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Financial freedom creates a new set of choices and challenges. Join John Christianson, CEO of Highland®, a boutique wealth advisory firm, as he talks with successful individuals and couples about their journey of turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life.

The Wealth Confidant John Christianson

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Financial freedom creates a new set of choices and challenges. Join John Christianson, CEO of Highland®, a boutique wealth advisory firm, as he talks with successful individuals and couples about their journey of turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life.

    Building Resilience in Children with Dr. Marshall Duke

    Building Resilience in Children with Dr. Marshall Duke

    The future feels uncertain and families around the world are concerned about how this stress will affect their children. In a special webinar event for our Living Fully community, I spoke with Dr. Marshall Duke about how we can help our kids build resilience and continue to grow through hard times. I'm excited to share the webinar with you as a podcast today.

    Dr. Duke is a Professor of Psychology at Emory University. He’s focused his work around the power of family stories and has been featured by Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

    You can find Dr. Duke's 20 Questions resource at https://bit.ly/twentyqs

    In our conversation, Dr. Duke and I discuss:

    -Why challenges are necessary for growth
    -How knowledge of family history builds resilience
    -The different kinds of stories families tell
    -Advice for families who are dealing with challenges
    -The role that grandparents can play in family storytelling
    -The importance of rituals and traditions
    -When to tell these stories

    We have some exciting new developments in the works, so check back for new episodes soon!

    To learn more about turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose, connect with me on social media at @jcchristianson or send me an email at john@highlandprivate.com

    Music: "Day Is Gonna Come" by Royal Deluxe

    • 47 min
    Mike Erwin on the Value of Service

    Mike Erwin on the Value of Service

    Mike Erwin lives life by three principles: faith, family, and service. He truly understands the impact of selfless service and community.

    Mike is a graduate of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was commissioned as an officer and went on to serve three combat tours with the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Special Forces Group. After his third deployment, Mike founded Team Red, White & Blue. Team RWB is a nonprofit organization that enriches the lives of America’s veterans. They do this by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity. Today, Mike
    leads Team RWB as Executive Director.

    Mike also serves as CEO of The Character & Leadership Center and is the Co-Founder and President of the Positivity Project, where he aims to empower America’s youth in building positive relationships. He’s also the co-author of
    Lead Yourself First."

    To learn more about Mike and his work, visit MikeErwin.net.

    On this episode, you'll hear about:

    - What selfless service looks like
    - The power of community
    - How technology and money affect empathy
    - The difference between isolation and solitude
    - Our culture’s loneliness epidemic
    - Advice for anyone who wants to bring more meaning into their life

    • 48 min
    Reflecting on 2019

    Reflecting on 2019

    Join me as I revisit just a few of the many inspiring conversations I had this year, including:

    Margie Warrell, Author
    Duncan Campbell, Friends of the Children
    Khe Hy, Rad Reads
    Kendra Vandermeulen, NCF Northwest

    To learn more about turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose, connect with me on social media at @jcchristianson or send me an email at john@highlandprivate.com

    Music: "Day Is Gonna Come" by Royal Deluxe

    • 28 min
    Embracing Generosity with Scott Chin of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

    Embracing Generosity with Scott Chin of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

    Often, we equate giving solely with the act of donating money, but it is so much more than that. Giving can be a transformative act, moving you beyond yourself and cultivating a genuine ability to empathize with the struggles of our fellow human beings. I experienced this firsthand while serving with my wife at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM). This organization seeks to see, hear, know and love the people experiencing homelessness in King County.

    In this episode of The Wealth Confidant podcast, I am honored to be speaking with UGM’s new President, Scott Chin. We learn what brought Scott to UGM and where he hopes to see the organization go in the future. Scott reflects on inspiring stories of personal transformation, tells us about UGM's lifesaving recovery programs and shares how people can help further the organization’s work.

    You can learn more about Scott Chin and Union Gospel Mission by visiting their website: www.ugm.org and following them on social media at @SeattlesUGM.

    To learn more about turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose, connect with me on social media at @jcchristianson or send me an email at john@highlandprivate.com

    Music: "Day Is Gonna Come" by Royal Deluxe

    • 37 min
    Trevor Moawad on the Power of Neutral Thinking

    Trevor Moawad on the Power of Neutral Thinking

    Be positive. Think on the bright side. We’ve all heard advice like this at some point in our lives. We also know that changing your mindset isn’t as easy as flipping a switch.

    While studies do show that thinking and speaking negatively can have a hugely adverse effect on us, “being positive” just isn’t a realistic solution for many people.

    Today’s guest, Trevor Moawad, emphasizes a different strategy: neutral thinking.

    Trevor is the founder of Moawad Consulting Group. He specializes in mental conditioning for high performing athletes like Russell Wilson as well as military and business organizations.

    Trevor is also the author of the upcoming book, It Takes What It Takes. Readers will learn how to apply his methods to their own lives in order to overcome challenges -- and thrive.

    To learn more about Trevor and his work, visit moawadconsultinggroup.com

    Trevor and I dig into:

    What we can learn from top athletes.
    How to become a judgment-free thinker.
    The impact language has on our mindset.
    The importance of discipline and process in moving beyond the negative.

    To learn more about turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose, connect with me on social media at @jcchristianson or send me an email at john@jcchristianson.com

    Music: "Day Is Gonna Come" by Royal Deluxe

    • 40 min
    Erin Lowry, the “Broke Millennial”

    Erin Lowry, the “Broke Millennial”

    Millennials make up the largest generation in our country. How are they navigating life’s major financial milestones as they get older? What are the unique challenges they face and how does money affect their relationships?

    Erin Lowry helps millennials get their financial lives together.

    Erin is a personal finance expert and the author of the Broke Millennial series, including her new book, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing.

    Erin effectively translates the important principles of personal finance to help fellow millennials gain control of their money. On this episode, she shares her insight into the millennial mindset around money, the factors that shaped it, and more.

    You can learn more about Erin and her work at brokemillennial.com

    We discuss:

    —Myths (and truths!) about millennials.
    —How parents and millennials can tackle difficult financial scenarios.
    —Why millennials — and people in general — don’t like talking about money.
    —How to deal with money in relationships by becoming “financially naked.”
    —The advice that millennials should not take.
    —The asset millennials have that older generations do not.

    To learn more about turning meaningful wealth into a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose, connect with me on social media at @jcchristianson or send me an email at john@jcchristianson.com

    Music: "Day Is Gonna Come" by Royal Deluxe

    • 45 min

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Really well put together podcast with a gifted host who draws you in. Look forward to hearing more episodes!

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