Dave Ramsey Speaker, Christy Wright To Speak At GPS On Sept. 12

Friday, September 6, 2013
Christy Wright
Christy Wright

Girls Preparatory School invites Chattanooga area residents to hear Christy Wright, a professional life coach, teacher, and popular speaker with the company founded by financial peace guru Dave Ramsey, on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the school’s Frierson Theatre.

With support from Cornerstone Community Bank and Lamp Post Group, Ms. Wright’s appearance is an opportunity to learn about the steps to financial peace. The Youth Products manager for Dave Ramsey, Ms. Wright has been a featured keynote speaker at military bases, universities, and national conferences as well as for Fortune 500 companies.

She speaks on topics that include finding life balance, making your money work for you, showing your money who is boss, taking charge of your dreams, and living from your values. When not speaking to audiences, she develops new products to teach youth and teens about managing money. Ms. Wright volunteers her time as a leader of Young Life at Franklin High School in Franklin, TN.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace: School Curriculum will be used in grades eight-11 advisories at GPS for the next few years to introduce students to financial information.


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