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Meet Vivia Schimming of Thrivent Financial in Southern California

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vivia Schimming.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Working hard. There is no other answer to being successful and any successful person will attest to that.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
If you get used to the bumps, you can call it a smooth road… there were many struggles along the way. Still are today! However, with discipline and drive and ambition, the struggles are the same and become smoother to manage.

Please tell us about Thrivent Financial.
Thrivent Financial is a Fortune 500 not-for-profit financial services organization. It’s unique in the world of financial services. I, grew from being a producer in the field (at New York Life and then Thrivent) to a partner, managing other advisors and hiring and developing new advisors to build a successful career. I am passionate about helping others to be wise with money and live generously, As a member-owned fraternal Christian organization I am proud to have an impact in our community in a variety of ways. There is no one else out there like us, and I am proud and honored to represent that!

Where do you see your industry going over the next 5-10 years? Any big shifts, changes, trends, etc?
Technology will shift every business out there. However, I think as tech builds more and more and the availability of any type of information is so easily attainable, the more thirst we will have for the opposite. The effect of shaking someone’s hand, asking someone for their heartfelt opinions and seeing facial expressions or body language is something Siri and Alexa can’t answer without a beat of a human heart.

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