Michelle Iles: Administrative Assistant
I grew up in the small town of Marysville, KS. I was the middle child of three sisters… yes, my dad was thrilled to have three girls! Growing up in the country, just right down the road from my grandparents and cousins, I have always been blessed to be close to family. Some of my most memorable times were “running away” with my sisters and cousins to our grandparents, sledding on the old hood of a car tied to a rope behind dad’s truck, and the many weekends of camping at the lake. Ever since I can remember, I have had a love for sports, staying active, and getting involved. I played just about every sport growing up, was in a dance company from the age of 5 all the way through high school, and was very active in recreational sports throughout college. Now in my free time, I enjoy hitting the gym, participating in adventure runs, and staying competitive in volleyball leagues with friends. During my time in college at Emporia State University, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology. Prior to joining the Advisors Excel family, I was recruited into a Management position with a leading retailer. It was in this position that I had the opportunity to combine my love for fashion, people, and my competitive drive. I feel that the skills I
developed there helped build a foundation for my transition into Advisors Excel. Joining the fastest growing marketing organization ever, was one of the greatest opportunities I have had. As an independently owned IMO, based out of Topeka, KS, our mission is simple and straightforward—we never forget our advisors are our clients. We are dedicated to helping our clients reach their goals and dreams. Ever since I was a kid my parents have taught me that surrounding myself with the right people and activities can enrich your life. I couldn’t agree more, and working for AE has been a true testament to this!
Outside of the office, you can most likely find me spending time with family and friends. Together we enjoy going to games and cheering on our favorite sports teams, traveling, going to concerts, and enjoying just about any outdoor activity! Also at the top of the list, is spending time with my niece, Eliza! “Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care; they are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” – Karl Marx
GETTING TO KNOW MICHELLE
Favorite Food: Spaghetti!
Favorite quote: “Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is acting in the face of fear. It’s being afraid of something and doing it anyway.”
Best piece of financial advice received: “Pray for the best, prepare for the worst, and expect the unexpected.”
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite movie: Anything with Julia Roberts! I think she is great!
If Michelle could meet anyone, past or present: Justin Timberlake
What motivates Michelle: The future—creating a lifestyle for myself and family that will ensure a healthy, happy & fulfilled future
Place Michelle would most like to visit: Paris
Something on Michelle’s bucket list: Sky Diving!
Biggest accomplishment: Having the courage to change professions, even though it meant starting over & learning a whole new field—clearly it was worth it!