Brian Nelson Ford changes the way people think about money. His passion for the subject of personal finance is contagious! “The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness hits the nail on the head. Brian Nelson Ford breaks the trend and delivers an educational, enjoyable, and refreshing read for anyone who wants to get serious about money.” Fights over money are the number one cause of divorce. Personal financial issues are the number one cause of workplace stress. Brian’s message counteracts these trends, helping to save marriages and drastically improve company cultures and productivity. Brian Nelson Ford created 8 Pillars with the goal of rejuvenating the country’s financial health— one person at a time. “True Financial Greatness is more than outward prosperity and has less to do with dollar signs than it does with how money affects your life and your relationships.” —Brian Nelson Ford, 8 Pillars Founder Contact us today about having Brian provide a Presentation TO YOUR GROUP! [email protected] “Brian Nelson Ford is our kind of entrepreneur. He’s developed a self-funded, debt-free literacy business that is a no-strings-attached operation. His sole purpose is education, education, education.” —BusinessQ M EE T BR I A N MEET BRIAN NELSON FORD Brian Nelson Ford Founder and President of 8 Pillars Brian Nelson Ford is the Founder and President of 8 Pillars Financial Education Company. His goal is to rejuvenate the country’s financial health one person at a time. Brian is an accomplished and well-respected author. In addition to The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness, he has authored an award-winning children’s book titled Marshmallows and Bikes – Teaching Children (and Adults) Personal Finance. The New York Times had this to say: “The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness hits the nail on the head. Brian Nelson Ford breaks the trend and delivers and educational, enjoyable, and refreshing read for anyone who wants to get serious about money.” Brian received Bachelors Degrees in Business Management as well as Marriage, Family & Human Development from Brigham Young University. Further, he received a Masters Degree in Personal Finance from the College for Financial Planning. Brian’s experience as a financial expert combined with his background in business and education uniquely qualify him to impact people’s lives for good. For these reasons, Utah Valley Magazine has listed him on their Fabulous 50 list – recognizing some of the most accomplished individuals in Utah. In addition, Business Q Magazine has recently named Brian as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in Utah! Brian Nelson Ford Founder and President 8 Pillars FInancial Education Company “ Financial Greatness comes down to taking care of what you can control. Of all the challenges you face in life, money issues should be among the easiest to handle. Why? Because money is an object; money is subject to our management. Ultimately, you have the real power over your financial future because financial challenges are manageable. “ Brian Nelson Ford MPLE CLIENT LI Sample Client List Brian has delivered seminars, education programs, and keynote ADDRESSES TO... 1-800 CONTACTS Mountain America Credit Union Xango Pinnacle Security Media One Funding Universe Direct Assistance Corp Utah Valley University Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Provo Postal Credit Union Mountainland Applied Technology College CoreCentive Valley Mental Health Nu Skin International MGIS Vivint Lehi City AmBank Headwaters Utah Valley Home Builders Association Corporate Alliance Caselle Woodbury School of Business Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Stampede Workers Compensation Fund In the words of those that have heard Brian speak, you can count on a presenter that is... “Professional” “Inspiring!” “Entertaining” “Action-oriented” “Passionate” “Intelligent” “Dynamic” “Real” “Effective” “Brian was fantastic! Our employees not only had a great time but came away with solid, down-to-earth financial principles that they could immediately apply. The event was truly a benefit to Funding Universe, as an organization, as well as to our employees. Brian went out of his way to give me (as the owner of the organization) credit for providing this exciting new employee benefit. Because of Brian, I can confidently say that Funding Universe is a better place to work and our employees have the right tools to help them manage their money with confidence. I would have no reservation recommending Brian to any executive that is looking to improve his or her employee productivity and loyalty.” Brock J Blake, CEO of Funding Universe Topics & result Topics & ResULTS Some of Brian’s more popular speeches include: • • • • Overview of The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness How to design, implement and measure a workplace financial education program Teaching children about money before it’s too late Avoiding common mistakes with money Brian can tailor his presentations to suit your requirements for time and content Brian offers workshop formats for hands-on learning, seminars, webinars and keynote addresses. He is an expert on the subject of personal finance and is comfortable teaching any topic regarding money (retirement, insurance, getting organized, estate planning, home ownerships, common mistakes, credit, investing, debt and much more). “Some of the things I value most are family, health, spirituality, deep happiness, security, safety, freedom and balance. Notice that I list neither money nor financial status among my values. I value money as far as it can serve what really matters in my life and empower the people and causes that I value. “ BRIAN Nelson Ford SATISFACTION SCORES BEHAVIOR CHANGES How satisfied are you with the presentation? (1=worst, 10=best) After just FIVE WEEKS, the average participant... 9.3 YES 99% Would you like to see Brian again teaching other financial topics? • Saves $500 more • Knows their net worth • Understands their credit score • Lives within their means • Pays off $600 of debt Anonymous Survey Results, over 20,000 participants CUSTOMER ACCO CUSTOMER ACCOLADES “Entertaining, informative, funny, relative. “I love that it was high energy. Brian made Made me rethink the direction I am taking a difficult topic understandable..” in my life.” Jeffrey Furlong Vivint Lori Mendenhall AmBank “Concise; Useful; Enjoyable. Wish I had “After the training took place, we seen this 40 years ago.” provided an anonymous feedback survey. Reid Hilton The response from our employees was Media One phenomenal. . . In short, 8 Pillars delivered exactly what was promised; high-quality, “As a newlywed, I can use the principles I real-world, no-strings-attached financial learned today to shape our marriage and education in a fun and engaging format at future.” an affordable price.” Steve Hansen Brenn Bybee 1-800 CONTACTS Lehi City “Great initiative by the company! What a “Breaks down complex goals into achievable steps.” fantastic way to show you care about me the employee.” Brian Walker Carlos Martinez Nu Skin Xango “The real life application of The 8 Pillars “Fantastic! I need this now more than ever is what makes your program so valuable. - I make enough but spend too much. You As you said, most of us have heard this can tell Brian really cares about what he’s stuff before. Your program focuses on the talking about. I will recommend this class behavioral aspect of the knowledge.” to my friends.” Elisa Sines Jake Isenhour 1-800 CONTACTS Pinnacle Security “Simple, dramatic and motivating. Exactly what the world needs.” Vicky Torres, Mountain America Credit Union BOOKS BY BRIAN BOOKS BY BRIAN NELSON FORD The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness provides a unique combination of money psychology, motivation, and real-world financial education. The book will help individuals and families put their financial lives in harmony with their deepest values. Specifically, The 8 Pillars will teach you how to: • • • • • • • • Establish a Financial Confidence Account Organize and automate your financial life Break free of debt and build your credit score Create a proper insurance and estate plan Implement the four steps of investing Make your home central to your money matters Maximize your lifetime earning potential Get perspective by giving to others WORKBOOK: The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness Would you rather spend less time reading and more time just getting your financial life in order? If this describes you, our 3-Ring Workbook may be what you are looking for. The Workbook is comprised of 28 worksheets/exercises and was created to bridge the gap between financial mediocrity and Financial Greatness. The Workbook is very carefully designed to help you succeed financially, following a simple yet productive pattern with each of the 28 exercises: • • • A short explanation of a financial principle An example of the principle along with helpful websites A worksheet/exercise to help you implement the principle “Smart, readable, and profound—The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness should be required reading for everyone old enough to have a job.” James W. Zeberlein, Jr. CFP®, MBA, NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor BOOKS BY BRIAN BOOKS BY BRIAN NELSON FORD AUDIOBOOK: THE 8 Pillars of financial greatness “Ford successfully endeavors to build a bedrock of principles for sound financial planning...his eight pillars are equally sensible and approachable.” Kirkus Discoveries Financial Wisdom—Timeless As Nature If you enjoy stunning landscape photography and inspirational quotes, you will love Financial Wisdom. This masterpiece is a high quality, full color, hardback coffee table book. Brian says, “I wanted to create a book that captures two of my greatest passions – financial education and the beauties of nature. First, the quotations need to be timeless and inspiring. Second, the photographs must be stunning. With my passion for finance and the wonderful photography of Kevin Winzeler, we have achieved these goals and the result is Financial Wisdom.” Marshmallows and Bikes Teaching Children (and Adults) Personal Finance This children’s book is a wonderful, fun story of two children learning the basics of personal finance through an entertaining sequence of events. With captivating pictures and artwork, Marshmallows and Bikes will help children: • • • • • Understand the importance of delayed gratification Develop a greater desire to work Enhance their ability to make sound financial decisions Acquire a deeper sense of gratitude Cultivate the habit of saving “Because of the book Marshmallows and Bikes, my children now understand that they cannot have everything they want right now. They are more willing to work and save. It gave us an avenue to talk about personal finance as a family even with our older children. Thank you for such a special book!” - Mother of four IN THE PR ESS In the Press These Must-Meet Men And Women Have Us On The Edge Of Our Seats These entrepreneurs are more than cool. They’re the best and the brightest. The hip and the happenin’. The bold and the brave. And they’re 10 local “idea nerds” you need to add to your must-meet list. Oh, and we mean “nerd” in the coolest possible way. Brian Nelson Ford is our kind of entrepreneur. He’s developed a self-funded, debt-free literacy business that is a no-strings-attached operation. His sole purpose is education, education, education. And did we mention he’s an awardwinning author? He’s written a book for adults (“The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness”) and for kids (“Marshmallows AND Bikes — Teaching Children (and Adults) Personal Finance”). Founder and President of 8 Pillars BRIAN NELSON FORD COOLEST ENTREPRENEURS COMPANY 8 Pillars, Financial Education, 8Pillars.com MAGAZINE Q&A with BRIAN What is “cool” to you? Seeing a business bring out the best in people. When a business runs right, it spurs creativity, focus and work ethic to new heights. The most rewarding moment of your professional life? Holding the first published copy of my 300-page book, “The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness.” That moment represented great things to come for my family, for the people who worked in my company and for the individuals who would read my book. It felt wonderful to know I stood 100 percent behind the words I had written and published. The riskiest thing you’ve ever done in business? Building a company from the ground up with no outside capital. I put hundreds of thousands of dollars of my own money and several years of my life into taking 8 Pillars from a dream to a reality, all with a wife and children depending on me. Why are you an entrepreneur? I believe in myself and my vision for the future. I know I have something truly valuable to offer people. Business Quarterly 25 IN THE PR ESS In The Press Testi moni a ls Testimonials TESTI MONI A LS Testimonials To Organizations Considering an 8 Pillars Financial Education Program, At FundingUniverse, we were looking for a dynamic speaker to not only highlight a fun company event but also deliver quality financial education. We wanted to let our employees know that we were concerned about their financial well-‐being. I was personally aware and impressed with Brian Nelson Ford's financial education program so we contacted 8 Pillars to set up a meeting in order to learn more about their workplace programs. After the meeting and further research about the success of other companies using 8 Pillars, we quickly realized that they were the perfect fit for us. The kick off seminar was fantastic! Our employees not only had a great time but came away with solid, down-‐to-‐earth financial principles that they could immediately apply. The event was truly a benefit to FundingUniverse, as an organization, as well as to our employees. Brian went out of his way to give me (as the owner of the organization) credit for providing this exciting new employee benefit. Right after the seminar, we provided our employees the opportunity to give us feedback on the event and our new financial education program. The response from our employees was almost too good to be true: • • On a scale of 1-‐10 (1 being horrible and 10 being amazing) the average score was 9.8. When asked, "Would you like to see this speaker again teaching other financial topics?", 100% of our employees said YES! In summary, 8 Pillars delivered on exactly what we were looking for. Because of 8 Pillars, I can confidently say that FundingUniverse is a better place to work and our employees have the right tools to help them manage their money with confidence. I would have no reservation recommending 8 Pillars to any executive that is looking to improve his or her employee productivity and loyalty. Brock J. Blake CEO -‐ FundingUniverse Testi moni a ls Testimonials Testi moni a ls Testimonials Testi moni a ls Testimonials At Lehi City, we were concerned that our employees' work performance was suffering because of personal financial challenges. Because of this, we decided to proactively provide financial education/training to our employees and spouses. Our biggest challenge was to find high quality education without a sales pitch for an insurancelinvestment product or a company that did not want to impress their brand on our employees such as a bank or credit union. We were looking for straight-forward financial education without the usual strings attached. During this time, we came in contact with Brian Nelson Ford and his Financial Education Company 8 Pillars, LLC (www.8pillars.com).Initially. we were impressed with the down-to-earth nature of his content. As we met with Brian, his passion and commitment to financial education became apparent. It was refreshing to find a company that specializes in education and nothing more. After researching Brian's financial materials, speaking ability, background, and education; we decided to partner with 8 Pillars and have Brian speak to our employees and their spouses. As administrators, we wondered how our employees would respond to the education. After the training took place, we provided an anonymous feedback survey. The response from our employees was phenomenal. Brian scored high marks across the board and we received nothing but glowing comments about his speaking ability, financial content, and effectiveness. In fact, I personally spoke with several employees trying to elicit some constructive criticism or a negative comment but all of our employees had nothing but wonderful things to say in conversation and in the anonymous survey. In short, Brian delivered exactly what was promised; high-quality, real-world, no-stringsattached financial education in a fun and engaging format at an affordable price. Further, Brian was a true professional to work with-his follow up and attention to detail was a breath of fresh air. It is for these reasons that I personally recommend Brian to any company or organization that is looking to improve their culture through financially educated employees. Sincerely, ~--- Lehi City Management Analyst 768-7100 ext. 2258 153 North 100 East • P.O. Box 255 • Lehi, Utah 84043 801-768-7100 • Fax 801-768-7101 • www.lehi-ut.gov CON TAC T US CONTACT US To book Brian for a speaking engagement, please contact us for current rates and availability. email [email protected] phone 801.492.7556 web www.8pillars.com Your audience will come away feeling empowered to take control of their money because they will be motivated by their deepest values: SECURITY FAMILY HEALTH PEACE Contact us Today!
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