As a career changer, Gathering was my first introduction to FPA NexGen’s vibrant community. One of my favorite aspects about Gathering is being able to connect and exchange ideas with other like-minded professionals. Through these connections, I was able to join a Mastermind Group with other NexGen members that are scattered around the country. This has paid dividends as I begin to shape my career as a financial planner. Had it not been for Gathering, I may be a few steps back from where I currently stand as a professional. For any career changer new to the financial planning profession, Gathering needs to be on your calendar as a way to take charge of your new career path.