Breakthrough Advisor

Breakthrough Advisor

Welcome to The Breakthrough Advisor. In this podcast we inspire advisors with ideas and pathways to break through barriers and build a thriving retirement income business.


November 8, 2023 23 mins

Why are many Americans reluctant to see a financial advisor? Oftentimes, it is because of an unpleasant client experience. But how can advisors transform an unpleasant client experience into a memorable one? Find out in this episode as Jack Martin uncovers the biggest reasons why...

The post Creating an Unforgettable Client Experience (Ep. 53) first appeared on InsurMark.
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Many clients experience a huge gap between the services they expect and the services provided by their advisors. This difference is evident in tax planning. In fact, 92% of clients expect tax planning advice, but only 25% get it! (Source: Spectrem Group) In this episode,...

The post Simplify and De-Mystify Tax Planning with Chris Field (Ep. 52) first appeared on InsurMark.
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There's an emerging opportunity gap where 75% of boomers would like more protected lifetime income but only 33% say they hear their advisors talk about it.

The post Navigating Uncertainty in Retirement with Michael Harris and Steve Gresham (Ep. 51) first appeared on InsurMark.
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The financial services industry is shifting. Moving beyond investment products, clients want personalized advice that is timely, relevant, and impactful. In other words, they want proactive advice during moments that matter. In this episode, Philipp Hecker, the CEO of Bento Engine, joins Jack Martin to...

The post Engaging Client Advice Around Moments That Matter with Philipp Hecker (Ep. 50) first appeared on InsurMark.
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Advisors have historically relied on referrals. But how do you stop the referral streams from drying up? How do you achieve sustainable organic growth instead of solely relying on market gains? Find out in this week’s episode as Jack Martin explores the path to hyper-growth...

The post The Path to Hyper-Growth: Here’s How to Turn Your Business Into an Organic Growth Engine (Ep. 49) first appeared on InsurMark.
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Marking a remarkable milestone, InsurMark recently celebrated its 40th anniversary! And amidst this jubilant occasion, InsurMark also appointed a new president, Jeff Maxey, who is on a mission to help advisors take their businesses to new levels of success. In this episode, Jack Martin interviews...

The post Charting New Paths with Jeff Maxey (Ep. 48) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, Jack Martin sits down with Brittany Hodak, keynote speaker and the author of “Creating Superfans: How To Turn Your Customers Into Lifelong Advocates,” to explore her journey in creating superfans.

The post Creating Superfans: Here’s How to Turn Your Customers Into Lifelong Advocates with Brittany Hodak (Ep. 47) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, Heather Holmes, the founder and CEO of Genivity, joins Jack Martin to explore the firm’s Health Analysis and Longevity Optimizer (HALO) and ways it’s revolutionizing longevity planning for advisors and their clients. 

The post Personalized Longevity Can Address Your Client’s Scariest Wealth and Health Pain Points with Heather Holmes (Ep. 46) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, Marc Lamson, the president of ASLAN Training, explores the techniques advisors need to convert leads into long-term clients while unveiling powerful strategies to unlock the potential of organic growth.

The post An Advisor-Friendly Approach to More Successful Selling with Marc Lamson (Ep. 45) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, Jack Martin continues to talk about the elements you need to build a million-dollar business.

From defining your niche to lead capture and the concept of funnels, Jack unveils how these elements contribute to growing your business while enhancing the relationship you have with your clients.

The post The Seven Elements To Building A Million-Dollar Business, Part 2 (Ep. 44) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, Jack Martin sits down with Matt Halloran, the co-founder and chief relationship officer at ProudMouth. Matt explores the ins and outs of influence for financial advisors and the importance of building trust and connection with clients and prospects.

The post Advisors, Ready To Become A Trusted Authority And A Lead Magnet? Get Started with Matt Halloran (Ep. 43) first appeared on InsurMark.
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This week, Jack Martin sits down with Laurence Black, the founder of The Index Standard®. Laurence explains how his platform is providing clarity and simplifying complex index concepts for financial advisors and their clients.

The post Mastering the FIA Index Landscape: Harness Expert Insights and Comprehensive Ratings for Optimal Asset Allocations with Laurence Black (Ep. 42) first appeared on InsurMark.
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Are you an advisor looking to help your clients minimize future tax burdens? In this episode, Ed Slott talks about inflation and taxes while detailing some strategies advisors can use to help clients minimize future tax burdens.  Listen in as Ed explains how inflation can...

The post Capitalizing on Inflation and Taxes: A Three-Year Window for Advisors with Ed Slott, CPA (Ep. 41) first appeared on InsurMark.
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Get ready to discover the secrets to removing barriers and making your ideas contagious in this week’s episode of The Breakthrough Advisor with Jonah Berger, bestselling author, and professor at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The post Removing Mental Roadblocks: How To Change Anyone’s Mind with Jonah Berger (Ep.40) first appeared on InsurMark.
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This week, Jack Martin covers three out of the seven elements of an effective marketing plan for financial advisors. Jack shares the key ways to grow in the financial space and how to use these must-know elements to create a strategy to keep your clients engaged.

The post The Steps To An Effective Marketing Plan, Part 1 (Ep. 39) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, uber successful business coach and the founder of Limitless Adviser Coaching, Stephanie Bogan, joins Jack Martin to unpack the keys to being a happier and more successful advisor in 2023. Stephanie details the mindset and strategies that ambitious advisors should adopt in order to experience hockey stick growth in 2023.

The post Differentiation & Digitalization: Advisors, Here’s What You Need To Thrive in 2023 with...
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In this episode, Jack Martin is joined by Dr. Wade Pfau from The American College of Financial Services. Dr. Pfau unveils must-know strategies for effective retirement planning while detailing the tips and tricks you need to maximize your client’s retirement income through tax planning and efficient distribution.

The post The New Retirement Mindset with Dr. Wade Pfau (Ep.37) first appeared on InsurMark.
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This week, professor and expert in retirement investing, income planning, and life satisfaction Michael Finke highlights how advisors can help retirees manage their spending and maximize their investments without outliving their assets. Michael also shares how advisors like you can support clients navigate their retirement income planning during inflationary periods. 

The post Your 2022 Playbook for the New Retirement Realities wit...
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In this episode, Jack Martin sits down with Ed Slott to unpack the action items you need to assist your clients with their tax planning. Ed outlines how to approach clients with an efficient and value-packed plan while detailing how these opportunities benefit client loyalty and business growth. 

The post Time-Sensitive Tax Planning Tips for Q4 with Ed Slott, CPA  (Ep. 35) first appeared on InsurMark.
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In this episode, Julie Littlechild, the CEO and founder of Absolute Engagement, joins Jack Martin to explain the value of true engagement and leadership when maintaining client and advisor relationships. Julie unpacks the tips you need to start engaging with your clients in the right ways.

The post The 2022 Secret Formula To Client Loyalty and Abundant Referrals with Julie Littlechild (Ep. 34) first appeared on InsurMark.
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