Financial Education: Coaching and Courses
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.
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
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
of restitution to investors through her work in securities regulation
• 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
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.
face-to-face workshops for over 200,000 individuals.
• 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
working in finance and accounting.
• 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