A dysfunctional board of directors can cause multiple challenges for any organization. Industry leaders, celebrities, and subject experts often make up Boards. Many of these individuals are not accustomed to having their opinions challenged. So while they may add credibility, there’re not always a mutual fit. Dysfunction arises when: Individual behaviors, cognitive biases, decision-making styles […]
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About Carol Pocklington
Carol Pocklington - Human Behavior Solutions Analyst
Carol is a member of our research and development team assisting in the development of our behavioral products.
She has worked with Hugh Massie since 2001 since the Financial DNA understanding concept was conceived.
Carol's DNA Natural Behavior Style is - Facilitator
Carol is a Facilitator. Facilitators are persistent, goal-oriented people who promote team effort in order to complete tasks. Facilitators lead by setting examples and by achieving goals. Their strong work ethic encourages others to excel and they have an excellent ability to deal calmly yet firmly with people using a facilitative style.
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Times continue to change for financial advisors. Investor fears, lack of confidence and market uncertainty are provoking clients to demand better, more personalized advice from their advisors. Financial advisors who have moved to a behaviorally driven goals-based planning process will be the winners. Since the global financial crisis and recession, clients are driving the industry. […]
But here’s the rub – how many investors actually learn from their past mistakes? How many don’t realize that their bad decisions come from ingrained behavioral biases? If you don’t know you have behavioral biases, then keep on keeping on making poor decisions. Because what you don’t know, is what’s hurting you. Behaviorally Smart investors […]
I can hear investors saying, “I’m not biased” – well sorry but you are! And guess what? So is your financial advisor! But, if you take time to invest in knowing your financial behavioral biases you can work very effectively with them, instead of blindly against them Understanding behavioral finance and the effects of human […]
According to David Dubofsky, Ph.D., CFA, and Lyle Sussman, Ph.D. in their study, “The Changing Role of the Financial Planner Part 1: From Financial Analytics to Coaching and Life Planning”, approximately 25% percent of the financial advisor’s contact with clients is devoted to non-financial issues. About 74% percent of planners estimate that the amount of […]
People have unique financial needs; no two situations are ever exactly the same. Finding a financial advisor who really understands us and can deliver advice tailored to the specific situation can make a significant difference in helping us accomplish our life and financial goals. It takes a special kind of person to be able to […]