Stacey Walston serves as the Indianapolis Urban League’s Workforce Development and Center for Working Families Financial Coach. Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Ms. Walston graduated from North Central High School and earned a Cosmetology License. She successfully opened and managed her own hair salon where she gained significant knowledge and experience in money management and customer service.
In 2011, Ms. Walston obtained her Cosmetology Instructor License and began teaching in August 2012. Little did she know that her work skills and knowledge, financial savvy, teaching skills, and entrepreneurial spirit would prepare her for a career in Workforce Development. Due to an unforeseen circumstance, Ms. Walston found herself unemployed. A friend encouraged her to enroll in the IUL New Beginnings Program, and after successfully completion, she applied and interviewed for the Financial Coach position with the Indianapolis Urban League. She uses the financial skills she developed as a small business owner and single mother to assist others that are striving for financial independence.
Ms. Walston has raised two daughters as a single mother. When she is not serving in the transportation ministry or in the community, you can find her exercising or spending time with her family.