Career Progression:

Are you on the path to growing your career as a financial planner? On the #YAFPNW podcast, we talk about developing a career path, developing your practice, and refining your practices. Don’t miss these episodes on progressing your financial planning career!

Solving Today’s Problems and Building Trust for Tomorrow

Charles Adi is a financial advisor who owns and operates his own firm, Blueprint 360, in Houston, TX. In this conversation, Charles opens up about his background, the path that brought him to financial planning, and how he’s grown a thriving firm from the ground up.

The Correlation Between Mentorship & NexGen Success

René Nourse is the founder and Managing Director of Urban Wealth Management, a guest commentator on CNBC Closing Bell, and President of the Association of African American Financial Advisors. Listen to René’s insights on the progress of the profession, the role of inclusion, and how to find your place in it on this week’s episode.

Succession Plans, Student Loans & Craft Beer

From his unconventional start in financial planning to his current “title” as the Student Loan & Craft Beer Nerd of Pittsburgh, Ryan Galiotto, CFP®, walks us through his story and shares the role that personal branding has played in his work and life.

Where Education and Practice Meet

Christine Damico, CFP®, EA, is a teacher of the profession and trailblazer of her firm. In her many years teaching at Virginia Tech, and now through her residency program at Olio Financial Planning, Christine has developed a clear idea of how focused education and residency programs can impact NexGen planners – and the profession as a whole.

Leveraging Opportunities for Your Career

In this episode, Molly Balunek gives action items for financial planners to take when they’re looking to be the best CFP® professional – whether they want to develop a career track at their firm or eventually start their own business.

Forging a Path to Partnership

Adam Werner, CFP®, CPWA®, is a wealth advisor and Vice President of EP Wealth Advisors. In this episode, Adam joins Ian Harvey, CFP® to discuss the best ways to pursue leadership opportunities both inside and outside of the office. They also explore how to approach firm owners about ownership conversations and what to expect when you become a partner.

Merging Career Paths

When Shawn Tydlaska founded Ballast Point Financial Planning, he didn’t have plans of expanding and having to hire. However, as his business grew, it quickly became apparent that he needed help! In this episode, Shawn and his associate planner, Liz Plot, discuss hiring and getting hired at a small financial planning practice.

Showing Up: The Key for Successful Hires and Accomplished Careers

In this episode, Autumn and Jude go over their own experience with the hiring process, and how other advisors can successfully grow their teams in their own practices. They cover the tips and tricks that made their working relationship successful from the get-go, and the mistakes that many advisors fall into when hiring that can hurt the career progression of their new hire as well as the success of their firm.

A Mindset for Career and Succession Planning Success

Debbie Grose, CFP®, Chief Operating Officer of Lake Tahoe Wealth Management, is a dynamic woman in the world of financial planning. She’s passionate about mentorship, and has often led the charge when it comes to guiding new planners through successful careers. In this episode, Debbie is going over how her experience with succession planning went, what she would have done differently, and how new planners can start conversations around ownership in their own firm.

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