Tag: Business Growth

Success After Succession: Maximizing the Value of Your Business (Ep. 8)

Success After Succession: Maximizing the Value of Your Business (Ep. 8)

Although the advisory business has been around for many years, the concept of true succession planning has not been. Many advisors treat it like an event as opposed to a plan, but the process must be thoughtful, deliberate, and focused on maximizing value and on the client.

In our latest episode, we delve into the importance of preparing for the eventual transition of leadership and how it can mean the difference between the continued success or failure of your business long after you step down.

Join us as we discuss succession planning with our special guest Phillip Ackers, an expert in the field with over 35 years of experience. Phillip, Founder, and Principal at Lakeshore Performance Limited will share his knowledge on the essential elements of a strong succession plan and the key steps advisors should take to ensure they maximize the value of their business. 

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • How to incorporate a comprehensive succession plan into your practice and why it’s crucial for long-term success
  • The importance of shifting away from a transactional approach
  • The consequences of neglecting succession planning and how to safeguard your business from potential risks
  • And more!

Connect with Phillip Ackers: 

About Phillip Ackers: 

Phil is the principal and founder of Lakeshore Performance Limited – a company focused on helping firms and advisors address their key issues and challenges.  

With over 35 years in the financial services industry, Phil has worked with firms and advisors in Canada and the U.S., helping them unlock their potential. Phil has worked with advisors focused on developing both their insurance and wealth businesses right through to those who are in the private bank.

Phil is a CPA and has his MBA, which assists in applying a pragmatic and business lens focused on creating efficiencies and profitability.

Double Your Business in Three Years or Less (Ep. 5)

Double Your Business in Three Years or Less (Ep. 5)

Not just any advisor can double their business in 3 years or less. 

Are you willing to find out what it takes?

In this week’s episode, we sit down with industry expert and managing partner at Advice2Advisors, Dan Collison, to discuss what it takes for advisors to achieve this goal.

Dan shares a comprehensive look at the measuring tools used in vetting the advisors he works with and the methodologies top producers in North America have used to gain success.

Dan and Lara discuss:

  • Proven tools for measuring character strengths and grit
  • The 3 confidences of top producers 
  • Setting a growth plan and the four methodologies of prospecting
  • The science of referability


Website: Advice2Advisors 

Connect with Client: 

LinkedIn: Daniel Collison 

About our Guest: 

Dan has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked for many years as a practitioner. His primary focus and passion has been on the education and development of financial advisors with a specific emphasis on ensuring a comprehensive, holistic approach to financial planning. Dan has developed and delivered hundreds of programs for training, mentoring, and coaching advisors of all tenure – using a combination of positive psychology coaching and goal-centered coaching. He regularly presents seminars and keynote addresses to prospects, clients, advisors, and management teams. Dan teaches Personal Financial Management in the MBA Program at Schulich School of Business, York University, and is the acclaimed author of The Financial Advisor’s Guide to Excellence, Carswell Publishing. His forthcoming book, Building Bigger & Better: Growth Strategies of Top-Producing Financial Advisors, will be out early next year.  

Advisors, Get Ready to Learn the Tips You Need To Grow Your Business with Lara Galloway (Ep.1)

Advisors, Get Ready to Learn the Tips You Need To Grow Your Business with Lara Galloway (Ep.1)

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the FAST Podcast — Financial Advisor Strategy Talks with 

Lara Galloway, head of advisor education programs at White Glove.

This week, Lara highlights her years of experience as a trainer, educator, and coach while detailing her role at White Glove as a subject matter expert. Lara shares the firm’s mission in helping and educating advisors to succeed and grow their business from gaining new leads to keeping current clients engaged and everything in between.

Lara discusses: 

  • The beginnings of White Glove and what is its primary purpose
  • The value of podcasts and their role in helping advisors grow and maintain their business 
  • Reasons she’s so passionate about educating others
  • The digitalization of the financial advising industry
  • Must-know advice for advisors looking to expand and develop their practice 
  • Her definition of success  
  • And more!


Connect with Lara Galloway: 

 About Your Host: 

Education is at the core of every role in Lara Galloway’s career. From 12 years of experience running her own coaching and consulting business to her role as SVP of Financial Education at White Glove, Lara dedicates her life to educating others to help them meet their personal and professional goals.

At White Glove, Lara drives the growth and development of Enlighten 567’s financial wellness program — designed to bring free financial education to families across the United States. She’s also passionate about helping advisors excel by delivering valuable resources that allow them to expand their education and continuously learn new strategies for growth.