Mary Carol Rose is first and foremost three things: a humble humanitarian; an independent thinker with an eclectic background that spans work and studies in the arts, investments and finance, and somatic psychology; and a firm believer in the transformational potential of conscious human beings, the environments they create and the conditions in which they live.
She has served as an entrepreneur; a financial planner, counselor and coach; a developer of systems and educational programs for the creative and engaged delivery of financial advice; a writer and speaker; and a somatic practitioner. Mary Carol has held positions on Wall Street at Alex Brown & Sons, Paine Webber, Kidder Peabody, Legg Mason and T. Rowe Price. In addition, she founded and ran two firms: Rose & Associates, a traditional financial planning firm and Financial Paradigms, where she created a highly successful process-oriented approach to the co-creation of sustainable financial plans for individuals, couples, and small businesses.
She holds a Masters in International Public Policy from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (JHU-SAIS), the Certified Financial Planner™ certification from the College for Financial Planning, and a BA in Art from The University of Virginia. Until recently, she was in the PhD program in Somatic Psychology at The Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. In addition, she has studied at Fielding Graduate University, the Naropa Institute, the Somatic Institute of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of the Hakomi Institute.
Most recently, Mary Carol has founded and is the CEO of Beyond Financial Paradigms, a consulting firm with a mission to create generative, relational financial practices and strategies through processes that integrate mindfulness, innovative metrics, and open dialogue. While she has the utmost interest in evolving economic theory, finance and the creative potential of every individual–and forums for genuine dialogue and communication–she maintains that the transformational potential is in the still point between the inhalation and the exhalation.