MEET Dr. Kisha

Dr. Lakisha Simmons is a first generation college student, tenured professor of analytics, and financially independent AchieveHer(TM). She is the first tenured African American in the Analytics department and Belmont University Massey College of Business. When she received tenure in 2017 she was one of only 51 female, African-American Information Systems business school professors in the U.S. 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. She shares real-life goal achieving and simple wealth building information and tools so that you can achieve your dreams and reach financial freedom. No charting, day trading, gimmicks, pyramids or confusing terminology. She's been featured in national media outlets for her personal finance work.


But she's not from a "wealthy" family. She bounced around schools, lived with and was raised by multiple family members, and felt hopeless as a child. The little brown girl, born of teenage parents, who had no hope, is now financially independent. But she had to shift her mindset and develop grit and hustle to get there. But when she learned that financial freedom could be as simple as shifting from saving to investing, everything changed. 

She loves helping women achieve their goals. She's the CEO of BRAVE Consulting LLC, a women's empowerment training company, an associate professor of information systems with over 40 peer reviewed scholarly works, Six Sigma Black Belt, app founder, executive director of The Achiever Academy and living her best and most prosperous life. Join the Money Club where Dr. Kisha teaches women how to create their own financial security through budgeting, debt payoff, investing and eventually financial independence!

She also has a passion for mentoring and helping girls through her Period Project work under the non-profit she founded, The Achiever Academy. They've facilitated the donating of over half a million period products in middle Tennessee since 2018. Her full story and path to success is told in her workbook, The Unlikely AchieveHer, a personal and career development guide for women to overcome life’s most common obstacles and gain the prosperity they deserve. Watch her tell her story as shared over the USA Today network. Watch Mini Financial Freedom Course.

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