What’s Mental Health Got To Do With It? Reinventing Financial Planning with Renzo Barredo

Episode 3 of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories welcomes Renzo Barredo, a financial services professional with a different approach – putting mental health first. With financial issues a leading cause of suicide among Americans, Renzo shares how One South Florida Wealth Advisors is opening up the conversation around mental health and financial health, sharing the resounding message that “self worth doesn’t equal net worth”.

Throughout the last decade, Barredo has dealt with extremely difficult circumstances in his life, including the suicide of his best friend and battles with his own depression and anxiety. His personal experiences have drawn him closer to his passion: a holistic approach to financial planning.

Renzo shares his story on how the hard times he went through led him to where he is today, as the director of Mental Health and Community Outreach at a South Florida-based financial planning firm. Once he realized the transactional mentality of the financial industry didn’t really serve their customers, it clicked that it didn’t need to be that way. Today, he continues to provide financial clarity to his community.

What else can you expect in this episode?

  • Surviving the suicide of his best friend.
  • How Renzo realized the need for mental health to be taken seriously in his industry.
  • His mission and what his goals are through this initiative.
  • The similarity between mental health and financial wellness.
  • Dealing with the economic strain of a pandemic. Renzo’s advice for everyone going through this tough time.

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