Name: Mary Zimmerman CFP®, RLP®
Certifications and memberships:
Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner
Registered Life Planner®
Financial Planning Association
National Association of Tax Professionals
National Society of Accountants
Business Name: PATH Financial Strategies, LLC
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Favorite Parts of My Own Life Plan: I was fortunate to be a member of the first graduating class of Registered Life Planners® (Spring, 2003). My Life Plan has evolved over the years in wonderful and unexpected ways. Life has a way of changing our “plans.” For instance, since my original plan, I have become a grandmother. That changes life for just about everyone who becomes a grandparent, AND, as part of the Life Planning process, I was encouraged to noodle about what that meant to me. I will be “consciously present” when I am with my grandchildren. I will appreciate each stage of their life, and listen to them with my heart. For me, this intention is my guide, and Life Planning evoked this in me.
Favorite Life Plans I Have Helped Deliver for Clients: What comes to my mind when I think about Life Planning clients is the absolute beauty that arises in each person as they speak about their deepest desires and highest ideals. I have heard from a 26-year-old paraplegic military veteran that leaving a meaningful legacy was at his core. I have witnessed a wife telling her husband that she wished she had told him more times that she loved him. I have watched clients decide that “time trumps moneymaking” and seen the creative ways that “valued time” was implemented in their Life Plan. It continues to be a rare privilege to be part of this Life Planning movement.