In this podcast episode, Fairygodboss Diversity Advisor Aisha Alleyne sits down with Katie Warchol, an Edward Jones financial advisor, to hear how she has found purpose in a reinvented career. Katie shares advice on how to navigate a career change and how to recognize your transferable skills.
Since 2006, Katie has been working for Edward Jones; a company she believes truly understands what it means to serve clients, the community and the individuals who work for this outstanding firm.
Prior to Edward Jones, Katie was a counselor at St. Louis University. She has a master’s degree in counseling because from a young age she always had a desire to help people. During her first eight years at Edward Jones, Katie had the opportunity to work at both the St. Louis, MO and Tempe, AZ home office locations where she trained hundreds of financial advisors and branch teams throughout the country. After years of training financial advisors and watching them make a difference in their clients’ lives, Katie realized that a career as an Edward Jones financial advisor would bring her back to her passion of helping people in the most direct and impactful way.
I get to leave the world a little better than how I found it, and I get to make a difference in my client’s lives.
-Katie Warchol, Financial Advisor
Since 2014, Katie has used her counseling experience, empathy and empowerment skills to help individual investors and business owners achieve their goals. She also enjoys working with employers that offer 401(k), 403(b), Simple IRA or SEP IRA retirement plans to their employees. As her dad was a small business owner, Katie understands the importance of providing education and service to local businesses and their employees.
When not in the office, you are most likely to find Katie traveling the world. In addition to her wanderlust, Katie is a passionate volunteer for the Animal Protection Agency and a fervent supporter of the United Way. She is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT® 200), loves cheering on the St. Louis Blues and spending quality time with her family and friends.
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