24 episodes

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level? Five Star Tips will help you take control of your practice’s future. Ken Unger, the Founder of the Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors, has run the leading coaching firm for mid- to high-level financial advisors for nearly 20 years. He will share with you some of the proven strategies and tools that top practices use to create five-star, client-centric, holistic practices. Five Star Tips also features interviews with some of the best advisors in the industry, who will talk about their first-hand experiences on their journey toward success.

Five Star Tips Ken Unger

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    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level? Five Star Tips will help you take control of your practice’s future. Ken Unger, the Founder of the Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors, has run the leading coaching firm for mid- to high-level financial advisors for nearly 20 years. He will share with you some of the proven strategies and tools that top practices use to create five-star, client-centric, holistic practices. Five Star Tips also features interviews with some of the best advisors in the industry, who will talk about their first-hand experiences on their journey toward success.

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    Building a Million Dollar Family Business

    Building a Million Dollar Family Business

    The father/son team of Joe and John Lutz worked side-by-side to build a first-class, client-centric practice that delivers high-value solutions and allows them to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Join long-standing APFA member Joe Lutz as he shares how they built efficient workflow systems and fine-tuned their strong menu of services to create a multi-million dollar family-owned business.

    • 45 min
    • video
    Creating an Exceptional Client Experience and Mastering Efficiency to Help Clients Succeed

    Creating an Exceptional Client Experience and Mastering Efficiency to Help Clients Succeed

    Join us in this episode of Five Star Tips to hear from long-time Academy member and industry veteran, Joseph Lanza, CEO of The Lanza Financial Group. In the last decade as an Academy member, his practice has more than tripled to over $200M AUM. Joe focuses on adding value and delivering an exceptional client experience.  He runs his highly efficient practice with only two team members. With the help of the Academy, Joe was able to integrate strong systems, procedures and work flows that allow his firm to provide extraordinary client service efficiently and effectively, without sacrificing work/life balance. Joe shares some of the tools he has used to create an elite, comprehensive wealth management practice that can genuinely help clients – which for Joe, is the most rewarding aspect of the business.
     
    The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors
    The Exclusive Coaching Program

    • 36 min
    • video
    Delivering World Class Financial Management with Midwest Values

    Delivering World Class Financial Management with Midwest Values

    Join us in this episode of Five Star Tips to listen to long-term Academy member and industry veteran, Karen A. Reimer, CFP, as she shares her journey to success. “World Class Financial Management, Midwest Values” is the motto for her highly successful financial firm because Karen delivers high level, comprehensive financial planning with a personal touch. Along with the ongoing guidance of her established clients, Karen has a special place in her firm and heart for helping women facing significant life transitions. In this podcast, she shares how the Academy has helped her on her journey toward success.
     
    The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors
    The Exclusive Coaching Program

    • 43 min
    • video
    21: Building a Multi-Billion Dollar Firm and a Million Dollar+ Practice

    21: Building a Multi-Billion Dollar Firm and a Million Dollar+ Practice

    Building a Multi-Billion Dollar Firm and a Million Dollar+ Practice
    Industry veteran and long-term Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors member Doug Beck, had a vision to create a financial services practice with an emphasis on building lifelong relationships. He made that vision a reality and now has a multi-billion dollar firm with a hand picked group of other talented key advisors and associates. In this episode, he shares with listeners how he and his core group of producers (all Academy members) achieved this success through focusing on exceptional client service, personalized attention, and superior financial expertise. Doug and his son Brad have also built a million dollar+ practice. This is a must listen to podcast for anyone attempting to grow their business.
     
    The Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors
    The Exclusive Coaching Program

    • 51 min
    • video
    20: How I Grew From a $10M One-man Show to an Over $200M Elite Advisor

    20: How I Grew From a $10M One-man Show to an Over $200M Elite Advisor

    Academy Member Howard Mattson, CRPC, RFC, joins us on this episode to share how he grew his practice from $10M of AUM to over $200M of AUM (20x) by implementing the Academy’s systems. Howard developed sustainable, consistent, efficient and effective standard operating procedures that service existing clients and attract qualified prospects. He has also built a highly qualified and client-centric team. This is a must listen to podcast for anyone attempting to grow their business.
     
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    • 36 min
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    19:How I Grew My Practice from $20M to over $300M (15x) by Elevating My Skillset and Always Placing Clients First

    19:How I Grew My Practice from $20M to over $300M (15x) by Elevating My Skillset and Always Placing Clients First

    Jerry Lynch, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, an Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors member for over a decade, shares with listeners how he grew 15x and built one of the industry’s best financial advisory practices that is dedicated to helping clients manage and create true wealth. This is a must listen podcast for anyone who wants to grow their practice.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Madison33! ,

Best in the Business

The advice on this podcast was very insightful and helpful, best coaching program out there! Highly recommend!!!!

Minisci ,

Meaningful Advice!

Five star tips provides access to successful advisors and their growth paths. Thank you Ken for this content!

NYC Advisor ,

Must listen to

Ken is amazing asset and truly helps with understanding the complicated world of finance. Thank you for your amazing advice.

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