turned professionally towards securities regulation. She worked for the Missouri Securities Division as an investigator before going on to work for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as an examiner and then as an examiner within the  Anti-Money Laundering Investigative Unit. Through her work in regulation, she has audited and investigated a number of investment firms, and she has built cases that have resulted in over $1 million of restitution being returned to investors.

Helped to return over
$1M

of restitution to investors through her work in securities regulation

Fun Facts:

• She’s been saving for retirement since she was 13 years old

• She played clarinet in concert and marching band during high school

• She served as Treasurer for her Chapter of Kappa Delta for a year in college

Lea's courses:
MPowered Couple

Dr. Cynthia “Thia” Crawford

Before joining MPower Co as Director of Education, Thia served as an extension professor at the university level for over 30 years. Her expertise has reached over 300 million people through radio and face-to-face workshops and classes on subjects including financial education, leadership, management, and donor education. A highlight of her career has been traveling the world as a W.K. Kellogg International Leadership Fellow (class 1).

Although Dr. Crawford already holds advanced degrees in consumer economics and adult education, Thia continues to model life-long education, recently finishing graduate work focused on positive psychology and how it can make retirement planning more comprehensive and impactful. Thia is a university extension professor emerita, a scholar, an entrepreneur and business owner, radio personality, researcher and problem solver, college sports fan, international traveler, cattle rancher, and tree farmer.  She is always excited about the opportunity to work with individuals.

Presented Over
3,500

face-to-face workshops for over 200,000 individuals.

Fun Facts:

• She and her husband Robert paid off their first home in seven years

• She’s given finance tips on the radio in 20 states

• She is an avid quilter

• She holds graduate degrees a in Family Economics and Adult Education

Mark Satterfield, CPA

Mark, Course Author and Coach, is a graduate of Washburn University where he received dual degrees in Accounting and German. He started his career in the accounting world in tax accounting for individuals and corporations. While working, he became registered as a Certified Public Accountant and then attended the University of Kansas and received an MBA. Mark has a passion for continued learning, which has driven him to obtain a additional certificates in the accounting field, and become an adjunct accounting professor at a college located in Liberty, Missouri.

Professionally, Mark has worked in internal audit for companies that have ranged in size from 7 to 18 billion dollars. He also worked as a Controller in the Los Angeles, California area. Through is work in audit and accounting he has honed important skills to gather knowledge, evaluate it, and ensure it is accurate. He has two young daughters and the pandemic of 2020 gave him a heightened sense to research and study the field of estate planning. He has a passion for taking care of and supporting those around him. His work on Written Wishes, the course he authored on estate planning, is only one example of his care for others.

Mark has spent
13+

working in finance and accounting.

Fun Facts:

• Began his accounting career working in the field of tax

• Loves baking birthday cakes for family birthdays

• Has been published on the topic of the rewards of socially responsible investing

Mark's courses:
Written Wishes
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