Solomon Halpern began meditating at age 12 with his first meditation teacher, Pema Chödrön. The original pioneer of Mindful Finance, and co-host of The Mindful Finance Podcast, Sol bridges his personal meditation practice with his professional life as a financial advisor.
Mindful Finance aims to reunite humanity with finance, by recoupling our physical and emotional experiences with our financial lives. Sol teaches that the equanimity and clarity roused through mindfulness are the perfect support for financial empowerment, and Mindful Finance is inspired by the belief that we can reclaim finance as a positive influence in the world.
Sol is president of Highlander, an investment management and consulting firm, and certified B Corporation. With over 20 years of experience in financial markets and managing businesses, he also brings his 30+ years of mindfulness meditation practice to bear on Highlander’s investment philosophy and business goals. A graduate of McGill University, Sol is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, and holds a Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor License. He teaches on Mindful Finance topics at Bank of America, and to master’s students at the University of St. Gallen, and Bordeaux’s Kedge Business School, among others. Sol’s writing on the subject has appeared in The New York Times and Mindful.org. He is a meditation instructor, and has mentored children, young adults, and staff at mindful leadership summer camps in Europe, Canada, and the United States for over 20 years. He is currently an advisory board member for Green Alpha Advisors, and active in nonprofit organizations focusing on meditation and mindfulness.
Sol likes to garden at his home in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and their two teenage sons.