Sidney R. Divine
Sidney R.
Divine29

Founder,
Divine Wealth Strategies

Fast Facts

  • Guilty pleasure is golf.
  • Favorite city is Atlanta.
  • Dream dinner party guests: his girlfriend and his grandmothers.

“My goal is to leave you better than I found you,” Sidney Divine said.

Mr. Divine was born into a privileged life in Liberia, where his father owned a bank. But his family fled the country in 2001 in the wake of a civil war.

In the United States, his entrepreneur father worked day and night to launch a new and ultimately successful business in a different industry.

Similar to his father, Mr. Divine embraces opportunities with fervor. He found quick success at his previous corporate finance job as a result of his astute observation skills. And he has fearless cold-calling abilities, which he has even used to reach out to successful advisers to see what he could learn from them.

On one of these calls, he learned about the George Kinder concept of life planning, which Mr. Divine calls “the biggest aha moment of my career.” He went on to earn the registered life planner designation and has become a national speaker on the discipline.

It has had a great impact on his life, which he imparts to his clients.

“Now I’m super chill. It’s not about the day-to-day grind,” Mr. Divine said. “You have to stop and smell the roses and be more balanced.”

— Deborah Nason

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