The Lead adviser Training Programme is a client centred approach to
financial project-management advice.
The Lead adviser is focused on helping clients’ and their families get
better financially organised. most wealthy clients don’t have the time
or resources to project-manage their financial affairs, which represents
an opportunity for professional services firms.
Focusing on the clients aspirations (not only) personally but for their
family creates a deep sense of purpose which drives home the need
This is where a strong bond between adviser and client is an
emotional goldmine to really focus on what’s important to them about
their financial affairs
Transitioning a client or family to the Lead adviser process is a journey
and, so too is the development of skills and knowledge needed to
sustain this client centred approach to advice.
The Lead adviser Training Programme will provide you with a roadmap
of where you are now; want needs to happen next and how to go
The questions you need to ask!
▶ Are you happy with your current business model and client
▶ How good would you feel if you had fewer clients who are with you
for longer while securing fees over years?
▶ Would you like to take back control of your time and the time that
your business controls you?
▶ Do you want to improve your service to wealthy clients
and their families?
Day 1: Programme agenDa
at the front-end engagement process, the Lead emotional intelligence is considered a new
adviser model is focused on the client setting area of focus for advisers. good Lead advisers
the agenda. Focusing more on a coaching have the ability to connect with their clients
process then an interviewing technique, good on an emotional level as well as the financial.
Lead advisers drive discussions without What emotions are driving the client’s financial
influencing the client’s agenda. What would decisions? What are the emotional goldmines i
make a great life for the client and their family? can drill into with my client?
8.30am – 10.30am 11.00am – 1.00Pm
Front-end engagement process Emotional competence
▶ Client agenda setting ▶ emotional intelligence - personal and
▶ Content vs context social competence
▶ interviewing process ▶ my ei and its impact on clients
▶ Discuss fee structures ▶ PieS model
▶ engagement summary ▶ Labelling feelings
Outcomes for attendees Outcomes for attendees
▶ Conduct an initial interview with client ▶ How emotionally aware am i?
▶ Demonstrate an understanding of ▶ Where do i need to focus more
key concepts training on?
▶ articulate client’s current situation ▶ application of ei in client relationships
10.30am – morning Tea 1.00Pm – LunCH
CHairman, FiTZPaTriCkS auSTraLia
Scott is a Certified Financial Planner and has been a keen participant of industry
change from product-based advice to a holistic approach to client affairs. Scott
regularly trains and coaches other financial planners, and regularly presents this
unique approach to professional organisations across the country. He maintains a
small client base from his gold Coast office.
DAy 2: pROgRAmmE AgENDA
Presentation skills Workflow
Articulating the Lead Adviser’s role and
positioning requires the use of different
communication vehicles. None more important In this session we delve into the written
than a whiteboard, which can be simple but back-end communication documents which
effective. Using visual tools to coach clients are client driven summaries from the interview
through complex structures and strategies will process. focusing on areas of concern, key
assist in the delivery of content. conversations, long-term aspirations and
outcomes from the adviser/client relationship.
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Connection through effective
communication Back-end engagement process
▶ Discussion documents
▶ White board techniques
▶ Engagement agreements
▶ ▶ Understanding the “right to speak”
▶ scope of work documents and pricing
▶ ▶ Development of your pitch
▶ ▶ positioning tools
▶ ▶ Overcoming objections Outcomes for attendees
▶ Template documents
Outcomes for attendees ▶ Articulate client agenda in their words
▶ produce client driven documents
▶ Effective use of white board
▶ Build the framework for on-going
communication 10.30Am – mORNINg TEA
▶ Rapport building with clients
5.00pm – CLOsE Of DAy 1
The collaborative approach The opportunity
A Lead Adviser needs a solid The Lead Adviser collaborates There is a significant opportunity
balance of the hard and soft with and manages the team of for professional services firms to
skills when it comes to providing experts required for clients as position their business as leaders
strategic advice for wealthy clients and when needed. The client is in the management of this client
and their families. The hard skills informed and educated about segment. For clients the benefits
are the technical elements of the options available to them and are untold in that they can entrust a
advice. The soft skills are managed through their journey. valued adviser with all their personal
the personal, emotional and Lead Advisers work only and and financial affairs, maximising and
communication-based skills. exclusively in the client’s interests. protecting their wealth.
Practice regime Critical planning
ensuring the functionality of a profitable establishing long-term goals and direction
practice requires the distribution of is an essential process for Lead advisers.
complicated tasks to efficient and trustworthy How can lead advisers prepare for roadblocks
sources. To ensure they are not caught up once a direction has been set? Creating a
with the day-to-day running of a business, concise 1-page business plan which clearly
good Lead advisers effectively outsource indicates where the Lead adviser ought to
these tasks in such a fashion that leaves be in 12 months is an important first step,
them with little or nothing to do but engage and will assist in the development of longer
with clients. and more detailed action plans.
11.00am-12.30Pm 1.30Pm -4.00Pm
Functionality in your business Developing action plans –
▶ outsource arrangements Where to start?
and documentation ▶ People – systems – process
▶ Distribution and referral skills ▶ next steps
▶ The investment conversation ▶ Dealing with roadblocks
▶ Working towards ideal week
Outcomes for attendees
Outcomes for attendees ▶ 1 page business plan
▶ Develop a passion for ▶ Where do i want to be in 12 months?
▶ 3 year outline
▶ Set-up outsource agreements
▶ Take back control of your time
4.00Pm – CLoSe oF Training Programme
12.30Pm – LunCH
Brian Fitzpatrick has an innate ability to work with people of all
backgrounds to assist them with realising their dreams and goals.
(note: Brian and Scott share the same last name, but are not related!).
Brian works with a number of high profile and successful individuals
and organisations to help them gain a deep understanding of their
motivators, dreams and goals.
Lead AdviserTraining Programme
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