Meet AWAI-Trained Writer:

Kelly Arias

Kelly Arias

Location: Olathe, KS
Professions: Copywriter, Travel Writer
Specialties: Financial

Kelly Arias has completed the following verification and training to the satisfaction of AWAI’s Board of Advisors, with expertise in:

AWAI Verified™

Kelly Arias is AWAI Verified™. The AWAI Verified™ seal indicates that a copywriter has …

  • Studied AWAI’s world-class The Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting, which covers the fundamentals of persuasive direct-response copy.
  • Passed AWAI’s robust test and demonstrated an understanding of copywriting principles and best practices.

Professional Background:

My name is Kelly Stiefel Arias, MBA-IM, CFP®. I have 15 years of experience serving clients and advisors in the financial services industry.

I have an MBA-IM from Thunderbird School of Global Management and am Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 51, and Life/Health/Variable insurance licensed in Kansas and Missouri. I am also a proud CFP® Professional.

I started my first blog in November of 2017 at It is here that I have shared my journey to save for, plan, and take a 9-month career sabbatical to travel with my family.

We made it...and I am currently on sabbatical in Valencia, Spain! With the coronavirus quarantine in full swing, I completed the AWAI Accelerated Program for 6-figure Copywriting and launched a freelance writing career.

I am passionate about financial planning, the power of a midlife career sabbatical, and travel, especially in the Spanish-speaking world. If you are looking for an enthusiastic new writer, I would love to hear from you!

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