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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.    


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


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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.