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6. How to Attract Business Owners With Tom Deans, Ph.D.



When it comes to continuity and succession planning, family investment legacy, and all of the dynastic realities that come about when money goes into motion, business owners need a plan—and they need an expert to help them develop that plan.

In this podcast, Duncan is joined by special guest Tom Deans, Ph.D., intergenerational wealth expert, speaker and best-selling author of “Every Family’s Business” and “Willing Wisdom”. Duncan and Tom outline an approach that will help financial professionals become indispensable to their affluent clients, especially business owners looking to preserve their wealth for future generations.

Duncan and Tom discuss:

  • How to position yourself as a conduit for purposeful business succession
  • How to align yourself with business owners to become indispensable within their team
  • How you can capture additional assets outside of your process
  • And more

Resources: 

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About Our Guest:

Tom Deans Ph.D.’s research and thought leadership on the subjects of wealth transfers, preparing heirs and family dynamics has made him an in-demand speaker and webinar presenter. Since the release of his first book in 2008, Tom has delivered more than 1000 paid speeches in 25 countries. He has also provided advanced training to advisors employed by the world’s largest financial institutions, law firms and accounting firms.

Dr. Deans is also the Founder of the Willing Wisdom Index™ a new digital client engagement tool for advisors to share with prospects and clients.

 


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Outsourcing Your Wealth Management with Chris Garcia



What does an advisor of the future look like? How can you adjust your process and team to elevate the client experience?

In this episode, Duncan has a conversation with Chris Garcia, CEO of the Azimont Group. They discuss Chris’ journey to building a successful Franchise Ready practice. How his focus on people, his practice, and his process have contributed to continued growth while elevating his client experience and referability.

Chris discusses:

  • The benefits of outsourcing your wealth management 
  • How professional branding can impact growth 
  • How to increase the enterprise value of your business
  • What an advisor of the future looks like
  • And more

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Connect With Chris Garcia:

About Our Guest:

Chris Garcia is the CEO of Azimont Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Finance and quickly found his life’s calling. Chris is passionate about helping my clients build confidence in their financial futures. He helps them gain confidence in their future, knowing that they have a plan in place to help them reach their financial goals. Knowing that they have a team of professionals helping them manage their financial lives through a comprehensive process allows them to focus on the things that matter most, instead of worrying about the things that are out of their control.

Community is very important to Chris. He and his wife, Stephanie, are very involved with their church, and Chris serves on the Board of Trustees of the Texas State University Development Foundation. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with Stephanie and their growing family, playing golf, and traveling.

 


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What It Means To Be An Advisor Of The Future With Tyson Jon Ray CFP®, CIMA®



What does it mean to be an advisor of the future? How can advisors become more productive over the next 10 years? What is your approach to client relationships?

In this episode, Duncan MacPherson is joined by Tyson Jon Ray CFP®, CIMA®, CEO of FORM Wealth. They cover a lot of ground including how to achieve professional contrast and how to activate future pacing as a goals-based planner with your clients, but also looking down the road at the evolution of this industry. Tyson shares details about FORM Wealth’s process and how they approach client relationships. Plus, Tyson explains what makes him and FORM Wealth different.

Tyson discusses:

  • The process FORM Wealth applies to help clients reach their financial goals
  • His approach and how he views client relationships
  • Why he wrote the book “Your World Impact: As A Financial Advisor”
  • What makes him different from other authors of business development books
  • How the definition of getting out of commotized wealth management has evolved recently
  • How advisors can become more productive 
  • And more

Resources:

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About Our Guest:

Tyson first learned about investing and the stock market during an economics class in his sophomore year at Badger High School, and at 16 years old, he decided to invest $100 into two different mutual funds. This was his first step on a path he continues to traverse today: using financial strategy to help make people’s lives better. He started his career in financial services after graduating from the Honors program at the University of West Florida and returning to Southern Wisconsin, where his family has lived for generations.

Over the past 20+ years, Tyson has sought to expand his knowledge and expertise through Yale School of Management, Investment Management Theory & Practice, CIMA Certification Registration Education Program, including obtaining the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) Certification and through the College for Financial Planning for the CFP® Certification, including obtaining CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification.

Tyson has been named a 2021-2018 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor*, 2021 Barron’s Top 1200**, and a 2021-2005 Chairman’s Council Advisor***. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Wisconsin. He has been recognized for his many philanthropic endeavors in the community, including the Invest in Others Global Community Impact Award and REP. Magazine’s Advisor with a Heart Award for Sustainable Charity for his ongoing work with the Ray’s non-profit, Children’s World Impact.

Tyson is the author of “Your World Impact as a Financial Advisor”.

Tyson is devoted to his wife Jenny and their three children, Nelson, Austin, and Carson. When he has the opportunity, he enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.


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Why You Should Be Podcasting With Matt Halloran



Podcasting is an incredibly powerful tool for financial services professionals. It has the ability to drown out the noise and make people focus on what you’re saying.

In this episode, Duncan MacPherson is interviewed by Matt Halloran of ProudMouth about the merits of podcasting and why financial service professionals should consider adding it to their marketing and branding efforts. Duncan explains why he chose to start a podcast.

Duncan discusses:

  • Why he chose to bring podcasting to his followers, clients, etc.
  • How podcasting allows you to move people from suspects to prospects (or skeptics to fans)
  • Why intellectual property is so important for a fee for service professional
  • How his clients have used organic growth to improve their practice 
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Matt got started in the financial services industry 20 years ago as a certified life and business coach.   As he became immersed in his client’s biggest needs, he built his knowledge and expertise as a financial branding and social media expert.  More recently, Matt has added podcasting to that list.

Matt respects how tough it is to be great and effective at marketing while running a practice, living a life, and loving a family. He teaches advisors how to be themselves, let their passions shine through and create strong brands that resonate with ideal prospects and centers of influence.


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How to Achieve the Maximum Enterprise Value With Ted Jenkin



Do you have a succession plan in place? Have you considered your exit strategy and the enterprise value of your business?

In this episode Duncan MacPherson and Ted Jenkin, serial entrepreneur and CEO of oXYGen Financial discuss how to drive enterprise value, re-imagining what it means to be a financial professional, and how to get out of the wealth management business. Ted also shares his experience as a serial entrepreneur and his favourite books.

Duncan and Ted discuss:

  • Deploying a process to work on your business and drive enterprise value 
  • Re-imagining what it means to be a financial professional
  • Getting out of the wealth management business
  • Ted’s experience as a serial entrepreneur
  • And more

Resources

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About Our Guest:

Ted grew up in NJ (actually off of exit 8), he is a Boston College grad, and has the best wife in the world Genna, with three wonderful kids (Olivia, Lyla, and Louden). Ted is now a Milton, GA resident and in his spare time Ted can be found playing tennis, working out, and running businesses.


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What Separates the Best from the Rest With Chris Jeppesen



Over the last 18 months the best advisors have separated themselves from the rest, but how did they do it?

In this episode, Duncan MacPherson is joined by Chris Jeppesen of First Trust. They discuss what they’ve seen in the last 18 months, and what the best advisors and teams have done to separate themselves from their competitors. They also touch on what separates the best wholesalers from the rest.

Chris discusses:

  • What the last 18 months have revealed about the best advisors 
  • What the fastest growing advisors are doing to propel themselves upward in the future
  • The type of adjustments elite teams have made in their approach toward clients
  • What is separating the best wholesalers from the rest
  • And more

Resources: 

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Connect With Chris Jeppesen:

About Our Guest:

Since joining First Trust in 1997, I’ve met with thousands of brokers, advisors, and wealth managers learning the vital elements that have the most meaningful impact on delivering a consistent investment experience, scalable growth, and predictable revenue. I coach a select group of advisors and collaborate with business development areas of select firms with long-standing relationships with First Trust. I share what I’ve learned with thousands of advisors each year as a frequent guest speaker at financial advisor conferences across the country.