My name is Velma A. Knights. I am a born and bred New Yorker who has spent more than 35 years working in Tech Support and as an Analyst/Statistician in the NYC government. In preparing for retirement, I have discovered that financial health is just the first step in achieving a successful transition into this new phase of life. I want to be physically fit, healthy, calm, and prepared, while still taking on new adventures.
In developing R.E.A.L., I wanted to create a space for people just like me, people who want to maximize their retirement and treat it as a new beginning. I have a passion for history, reading and learning new things. Over the years I have participated in walkathons for charity, feeding the homeless, and as a facilitator at my church.
I hold an AAS degree in Medical Lab Technology and was a licensed Technologist before switching careers and obtaining a BBA in Business and Computers. I have attended workshops in both Business Opportunity (WIBO) and Momentum Education, an organization known for providing results in coaching and dynamic personal development. I am an ageless possibilitarian who passionately believes that wealth creation, legacy and stewardship continue in retirement.
R.E.A.L. aims to inspire people of all ages to take control of their lives and goals in order to reach their full potential. Whether you’re transitioning into retirement and aren’t sure what’s next, or you’re simply at a crossroads in your life, R.E.A.L. provides expert advice and resources to aid in healthy actions, stress reduction, and financial management.