The Finkley Experience is an educational consulting firm that trains students and administrators on the needs of first generation students wanting to attend college. We're here to assist with one's personal development via two approaches; one-on-one or whole group consulting.

We focus on two clusters: College Readiness and Professional Training.

What makes us different?
Finkley is equipped with a unique array of experiences at colleges and universities—in the Northeast to the Deep South—in a variety of roles including college admissions, career services, and teaching.

No one can deliver, train and capture an audience like The Finkley Experience.


Michael D. Finkley is a speaker, author and educator. Finkley is a native of Mullins, SC. Growing up from humble beginnings, Finkley appreciates the teachings of his mother and grandparents where his strength stemmed from his spiritual background.

Finkley began his professional career at Allen University, Columbia, SC, as an undergraduate student where he was a work-study student within the Office of admissions. He recruited for his institution for four (4) years. Finkley has served in various roles in higher education including: college admissions/enrollment management, career services, student affairs, and teaching (adjunct instructor). Finkley has also taught in various summer school programs as an English Teacher within the states of New Hampshire, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Finkley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (Allen University, Columbia, SC), Master of Education (k-12), and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration (Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH). He is now pursuing his Doctor of Education with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.