Chris Kowalik brings this training to life with a candid perspective on the financial impact of decisions made to prepare for retirement. She empowers thousands of federal employees through live training, and consistently inspires confidence in the classroom. She helps employees have a clear understanding of how the benefits work, how they apply to the employee, and what financial impact the employee will feel from his or her decisions.
As a former active duty Marine, Chris has no problem being direct. Her fair and candid perspective allows her to enlighten participants to ponder various options or concepts not previously considered. Participants gain an invaluable insight into how each of the benefits programs behave and the options available to them.
While federal benefits are often confusing and difficult to interpret, Chris is able to break down complex concepts into easy-to-understand language and shows employees how proactive benefit decisions can positively affect their overall financial situation.
Chris’ background in the financial services industry offers her first-hand knowledge of the challenges that so many employees face as they plan for and approach ultimate retirement. She believes that helping employees to take ownership of their decisions—or lack of decisions—is the first step to making progress in meeting their specific retirement goals.