Podcasts




01: Using Scalable Systems to Build a Top Advisory Firm

This Five Star Tips Podcast will share with you some of the strategies and tools that top practices implement that can also help you take your practice to the next level. In this episode, Ken Unger will be discussing scalable systems.

Ken Unger is the industry’s leading coach of mid- to high-level advisors and has almost forty years of experience in the financial service industry. For the last 20 years, he has focused on coaching and has helped many financial advisory firms achieve top honors and reach levels of productivity that they never thought possible. He is Founder and President of “The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors”. Joining him at the Academy is educator Tom Gau, CPA, CFP, who was featured multiple times as #1 Advisor in Oregon and as one of the top advisors in the United States on Barron’s List. Tom has tremendous experience in understanding how to build a top advisory firm. Also, on the Academy’s training team is Robert Keebler,CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA, who was named by CPA Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners in the United States and one of the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession.Bob was also inducted into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He helps Academy members understand relevant and essential tax strategies. At the Academy, this dynamic trio can make your dreams in the financial industry a reality.

This episode shares:

  • A key ingredient in financial success is scalable systems.
  • The importance of strong leadership and great marketing for a company’s success.
  • The systems in your practice should be repeatable processes that can theoretically take place without direct action.
  • The importance of scalability, which is the measure of how much work a system can handle without malfunctioning.
  • Systems must be documented, measured and controlled and include full input from team members.
  • The importance of collaboration within a company and the use of technology.
  • The key things that make an operating plan successful.
  • The importance of having a vision and goals that are shared with the whole team.

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors

The Exclusive Coaching Program


 

02: How I Built a Multi-Million Dollar Practice – An Interview with Exclusive Coaching Participant, Mitch Walk

 

This episode of Five Star Tips features special guest, Mitch Walk, AAMS®, Co-founder and President of Retirement Wealth Specialists. Mitch manages over $350 million dollars and has consistently raised over $30 million new dollars every year. As you’ll be able to tell from this show, Mitch is a highly qualified advisor, having over 20 years of experience of putting clients first. You’re going to get a wealth of information from today’s show, so tune in to hear more!

Resources:

The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors

The Exclusive Coaching Program


 

03: How to Effectively Use Delegation to Streamline Your Practice

 

This Five Star Tips Podcast will share with you some of the strategies and tools that top practices implement that can also help you take your practice to the next level. In this episode, Ken Unger will be discussing the effective use of delegation.

Ken Unger is the industry’s leading coach of mid- to high-level advisors and has almost forty years of experience in the financial service industry. For the last 20 years, he has focused on coaching and has helped many financial advisory firms achieve top honors and reach levels of productivity that they never thought possible. He is Founder and President of “The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors”. Joining him at the Academy is educator Tom Gau, CPA, CFP, who was featured multiple times as #1 Advisor in Oregon and as one of the top advisors in the United States on Barron’s List. Tom has tremendous experience in understanding how to build a top advisory firm. Also, on the Academy’s training team is Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA, who was named by CPA Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners in the United States and one of the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession. Bob was also inducted into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He helps Academy members understand relevant and essential tax strategies. At the Academy, this dynamic trio can make your dreams in the financial industry a reality.

This episode shares:

  • Specific strategies on how to delegate efficiently in order to boost your practice’s potential.
  • The importance of being clear, giving feedback and setting expectations
  • The different levels of delegation.
  • The expectation of having an evaluation meeting after the task is complete.
  • How to motivate and inspire your team members in order to succeed.

Resources:

The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors

The Exclusive Coaching Program


 

04: Creating a Substantial and Sustainable Multi-Million Dollar Practice – An Interview with Exclusive Coaching Participant, Chris Doughty

 

 

On this episode of Five Star Tips, Ken has a deep conversation with special guest, Chris Doughty, CFP® , CRPC, a 20 plus year veteran financial advisor and President at Gentian Financial in Wisconsin. Chris manages over $400 million dollars and is a true industry success. He has been recognized as a top advisor on Forbeslist of best advisors. Chris will share with you some of the strategies that helped him reach these high levels of success. Be sure to catch this highly informative episode of Five Star Tips.

Resources:

The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors

The Exclusive Coaching Program


 

05: Multi-touch Marketing Plans with Meaningful Activity

 

This Five Star Tips Podcast will share with you some of the strategies and tools that top practices implement that can also help you take your practice to the next level. In this episode, Ken Unger will be discussing multi-touch marketing systems.

Ken Unger is the industry’s leading coach of mid- to high-level advisors and has almost forty years of experience in the financial service industry. For the last 20 years, he has focused on coaching and has helped many financial advisory firms achieve top honors and reach levels of productivity that they never thought possible. He is Founder and President of “The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors”. Joining him at the Academy is educator Tom Gau, CPA, CFP, who was featured multiple times as #1 Advisor in Oregon and as one of the top advisors in the United States on Barron’s List. Tom has tremendous experience in understanding how to build a top advisory firm. Also, on the Academy’s training team is Robert Keebler,CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA, who was named by CPA Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners in the United States and one of the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession.Bob was also inducted into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He helps Academy members understand relevant and essential tax strategies. At the Academy, this dynamic trio can make your dreams in the financial industry a reality.

This episode shares:

  • How to build a twelve-month multi touch marketing plan of meaningful activity.
  • How to properly think about marketing for your firm.
  • Committing and scheduling your company to a 12-month marketing calendar.
  • How to properly implement this 12-month marketing calendar.

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors

The Exclusive Coaching Program