Welcome to Kinder Institute’s global community of Registered Life Planner® professionals delivering more meaning into their clients’ lives and their own.

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Welcome to Kinder Institute’s global community of Registered Life Planner® professionals delivering more meaning into their clients’ lives and their own.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Professionals that earn the Registered Life Planner designation are expected to keep their skills sharp by attending at least eight hours of continuing education every two years. Follow the link for a full list of opportunities to earn CEs, course descriptions, and package deals.

Register & View Your Course History

Our online course registration offers quick, secure registration and payment options, student profiles you can keep updated, and the ability to review your course history.

"Life Planner Search" Profile

Kinder Institute’s Registered Life Planner® designees have the option of being listed in a searchable global directory, where prospective clients, the media, and other professionals can find you using our free global Life Planner Search.

You can customize your profile by adding a headshot, your company logo, and other information about your practice. Please contact info@kinderinstitute.com to have your profile created or removed, or if you have other changes you’d like to make.

Life Planning Mentorship Forum

This forum gives RLP® practitioners and advisors actively engaged in the Life Planning Mentorship program access to hundreds of case studies with trainer feedback on how to engage clients in the life planning methodology.

Life Planning Videos

Hear from Registered Life Planner® designees, George Kinder, and other financial planning experts on the benefits of using a life planning process when working with clients–and of putting it to work in their own lives.

George Kinder: Financial Life Planning and His Three Questions

What is EVOKE and the training experience?

EVOKE 5-day Training Testimonials

I’m a Registered Life Planner with Kris Amliwala, ChFP

I’m a Registered Life Planner with Hugoline van Hoorn

I’m a Registered Life Planner with Diana Yáñez and Elliott Appel

Hear from Registered Life Planner® designees, George Kinder, and other financial planning experts on the benefits of using a life planning process when working with clients–and of putting it to work in their own lives.

George Kinder: Financial Life Planning and His Three Questions

What is EVOKE and the training experience?

EVOKE 5-day Training Testimonials

I’m a Registered Life Planner with Kris Amliwala, ChFP

I’m a Registered Life Planner with Hugoline van Hoorn

I’m a Registered Life Planner with Diana Yáñez and Elliott Appel

Life Planning Books by George Kinder

Dive deeper into life planning concepts and find practice management tips in these books by George Kinder, founder of Kinder Institute of Life Planning.

Latest Blog Posts & News About Life Planning

Money & Meaning Blog

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I’m a Registered Life Planner®: Ian Bloom

Host Lora Woodward, Communications Director for Kinder Institute, chats with Ian Bloom, Founder and Financial Life Planner at Open World Financial Planning based in Raleigh, NC. Ian is one of nearly 600 professionals globally that have earned the prestigious Registered Life Planner® (RLP®) designation.

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I’m a Registered Life Planner®: Shannon Blackmon

Host Lora Woodward, Communications Director for Kinder Institute, chats with Shannon Blackmon, CFP® with Thomas Doll in Walnut Creek, CA. Shannon is one of nearly 600 professionals globally that have earned the prestigious Registered Life Planner® (RLP®) designation.

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I’m a Registered Life Planner®: Rahul Agarwal

Kinder Institute of Life Planning’s Money and Meaning Blog presents the “I’m a Registered Life Planner®” series. Host Lora Woodward, Communications Director for Kinder Institute, chats with Rahul Agarwal, Founder and Principal Adviser of Advent Financial in Mumbai, India. Rahul is one of nearly 600 professionals globally that have earned the prestigious Registered Life Planner®

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I’m a Registered Life Planner®: Monique Weintjies

Kinder Institute of Life Planning’s Money and Meaning Blog presents the “I’m a Registered Life Planner®” series. Host Lora Woodward, Communications Director for Kinder Institute, chats with Monique Weintjes, Founder of Wientjes Advies, financial life planning is one of nearly 600 professionals globally that have earned the prestigious Registered Life Planner® (RLP®) designation.

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I’m A Registered Life Planner®: Frank Stolarz

Kinder Institute of Life Planning’s Money and Meaning Blog presents the “I’m a Registered Life Planner®” series. Host Lora Woodward, Communications Director for Kinder Institute, chats with Frank Stolarz, RLP®, Founder of The Karma Barn Yoga Studio & Perfect Day Strategies Life Planning. Frank is one of nearly 600 professionals globally that have earned the

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Life Planning in the News

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Life Planning with George Kinder

Minority Money Podcast – An exciting episode from George Kinder and Emlen Miles-Mattingly for his podcast Minority Money Podcast. Highlights include the difference between financial and life planners, things to think about before hiring a planner, how meditation can improve your life, and education’s role in wealth building. Credit: Emlen Miles-Mattingly & George Kinder

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#38 George Kinder

Financial Planners South Africa – George Kinder and Louis van der Merwe chat about mindfulness, training your “listening muscle”, and transforming suffering into wisdom in this episode for Financial Planners, South Africa podcast! Credit: Kieran Milward & George Kinder

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Episode 30: George Kinder

Retirementals – George Kinder joined Abraham Okusanya for a fascinating episode of his podcast Retirementals. Their discussion covers Why fostering emotional connections with your clients can help you too; The importance of building a mindfulness practice; and How to deliver clients into their dreams of freedom. Credit: Abraham Okusanya & George Kinder

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George Kinder: How to Work with Clients That Don’t Take Your Advice

New Model Adviser – In his latest article for New Model Adviser, George Kinder writes, “Listen so well that you fully grasp the client’s anxieties and aspirations and what they truly love in their lives, so that your advice and all the products and planning are so closely aligned with what the client wants that they will be delighted by your suggestions and move on them.” The article includes actionable advice to help you work with clients who are resistant to your advice. Credit: George Kinder

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Godfather of Life Planning Warns …

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe – You might not have considered this perspective, but in his recent interview for Money Life with Chuck Jaffe, George Kinder, Father of Life Planning, shares that the simpler finances of the pandemic have actually helped many people focus on their life plans. Credit: Chuck Jaffe & George Kinder

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