The Model FA

The Model FA

The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams.

Episodes

January 17, 2023 35 min

Matt Cosgriff is the Director of Wealth Management at BerganKDV, a trusted firm that offers business planning and consulting, tax, auditing and accounting, technology, and wealth management services throughout the Midwest. Matt joined the BerganKDV team in 2014. As a wealth management leader, Matt is passionate about cultivating a team-centric environment where everyone can be successful in the service of others. Matt holds a Bache...

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Brian Ahearn is a consultant and the Chief Influence Officer of Influence PEOPLE LLC, an organization dedicated to helping people move others into action. Having been in the business of training people for over two decades, Brian helps his clients apply the science of influence for better business results. He graduated cum laude with a degree in General Business from Miami University and holds a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer de...

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David Kadavy is a designer, podcaster, and writer. He is the author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Heart Start, and Design for Hackers. He previously served as a design advisor to Timeful, an AI-powered calendar app built upon his mind management principles. In 2015, Google bought Timeful and integrated some of its features into the Google Calendar app. David has spoken in eight countries and SXSW, TEDx, The ...

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Penny Phillips is the co-founder and President of Journey Strategic Wealth, an RIA for advisors seeking independence and full-fledged practice management support. She is also the founder and CEO of Thrivos Consulting, a firm on a mission to support financial firms and advisors as they embrace change and discover new ways to thrive. Before founding Thrivos and Journey Strategic Wealth, Penny served as the Director of Practice Manage...

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Simon Severino is the founder of Strategy Sprints, an organization that helps SaaS and Services companies double their revenue in 90 days. Over his 19 years in entrepreneurship, Simon has executed hundreds of go-to-market strategies with B2B teams worldwide. He is also a business strategy advisor for several organizations including the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, the Forbes Business Council, and Consilience Ventures. Simon g...

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Gregory Johnson is the co-founder and CEO of Rubicon Crypto, an organization that helps investors, financial advisors, and institutions bridge the gap between the digital and traditional investment worlds. Greg has over two decades of leadership experience that spans Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in crypto and digital assets, health and wellness, insurance, and financial services. In addition to his work at Rubicon, Greg is a...

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Kevin Stansfield is an award-winning business coach, author, and keen golfer. He is the Founder and Director of ActionCOACH Solent in the UK, a company offering business coaching to small to medium-sized organizations.  Their objective is to help clients clarify their dreams and goals for the future and make a plan to achieve those dreams and goals, whatever they may be. Before ActionCOACH, Kevin qualified as a Chartered Accountant...

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Justin Fitzpatrick is the Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Income Lab, the only provider of software for true, dynamic retirement income plans that help retirees adjust to evolving economic and market conditions. Justin has over 15 years of financial services experience, leading teams in advanced financial planning and portfolio strategy, managing the development of fintech tools, and designing and executing strategies to...

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Nic Nielsen is a certified financial planner and the Co-founder of Know My Plan, a firm that helps sales executives feel confident and reduce financial anxiety with a one-page financial plan. He is the author of Visual Finance, which shares illustrations of financial planning topics alongside corresponding QR codes to short videos that elaborate upon real-life financial planning applications. Before co-founding Know My Plan, Nic se...

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Erica Pauly is a data storyteller for financial advisors and the Founder of Track That Advisor, a data analytics company that helps financial advisors bring clarity to company statistics. Before founding Track That Advisor, Erica worked as the Office Operations Manager and Marketing Director for GrowSecure Inc. Insurance and Financial Services and as the Marketing and Office Manager for the Layman Lewis Financial Group. As a data a...

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James Jurica is the Director of Advisor Development at Wealth Watch Advisors, a discretionary, fee-based money management firm committed to developing and implementing financial strategies to meet the personal goals of its clients. Within Wealth Watch Advisors, James founded Taggart Wealth Management, in which he serves as the Lead Financial Advisor. Before joining Wealth Watch Advisors, James worked as a development manager at New...

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Natalie Wolfsen is the CEO of AssetMark, a WealthTech platform that empowers independent financial advisors to deliver impactful investor outcomes and grow their practices. As CEO of AssetMark, Natalie is focused on leading the company’s strategic vision, which encompasses its platform of curated investment and tech solutions, business consulting and operations support, and strategic acquisitions. Before joining AssetMark, Natalie ...

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Blake Brewer is the founder of the Legacy Letter Challenge, which helps parents create a lasting legacy beyond finances for their children and partners with financial advisors to help them become trusted partners in their clients’ lives. Blake has created a 10-step online program in the Legacy Letter Challenge to help parents create well-written, meaningful, and lasting letters that their children will cherish. Before founding the ...

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Michael Hanna is a certified financial planner, retirement income certified professional, and an accredited estate planner. He is also an investment adviser representative at Azura Wealth Advisers LLC, a company dedicated to helping clients navigate the real financial world. Michael graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from New York University, where he also completed his Master of Business Adminis...

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Dom Henderson is a coach, speaker, and certified financial planner. He is the founder of DJH Capital Management, a fee-only wealth management firm that focuses on helping individuals make bigger and better decisions with their money. He is also the founder of the Jumpstart Coaching Lab, a coaching firm that’s educating the next generation of financial professionals to serve the growing group of individuals seeking financial advice....

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Cameo Roberson is a business coach and operations strategist who specializes in helping financial advisory firms avoid business management overwhelm, implement systems, and build high-performing six-figure practices. Throughout her career, Cameo has worked with leadership teams and managed over 100 client relationships. She is the founder of Atla Park Consulting, a business coaching and practice management agency that performs oper...

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August 29, 2022 31 min

Robert Sofia is the Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Snappy Kraken. This marketing automation advertising service helps financial advisers track marketing campaigns and various business processes to expand their market share. Robert's recent accomplishments include leading his team to win the Best Places to Work in FinTech Award and Best Overall Content Marketing Company for four straight years. He is also the author of Blend O...

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Patrick Galvin is a coach, speaker, author, and the Founder of The Galvanizing Group, a learning and development company that helps high-performance companies and teams grow bottom-line results through cultivating relationships. In his books, The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, Patrick explores how businesses can grow through relationship-building techniques and trust. Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration degree i...

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Jeremy Straub is the Founder and CEO of Coastal Wealth, a financial services firm that helps clients financially prepare for different stages of life. With over two decades of experience in executive roles in Fortune 500 companies, Jeremy is regarded as a thought leader in the financial services industry. Under Jeremy’s leadership, Coastal Wealth has worked with over 100,000 clients with over $15 billion in assets serviced. In addi...

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Greg Bishop is the Founder and Managing Partner of Poterus Consulting. After several years of working in the financial services industry, Greg created Poterus Consulting as a platform where financial advisors, producer groups, and financial firms could increase their productivity exponentially. Before founding Poterus, Greg served as the Director of Business Development at Compass Total Benefit Solutions. He had also previously wor...

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