Richard Friesen

What childhood event still has an outsized influence on how you approach life? by Richard Friesen

When I was about seven years old our church had a volunteer “work day.” I wandered over to the church and in the unfinished basement, I was handed a push broom. The janitors used an oily sawdust mix that you spread on the floor, then sweep it up and it collected all the dirt without raising any dust. After working for a while, one of the church members came over to me a said “You are doing a good job.” Growing up with an emotionally remote mother and a narcissistic father, I craved attention. That compliment made a big difference in my life and I continually repeat that for others.

About 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. He has condensed three decades as the founder of a trading firm, trainer and coach to professional money managers in his new book “A Private Conversation with Money.” This book observes the main character “Joe” who deals with all the conflicts, self-sabotage, and belief systems around money and wealth. 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.

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