Senior Financial Coach
North Carolina-based Senior Financial Coach, Kera Hansil, joined The Financial Clinic to help with the CollegeWorks Ecosystem and student loan coaching.
With over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Kera has dedicated her time to the Raleigh/Durham area as an advocate for financial security, while speaking at local historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) and churches as an expert on credit scores and predatory lending. After being promoted to finance, she was disheartened by the number of people that attempted to buy vehicles that did not have the credit score needed to buy the vehicle, or even a home. Seeing many dealerships take advantage of customers changed her focus to financial security.
In 2003, she was hired with the 6th largest auto dealer in the country, Hendrick Automotive Group in Woodridge, VA as the Special Finance Director and began to make an impact by educating buyers on the credit process and achieving higher scores. Upon moving to North Carolina, Kera continued to work for Hendrick under Performance Auto Mall in Chapel Hill. In 2010 she established a relationship with the Triangle Area of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill as “Cousin Kera” and began to get customers the loans they needed to get back on track. She can be heard in North Carolina on The Light 103.9 and has been a speaker at The Annual Women’s Empowerment Radio One Raleigh.
Kera attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA for Psychology. Now that all three of Kera’s children are grown and have graduated from college she can focus on raising her Siamese Cat “Chip” and working on #project44b.
Her motto: “When you know your options, you CAN make better decisions.”