Welcome to the Mentor's Corner!
AFCPE is grateful for the dedication of our Mentors through the years. We are proud to work with them to create this video library of on demand mentoring advice, exclusively for members! Whether you are waiting for your MentorConnect match, or cannot commit to the program at this time, check out The Mentor’s Corner for on demand advice from our Mentors!
Gabriella Barthlow, AFC®, FFC®
An Accredited Financial Counselor®/ Financial Fitness Coach®/ Educator with over 20 years of experience in the areas of budget planning, financial and consumer rights/advocacy, restoration, consumer law, identity theft, money management, and housing. She is skilled as a public speaker and mentor, with a proven ability in faith-based, corporate, community, and individual/family environments. For the past 7 years, she has provided financial coaching services to the military community.
As a long time AFCPE® mentor, Gabriella loves connecting with new professionals to provide them with practical and relatable advice on how to be successful with their clients and with their business.
Check out Gabriella’s Corner
Advice for Financial Professionals
Tips on Closing Out Your Counseling Sessions
The Counselor & Client Relationship
Determining Your Why
Don Fulton, AFC®, CRC®, FFC®
Don is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®), Certified Retirement Counselor® )CRC®), and Financial Fitness Coach® (FFC®). He is also an ordained Lutheran clergy. His more than 15 years of experience includes employee assistance program, retirement benefit services, and economically vulnerable non-profit settings. He started Money for Two Workshops, LLC focusing on couples, faith, and finances. By serving on the AFCPE Board of Directors and as a mentor, he shares how AFCPE membership and the AFC® h opened doors, provided a shared body of knowledge, a supportive community of professional peers, and career enrichment.
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Resources for Starting a Business
Cain Hill, AFC®
Cain is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and over five years of financial counseling experience in the military community. He is a U.S. Army veteran with 20 years of active duty service.
Cain possesses a comprehensive background in delivering engaging personal finance briefings, financial literacy training, and results-based financial counseling for individuals and couples.
Cain is passionate about helping other professionals in the field learn, grow, and reach their full potential. He served on the AFCPE Symposium Taskforce for two years and is currently serving as an AFCPE mentor.
Check out Cain’s Corner
The Financial Counseling Process
Andi Wrenn, AFC®
Andi has had a passion for helping people make sound financial decisions for two decades. She is on the AFCPE® Board of Directors, and is retiring in early 2022 as the Provider Manager for over 700 financial professionals working with military families at Zeiders Enterprises in the Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) Program.
She has taught continuing education, coached, and mentored financial professionals since 2008 professionally. Andi values the mentor/mentee relationship as she learns from, connects with, and guides a diverse group of financial professionals in the field.
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The Financial Counseling Intake Process
Supporting Clients that are Ready to Start Investing
Glen Cone, AFC®
Glen is a recently retired financial advisor, FINRA Series 66 and 7 licensed, life and health credentialed, appointed with several top carriers. He has been active for the past 15 years in the Rochester area of Upstate New York.
He has worked primarily in the Independent Advisor space as a fiduciary with the assurance that clients get the very best service in that model.
Glen holds a bachelor degree in Sociology, is a Dale Carnagie graduate, and has been published in local papers and magazines. For a couple years he co-hosted a live AM radio talk show called, The Money Doctors, and has published a successful self help style book titled, Generation Preservation, My Story in Trusted Hands. Which he has often hosted workshops on.
Glen enjoys public speaking, mentoring, and in his spare time making barn quilts, working around the house with his wife of 41 years and his dog, Ruby. Personally, he is a 20+ year Freemason, active in his Church, has donated a kidney, been a Big Brother twice, and really enjoys helping elderly folks with their late in life financial; planning needs.
Being an AFC has been a very good fit for his current stage of life.