Profiles in Life Planning: Mary Zimmerman #2

Photograph of Registered Life Planner® Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman, CFP®, RLP®

Profile:

Name:  Mary Zimmerman CFP®, RLP®

Certifications and memberships:
Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner
Registered Life Planner®
Financial Planning Association
National Association of Tax Professionals
National Society of Accountants
Mensa International
Nazrudin Project

Business Name: PATH Financial Strategies, LLC

Location: Chandler, Arizona

Website: None

Favorite Parts of My Own Life Plan:    I was fortunate to be a member of the first graduating class of Registered Life Planners® (Spring, 2003). My Life Plan has evolved over the years in wonderful and unexpected ways. Life has a way of changing our “plans.” For instance, since my original plan, I have become a grandmother. That changes life for just about everyone who becomes a grandparent, AND, as part of the Life Planning process, I was encouraged to noodle about what that meant to me. I will be “consciously present” when I am with my grandchildren. I will appreciate each stage of their life, and listen to them with my heart. For me, this intention is my guide, and Life Planning evoked this in me.

Favorite  Life Plans I Have Helped Deliver for Clients:    What comes to my mind when I think about Life Planning clients is the absolute beauty that arises in each person as they speak about their deepest desires and highest ideals. I have heard from a 26-year-old paraplegic military veteran that leaving a meaningful legacy was at his core. I have witnessed a wife telling her husband that she wished she had told him more times that she loved him. I have watched clients decide that “time trumps moneymaking” and seen the creative ways that “valued time” was implemented in their Life Plan. It continues to be a rare privilege to be part of this Life Planning movement.

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About George Kinder

George Kinder is known globally as the leading thinker in the financial Life Planning movement, dedicated to deliver freedom with integrity to consumers worldwide. Also known for his photography, poetry and spiritual wisdom, he is described in Professional Adviser's annual review of the "50 Most Influential People" in the world of financial advice: "George Kinder, Founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning, is widely recognized as the pioneer of the life planning model. The creator of an original concept which puts peoples' core life values at the heart of the advice process, he is a true visionary. His institute's training, which focuses on the human aspect of planning, is regarded by advisers as the gold standard. A life sector legend, the Harvard-educated industry veteran has been an adviser and tax planner for over thirty years and has won many industry awards. Kinder is a regular on television and radio as well as a keynote speaker at industry events and conferences and his knowledge and know-how of the life sector is second to none. But Kinder's expertise stretches way beyond the adviser realm - he is also an artist, photographer, poet, spiritual leader and author. " Kinder's website www.kinderinstitute.com/dir lists nearly 2000 advisors on 6 continents and in 23 countries who have taken his programs. He views his mission as bringing a deserved reputation for integrity back to the financial services sector and making the core ethos within financial services the delivery of a process for freedom to every human being on the planet.
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