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Pursuing a Compelling Life Vision with Mike Boroughs

Kids get asked all the time what they want to do when they grow up. High schoolers get asked what their plans are after graduation. College students get asked the same thing, with a big emphasis on work. But we never ask the most important question that foundationally will prepare a kid for success:

What kind of person do you want to become?

What a kid does professionally is important. We want them to be responsible for themselves and become self-sufficient. But it’s only one part of the life equation- and it’s not the most important. A key phrase we’ve used over the years that resonates with parents is, “You can be successful in school and successful in your career but still fail in life.” We’ve found that if we put most of our focus only on what kids do for work someday, we miss the opportunity to help them build a meaningful life.

Mike oversees all aspects of our wealth management and financial planning business including maintaining ongoing relationships and developing holistic solutions for our clients.

Prior to Fortis, Mike was an Assistant Portfolio Manager for Glacier Peak Capital. Glacier Peak Capital was a registered investment advisor with approximately $190 million in assets under management spread across two discretionary hedge fund portfolios. Mike played a key role in launching Glacier Peak Capital as a spinoff from Summit Capital Group, where he formerly worked as an Equity Analyst. Prior to Summit, Mike was an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP where he earned his CPA designation, specializing in financial statement investigation. He graduated as Valedictorian from University of San Diego.

Mike resides in Lake Forest Park, WA is married and has three kids. He is Chairman of the Board for Teleios and on the Audience Development Committee for the Virginia Mason Foundation. In his free time he is active in his church community in NE Seattle and loves to travel and get outside with his family.


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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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