Dean Koci was the name given to him at birth. Since then, he has been given many other names from his tribes including Owner, President, Pastor, Leader, and his own favorites: Nandi and Pathfinder. Dean was given this life and current set of skills for the purpose of empowering every being to reach their maximum potential. The best measure of this potential is happiness and he is happiest when the world lives in harmony with each other and our Mother-Earth. In conventional terms, Dean is a Chartered Financial Consultant, ChFC© and has worked since 2005 with the ‘best’ and ‘most reputable’ companies although now he defines those terms a little differently.
Before completing college and earning his degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Business, Dean spent a year traveling around the world to 26 different countries. This helped him personally realize that Religion was just one method for discovering truth. Dean is familiar and disturbed but the inequality and extortion occurring through individual greed and ambivalence. He started the Financial Liberation Institute with the vision of teaching the world’s most desperate members how to earn a living wage and have enough time and confidence to become active beneficial community members. Having always been an entrepreneur he doesn’t want anyone to be forced to “get a job” that makes someone else wealth. Instead he wants to share the world with as few desperate people as possible. His latest adventure happened in 2012 when he quit his “Job” and found as many alternative ways to live and sustain himself as possible, without using unemployment or the traditional safety nets. In much the same way as his travels, this taught him that money is just one measure of value. He then could see that most people unconsciously earn and spend their value (their lives in fact) without ever knowing that they truly can have anything they want.
This begins to happen when we realize that we create EVERYTHING in our world and therefore we all have a say in what shows up. This means every moment we are creating or sustaining some story about money, normality, laws, peace, and everything we can imagine. This is a power we can either use for good or let rot in systems of ignorance and greed. Dean is committed to living a life of integrity and authenticity: a life with unlimited abundance WHILE not leaving others or the environment to pick up the tab.
But just his personal life is not enough, that is why instead of fighting, instead of trying to hoard or control, or build a bigger wall, Dean finds his security and self-worth in loving neighbors that are so abundant they have no need to steal. This is only achieved by releasing the myths of artificial scarcity and competition while replacing them with thriving and cooperation.
He has been Awarded the title of “Five Star Wealth Manager” by San Diego Magazine in the February Issues of 2008, 2009, and 2010. This is an independent survey of client satisfaction (and the top 7% of managers in San Diego are given the title).
Dean gained a vast amount of experience working at the top-rated companies like Northwestern Mutual and Mass Mutual early in his career; and in 2012 decided to switch over to the fee-based model of planning in order to better serve his past and future clients. This means:
· Dean chose to no longer receive commissions from the purchase or sale of investment products so that his advice is not biased by this factor.
· By offering his expertise for a fee it means he can meet with clients as frequently as they want without him having to sell any to products to justify his time spent on planning.
Dean’s business can be found at www.KociConsulting.co. This is how he spends his life serving individuals and groups committed to these values. He is so grateful for them because they provide him the residual income to further this cause. From that abundance he founded the www.FinancialLiberationInstiute.org to provide access to this body of knowledge for those who typically cannot afford it. Furthermore, he is also actively building a land trust to empower people to have a symbiotic relationship with their homes, rather than becoming indentured to a bank. While his home-base is in San Diego, he considers himself a citizen of the planet and loves traveling to help his neighbors. His greatest wealth is time and he uses it to empower permaculture, Co-OPs, Non-Profits, and festivals where Dean teaches and/or holds space for others to practice this radically new way of living. Dean looks forward to meeting everyone and working together on projects that get us closer to this NEW EARTH.