Why 460 Financial Planners Meditated Together?

PHOENIX  FPA Retreat — When George Kinder took the stage at FPA’s Retreat conference, he started his keynote session by performing tai chi. Classical music played in the background and nature photos, overlaid with lines of poetry he wrote, appeared on giant screens.

“I trust the sun to tell the truth,” read one line, which was displayed on a photo of a lake.

Not your typical financial services conference session. But Kinder’s performance was intended to underline the importance of mindfulness in achieving better client relations.

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By Andrew Welsch