Far too many female advisors are told they need to run their practice following a male-driven model. Not any more. Welcome to the femXadvisor podcast, a show designed to empower female financial advisors to fearlessly embrace their authentic selves. Adri Miller-Heckman, founder of femXadvisors will inspire and empower women to leverage their natural strengths creating more energy, passion and success. Follow along for female-driven inspirational and motivational strategies to help you create the extraordinary life you have always wanted.


November 15, 2022 31 min

How to support your client through her divorce. 

In this episode, Adri speaks with Allison Jeffereys, author and life re-creation coach, about how women often feel ashamed and alone when experiencing divorce. Allison shares why divorce is on the rise, how financial advisors can support women during this turbulent life change, and how women are finding success along their divorce journey.

Allison discusses: 

  • How financial advisors c...
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    Don’t let fear hold you back. Use it to push forward.

    In this episode, Adri speaks with Barbara Huson, bestselling author of Prince Charming Isn’t Coming, financial therapist and wealth coach, about her story of how she leveraged fear to put her life back together in the most extraordinary way. Barbara is a former journalist turned author, who has interviewed hundreds of successful women in order to find the secrets of earning six ...

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    October 18, 2022 30 min

    Success lies just beyond your comfort zone.

    Do you let fear get the best of you? (We all do sometimes.)

    In this episode, Adri welcomes fellow female advisor coach Robyn Crane to share her story of facing her fears and how that led her along the path of her success. 

    Adri and Robyn discuss: 

  • How Robyn needed to make mistakes in order to learn and grow
  • Why women struggle with imposter syndrome
  • The importance of finding your purpose and...
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    Women deserve to be financially fearless.

    In this episode, Adri speaks with Barbara Provost, the founder of Purse Strings, about how she helps women learn what they need to know to make the right financial decisions for themselves and their families.

    Barbara discusses: 

  • How the old school industry pushed her to strike out on her own
  • What starting her own advisory firm was like and what motivated her to go independent
  • The challenges s...
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    September 27, 2022 29 min

    Adri Miller-Heckman has coached thousands of female advisors, and by doing so, she has discovered what it takes for women to achieve the level of success they want.

    Are you ready for an inspirational pep talk?! Listen as Adri shares stories and examples of how you can be fearlessly authentic in your professional and personal lives.

    In this episode, Adri discusses:

  • How your story should be compelling and truthful
  • Why it’s important t...
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    Changing a career to enter into financial services can be exciting and nerve-wracking – Transforming your message and focus as a financial advisor can be just as scary, you know you want to do it, need to do it, but change is tough. 

    For Jill Minette LLC, one negative experience was all it took for her to take the leap from a 17-year career in healthcare into the world of financial services. This wasn’t her last leap of faith; even...

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    Men are penguins, and women are peacocks. And no matter how hard they try to be like the other, they can’t because they are different. 

    Men and women require different things to be the best versions of themselves, which is why businesses are flocking to Adri for coaching. 

    In this episode, Rich Marooney, femXadvisor client and managing director of The Greater New England Financial Group, joins Adri to discuss how implementing the f...

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    Facing your fears is scary, but it can also be motivating.

    In this episode, Midori Verity, CEO of Fuel to Fire, shares how she took control of her life after suffering from exhaustion and depression. She now helps other female entrepreneurs tackle their fears and prioritize their goals by providing a community that focuses on accountability, core values, and empowerment.

    Together, Adri and Midori discuss: 

  • Why being uncomfortable c...
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    In order to give your family, friends, and clients your best – you must become your best self.

    So how do you unleash your innermost badass self?

    Kristen Higgins shares her journey from childhood to volunteering in Africa to where she is today, turning down clients to serve her better self, in our recent episode. We talk about the importance of putting yourself first and the benefits it can have on your life.

    Adri and Kristen discus...

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    We’re often told that finance is a “boys’ club.” But what if we could change that?

    In this episode, Adri hosts Jennifer Craig, RICP® Regional Director at Prudential, to discuss her journey from starting as a financial advisor at 21 years old to where she is today, 12 years later. As someone determined to change the environment for female advisors, Jen explains the new model that she has developed that leverages women’s strengths.


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    As women in the financial industry, we have to break a few rules to succeed. Let’s face it, the financial industry has been dominated by male-driven practices and strategies for far too long… It is time to break that model and change the course of the industry to better adapt to the women and men … Continue reading Why Great Success Starts with Breaking Rules with Deb LaFrancis →
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    She has a highly successful independent firm and is skyrocketing her business…But it was the “failures” that propelled her success. When you make failure your friend, success comes faster. The only voice you should truly listen to is the one coming from your heart because nobody knows you like you do.  In this episode, Adri … Continue reading Make Failure Your Friend and Succeed Faster with Carrie Gallaway →
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    Jammie was presented with an incredible opportunity but she walked away…she was totally qualified but assumed they wouldn’t hire a woman and told them so and that’s what got their attention. She spoke her truth and it changed everything. We all have the capacity to inspire other women to succeed…But when you finally have a … Continue reading Risk it All to Become Unstoppable with Jammie Serrano →
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    Female advisors must uncover their unique approach to doing business in the financial industry, even when it’s different. The next challenge is to maintain the courage to stay true to yourself even when you feel as if you are drowning in testosterone. Women must embrace their unique strengths to achieve the success they deserve.  In … Continue reading Finding Your Authentic Self While Working With Old School Attitudes (and Bullies)...
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    2022 is the year women take charge. No more wallowing in statistics, it’s time to change the industry. As women together our voices are being  heard. The movement has started.  Learn why women advisors are shifting from a mindset of scarcity to abundance,  from being territorial to collaborative, from competing to supporting and motivating each … Continue reading Hear Her Roar: Time To Stop Wallowing And Start Doing with Sheryl Hic...
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    After being diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disorder at the age of 13, Lynn Daly discovered the importance of embracing flexibility.  As a female financial advisor, Lynn quickly learned that flexibility is essential to be more effective in your life and workplace. In this episode, Adri talks to Lynn Daly, CLTC®, CDFA®, founder and owner … Continue reading Embracing the Opportunity of Flexibility with Lynn Daly →
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    Trial and tribulations can either be a part of what sets you back in life or what fuels the fire to start your journey to success. In this episode, Adri talks to Sheryl Hickerson, Founder, and CEO of Females and Finance, about what it takes to be fearless. Women advisors, you’ll get how the journey … Continue reading Making Life Lessons Out of Life’s Challenges with Sheryl Hickerson →
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    When we talk about what female advisors are experiencing in the financial industry today, we typically hear about it from women who are experiencing it firsthand.  But today, we’re exploring the male perspective of female advisors from someone with over 20 years of industry experience. In this episode, Adri sits down with Matt Halloran, the … Continue reading Finding Success in Being Unapologetically Yourself With Matt Halloran →
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    For women working in the financial industry, it can be hard to distinguish your path. It’s often a challenge to stand out, especially when you’re one of only a few women in what seems like a world of men… But it doesn’t have to be like that anymore– In this episode, Adri sits down with … Continue reading Breaking the Male-Dominated Mold with Arielle Bittoni CFA, CFP® →
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    Many advisors are passionate about working and helping women, but they’re afraid to lock themselves up in too narrow of a target market and end up in a pigeonhole. Today we will show you how this fear is unfounded, providing more light on the power that comes with a clear focus. In this episode, Adri … Continue reading The Importance of Receptiveness and Openness in Your Career with Emily Patton →
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