TRANSITION TALK

Enhancing Your Successor Traits as a Woman in Wealth

Posted by FP Communications on Mar 8, 2022 3:38:39 PM

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Enhancing Your Successor Traits as a Woman in Wealth 

Written by Jess Flynn, Communications Director at FP Transitions

Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data details that women comprise 47% of the workforce, but just 29% of senior management positions. While more women are entering the financial planning profession, they are joining in marketing, administrative, or other staff roles within financial planning firms and related organizations. There is still a large gender inequity between females in leadership at these firms, and it becomes especially apparent as we look at the number of female owners in the financial advisory space.  

As advisory firms continue to build profitable, transferrable and enduring businesses, one critical gap in this process has been around attracting and retaining diverse talent. While many firms have openly committed to embracing diversity, equity and inclusion within their firm, the effects of this are yet to be seen in the broader financial services community.

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Topics: Succession Planning, Culture, Next Generation, Sustainability, Women in Wealth

11 Places to Find Top Talent

Posted by Kem Taylor on Nov 29, 2021 7:57:00 AM

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Finding and recruiting talented professionals can be time consuming and intimidating. In this industry, online job boards like Indeed and Monster are not all that relevant. There are many other - better - places to locate up-and-coming talent. Whether you’re looking to recruit experienced advisory professionals, or fresh, new graduates, the following are 11 places for sourcing the best talent.

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Topics: Multi-Generational Ownership, Organizational Structure, Culture, Tip of the Week, Next Generation, Talent Recruitment, Sustainability, Building Your Team

Don't Forget to Take a Vacation!

Posted by Kem Taylor on Jul 20, 2020 4:12:35 PM

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I recently checked in on a client and she mentioned that she had to remind her staff to take vacation. As a small business owner, she wears many hats including H.R. As she processed payroll week after week she noticed her staff wasn’t requesting PTO. Her immediate concern was that employees would lose their accrued time off if they didn’t use it. More importantly, time away from work is necessary to get rested and charge your batteries.

Admittedly, “going on vacation” in these times may just mean closing and locking the door to your home office or taking your laptop and files off of the dining room table and putting them away for a few days. However, depending on where you live, you may be able to go out and safely explore local parks and trails or even go camping.

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Topics: Culture, Sustainability

Virtual Meetings : Looking Your Best [Video]

Posted by Alex Moan on Apr 13, 2020 10:22:15 AM

Virtual meetings are becoming the new normal. Taking a few moments to arrange your visible workspace, leverage what have at home to improve lighting, and frame yourself onscreen can do wonders for looking your best through virtual communications. Our Video Marketing Specialist, Alex Moan shares some tips in the video below. 

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Topics: Education, Business Growth, Culture, Client Relationships

Cultivating Talent Through Culture (NEW Webcast)

Posted by FP Transitions on Jan 29, 2020 3:23:00 PM

Building a sustainable business requires reaching across the generation gap and tapping into the energy and talent of younger professionals.

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Topics: Business Growth, Culture, Next Generation, Talent Recruitment

Your Future, Your Choice

Posted by Laurie Nichols, RLP, CPC & ELI—MP on Feb 7, 2017 9:07:22 AM

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If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you know I consider myself a “win-win” gal.  You’ve read about how the self-discovery of my real win—not owning the business—was key to not only successfully exiting my business, but also launching what I now call “my next chapter.”  

Up to this point, I was primarily speaking of the founder’s win, and that of a buyer. In my research and work with clients who are firm founders, I have noticed that their perspectives on their own personal transition strategies often fall into two camps. That is, some are asleep at the wheel, relying on autopilot; and others are convinced they’ve already got a plan ready to go whenever they are.

In recent months, I’ve come to recognize there is one more win to add to the mix. This realization has come about as I met with a growing number of smart, hard-working “junior” professionals who are frustrated by a lack of clear strategic vision for the firm and their role in it. Even those who are designated successors, described a lack of transparency from the founders regarding the firm’s financial picture, vision and strategy.

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Topics: Selling Your Practice, Culture, Guest, Exit Planning, Next Generation

The Faces of FP [VIDEO]

Posted by FP Transitions on Aug 5, 2015 1:44:00 PM

Meet the faces of FP Transitions–the team of people passionate about your growth. We use our different perspectives and shared desire to help financial advisory businesses, of any size, reach their goals. We care about what we do, and we care about our clients.

All of us feel lucky to work for a company like FP, but more importantly we feel lucky to be a part of the success of your businesses. In this video, we're excited to finally express just how much we enjoy working with all of you every day.

Thank you for continuing to trust us to guide your business to the next level.

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Topics: FP Transitions, Culture