Month: April 2023

Be Credible So You Can Be Incredible: Establishing Yourself as an Authority with Mike Saunders (Ep. 14)

Be Credible So You Can Be Incredible: Establishing Yourself as an Authority with Mike Saunders (Ep. 14)

Does your audience pay close attention when they see your name on a presentation, workshop, or meeting agenda? Do potential clients perceive you as a credible subject matter expert when they search for your name online?

To answer “yes” to both questions, it’s imperative to proactively establish yourself as a respected authority in your industry — solidifying your reputation and expertise to command attention, gain trust and drive meaningful connections with your audience. 

In this episode, Lara Galloway engages in an illuminating discussion with Mike Saunders, a best-selling author, business coach and authority positioning expert. Together, they reveal powerful and practical strategies that financial advisors can implement right away to establish themselves as trusted authorities in their industry. By leveraging their expertise, these techniques allow advisors to forge deeper connections with clients and prospects, ultimately leading to greater success and a thriving business. 

Get ready to discover a wealth of knowledge in this episode as you learn how to:

  • Establish an evergreen digital footprint through the creation of “authority positioning assets”
  • Boost your content marketing efforts with maximum impact and minimal time investment
  • Leverage client interactions as invaluable opportunities to boost credibility and strengthen client relationships
  • Harness authority positioning to establish yourself as a recognized expert to make it effortless for clients to refer and advocate for you
  • And more!

Take advantage of the chance to transform your business and become a trusted authority in your industry. Tune in now to gain the insights you need for success!


Connect with Mike Saunders: 

About our Guest: 

Mike Saunders, MBA, is a speaker, a best-selling author of four books, and a successful business coach and authority positioning expert. He is an adjunct marketing professor at several Universities and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business and Career Coaches.

Through his podcast, Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA, Mike has interviewed hundreds of industry experts and thought leaders. As an Authority Marketing Strategist, Mike helps business owners build their authority and expertise to enhance their competitive advantage. He is passionate about empowering financial professionals to become THE Trusted Advisor with indestructible authority with a done-for-you Authority Positioning Portfolio® of permanent assets on the world’s most powerful platforms.

Building a Powerhouse Network with Meg Hanington and Genevieve E. Thayer (Ep. 13)

Building a Powerhouse Network with Meg Hanington and Genevieve E. Thayer (Ep. 13)

Imagine being able to scale your business to new heights faster than you ever thought possible. By forging strong relationships with like-minded individuals — you have the power to expand your network and tap into the collective knowledge of industry leaders. 

In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome two experts in the field, Meg Hanington, EPC, and Genevieve E. Thayer, EPC, co-founders of Beacon Partners. They will share their vast knowledge and experience on the critical importance of networking with specialized professionals and reveal strategies to help you build a powerhouse network that can change the trajectory of your career or business. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify and find the right specialists to serve your clients’ every need
  • Strategies to boost your credibility and gain referrals from industry professionals
  • Tried-and-true methods for forging a diverse and sustainable network
  • And much more!

Success is not defined by doing everything on your own. The power of community and partnership may surprise you. 

Connect with Lara Galloway: 

Connect with Meg Hanington, EPC, and Genevieve E. Thayer, EPC: 

About our Guests: 

Co-founder Meg Hanington spent a number of years working at Merrill Lynch in finance, asset management technology, and product management. She now supports independent financial advisors to identify their barriers, get off autopilot and help them to build their “ideal” practice through coaching, consulting, emotional quotient programs, and aligning their people with purpose. Meg’s unique ability to listen and understand her client’s goals and implement a workable solution for achieving them has been a recipe for success. 

With nearly 20 years of experience as an operations expert in the financial services industry, Genevieve’s background includes extensive compliance, technology, and client relationship management. She excels at designing solutions to improve processes and building efficiencies in to the day-to-day operations of an organization. As an executive and leadership coach, she encourages her clients to challenge the “status quo” and think beyond their current barriers to effectively and honestly implement meaningful changes for themselves and their organizations.