Category Archives: FinTech

Episode 93 – Diversity and Inclusion in Finance with Robyn Pollack



When you look around the room at financial conference, it’s probably come to your attention that there just isn’t much diversity in the crow around you. You may not even need to be at a conference to notice the lack of diversity in the financial sector, you may be able to tell simply from looking at your office.

If this sounds like you, first off you’re not alone. And second, there are professional who can help you, such as this week’s guest, Robyn Pollack.

Robyn is the president and founder of Trellis Consulting. As a business strategist with an expertise in diversity and inclusion, Robyn increases financial return by teaching organizations to leverage their D&I Initiatives more effectively.Through years of experience working with businesses as a restructuring attorney, Robyn understands first-hand that business goals, objectives and strategies can only truly be achieved in a culture that is grounded in cultivating and valuing all stakeholders equally.

Learn more today on how you can ensure you’re promoting inclusion and diversity in your work place!

LINKS:  MINDSET | ROBYN POLLACK


Episode 92 – Creating Space for Serving Women with Barbara Provost



Do you feel as though your firm might be missing something? Or more specifically, someone? For decades now, many of us in the financial service industry have ignored 51% of the population, AKA the women. Matt is joined today by Barbara Provost of Purse Strings, LLC and Provost Consulting to discuss how you can change this and what opportunities there are for advisors to best serve women.

Barbara is an expert on women. With a doctorate in education she has spent the past 25 years building financial education products. Her experience and background create an ideal space to assist women in growing in their relationship with money, along with connecting with to properly vetted professionals.

If you’re interested in how you can create a more female accesible practice to help women manage their wealth (who, by the way, are  about 20 trillion dollars), Barbara has incredible thought leadership and insight to offer. Listen in today!

LINKS: www.pursestrings.co |  www.bprovost.com | Barbara Provost


Episode 91- Values, Finance, and Sustainable Investing with Kimberly Griego-Kiel



One word we hear on repeat in the financial industry is niche. For many that means targeting a very specific population, whether that be people from a certain industry, company, or lifestyle. But have you ever considered breaking into the niche of sustainable finances? For many, SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) may just be a buzzword, but for today’s guest it’s a way of life and business. 

In today’s episode, Matt is joined by a woman who not only walks the walk, but has also built a successful business when it comes to niche marketing and sustainable finance. Social advocate and financial planner Kim Griego-Kiel joins Top Advisor Marketing Podcast to share some of personally history with sustainable investing, along with the fundamentals. 

Kim is the president of Horizon’s Sustainable Financial Services, and has been in the sustainable investing industry for over 20 years. Kim walks Matt through the fundamentals of how a sustainable financial services business operates, and how other advisors can adopt similar practice to create lasting client relationships and portfolios.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can create a strong portfolio that reflects your client’s values and passions, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

LINKS: www.HorizonsSFS.comKIMBERLY GRIEGO-KIEL


Episode 90 – Striking it Niche with Stephen Wershing



In today’s episode Matt is joined by the coach to the advisors, Stephen Wershing of Client Drive Practice. Together, Matt and Stephen discuss the important difference between a target market and niche. While everyone has a target market (that is a group of people you are specifically trying to attract to your practice), many advisors are still falling short of developing a strong and sustainable niche in their target market. A niche on the other hand is a unique experience you create to attract some of the individuals in your target market. Stephen and Matt dive into the particulars of what it takes to develop a strong and viable niche to drive people to your firm, and develop a strong referral marketing system.

LINKS: LinkedIn | Becoming Referable PodcastThe Client Driven Practice | Stop Asking for Referrals


Episode 88 – Should you be a Thought Leader?



How often do you encourter the words thought-leader in your daily consumption of content. As you might have guessed, it is a truisim that thought leaders tend to be the most successful individuals or firms in their respective fields.  However, thought leadership can be so much more than that. Today, Kirk and Matt discuss if you have what it takes to become a thought leader. At Top Advisor Marketing, being a thought leader goes beyond the basic definition. It’s not a pedigree. It isn’t where you went to school. Thought leadership means you provide the best and deepest answers to your customer’s biggest questions in the format your audience likes best. If you’re ready to task yourself with becoming a thought leader, listen in today to find out how you can use what you know and who you know to take your expertise to the next level.

RESOURCES: Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers – ContributorBlog Post: What is a Thought Leader?

Michael Brenner Article: What Is Thought Leadership? And When You Should Use It?


Episode 87 – Influences vs Strategic Partnerships with Gwynn & Joanne



Today, Matt Halloran brings on two former guests Gwynn Sharick-Elberson and Joanne Giardini-Russell from Boomer Health Group. Gwynn and Joanne guide you through determining your Influencers vs Strategic Partners and how you can use strategic partnering to grow your practice. While influencers are often about uplifting and providing you with tools to get strategic partners, and Gwynn and Joanne are here to make sure you capitalize on grabbing those partnerships to reach your next goal as a financial advisor.

Tune in to listen to Gwynn and Joanne, who’s thought leadership will help you better understand and utilize both types of relationships!

Boomer Health Group


Episode 86 – The Power of Social Media with Heather Wilson



Today, Matt Halloran brings on Heather Wilson from SEI to discuss the power of Social Media and financial advising. At SEI, Heather is a social media manager who is responsible for overseeing multiple advisor accounts, giving her the real world experience to provide credible advice for you. Heather takes listerens on a guided tour of her world, and how she capitalizes on social media. With that in mind, Heather and Matt discuss what you can be doing NOW to reach out to your audience and grow a stronger relationship for those who follow you.

Tune in to find out how to manage your social media so that you can maximize your outreach!

LINKS: Heather Wilson | 5 Tactics to “Untroll” Your Online Trolls


Episode 84 – Getting to Know Justin Koehler



Today, Matt Halloran brings on a friend and a past colleague, Justin Koehler. Justin is the Director of Sales at Fusion Capital Management and is bringing some marketing tactics and insights that will help you free up your time so that you can be more efficient with marketing. Justin goes personal and explains his goals, what empowers him, and also how you should be always changing, evolving to become a better you.

Tune into this episode to learn more about marketing, yourself, and how Justin has evolved. Just like you should!

LINKS: JUSTIN KOEHLER | FUSION CAPITAL MANAGEMENT


Episode 71 – The 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques: Part 1



Welcome to the first installment of the 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques with Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe. These techniques are 7 tried and true methods Matt and Kirk want to share with you to help you grow your prace. In their first segment, Mattand Kirk discuss the value of increasing your LinkedIn connections. LinkedIn can be an incredible marketing tool for advisor if used effectively. It’s important to understand the value of creating conversations and gaining influence in your network to build momentum. With time and diligence you can generate enough interest for people to reach out to you in search of your expertise. Creating this kind of online community is one of the many ways to create a dynamic digitial presence and strong customer relationships.

Tune in to find out how you can use LinkedIn to reach your audience!


Episode 61 – The Myth of Multitasking with Dave Crenshaw



Matt and Kirk are happy to welcome back returning performer Dave Crenshaw to Episode 61! Dave is the master of building productive leaders, and has appeared in Time Magazine, USA Today, Fast Company and BBC News. In addition to his business as a key note speaker, and his sought after LinkedIn Courses, Dave is a three time author, including the best selling time management book The Myth of Multitasking. In today’s episode, Dave dives into some of the key components of his book including the science behind multitasking, how to handle people who claim to multitask, and what’s the best way to move away from your old multitasking ways. If you’re ready to improve your productivity and get focused, listen in today!

 

LINK: DAVE CRENSHAW | DAVECRENSHAW.COM | THE MYTH OF MULTITASKING