We’re excited to have XYPN members Diana Bacon with FSG out of Dallas, TX, and Scott Bell with GDP Inc out of Manhattan Beach, CA on today's show. Both Diana and Scott started and grew their own RIAs during the 2008 recession.
During this episode, we reminisce about their experiences getting started in the industry and their decision to go out on their own during such a tumultuous time in our history. You’ll also hear Diana and Scott share their advice about what to consider when starting a business during a recession for those of you who are hoping to break into the industry. Finally, you’ll learn about the changes that they've witnessed throughout their careers: the entrance of more women into the industry, the impact of technology, the ability to reach diverse clients, and finally, how the industry has become more and more focused and in demand of real client relationships.
Although our world has changed as we're each faced with so much uncertainty around COVID-19, not much has changed for Diana or Scott; their strategies remain the same and their passion continues to drive their work. If you're interested in what it's like to launch and grow a business during a recession, this episode is for you.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/257
This week, we’re changing things up and are excited to have XYPN coaches Emily Purdon, Arlene Moss, Carolyn Dalle-Molle and BB Webb on the podcast today. Once COVID-19 became recognized as a global pandemic, the XYPN team recognized that advisors were going to be facing new experiences, opportunities, and hardships. As we braced for a new reality, the XYPN Advisor Success team rolled out "The Way Forward", an initiative that leans on the expertise of all of these coaches to provide advisors with the tools they need to handle the 2020 market disruption and beyond.
Today, Emily, Arlene, Carolyn and BB share what they've built for our advisor community, including the resources and programs that comprise “The Way Forward.” From providing open coaching opportunities to webinars and educational courses around how to market in our new world. Emily and Arlene speak directly about actionable steps advisors can take to plan for and build a business in today's environment while Carolyn and BB discuss changes to your marketing/sales processes. What they do all agree on is keeping the human component of the advisor client relationship front and center.
There's no denying that we're in a shared crisis with our clients for the first time ever. This provides a meaningful opportunity for advisors to be seen as solution providers to their clients, but more importantly, a real human that understands what it's like to wake up every day right now with uncertainty. If you're interested in what XYPN has done and continues to do to support advisors in a time of crisis, this episode is for you.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/256
We’re thrilled to share the story of XYPN member, Chuck Donalies, on the show today. Chuck is the owner of Donalies Financial Planning, a fee-only firm in Washington DC. Chuck started his career in the biotech space, but while pursuing his MBA, he was drawn to financial planning. Shortly after graduating, Chuck changed careers by taking a position at a fee-only RIA—what he describes as the perfect entry point into this space.
In today's episode, Chuck details his six-year journey developing the skills and tools needed to run an RIA while pursuing his CFP designation. As a self-described introvert, Chuck has leaned into a community of like-minded financial advisors with the belief that the more willing you are to put yourself out there, the more you'll get back in return.
Through his journey, Chuck felt the itch to go out on his own—to serve clients he wanted, on his terms—which led to his decision to open up his own RIA. Launching a firm provided Chuck the flexibility to focus on his priorities—spending time with family and staying mentally and physically healthy—and to ramp up his firm now that his kids are getting older.
Whether you're an introvert wondering if you can create a path in financial planning or a career changer looking to make the switch, this episode has something for you.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/255
We’re excited to have XYPN member Kenneth Klabunde, founder of Precedent Asset Management, a fee-only firm in Indianapolis, IN, on the show today. Having previously been on #XYPNRadio nearly four years ago, when his firm was only three years old, Kenneth talks about his experience - specifically in today’s environment - how his company has been able to maintain strong revenue numbers through the recent market volatility, and finally how he and his team have been able to take on and serve new clients during this time.
During this episode, you’ll hear Kenneth highlight the similarities he's seeing in terms of client responses to COVID as he saw during the market downturns of 2001 and 2008 and his rigid communication strategy, which he credits as the reason he and his team haven't received a single panicked phone call or email. Learn as we talk about the future of our industry and the importance of leaning on others both in and out of this industry for inspiration and new ideas.
If you're interested in how to run a hyper-efficient team while giving your clients an unprecedented level of comfort, you won't want to miss this episode.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/254