Fernweh is the longing for unknown and far off destinations 


Why we do it

Fernweh’s mission is to improve the relationship between the way we earn money and the rest of our lives through developing people to build stronger organizations.

What we hope to accomplish

Fernweh’s vision is to create a business environment that thrives on coaching not managing and sets the standard for work life integration.

Our values


New ideas, new systems, new people, new places and new cultures

Be Aware

Of the needs of our employees, clients and the community

Compassion + Candor 

Build up people and businesses by pointing out growth opportunities 

Eagerly Care

Connect, listen, be hospitable, practice extreme ownership, and provide support to others

About RJ Swindaman

RJ has spent the last decade of his professional career serving as an advisor and mentor. Working hand-in-hand with business owners, C-Suite executives, and front-line employees alike, RJ brings a strategic, data-driven, and human approach to achieving each client’s goals.

After an extended stint of his career was spent within the financial services industry working with businesses large and small, RJ founded his vision for Fernweh, LLC - to help businesses get the most out of their employees and help employees get the most out of their careers.

More than a traditional financial advisor or career coach, RJ’s approach focuses on being flexible while achieving sustainable, long-term results. The process is simple: live and breathe by your unique road map, supported by consistent training and reinforcement.

We strive to fulfill the unique needs of each client. With the right line of questioning, we can help uncover the issues that face our clients and help find solutions that move the organization forward.

RJ and his wife Stephanie live in Westerville, OH with their three kids. Between changing diapers and chasing his four-year-old RJ can be found……. who are we kidding, there is no time for golf now. But RJ does get plenty of time to cook, which is his second favorite hobby. For more information about RJ please visit his LinkedIn profile: Here

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