Frustrated by the Lack of a Systems-Based Discovery Process?

One of the first things that I did when I began a business coaching practice in 1998, was to enroll in Michael Gerbers Certified E-Myth Consulting program. You probably know Michael Gerber as author of the E-Myth Revisited. The E-Myth is largely based on the story of McDonalds, one of the worlds most successful and […]

Using Communication DNA For Lead Generation

Do you ever find yourself thinking about how to generate leads from your lead generation activities? Although most advisors generate the bulk of their new leads from client referral, they usually have other business development programs to enhance the growth rate of their business.? These lead generation activities range from the more traditional methods, such […]

Using Communication DNA for Developing Your Client Meeting Reports

To achieve high levels of client engagement and satisfaction, you need to customize your client communication, based on the wants, need sand preferences of each client.? Advisors who deliver the same program, package or meeting to all clients have very little hope of achieving high client satisfaction rankings.? On the other hand, it is a […]

Preventing Client Disloyalty

I recently read with great interest an article published in the Harvard Business Review called “Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers”. The article addresses a recent research study of 75000 people conducted by the Customer Contact Council a division of the Corporate Executive Board which showed that a major contributor to client disloyalty across a […]

Behavioral Segmentation of Your Clients

Traditionally many advisors segment their clients based on tangible factors such as the type of service they will provide to clients (eg executives, family business, life planning etc) and assets under management minimums. There is business sense in this as it focuses the business to some degree. However, segmenting your clients based on their DNA […]

Self Esteem Impacts Financial Performance

One of my strong beliefs is that confidence sustains your performance. If you lose your confidence this will have a negative impact on your financial decision-making, and all other decision-making. The reality is that when your confidence goes down then you can become pressured to make poor decisions. Your emotions will be higher and rationality […]