Category Archives: Get to Know the Experts

Ep 159 – The College Money Academy with Kelly O’Connor



Today Matt welcomes life long insurance specialist Kelly O’Connor to the show to discuss one of Kelly’s incredible creations  – The College Money Academy.

The College Money Academy was designed to help parents reduce the cost of college. As one of life’s major expenses, you as advisor know what your clients go through in order to ensure their children have the best opportunities for the future. And with Kelly’s resources, this get’s a whole lot easier. You can help your clients save up to 86% off the sticker price of attending college!

So if you’re looking for a way to differentiate yourself from the advisor down the street and help your clients save a LOT of money on those college tuition bills, Kelly has the solution for you.

Tune in today to learn more!

The College Money Academy: A one stop shop for the best education you can get when it comes to reducing the bottom line on your college tuition bills. Whether you’re looking at your own family, or ready to get educated to help your clients, The College Money Academy has all the resources you need for one low cost!

Links: Kelly O’Connor LinkedIn | Kelly D O’Connor | The Three Secrets of Reducing College Fees


Ep 158 – Creating Compelling Business with Amit Dogra



Matt welcomes Amit Dogra, CEO of Third Seven Advisors to today’s episode. Some of you may recognize Amit from his appearance on Permission to Succeed Podcast. where he shared his knowledge on what it means to succeed as a CEO.

For today’s episode, Matt and Amit are taking this conversation deeper into the world of running a business. The two explore what makes Third Seven Advisors truly unique and different, with an emphasis on how they are able to attract their ideal clients.

Three major areas of focus for Third Seven Advisors are:

  • We believe human interaction is the best way to invest in order to achieve your life and wealth management goals
  • We believe in putting investments back in investing
  • We believe in value creation

Amit is an executive with over 20 years of experience in helping investment advisors, Family Offices and wirehouse firms grow through business leadership, practice management, investment management, sales and relationship management.

Links: Amit Dogra LinkedIn | Third Seven Advisors |


Ep 157 – Provoking Brilliance with Machen MacDonald



Your host Matt Halloran welcomes long time friend of Top Advisor Marketing Machen MacDonald to today’s podcast. Machen is the founder of Pro Brilliance Leadership Institute and is renown in the financial sector as one of the best leadership coaches around.

The basic definition of leadership is bringing out the best in ourselves and others. As a business owner are you able to help others to perform at their full potential? Would you define yourself as a successful leader? Or do you even have qualifiers for being a successful leader?

Today’s podcast will help you to discover what true leadership in business means, what areas you might be lacking in as a leader and the next steps to becoming a better leader.

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your offerings and your office culture, listen in today to learn how you can provoke the brilliance around you!

Exclusive Offer: If you love what you’r hearing from Machen, you can sign up today for a FREE 45 minute Strategic Breakthrough & Clarity Session. This 45 minute session will help you get the clarity, confidence and focus you want for yourself. Are you ready to take charge of your business? Schedule your 45 minute session today!

Links: Machen MacDonald LinkedIn | Pro Brilliance Leadership Institute | MindScan Assessment


Ep 156 – Education Planning with Priscilla ONeill



Today your host Matt Halloran is pleased to welcome education planning expert Priscilla ONeill to today’s episode to discuss what you can be doing as an advisor to assist your clients with education planning.

Priscilla is the president of Summit Scholar and a Certified Educational Planner. At Summit Scholar, Priscilla has designed software and a four phase college strategy process for highschool aged students so that they can have a thorough understanding of their financial AND educational situation in order to make the best choices for their futures.

If you’re looking to give your clients and their children a true analysis of all the aspects of college, acceptance, and funding this episode is for you! Tune in today and be sure to connect with Priscilla for more information!

LINKS: Priscilla ONeill LinkedIn | Summit Scholars


Ep 155 – Defining Global Leadership with Jodi Morris



On today’s episode of Top Advisor Marketing, we’re stepping away from the US economy to look at the big picture of global connection and wealth. Your host Matt welcomes Jodi Morris, founder of Connecting Growth Globally, to discuss what it takes to develop global leadership and how it’s possible to connect your global growth.

Jodi’s mission in her work is to help motivated, curious, globally-minded individuals and teams define and harness their values, strengths and story to better maximize their life impact. Her two main avenues to achieve this is Success Coach and Global Leadership Trips. In an industry where people often feel they’re unable to be themselves, Jodi’s work enables financial service professionals to add the WHY to their business model and professional lives.

If you’re interested in learning more about global leadership, or how your business model could benefit from a bit more WHY be sure to listen in today!

Links: Jodi Morris LinkedIn | Connecting Growth Globally |


Episode 154 – The Art & Science of Marketing with Andrew Healy



At Top Advisor Marketing we don’t look at anyone as “the competition”. Which is why it’s always a pleasure to host someone else in the financial marketing industry to share their expertise and insights.

Joining Matt today is Andrew Healy, co-founder and partner at the financial marketing agency Water & Wall. Andrew co-founded Water & Wall with the expressed purpose of applying his love for capturing clients’ stories and sharing it with the exact right audience to help their businesses grow. He takes a measured, disciplined approach to the communications process that has resulted in some of the longest-tenured client relationships in the business, and he’s a driving force behind the agency’s expansion into digital and next-gen marketing techniques.

Matt and Andrew discuss what holds advisor’s back from marketing, key components to building an authentic brand, what crisis management can look like in finance and so much more! Be sure to tune in today to discover how to create your own complete marketing solution!

Links: Andrew Healy LinkedIn | Water & Wall Group |


Ep 153 – Direct Response Marketing with Seth Greene



Today your host Matt is joined by the one and only Seth Greene to discuss his expertise in direct response marketing.

Seth is the nation’s foremost authority on growing your business with a podcast along with being the co-host of the Sharkpreneur podcast with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington that was just named “One of the Top 10 Podcasts to Listen to in 2019” by Nasdaq. He is also a 7-time best selling author and has been interviewed everywhere from Forces to CBS Moneywatch.

Matt and Seth are diving into what direct response marketing is and how you as an advisor can utilize this tool to create momentum marketing and fill your client list.

If you’re ready to experience two podcasting and financial marketing experts, be sure to listen in today!

Links: Seth Greene LinkedIn | Sharkpreneur Podcast  | Market Domination |


Ep 151 – Equal Pay Negotiations with Katie Donovan



To finish of Women’s History Month, your host Matt Halloran welcomes pay equity expert Katie Donovan to discuss what you can be doing to decrease the wage gap in your business.

Katie is the first pay expert to be featured on Top Advisor Marketing Podcast. She began the movement in Massachusetts to ban use of salary history in hiring and compensation decisions which has had a dramatic impact on lessening the pay gap. She is now a consultant and owner of Equal Pay Negotiations (EPN). Her work their strives to achieve equal pay for all groups who are systemically underpaid including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities, through pragmatic solutions similar to ending the use of salary history.

Discover ways you can change your hiring process, optimize your current payroll employee and learn what finance as a whole can be doing to decrease the wage gap. Listen in today!

Links: Katie Donovan LinkedIn | Equal Pay Negotiations 


Episode 150 – Part 3: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women with Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI Featuring Adri Miller-Heckman



Your host Matt welcomes returning guest Adri Miller-Heckman for the final installment of their  three-part mini-series titled: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women With Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI. 

For their final segment together, Matt and Adri discuss how you go about bringing products and services to market. With all things in business, you need to be willing to take a risk with your marketing. Not every strategy or idea is going to work 100%.  From today’s episode, you’re going to walk away with the answer to three key questions:

1. What are the benefits? (And get ready because it’s not what you think!)

2. Where do I start and what steps will I need to take?

3. How do I make my marketing a defining moment?

With some help from Matt and Adri, your marketing is bout to get easier. Learn how to plan strong marketing strategies, put yourself out there, and understand the multidimensional benefits of your marketing.

Adri is a globally recognized speaker, author, and consultant in the financial industry. She is the founder of femXadvisor™, a professional training and coaching business designed to help advisors generate exponential growth with the femXadvisor™ process to create a female-friendly, results-oriented financial practice.

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Ep 149 – Part 2 of The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women with Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI Featuring Adri Miller-Heckman



Your host Matt welcomes returning guest Adri Miller-Heckman to part two of their three-part mini-series titled: The Compounding Impact of Marketing to Women With Podcasts: How to Maximize Your ROI. 

On today’s episode, Adri discusses the most common questions and concerns she hears from women about podcasting. With Adri hosting the interview, listen in and learn from your host Matt how you can overcome some of the apprehensions about podcasting and sharing your story. In addition, you’ll discover the value of podcasting for women in the financial sector and the impact it can have on maximizing your ROI.

Adri is a globally recognized speaker, author, and consultant in the financial industry. She is the founder of femXadvisor™, a professional training and coaching business designed to help advisors generate exponential growth with the femXadvisor™ process to create a female-friendly, results-oriented financial practice.

Top Advisor Listener Special!

FREE 30-Day Trial! 

Whether you are actively pursuing the female market or simply want to develop a stronger relationship with your existing female clients, our Engaging Email Marketing Membership program will make the process easier and more effective. As a member, you receive female-friendly engaging nurture emails that are easy to implement; tools to engage women, making your efforts more effective; and ideas, strategies, and live coaching to make marketing to women FUN! Try our 30-Day Free Trial! Learn more at http://adrimillerheckman.com/tools/topadvisor/