Wisdom Council

World leaders supporting Transcendent Financial Planning


George Kinder

Internationally recognized as the father of the Life Planning movement, the Harvard-educated George Kinder revolutionized financial advice for over 30 years by training over 3,000 professionals in 30 countries in the field of Financial Life Planning. He founded the Kinder Institute of Life Planning in 2003 after 30 years as a practicing financial planner and tax advisor.
His three books on money, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, Lighting the Torch, and Life Planning for You, are considered by many to be the seminal works in the burgeoning field of Financial Life Planning. Almost twenty years after its publication, his classic Seven Stages of Money Maturity was still featured in a July 2018 Wall Street Journal article “The Financial Books That Should Be on Your Summer Reading List.” He has written one book on mindfulness, Transforming Suffering into Wisdom, as well as a book of photography and poetry, A Song for Hana.

Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, systems scientist, award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. Her programs, practices, and strategies are sought after around the world for actualizing our future human potential, and catalyzing the next steps in human consciousness and systemic design for thrivability.

Stuart Valentine

Stuart has played an active role in the positive impact investment movement since 2000. He is passionate about building the personal relationships and networks necessary to create meaningful, systemic change in the world of finance towards a more sustainable, life-supporting investment model.

Since 2009 Stuart has been part of the adjunct faculty at Maharishi International University (MIU),
teaching in the MBA and Sustainable Living departments on the theme of environmental, social,
and governance (ESG) analysis, impact investing, sustainable community development and
transformational entrepreneurship.

Co-author Imagining Philanthropy for Life: A Whole-System Strategy to Transform Finance and
Grow True Wealth.


Steven Lovink

Founder of Planet2025 Network, a social venture dedicated to innovations for sustainable development that seek to catalyze a globally sustainable way of life by 2025, including its most recent initiative Power of One, a non-profit organization which has a mission to inspire and empower integrated action by people and organizations toward transformation to a peaceful, sustainable global society.

Co-author Imagining Philanthropy for Life: A Whole-System Strategy to Transform Finance and
Grow True Wealth.

Dr. Kurt Barnes

Dr. Barnesis a senior psy-coach with extensive expertise in working with individuals and organizations . He is also a registered Naturopathic Physician, integrating health with his knowledge and expertise in psychology, psychotherapy & bio-feedback. He was trained in psychotechiques and higher states of Consciousness for bio-feedback by Maxwell Cade and Geoff Blandell, Institute for Psychobiological Research.

In 2004 he was Knighted in the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic for his
outstanding service. His focus on working with people is always on empowerment and creating an
enjoyable and creative learning and working space, which he finds both professionally and
personally fulfilling.