History & Milestones
The NFEC did not start as a Council – our beginnings were boots on the ground, delivering financial education and coaching services in local communities. Our vision from day 1 was focused on helping people with their finances so they can live more rewarding, secure lives.
During our initial few years, we identified major problems with the financial wellness industry: low-quality educational materials, underperforming educators & coaches, lack of mainstream awareness, and business models that could not scale.
We started tackling these issues to improve our programs. This process involved producing our own materials, defining processes that supported learners, improving our team’s ability to deliver financial wellness programming, and creating replicable systems that were easy to track and measure.
As we grew and other groups saw our materials and results, people began coming to us asking for support. That was the moment when our model changed – from presenting and producing financial education programs and offering financial coaching services, to helping others with a passion for financial wellness develop and build campaigns in their areas.
Today the NFEC is the leading provider of independent financial wellness resources that empower a global team of financial wellness champions with the resources and training they need to effectively support others in their communities to work toward greater financial security.