Author, international thought leader, and life-planning pioneer George Kinder has been at the forefront of the financial services industry for more than 35 years, spearheading a movement to put the lives that clients desire to live at the center of their financial plans. Through books, workshops, and speaking engagements, George has trained thousands of professionals globally in the field of financial life planning. After 30 years as a practicing financial planner and tax adviser, he founded the Kinder Institute of Life Planning in 2003. His three books on money management, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity (1999), Lighting the Torch (2006), and Life Planning for You (2014), are considered foundational and essential works in the field of financial life planning, for both professionals and consumers.
George’s client-centered and values-driven money-management philosophies challenge many unexamined assumptions in economics, our approaches to democracy, and our knowledge of our own hearts. He is known for his dynamic presentation skills and “outside-the box” thinking, and inspires audiences everywhere to discover, design, and deliver their greatest values into their lives.