Steve VernonSteve Vernon integrates two practices with his rest-of-life writing, seminars and workshops, which creates a holistic approach:
- 30 years of financial analysis and research as a consulting actuary, including two books on retirement issues, and
- 13 years studying human potential, including attaining a 3rd degree black belt in aikido.
Steve is President of Rest-of-Life Communications, and a member of the Executive Faculty with the California Institute for Finance at California Lutheran University.
He recently retired as Vice President and Consulting Actuary with the influential human resources consulting firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide. For over 30 years, he helped Fortune 500 companies design, administer, communicate and fund their retirement, benefits, and rewards programs. His clients included Agilent, Charles Schwab, Dole Food Company, Harrah’s, Home Savings of America, Hughes Electronics, Lockheed Martin, City of Los Angeles, the Methodist Church, Nordstrom, Northrop Grumman, RAND Corporation, Teledyne Technologies and Times Mirror (publisher of the Los Angeles Times, now part of Tribune, Inc).
He has published three books with John Wiley & Sons, titled:
- Employee Benefits: Valuation, Analysis and Strategies
- Don't Work Forever!, Simple Steps Baby Boomers Must Take To Ever Retire
- Live Long & Prosper! Invest in Your Happiness, Health and Wealth for Retirement and Beyond
Steve teaches aikido, and holds a third degree black belt. He graduated from the Nine Gates Mystery School in May, 2005, has taken five courses at Esalen, and has participated in several other body/mind/spirit courses at similar institutions. He is active with the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
He has delivered over 200 presentations on his books to a variety of audiences. Also, he has prepared and delivered over 50 training sessions for employee groups on a variety of technical and personal growth topics.
Steve is uniquely qualified to present his original material, by integrating his solid financial background and firm grasp of personal growth concerns with his teaching and presentation experience.
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