Kim Potgieter is considered one of South Africa’s leading authorities on holistic Financial Planning in the retirement sector. She is passionate about merging a clients’ goals and dreams with their Financial Plan to enable a life filled with inspiration and meaning. Her life’s work is to share her learning about the relationship we have with money, and to assist people putting money in its right place – as an enabler of their life plans.
As Director and Head of Life Planning at Chartered Wealth Solutions, Kim is able to combine her two passions: studying the relationship people have with money and advising people on how to get the most life from their money in Retiremeant™.
She is a Registered Financial Life Planner, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, a Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation), a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a New Money Story® Mentor Coach. Her Industrial and Clinical Psychology degrees further enable her to assist clients in merging their money with meaning.
Kim’s message is clear: by understanding your relationship with money, you can begin to shift your mindset to create positive and powerful transitions.
Kim is at the heart of Chartered Wealth Solutions’ philosophy of a transformative process that starts with a client’s life goals and then aligns their financial resources to enable their best possible life. She is a workshop facilitator, inspirational speaker, and active media personality, appearing on television, radio and social media channels, and is regularly invited to speak at industry events.
She is passionate about meaningful conversations and writes regular blogs – Courageous Currency Conversations. She believes that our relationship with money manifests in the type of decisions we make around money, investing and retirement.
Kim is an accomplished author and her first book Retiremeant: get more meaning from your money (Jacana) was published in 2015. She has also written an eBook: 10 Retiremeant Truths, and launched two new eBooks in 2020: Virus-proof your retirement; and 30 Money mistakes women make – and ways to get back on track.
Kim, together with Chartered Wealth Solutions, established a consumer Retiremeant™ lifestyle website: retiresuccessfully.co.za which serves to support and inspire people who are in or near Retiremeant™. Kim also founded the Women in Finance Network, a forum for women in the financial services industry to share experiences and learn from one another. She is part of a new Instagram initiative called Finance 4 Females with the goal to help women harness their financial knowledge and own their power.
Kim is a creative thinker who is exceptionally well read on international trends within holistic retirement and life planning. This enables her to bring a fresh global perspective to conventional financial planning methodology.
She is married to Gys and they have three children. Kim loves to cook, travel and read in her spare time.