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Financial Advisor Success

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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Now displaying: January, 2024
Jan 30, 2024

Tim Goodwin is the founder of Goodwin Investment Advisory, an RIA based out of Georgia that oversees $275 million in assets under management for 370 client households. Tim's distinct approach involves a strong focus on search engine optimization, especially Google Reviews, alongside paid search ads to attract individuals actively seeking a "financial advisor near me." This strategy has resulted in a thriving prospecting pipeline, leading Tim to triple his minimum fee requirements over the past two years due to the overwhelming demand generated.

Listen in as Tim shares his journey of building a pipeline for growth through a systematic approach to online reviews, resulting in a staggering 50% of his clients posting on Google Reviews, and how his marketing strategies led to a 2.5X return in client revenue. We also discuss how Tim navigated the challenges of balancing firm profitability, employee well-being, and client service, as well as his approach to hiring from his client base, strategies for establishing trust as a young founder, and the creation of Mastermind groups to combat the loneliness at the top.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/370

Jan 23, 2024

Michelle Ogden is the founder of Ogden Wealth, an RIA based out of Florida that oversees $50 million in assets under management for 120 households. Unique in her approach, Michelle chose a cautious and deliberate path for her business growth, avoiding rapid expansion and minimal staff reliance for over a decade. This strategy, however, led to a pivotal moment where the business's success depended entirely on her, prompting her to partner with a TAMP and subsequently more than double her business by focusing on her core strengths.

Listen in as Michelle shares her initial reluctance to enter the financial industry, the pivotal moments that led her to establish her own thriving RIA, and how strategic partnerships with third-party platforms catalyzed significant growth at her firm. You'll hear about how her reputation as a trusted financial guide helped expand her client base, as well as her focus on joy in her work, overcoming management challenges, and boosting revenue without increasing workload.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/369

Jan 16, 2024

Thomas Kopelman is the Co-Founder of AllStreet Wealth, a financial planning firm for millennial business owners and those with equity comp that has quickly grown to more than $500,000 of run-rate revenue generated from serving 70 ongoing households. Thomas stands out for his effective use of social media, particularly Twitter, to attract over 170 prospects this year by sharing concise, impactful blog posts. His content, though seemingly simple, directly addresses his audience's needs, making him the go-to financial advisor when they're ready to seek advice.

Listen in as Thomas shares his journey from minimal social media engagement to harnessing the power of Twitter and ultimately driving substantial growth for his firm. We also discuss how he filters prospects to ensure quality interactions, his unique financial planning approach with visually appealing, customized templates, and his evolution from intending to run a solo firm to building a supportive team, enhancing both firm growth and workplace enjoyment.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/368

Jan 9, 2024

Kimberly Enders is the Lead Financial Planner and Managing Partner of Enders Wealth Management, a hybrid advisory firm based out of Michigan that oversees $50 million in assets under management for 85 client households. Kimberly's unique journey in the financial industry began with rebuilding her practice from scratch after a divorce in 2015, starting with just 12 clients and $7 million in assets. Over the past eight years, she has successfully grown her business by implementing a highly customized 12-month onboarding process for new clients, fueling rapid growth through referrals.

Listen in as Kimberly shares her journey of reinventing her career after leaving a joint business with her husband, focusing on her ideal clients and making it a priority to build strong advisor/client relationships. You'll hear about the lessons she learned from exploring various roles in the financial industry, the challenges she faced in starting her own advisory firm, and how her definition of success has evolved to prioritize autonomy and control over her time, rather than just financial success.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/367

Jan 2, 2024

Stevyn Guinnip is the founder of Grow Wellthy, a health and wellness consulting firm based out of Missouri that specializes in working with busy (but not always healthy) financial advisors. Stevyn stands out for her unique approach, blending her family background in financial advice with her extensive experience in health and well-being coaching. She focuses on addressing 'The Big Swap' phenomenon, where financial success often comes at the expense of health, impacting both the quality of life and retirement plans of financial advisors.

Listen in as Stevyn shares her insights on the prevalent health issues among financial advisors, stemming from demanding work schedules and personal life pressures, and the critical need for balancing financial success with physical well-being. She also discusses how she leverages advisors' affinity for data and metrics to guide them towards healthier lifestyles, her personal journey—including a life-altering experience in Australia (which reshaped her approach to health and wellness)—and the importance of proactive health management.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/366

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