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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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English


Episodes

Ep 164: Making The Hard Transition From Financial Advisor To Business Owner Of Your Advisory Firm with Julia Carlson

2/18/2020
Julia Carlson is the founder and CEO of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group, a hybrid RIA that oversees nearly $300 million in AUM for almost 1,000 client households. Today she joins the show to discuss how her daughter’s tragic car accident led her to look for a more flexible work schedule, which ultimately led her to becoming the business owner of the firm. Listen in as we talk about Julia’s journey through her advisory career and how she got her foot in the door through speaking...

Duration:01:39:05

Ep 163: Building A Fast-Growth Practice Without Prospecting By Working Under A Credit Union with Michael Gennawey

2/11/2020
Michael Gennaway is a financial advisor and program manager for SoCal Wealth Management, a hybrid advisory firm that oversees $260 million of assets under management for over 1,800 clients. Today Michael joins the show to discuss how he has built SoCal under the Credit Union of Southern California, getting constant new clients from them with the caveat that SoCal must take every new client referral. Listen in as we talk about the unique ways that the credit union is complementary to SoCal...

Duration:01:40:29

Ep 162: Efficiently Expanding In-Depth Financial Planning Services To Move Beyond The AUM-Only Model with Tim Bickmore

2/4/2020
Tim Bickmore is the co-founder and director of financial planning for LBW Wealth Management, an independent RIA that oversees more than $50 million in assets under management for 230 client households. Today Tim joins the show to discuss how the firm grew so quickly and why they are concerned that what helped grow their firm initially may not work for future growth. Listen in as we discuss the evolution of Tim’s advisory firm, including why they shifted to a blended model with a base...

Duration:01:52:14

Ep 161: Cultivating The Right Firm Culture With A Reality-Based Leadership Approach with Tessa Felix

1/28/2020
Tessa Felix is the HR and Operations Lead for PWL Capital, an advisory firm that oversees nearly $3.6 billion in assets under management. Tessa has focused on developing the culture of her advisory firm and has put systems in place to make everyone accountable for their work, while still making it a fun environment. Today she joins the show to discuss how she is making her firm an enjoyable place to work in, as well as the leadership system she has incorporated into her management...

Duration:01:47:53

Ep 160: Accelerating Growth By Spending More Than 10% Of Revenue On Marketing (That Works) with Gabriel Shahin

1/21/2020
Gabriel Shahin is the founder of Falcon Wealth, an independent RIA that oversees nearly $200 million in assets under management for 370 clients. Today Gabriel joins the show to share how he has built such a successful firm from scratch in just five years by spending a significant amount on marketing. In this episode, we discuss how he allocates his proactive marketing dollars from outsourced SEO experts to Google ads, as well as a weekly radio show. You’ll learn how Gabriel handles the...

Duration:02:02:05

Ep 159: Navigating Financial Advisor Career Opportunities Under The Employee Model with Kelly Shikany

1/14/2020
Kelly Shikany is a financial advisor and Director of Wealth Management for Lakeside Wealth, a hybrid RIA where she manages a base of nearly $90 million in client assets. Deciding to not hang her hat as a solo advisor, Kelly instead navigates existing advisory firms so she can focus more on her clients. She joins the show to discuss her career path and how she has worked her way to the successful position she is in today. In this episode, we talk about how Kelly grew her client base in her...

Duration:01:30:16

Ep 158: Leveraging Outsourcers To Go From Employee To Independent Without Building It All Yourself with Steph Bruno

1/7/2020
Steph Bruno is the founder of Sea to Peak Financial Advisors, an independent RIA that oversees nearly $70 million in assets under management for 45 affluent clients. Today Steph joins the show to discuss the process of branching out and starting her own independent firm after spending 15 years as an employee for another firm. Listen in as she explains why she decided to take the leap from a stable paycheck to building her own business from scratch, as well as how she rebooted her marketing...

Duration:01:39:27

Ep 157: Building Your Own Personal Brand To Complement And Not Compete With Your Advisory Firm with Peter Lazaroff

12/31/2019
Peter Lazaroff is a shareholder and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Plancorp, an independent RIA that oversees nearly $4.4 billion of assets under management for 1,300 affluent clients. Today he joins the show to discuss how he has been able to build his own personal brand, both as a mechanism to grow his client base and to help him navigate career opportunities. Listen in as Peter describes the way he has “niched down” by creating content for his target audience through a blog, emails,...

Duration:01:51:47

Ep 156: Establishing Next Generation Career Tracks And Business Development Training For Long-Term Sustainability with DeLynn Zell

12/24/2019
DeLynn Zell is the founder and CEO of Bridgeworth Financial, a hybrid RIA that oversees nearly $1.6 billion of assets under management for almost 2,000 clients. Today DeLynn joins the show to discuss how Bridgeworth was built from the start to sustain past the founders and how they have taken steps to attract next-generation talent to ensure the firm remains a success in the long run. Listen in as we talk about the difficulties DeLynn faced in the early years of her career, as well as how...

Duration:01:54:13

Ep 155: Eschewing A Bricks-And-Mortar Office For Reduced Overhead And (Virtual) Flexibility with Derek Notman

12/17/2019
Derek Notman is the founder of Intrepid Wealth Partners, operating as an agent for New York Life and overseeing nearly $50 million in assets under management for almost 200 clients. Today Derek joins the show to share how he evolved his advisory firm from a high-volume, bricks-and-mortar office into an entirely virtual practice. Listen in as he shares how he built up his virtual practice and team, as well as how he has been able to grow his business and income. You’ll learn what made him...

Duration:01:47:53

Ep 154: (Re-)Igniting Your Advisor Marketing By Defining Client Avatars And Removing Impediments To Action with Mary Beth Storjohann

12/10/2019
Mary Beth Storjohann is the Chief Marketing Officer for Abacus Wealth Partners, an independent RIA that oversees nearly $2.6 billion in assets under management for almost 1,700 clients. After joining us for episode 61 nearly two years ago, today she is back for a second time to discuss the major changes she has made since then. Listen in as we discuss why Mary Beth decided to sell her own firm to take on a marketing leadership role in an even larger firm, as well as what this new role...

Duration:01:45:27

Ep 153: Generating More Productive Referrals By Closing The Gap Of Prospects Who Are Referred But Never Call with Dan Allison

12/3/2019
Dan Allison is the founder of Feedback Marketing Group, a marketing and sales consulting firm that helps financial advisors to increase their growth by teaching methods to generate referrals from existing clients. Today Dan joins the show to discuss how he uses his background in behavioral psychology to help his clients to find more referrals by reducing their mental barriers, allowing them to be more open to the possibility of new clients. Listen in as Dan shares the five key points that...

Duration:01:52:47

Ep 152: Getting Comfortable With Sales By Simply Seeking To Find Qualified Prospects To Inform with Beverly Flaxington

11/26/2019
Beverly Flaxington is the founder of The Collaborative, which provides sales training and organizational development support for financial service firms. A firm believer that it’s not just about knowing what to do, it’s about knowing how to change your behavior to actually do it, Beverly joins the show to share the human behavioral coaching approach she takes to teach sales and how to get more comfortable selling your services. In this episode, we discuss how to determine if a prospect is a...

Duration:01:59:20

Ep 151: Expanding Your Advisory Firm's Reach With A Retail Prosperity Pie Shoppe with Luna Jaffe

11/19/2019
Luna Jaffe is the founder of Lunaria Financial, an advisory firm that oversees nearly $55 million in assets under management for 100 client households. In an effort to make financial knowledge affordable, Luna launched the Sacred Money Studios and Prosperity Pie Shoppe, a literal pie shop across the street from her advisory firm office that offers low-cost financial education programs on budgeting. In this episode, we discuss the budgeting philosophy her business teaches, as well as the...

Duration:01:46:22

Ep 150: Getting Unstuck And Re-Aligning Fees To Build The Solo Advisory Firm You Want with Tanya Nichols

11/12/2019
Tanya Nichols is the founder of Align Financial, a hybrid advisory firm that oversees nearly $50 million of assets for 80 client households. After nearly 20 years of working in a larger firm environment, Tanya finally found the courage to start her own advisory firm and took the leap to create the business she wanted. In this episode, she shares her journey through the advisor industry, focusing on the moment of realization that led her to not only leave her firm, but leave her husband as...

Duration:01:38:41

Ep 149: Managing Capacity And Ensuring Continuity For Clients By Selling Without Retiring with Susan John

11/5/2019
Susan John is the managing director and financial advisor for F.L. Putnam, an independent RIA that manages nearly $2 billion of assets under management. After 25 years of building her own independent financial planning firm from scratch, Susan decided to join F.L. Putnam for part of her succession—but not her retirement. Today she joins the show to discuss why she made that transition and how she has developed her financial planning process over the past three decades. Listen in as Susan...

Duration:01:40:47

Ep 148: Building A Small-Town LGBTQ Niche While Coming Out To Your Broker-Dealer with Laura LaTourette

10/29/2019
Laura LaTourette is the founder of Family Wealth Management Group, a hybrid advisory firm that oversees $45 million of assets under management for 86 client households. Today Laura joins the show to share how she has built her firm to work primarily with the LGBTQ community and how she found the right time to come out to her broker-dealer. Listen in as we discuss her financial planning process, which includes four planning meetings with every new client. You’ll learn how she refined her...

Duration:01:54:48

Ep 147: Developing Next Generation Advisor Talent With An Internal 2-Year Mentoring Program with Jeff Dobyns

10/22/2019
Jeff Dobyns is the founder of Southwestern Investment Group, a hybrid advisory firm that oversees nearly $3.5 billion of assets under management. Today Jeff joins the show to discuss how he has developed next generation talent in his firm by only hiring new advisors in their 20s and giving them the opportunity to learn alongside experienced advisors. In this episode, you’ll hear about the mentoring program Jeff’s firm has built, as well as how the firm compensates these new advisors as...

Duration:01:40:16

Ep 146: Systematizing Financial Planning Progress For Clients With Your Own Wealth Management Index with Ross Levin

10/15/2019
Ross Levin is the co-founder and CEO of Accredited Investors Wealth Management, an independent RIA that oversees nearly $2 billion of assets under management for 475 affluent clients. Today Ross joins the show to discuss the way he systematized the financial planning process across his firm and developed a wealth management index system that tracks clients' progress. Listen in as he shares how he balances delving into the technical topics of financial planning versus trying to ask clients...

Duration:01:48:54

Ep 145: Systematizing Reviews Of Client Tax Returns By Building Software To Automate It with Roger Pine

10/8/2019
Roger Pine is the co-founder of Holistiplan, a tax planning software built to systematize and automate the process of reviewing a client's tax return to find potential planning opportunities. Today he joins the show to discuss how he transitioned from working as a financial advisor to becoming a financial tech entrepreneur. Listen in as we talk about Roger’s software and the ever blurring lines between where a CPA’s tax services end and an advisor’s begin. You'll hear what it is like to be...

Duration:01:47:42