Tag Archives: Generational Wealth

Entitlemania with Richard Watts (Ep. 25)

Legacy planning is much more than transferring money from one generation to the next. It’s also about transferring values. If you simply “give” the money to your children, they might lack the wisdom, grit, and satisfaction of accomplishment that only struggle and adversity can bring.

In this episode, Duncan MacPherson joins Richard Watts, author of Entitlemania: How Not To Spoil Your Kids, And What To Do If You Have! Having been the wise counsel to many of America’s wealthiest families, Richard shares how you can help your clients prepare their children for the real world, instead of spoiling them with free money.

Richard discusses:

  • How to prompt wealth transfer conversations that your clients might not like
  • Why first-generation earners should not deprive their children of experiential learning
  • Real-life examples of families who have adopted the “tough love” approach
  • How to take your relationship management to the next level
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Richard Watts, lawyer, author, columnist, speaker, and problem solver, is the wise counsel to many of America’s wealthiest families. They rely on him to guide their families and journey through the rapids of life. From behind these castle walls, Richard provides the wisdom and counsel to avoid the pitfalls of excess and entitlement. The founder of Family Business Office ® (“FBO”), Richard was admitted to practice law in 1982 and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He has appeared on numerous television programs and authored articles as an expert on how money often complicates the “simple life”. Author of Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don’t Want, and Entitlemania How Not To Spoil Your Kids, And What To Do If You Have!


A Brand Within a Brand – The Multi-Family Office with Scott Hamilton (Ep. 12)

When your clients undergo a major liquidity event, they often expect a lot more from you than simply “investing” their newfound wealth.

That’s why it’s crucial to build a bench strength that serves your clients at all levels!

In this episode, Duncan joins Scott Hamilton, a master coach to financial advisors and part of the Pareto Coaches Network. They talk about how advisors can attract and serve high-net-worth clients through a multi-family office (MFO) experience.

Scott discusses:

  • How to minimize the risk of losing clients after major liquidity events
  • How to build a Value-Added Support Team (VAST) that fulfills your clients’ evolving needs
  • Ways to prepare clients for the “suddenly affluent” phase well ahead of time
  • The self-actualization benefits of building an MFO
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Over the years, Scott Hamilton built a successful estate and tax practice and a nationally known wealth strategies firm. He now devotes much of his professional time to a select group of financial advisors who are looking to consistently attract and retain great clients, run a more efficient and profitable practice, elevate the client experience, drive enterprise value, and deploy a scalable growth model. His coaching clients now range from smaller boutique practices to a large multi-advisor RIA firm with over $2 Billion in assets under management. Scott is also certified with Pareto Systems, where he is currently deploying the Pareto process with several of his most successful clients.


How To Become an Advisor for Life with Levi McMellian (Ep. 11)

Advisors often get asked by clients, “What will happen to me when you’re not around?”

If you don’t have an answer to it, it’s a sign to start your succession planning.

In this episode, Duncan joins Levi McMellian, CPA, AIF®, CEO, executive director, and founding partner at CFO4Life to uncover the secret to building a sustainable practice and scaling your business organically.

Levi discusses:

  • Why adversities are an opportunity in disguise for deeper client relationships
  • How to avoid a growth plateau through effective legacy planning
  • The importance of branding your process (instead of a single advisor)
  • The PSP mindset for identifying right-fit clients
  • And more


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About Our Guests:

As CEO and managing director of CFO4Life, Levi McMellian oversees vital business operations and pursues new business growth. However, his primary focus remains on building personal client relationships. With a passion for listening and learning about his clients’ most important goals and dreams, Levi seeks to offer thorough and impartial individualized advice.

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Levi has a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Oklahoma State University. As a founding partner, Levi’s determination has developed CFO4LIFE from a start-up to an established and respected Texas Investment Advisory Firm. He was instrumental in sculpting its vision and the revolutionary concept of a comprehensive, team-oriented financial planning firm. Levi also pioneered the concept of financial wellness benefits for executives in large corporations and comprehensive advisory solutions for retirement plans.    


Achieve Mastery of Family Dynamics With Jackie Wilke

As aging clients transfer their wealth, advisors often yearn for a lasting relationship with their beneficiaries down the road.

However, getting introductions to clients’ family members can be a challenge!

In this podcast, Duncan speaks with Jackie Wilke, vice president, advisor consultant at First Trust. They unpack strategies to help you attract and retain clients for multiple generations by developing a Multi-Family Office (MFO) client experience.

Duncan and Jackie discuss:

  • How to demonstrate your genuine care for clients without seeming too sales-y
  • The “family phone call” exercise that positions you as a family advisor
  • Tips to help you navigate complex family conversations with clients
  • Content marketing ideas to create significant value for your target audience
  • The importance of building a multi-generational client base 
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Jackie Wilke is a speaker, author, consultant, and coach for select partners of First Trust, a firm known not only for its robust investment product line which includes UITs, ETFs, SMAs, and VAs (to name a few) but also for its commitment to the growth of financial advisors. Jackie’s focus is business development and innovation including expertise in helping financial professionals, teams, and the next generation of high-net-worth individuals/households and multi-generational families. She is also the author of Insights & Innovations, a business development blog for financial professionals and enterprises.