Richard Friesen

Richard Friesen works with professionals and business leaders who want to increase their personal effectiveness with joy and grace. His neuroscience-based Mind Muscles™ model gives his clients the opportunity to reach their goals with online training, simulations, interactive exercises, group support, and real-time decision processes. Richard has been a futures broker for Merrill Lynch, a floor trader on the CME, CBOT, and the options floor of the Pacific Exchange where he built and sold a successful options trading firm where he served on the Exchange's board of directors. He also founded and built a financial software company and is the inventor of ten significant trading interface patents. This combined with his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Neurolinguistic Programing Master’s certification, and neuroscience focus, brings a unique framework to business, investing, and career success. His current passion is completing his forthcoming book “Conversations with Money.” This book observes the main character “Joe” who deals with all the conflicts, self-sabotage, and belief systems around money and wealth.

What skill have you developed since leaving formal education that has been most useful in your career?

Richard Friesen

The skill from my training at NLP Marin has been by far the most useful in not only my career but my life. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) started as a set of clinical tools derived empirically from some of the most successful therapeutic innovators. Despite its contentious history, NLP Marin provides …

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What makes you most optimistic about the future of your industry?

Richard Friesen

The cultural divide is widening. Personal emotional and intellectual conflicts around politics, money, and wealth are intensifying. Sounds pretty pessimistic! However, where there is emotional intensity, there is an opportunity for people who want to live a joyful life in rapport with their values, beliefs, and behaviors. The coaching and …

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What belief do you hold about your industry that is not shared by many?

Richard Friesen

What has surprised me most as a therapist for professional money managers, active traders, and entrepreneurs is many are not mentally and emotionally prepared for success. The typical pattern is hard work, executing a viable process, and then start making consistent progress. Then something happens. Not a little something, but …

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