I work with George Kinder as the Executive Director of the Kinder Institute. I’ve only been working at the Institute for a few months (my background is in non-profit management, finance, and corporate training). I’ve done loads of workshops, meditation retreats, and other personal growth seminars for over 25 years so I was doubtful about how much “Wow” I would find in Kinder’s seminars. However I’ve found his Life Planning trainings to be amazing. Kinder is really on to something here. He shows us how to penetrate the world of money and finance—the realm that is so often the playground of greed, fear, powerlessness, and egotism—with real vision, spirit, and integrity. I apologize if this seems like a plug but if anyone wants more info on our programs or would like to chat with a trained “Life Planner”, check out our website . The site isn’t super consumer-friendly because our trainings are primarily for financial advisors but there are lots of articles about Kinder’s work there. And, yes, you can order his books! (But the workshops are MUCH better!). Microsoft Word - 3_Questions-2.doc Author: George Kinder Created Date: 8/5/2010 3:02:33 PM . Three questions Kinder believes that life planning is essential to developing a sound financial plan. “Without life planning,” he said during his talk at last week's conference, “financial planning is like using a blunt instrument on the organism we call the human being.”.