Meet Flowering Financial
President & Financial Planner
Leandra Schindler, CFP®
I’m Leandra Schindler, President of Flowering Financial. After gaining valuable experience at three local wealth management firms, I made the decision to go out on my own to work with the clients I felt needed the most help and I could add the most value to their situations.
I grew up in Akron Ohio with my two sisters and hardworking but definitely not high earning parents. While we went without many things (I never got that Barbie dream house I wanted), we were never overloaded with debt, saw the doctor regularly, and had the necessities to live a comfortable life. Following my parents divorce, seeing my single mother continue to make good financial decisions made me proud to be the child of such a smart, savvy, fiscally responsible woman. My parents made smart financial decisions with what little they had and created an excellent example for me and my sisters to follow.
When I started working with clients early in my career, I was shocked to see how many high-earning highly educated people made one financial mistake after another, were overloaded with debt, or wanted nothing to do with their finances. I thought only poor people had money trouble and I didn't realize this was also a problem with high earning individuals. I found this particularly evident in many highly educated single women I had the pleasure of working with. They often felt uncomfortable dealing with their finances and seemed to lack confidence when making financial decisions. Then it dawned on me; maybe they never received the right example, the advice, or the solid foundation they needed to make their life a financially successful one.
That’s why Flowering Financial is here. To give you the tools, the guidance, and the knowledge to grow and develop into your best financial self. Especially when you’re just starting out. With no minimums. No product sales. No commissions. No conflicts of interest.
I attended the University of Akron and earned my Bachelors of Business Administration Magna Cum Laude majoring in Corporate Finance and Financial Services. While attending the University of Akron I received a Certificate in Financial Planning and sat for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ examination upon graduation. I am currently attending the University of Akron to obtain my Master of Tax and will graduate in May 2018 with the goal to better serve my clients with advanced tax knowledge.
Due to my passion for financial literary, I serve as a board member for Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio. I am involved in the volunteer committee and also volunteer in the classroom teaching younger generations.
When not working with my favorite clients you can find me several places:
In the kitchen, experimenting with Gluten-Free cooking.
Tending to the roses in my front yard. The roses I try desperately to keep alive each year.
Adventuring in the Cuyahoga Valley. Either by foot, bike, or kayak.
Exploring Ohio wineries and maybe doing a tasting or two.
Time with friends, family, the boyfriend, and my handsome cats, Charles and Hugo.