Patience and perseverance have taken Gian Saunders and Brett Pipkin a long way. Before becoming business partners and finally committing, each faced their respective challenges in their entrepreneurial paths. For Brett, he had to face career and life changes that pushed him to work harder and build a vision. For Gian, he divorced her from her marriage and, she says, also divorced her career. Now, the duo provides financial advice and literacy to underserved communities across the country.
“We both want our audience to know you’re not alone,” Gian shares. “You’re not stupid or dumb, for not knowing the things we should have taught a long time ago.” Together, Gian and Brett run their own financial company in San Diego, which is part of the World Financial Group and TransAmerica’s financial advisors. In addition to promoting financial literacy, the couple is working hard to build leaders in the financial industry for the future, in order to further their vision.
In a recent conversation between Saunders and Pipkin, they reflected on gratitude and gratitude for the opportunity to work together on their goals. “We’re literally building our empire together,” Saunders says almost cheerfully. “We respect each other’s space and we always learn from each other and push each other to be better so we can be better for our communities, our family and our business.”
Part of improving their community has included inspiring the next generation of hopeful entrepreneurs, not just in finance, but in all industries. The couple has learned themselves and now shares with others that it is important to punch them in the way to build and achieve your visions and goals. “You have to learn that not everything will go as you expected and that we have to agree to that,” Gian shares.
Along with their financial goals, the soon-to-be-married couple wants to look for time, both professionally and personally. After getting married, they hope to travel the world. Here in the states, however, they expect to expand their business portfolio in several ways. Brett works to open his own food truck, while the couple also works to open their own gym and movie studio.
Whatever effort Gian and Brett decide to pursue, one can be assured that they will enjoy every moment together in their ascent to ultimate success.
For more information on the hardworking and ambitious lives of Gian “The Fierce Female Financier” Saunders and “Money Doctor” Brett Pipkin, follow them on Instagram – @fierce_female_financier and @pipkinbrett
Published on May 30, 2021