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Episode #03: "The Secret to Great Listening" with George Kinder

May 4, 2020

In Episode #3 of Mindset Mastery, “The Secret to Great Listening”, host Marie Swift speaks with George Kinder, who is known internationally as the father of the financial life planning movement.

In a nutshell: George Kinder and Kinder-trained instructors consistently teach foundational listening skills as a part of the EVOKE® Life Planning process. In this conversation, Kinder tells us why it is so important for financial advisors to engage with empathy, inspiration, and emotional intelligence during client conversations. He also provides a mindful, wise, and challenging skill that can immediately be implemented into your practice and your personal life, leading to more authentic and trustworthy relationships. 

Podcast Guest
George Kinder, CFP®, RLP® 

Harvard-educated George Kinder revolutionized financial advice for more than 35 years by training over 4,000 professionals in 30 countries in the field of financial Life Planning. He founded the Kinder Institute of Life Planning in 2003 after 30 years as a practicing financial planner and tax advisor.

George Kinder’s latest book, Reflections on Spectacle Pond: The Weekly Edition is available as a free email subscription. Inspired by the 30 years he has spent living at the edge of a small New England pond, the book is a meditative guide to living in nature’s cycle, week by week, and moment by moment. Among his seven books, he has written one on mindfulness,  Transforming Suffering into Wisdom, and another book of photography and poetry, A Song for Hana

Kinder was the first winner of the Financial Planning Association’s Heart of Financial Planning Award which recognizes “individuals who demonstrate commitment and passion in doing extraordinary work to contribute or give back to the financial planning community and/or the public.”  He has been named “One of the 35 most influential people in financial services,” “One of the top Icons & Innovators in the financial planning industry,” “the first of 15 transformational advisors whose vision most changed the industry,” and has been inducted into the Financial Planning Magazine Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was awarded the Transparency Trophy by the Transparency Task Force. He has appeared on many radio and television programs and his expertise has been featured in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, New Model Adviser, Forbes, Time Magazine, FP Today, The Journal of Financial Planning, Investment News, and The New York Times.

Kinder is known for his dynamic presentation skills and has given speeches at professional conferences on five continents. He has spoken at Harvard University, Boston College, Coventry University, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Allianz, AXA, The Financial Planning Association, The Personal Finance Society, and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
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