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The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you're a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experienced advisor who's hit a wall, we're here to give you the insights and inspiration you need to break through and reach the level of success you want to achieve. Subscribe to the show, and get even more at the leading industry blog Nerd’s Eye View at www.Kitces.com.

The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you're a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experienced advisor who's hit a wall, we're here to give you the insights and inspiration you need to break through and reach the level of success you want to achieve. Subscribe to the show, and get even more at the leading industry blog Nerd’s Eye View at www.Kitces.com.

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The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you're a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experienced advisor who's hit a wall, we're here to give you the insights and inspiration you need to break through and reach the level of success you want to achieve. Subscribe to the show, and get even more at the leading industry blog Nerd’s Eye View at www.Kitces.com.

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Episodes

Ep 212: The Professional Paraplanner As (Virtual) Support And A Career Path Unto Itself with Alex Hopkin

1/19/2021
Alex Hopkin is the founder of Simply Paraplanner, a job board and training portal for U.S.-based virtual paraplanners. Simply Paraplanner is not just a way for paraplanners and firms to connect, but the platform also supports the ongoing evolution of paraplanning from an entry-level support role into a dedicated career path. In this episode, Alex shares why she created Simply Paraplanner, what paraplanners really do in an advisory firm to make it more efficient, and the best way to divvy up...

Duration:01:36:20

Ep 211: How A Clear Marketing Focus Can Make The Sales Process Easier with Kristin Harad

1/12/2021
Kristin Harad is the founder of a marketing consulting firm that focuses on coaching solo advisors to reach the next level and outsource CMO services for RIAs and mid-size firms. In addition to working as a marketing consultant, Kristin also has her own advisory firm that she launched from scratch and grew to six figures in fee-only revenue in just three years. She now uses her experience and expertise to coach other advisors to scale in the same way. Listen in as Kristin shares how her...

Duration:01:42:49

Ep 210: Growing Your Client Base By Making Advice The "Product" And Quantifying Its Value with Sten Morgan

1/5/2021
Sten Morgan is the founder of Legacy Investment Planning, a hybrid advisory firm near Nashville that generates more than $2 million in revenue per year from 220 affluent clients. Sten is one of the most accomplished young advisors in the country and has built his success by focusing on putting himself—and his advice—at the forefront of his product offering. Listen in as Sten shares how he built his advisory firm by using a philosophy that embraces “the advisor is the product,” and why he...

Duration:01:48:23

Ep 209: Launching Your Own (Niche) Practice As A Pathway To Becoming A Partner In A Larger Advisory Firm with Forrest Baumhover

12/29/2020
Forrest Baumhover is a financial advisor and partner with Lawrence Financial Planning, an independent RIA based in Tampa that oversees more than $100 million of assets under management for 70 affluent clients. Forrest’s path to partnership as a financial advisor was a unique journey from the military to his own firm to merging with a larger firm—and quickly becoming a partner of that firm. Forrest joins me today to share how he built his advisory from the ground up—starting before he even...

Duration:01:41:48

Ep 208: Offering In-House Tax Preparation To Supplement Revenue And Enhance Client Retention with Debbie Freeman

12/22/2020
Debbie Freeman is a partner with Peak Financial Advisors, an independent RIA out of Denver, Colorado that oversees $175 million of assets under management for 105 families. Peak Financial is unique in that they not only do tax planning, but also in-house tax preparation as a value-add service for their clients. Listen in as Debbie explains why her firm views tax preparation as an essential component to service and retain their client base, as well as how they actually manage operating a tax...

Duration:01:51:51

Ep 207: Building A High-Touch Practice Starting From Scratch Straight Out Of School with Lindsay Elwood-Goetz

12/15/2020
Lindsay Elwood-Goetz is the founder of Elwood & Goetz, an independent RIA based out of Athens, Georgia that oversees $365 million in AUM for 375 affluent clients. Lindsay launched her business within a year of graduating from the Texas Tech Financial Planning Program and has been able to steadily grow and create a firm that works for her, her team, and the clients she serves. Listen is as Lindsay explains how it was serendipity that led her into the financial planning world, how she first...

Duration:01:42:51

Ep 206: (Re-)Building The Practice You Want After Your Former Firm Tries To Stop You From Breaking Away with Drew Stotler

12/8/2020
Drew Stotler is the founder of Stotler Wealth Management, a hybrid advisory firm based in St. Louis that serves 100 middle-income clients. Drew had a unique journey to building his own advisory firm, having started first in the employee advisor model at Edward Jones and moved to an independent broker-dealer—where he was hit with a temporary restraining order after leaving—before finally building his own advisory firm the way he always wanted to. In this episode, Drew shares how he built his...

Duration:01:42:07

Ep 205: Differentiating From The Crowd By Pursuing A Specialized Clientele Of Cross-Border (Swiss) Expatriates with Marina Hernández

12/1/2020
Marina Hernández is the founder of Swiss American Wealth Advisors, an independent RIA that specializes in working with cross-border Swiss-American expatriates. Marina’s model is unique because her niche allows her to work with next-generation clients and face little to no competition, all while commanding sizable financial planning fees from clients. In this episode, Marina shares how she has made her chosen niche work for her, how cross-border planning can be exceptionally complex...

Duration:01:48:12

Ep 204: Being Able To Just Focus On Clients By Choosing To Be An Employee Advisor At A Growing Firm with Blair DuQuesnay

11/24/2020
Blair DuQuesnay is a financial advisor with Ritholtz Wealth Management, an independent RIA based in New York City that oversees nearly $1.3 billion of assets under management for more than 1,000 affluent clients. Blair had a unique journey to her current role, where she has built a strong client base managing $90 million of assets in under 2.5 years by focusing on client relationships and the investment committee work instead of prospecting. Listen in as we talk about Blair’s journey...

Duration:01:36:05

Ep 203: Adapting Financial Advisor Marketing To The Pandemic By Sticking With What (Virtually) Works with Maribeth Kuzmeski

11/17/2020
Maribeth Kuzmeski is the founder of Red Zone Marketing, a marketing consulting firm that helps independent financial advisors implement actionable marketing strategies to grow their advisory. Maribeth believes that marketing success does not have to involve reinventing the wheel, and that looking at what is already working in the world of financial advisors and adapting it to your unique business can bring greater marketing success. Listen in as she shares how she successfully niched down...

Duration:01:47:29

Ep 202: Improving Client Follow-Thru On Advice By Scaling A Quick-Touch Monthly Meeting Model with Pam Capalad

11/10/2020
Pam Capalad is the founder of Brunch & Budget, a financial planning and coaching firm based in New York City that focuses on first-generation immigrants and communities of color. Brunch & Budget uses a unique approach to clientele-building through brunch sessions with prospective clients, where they discuss budgeting and cash flow planning issues. These sessions often turn into ongoing financial coaching, and have allowed Pam to build a client base of nearly 200 clients paying as much as...

Duration:01:45:23

Ep 201: Building A Scalable Advisor Marketing Engine That Eliminates Reliance On Rainmakers Or Referrals with John Wernz

11/3/2020
John Wernz is the former Chief Marketing Officer for Wealth Enhancement Group, an independent RIA based in Minneapolis that has nearly $20 billion in assets under management for nearly 20,000 affluent clients. Under John’s leadership, Wealth Enhancement Group went from nearly $1 billion AUM to $20 billion—and attracted more than $1.5 billion of net new client assets in the past year alone. John joins me today to discuss in depth how he built the organic marketing engine at his firm, why...

Duration:01:44:59

Ep 200: Scaling A Successful Business Beyond Yourself By Constantly Reinventing Your Role with Michael Kitces

10/27/2020
This is a milestone 200th episode, and we’re doing things a little differently today! We put out a survey to the listenership asking who we should invite as our guest today, and overwhelmingly, you told us that you want to hear more of my own story on this journey of navigating the challenges of building a successful advisory business. So, you’ve got your wish! In this episode, Alan Moore joins me to talk about my career journey from college to financial services, why I split my time in the...

Duration:01:42:42

Ep 199: The Barbell Approach To Building A High-Income And Broad-Reach Lifestyle Practice with Morgen Rochard

10/20/2020
Morgen Rochard is the founder of Origin Wealth Advisers, an independent RIA based out of Austin, Texas, that oversees nearly $35 million in assets under management for 25 affluent clients. Using a barbell approach to doing good in the world, Morgen has focused her practice to work with no more than 30 clients at a time at a rate of $12,000, which allows her the financial and time freedom to raise her family and create a book and podcast to disperse knowledge to those who otherwise wouldn’t...

Duration:01:52:16

Ep 198: How The Creator Of The 4 Percent Rule Applied It For His Clients And His Own Retirement with Bill Bengen

10/13/2020
Bill Bengen is the former owner of Bengen Financial Services, an independent RIA based out of Southern California that oversaw nearly $50 million of assets under management for 80 affluent retirees. That’s not all Bill is known for though—in fact, he is the father of the “4% rule” and the safe withdrawal rate research, which was published in a series of studies in the Journal of Financial Planning and put into practice with his own clients. Listen in as Bill describes how he first developed...

Duration:01:22:14

Ep 197: Starting Over After A Non-Compete To (Re-)Build The Advisory Business You Really Want with Ashby Daniels

10/6/2020
Ashby Daniels is a financial advisor who personally oversees $38 million in assets under management for 43 retired clients with Shorebridge Wealth Management. Ashby launched his current practice, a hybrid advisory firm, by breaking away from a major broker-dealer after 10 years in the business in the face of a non-compete, and he was able to build his firm in such a way that his family’s financial situation was never at risk. In this episode, we talk in-depth about how Ashby negotiated his...

Duration:01:51:59

Ep 196: Partnering With A Center Of Influence To Rapidly Grow In A Focused Niche with Daniel Hannoush

9/29/2020
Daniel Hannoush is the co-founder of One & Done Financial, a virtual independent RIA that oversees nearly $70-million of assets under management for 350 client households. He has been able to consistently add five to ten new clients every single month since launching only four years ago. How has he done this? Hyper-focused niching. In this episode, we’re discussing how Daniel was able to scale exponentially by niching down, how a fateful introduction led him to meeting his business partner,...

Duration:01:42:31

Ep 195: Own Your Future By Continuously Reinvesting In Yourself To Build The Advisory Career You Want with Echo Huang

9/22/2020
Echo Huang is the founder of Echo Wealth Management, an independent RIA that oversees nearly $120 million of AUM for 76 client households. Echo has built a niche serving corporate executives and has managed to build her firm almost entirely by word-of-mouth, through building her reputation within her niche. Today she joins the show to discuss how she grew such a successful career after starting out in the industry completely from scratch, as well as the challenges she faced along the...

Duration:01:49:58

Ep 194: Aligning Values To Clients With Sustainable Investing And Becoming B Corp Certified with Lisa Cooper

9/15/2020
Lisa Cooper is the founder of Figure 8 Investment Strategies, an independent RIA based in Idaho that oversees $90 million of assets under management for 85 clients. Figure 8 has differentiated itself with its sustainability-focused equity management, or, in other words, responsible investing through a thematic portfolio of 50 to 60 individual stocks. This differentiation has allowed Lisa to grow the firm exponentially in only four years since launching. Listen in as she shares how she...

Duration:01:30:58

Ep 193: Turning Operations Experience Into A Virtual Assistant Outsourcing Solution with Michelle Wong

9/8/2020
Michelle Wong is the founder of Nifty Advisor Support, a virtual assistant outsourcing solution for independent advisory firms. Using her background in operations, Michelle was able to capitalize on the dual trends of outsourcing and working virtually into an entrepreneurial venture that is making life easier for registered investment advisors across the United States. Listen in to find out some of the typical tasks that virtual assistants take on, as well as how outsourcing can benefit...

Duration:01:30:41