Most people think of financial planning as crunching numbers and making investment decisions. But in reality, financial planning is about so much more than that. It’s about helping people live their best lives. And to do that, having a conversation that goes beyond the numbers is important.

As a CFP® and chartered special needs consultant, Jeff talks with Steve about how he goes the extra mile to help clients clarify their goals and connect them with their financial goals, his idea of no-agenda meetings, and the importance of family mission statements for multigenerational planning.

“We never prepare an agenda for a meeting. We leave it completely open. Keeping it open-ended and folks in the driver’s seat at all times is part of our fiduciary responsibility. It also sets the right tone for a relationship or partnership.” ~ Jeff Vistica

In his role, Jeff focuses on addressing and solving clients’ most pressing tax, estate, and financial concerns. Their clients include individuals with special needs and those caring for a loved one with special needs, dental practitioners, retirement plan sponsors, families, and individuals.


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Steve Atkinson

Steven Atkinson

Managing Director, Advisor Relations

For 25 years Steve has helped advisors get into the RIA space and/or helped them grow by developing and sharing a variety of client experience best practices. Steve was an original architect of Buckingham’s Design | Build | Protect® client experience process along with the Life Discovery and Feedforward programs. Steve is also an author of The Wealth Solution and 27 Principles Every Investor Should Know. He is also the host of the Admired Advisor podcast. Steve is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Investment Banking. Steve lives in Edwards, CO and enjoys spending time with his daughters skiing in the winter or golfing in the summer .