The Wealth Confidant

The Wealth Confidant

www.jcchristianson.com
Financial freedom creates a new set of choices an…
39: The Keys to Entrepreneurial Success with Martina Welkhoff
Dec 6 • 53 min
I find myself drawn to people who are on a mission to change the game, & challenge old ways of thinking. Martina Welkhoff is one of those people. Martina is a serial entrepreneur who’s entrepreneurial journey has resulted in many successful businesses…
38: Wealth Creator Moment - The Importance of Thank You
Nov 29 • 5 min
Today I want to talk about the power of thank you. Instead of focusing on the person that receives the thank you, I want to focus on the person saying thank you. As many of you know, I have my very first book being published in March of 2019. I’m super…
37: Strategies to Maximize Your Giving With Tony Mestres, CEO of Seattle Foundation
Nov 15 • 50 min
On today’s episode of the Wealth Confidant, I sit down with Tony Mestres, CEO of Seattle Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country, that helps philanthropists unite passion and discipline to create lasting change. Did you know -…
36: Why Art Matters With Ida Cole
Nov 1 • 35 min
The creation and appreciation of art is universal across countries, cultures, and classes, and at the same time is very personal. But does that make it worth studying, worth funding, worth doing? Does art matter? These questions arise in conversations…
35: Wealth Creator Moment - Money EQ
Oct 17 • 3 min
My goal is to help wealth creators become more conscious of their emotional responses to money, especially given their particular money history and how it plays out in their current relationship to money and wealth. That is why I created the The Money EQ…
34: How to Find More Purpose with Sebastian Terry
Oct 3 • 35 min
I’m excited to have author, speaker, TV show host and Founder of Kind-Sum, Sebastian Terry join me on this episode of the Wealth Confidant. I first met Sebastian at a conference in the Bay area, where we both had keynote speaking gigs. He and I…
33: Make Your Life Count: The Story of Steve Fleischmann
Sep 20 • 41 min
Today’s guest is Steve Fleischmann. Steve has tenacity, perseverance, and inspiration in spades. Steve is a four-time prostate cancer survivor who now balances his time with his family, a variety of different sports, fundraising for cancer research and…
32: Wealth Creator Moment: How to Deal With Stress And Anxiety
Sep 13 • 7 min
I’m just coming through just an incredibly intense period in my work life, namely because I have been working on completing my book manuscript by the end of August. It’s been an all-consuming, emotional and practical project that involved all of me. I’m…
31: Cultivating the Next Generation of Wealth Creators with SPU President Dan Martin
Sep 6 • 30 min
Being a lifelong learner is something that is very important to me. I’ve personally benefited from not being afraid to learn from people of all ages, those younger than me, as well as those who are older. I believe it’s important to realize that we all…
30: Wealth Creator Moment: Money & Forgiveness
Aug 30 • 6 min
Money can be an instigator of stress, strain, and even fracture relationships. This can come in the form of spending issues, budget problems, sometimes a lack of appreciation, especially around gifts. Money can be used for manipulation and control.…
29: How to Dream & Do with Reetu Gupta, Founder of CirkledIn
Aug 8 • 41 min
Reetu Gupta is a Dreamer… and a Doer. Reetu is living the American dream. She grew up in a tiny town in northern India, and against all odds, she struggled her way to an education and a job at a software company. Later, a job offer from AT&T Wireless led…
28: Wealth Creator Moment: Overcoming the Fear of Failure
Jul 26 • 9 min
Over the last five years, my calling has been evolving into a more refined version of something in the money & life space - an opportunity to share what I’ve learned in my career through my observations of wealth creators and the issues they face around…
27: Mastin Kipp, Author of Claim Your Power Live & Daily Love
Jul 5 • 46 min
Mastin Kipp found himself at rock bottom—addicted to drugs and partying, living in the tiny pool house of his ex-girlfriend’s parents, jobless, and with nowhere to go—he looked to the Divine for help. What he found moved him from a life filled with the…
26: Heather Tuininga, Principal of 10|10 Strategies
Jun 28 • 60 min
Heather Tuininga is a woman on a mission. Her mission is to help people and organizations figure out what they’re passionate about and then make an impact in those areas. A few years ago, my wife and I knew that we wanted to be more generous, but we were…
25: Darin Leonard, CEO of Dream Dinners
Jun 21 • 50 min
Darin Leonard had it all. He had a high powered career at a well known corporation, he was unbelievably successful at a very young age. But as he got more recognition at work, he found he was getting more criticism at home. He wasn’t present for his wife…
24: Whitney Johnson, Author of Build an A-Team
Jun 6 • 33 min
I’m super pumped to introduce today’s guest, Whitney Johnson. Whitney and I first met each other several years ago through social media. At that time, she had published her very first book, “Dare, Dream, Do” and was working on her second book, “Disrupt…
23: Wealth Creator Moment - How to Embrace Risk
May 30 • 8 min
Risk, as it relates to your investment portfolio is something a lot of people are fairly familiar with. To achieve a higher return, many people are willing to take more risk. Those who take less risk in their investments, generally don’t experience the…
22: Mike Metzger, CEO of PayScale
May 24 • 35 min
If you are a newly minted college graduate and wanting to create wealth, or even if you are established in a career already, you probably need to prep for a salary negotiation, you’ve likely done some research to figure out what your worth, and what jobs…
21: Wealth Creator Moment - Holding Loosely
May 16 • 7 min
In one of the previous episodes, we talked about how to find your calling and how through coming through pain can sometimes point us towards places that lead us to purpose and to calling. I wanted to share a little about my calling and what’s going on in…
20: Bryan & Rebecca Pape, Founder of MiiR & Director of Impact at MiiR
Apr 25 • 40 min
This episode is coming to you “live” from MiiR’s headquarters in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle! Bryan Pape is the Founder & CEO of MiiR, Becca Pape is the Director of Impact and decides what projects to invest in and get involved with. In the early…
19: Wealth Creator Moment: Life Portfolio 101, Part 2
Apr 18 • 7 min
In today’s episode, I want to continue explaining the concept of the Life Portfolio. There are 7 different stocks that make up the Life Portfolio. Similar to what we want in normal investing, we want a well-balanced, well-diversified, successful portfolio…
18: Andy Hnilo, Founder of Alitura Naturals
Apr 11 • 45 min
In today’s episode, I talk with Andy Hnilo, Founder and CEO of Alitura Naturals, a high growth skin care company, based in Glendale, CA. I first met Andy at the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference this past Fall and instantly knew I wanted to know more…
17: Wealth Creator Moment: Life Portfolio 101
Apr 5 • 9 min
In today’s episode, I want to explain the concept of the Life Portfolio. There are 7 different stocks that make up the Life Portfolio. Similar to what we want in normal investing, we want a well-balanced, well-diversified, successful portfolio to return…
16: Wealth Creator Moment - What’s Your Highest Contribution?
Mar 21 • 6 min
In this installment of the Wealth Creator Moment, I talk about how to find your own unique calling and bring your highest contribution to the world. Step 1: Look to Your Past. Your unique contribution is likely tied to events or periods of time in the…
15: Bob Goff, Author of Love Does & Everybody Always
Mar 7 • 38 min
Do you want a stronger connection to your life’s purpose? Are you living smaller than you want to or living a life of deferral? If so, I encourage you to listen to my conversation with Bob Goff. Bob is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and…
14: Cliff Feigenbaum, Founder of The GreenMoney Journal
Feb 21 • 39 min
I believe how we use and invest money is a reflection of who we are. I can determine what you care about and support by looking at your spending patterns. Likewise, your investments impact the world in good and damaging ways, too. They tell a story about…
13: Wealth Creator Moment: The Importance of Emotional Health
Feb 14 • 7 min
On the second Wealth Creator Moment, John dives into another section of the Life Portfolio and shares his thoughts on the importance of taking care of your emotional health. Enjoy! // If you haven’t done so already, please subscribe and review the show on…
12: Howard Behar, Former President of Starbucks Coffee Company
Jan 31 • 39 min
Today’s guest is the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company, Howard Behar. During his 21 year tenure, Howard participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. Since retiring, Howard has…
11: Wealth Creator Moment: 5 Steps To Make 2018 Your Best Financial Year Yet
Jan 23 • 11 min
In the first installment of the Wealth Creator Moment, John shares 5 tips to make 2018 your best financial year yet! These tips are summarized below: 1. Understand the “all-in” cost of your financial advisory relationship. There are many components that…
10: Chris DeVore, Founders’ Co-op, Techstars
Jan 10 • 36 min
I’m so excited to be talking today with my guest, Chris DeVore. Chris is a entrepreneurial change agent here in the Pacific Northwest. His unique interest in the Seattle start up eco system, drove him to start a seed stage venture fund called Founders’…
09: Martin Edlund (Malaria No More) and Jennifer DuHamel (DuHamel Architecture)
Dec 6, 2017 • 56 min
On this episode of The Wealth Confidant Podcast, I sit down with Martin Edlund and Jennifer DuHamel - an extremely bright, successful, entrepreneurial couple, who are determined to use their time, energy and talents to make an impact on the world around…
08: Carter Crockett, Founding Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Gordon College
Nov 1, 2017 • 42 min
Entrepreneurship was something that wasn’t discussed during Carter Crockett’s undergraduate years at Westmont College. After graduating from Westmont’s business school in the early nineties, Carter began his career at Microsoft and found himself…
07: Larry Snyder, Author of Miracles in Montanare
Oct 5, 2017 • 22 min
You only need to spend a few minutes with Larry Snyder to realize how good he is at what he does. What does he do? He’s a humanitarian, philanthropist, author, but most importantly he is a convener. He convenes people, money & organizations and gets them…
06: Joseph, Taylor, and Cody Brazen: The Secret Sauce of a Successful Family Business
Sep 11, 2017 • 38 min
Joseph Brazen has built a successful family business by accident. In the past four years, his millennial-aged daughters have joined him in his various business pursuits. The result? A game changing level of energy and passion to keep his businesses…
05: Paul Shoemaker, Author of Can’t Not Do
Aug 9, 2017 • 26 min
Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International and was the Executive Connector of SVP Seattle for 17 years. With insights from this unique vantage point, he is the Northwest’s leading expert on activating social change…
04: Brent Poole, Founder of Mindbloom
Jul 19, 2017 • 39 min
Brent Poole, CEO and Founder of Mindbloom (sold to Welltok in 2014), and former Amazon executive, shared his views on setting priorities in life, how money fits into the equation, and the challenges he faces now as he embarks on the next season of life,…
03: Michele Borba, Author of UnSelfie
Jun 28, 2017 • 36 min
Does it seem to you that kids today are more self-absorbed and have less empathy? Many of my wealth management clients are concerned about raising altruistic children–kids with empathy–who are not only successful in school and extra curricular activities,…
02: Joel Solomon’s Clean Money Revolution
May 31, 2017 • 47 min
The Money Rabbi Speaks Joel Solomon worries about where his money spends the night. And he thinks we should, too. He’s on a mission to heighten the awareness of our money’s impact on the world as we anticipate $50 trillion + will change hands through…
01: Kobi Yamada (Compendium) and Heidi Wills (The First Tee)
May 9, 2017 • 43 min
The first episode of The Wealth Confidant Podcast features lifestyle author Kobi Yamada and his wife, Heidi Wills. Kobi is the President and creative powerhouse behind Compendium Inc., a custom publisher, creator, and distributor of inspiring, sustainable…
Introducing: The Wealth Confidant
Apr 27, 2017 • 1 min
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…