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Welcome to The Financial Planner Life Podcast. We cover an intimate and honest account of what it’s really like to work in the financial planning industry. Our guests share their stories of success, failures and learnings, as well as what to expect from a career in the industry! We host guests at various stages in their careers, as well as multiple roles to ensure that our audience has a variety each week. Financial planners, business owners, paraplanners and back-office staff all have their ...
 
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Welcome back! For the first podcast of 2023 (apologies for the delay) Sam is sitting down with Lee Robertson, the founder of Octo Members. Octo Members is a networking community for those that work within the financial planning profession and the wider financial services. Whether or not you're an administrator, paraplanner, financial adviser, work …
 
We are pleased to bring you another episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Michelle Wilson-Stimson and Rob Kingsbury. In this episode our guest speakers discuss the the key considerations for end of tax year planning and discuss how paraplanners can avoid…
 
Elena is joined today by Hayley Rabbets, head of Verve Services at The Verve Group, and in this episode we are BREAKING the taboos. Like many others, Hayley fell into the Financial Planning profession and undertook a variety of roles from administration to Paraplanning to operations before eventually landing at The Verve Group. You’ll find out thou…
 
Financial Planner Life – Career Accelerator Program Episode 4 – Job offer management in the financial planning profession. In the final episode of the Financial Planner Life career accelerator program, we discuss the job offer stage. The emotions attached to receiving a job offer can be overwhelming so, we share the things that you need to consider…
 
Financial Planner Life – Career accelerator program Episode 3 – How to prepare for job interviews in financial planning This episode focuses on the interview stage of securing a new job in the financial planning profession, such a huge part of the process. This is where leaning into an experienced recruiter elevates you above the competition and he…
 
Financial Planner Life, Career Accelerator Program Episode 2 – How to approach your financial planning job search Following on from Episode 1 where we looked at your why for wanting to change job, we now look at what you need to do to start the job search in the most effective and positive way. We share tips and advice on how best to market yoursel…
 
Financial Planner Life, Career Accelerator program Episode 1: Are you where you want to be in your career? In this episode we encourage you to take a hard look at the reasons why you are looking for a new job opportunity in financial planning, we offer some guidance around what you should be considering and doing before you start that time consumin…
 
We have Elena hosting the podcast again this week and speaking with Lucy Byrom, Director of Fusion Business Management. Lucy has taken a unique approach to a career within the Financial Planning profession. Coming into it as an apprentice straight from secondary school, she spent years immersed in the profession before taking exams to become a Para…
 
We are pleased to bring you another episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Michelle Wilson-Stimson, Rob Kingsbury and special guest Lewis Bryford. This episode looks at how to develop your role as a paraplanner, and how to best retain paraplanners. This i…
 
The podfolk are back with a new financial adviser podcast. John is joined by Nicola Barker from St. James’s Place Wealth and Martin Clark, Landmark IFA. Here they discuss the new Chancellor, the Autumn Statement and taxation in a turbulent 2022. For more information on our professional qualifications and to find out how you can advance your career …
 
In this weeks episode Sam is joined by Mel Abplanalp from Buckingham Gate Chartered Financial Planners. Mel is the head of operations at Buckingham Gate, she has had an unconventional but incredibly important career journey that has led her into this, the perfect role for her skillset and personality. Mel has jumped around a little bit in her caree…
 
Today's guest is Dave Robinson. Dave is a Chartered Financial Planner for Centurion Financial Planning, and it's IFA or the Highway with Dave! Pre warning, this is a long episode but well worth it. We talk about the importance of IFA and why there needs to be an IFA academy. We dive into Dave Robinson's past, and how he got into financial planning …
 
This week we celebrate the launch of Financial Planner Life – Fintech, where we showcase some of the most innovative technology that helps improves the Financial Planning experience for Financial Planners and their clients. Sam Oakes is pleased to welcome back Ben Mason the CEO of Kinherit a Wills and Trust onto the podcast to talk about their one-…
 
On the podcast today Sam speaks with Chris Dames. Chris is a chartered adviser and the owner of a company called Cervello which he's been building over the last 12 years. Chris has an infectiously happy character and is brimming with kindness. So much in fact that the spill over goes into a podcast he hosts called The Kindness Project, which today …
 
Hannah Whiteley is a Financial Planner who attributes her success in the Financial Adviser profession to a disciplined approach of habitual self-development and self-care. In this episode Elena and Hannah discuss how they build positive mindsets and give insights into their daily practices of gratitude and meditation. We hear how implementing this …
 
Today's guest on the Financial Planner Life Podcast is Laura Moore, a certified Financial Coach, Financial Wellbeing speaker and host of the popular podcast, Mind Money Soul. If you’re thinking you may have seen her elsewhere then you’re right. As well as guesting on a multitude of other financial podcasts, YouTube shows, workshops, and working wit…
 
This week Sam is joined by Chartered Fellow and Financial Planner, Emma Hall from 75point3. In this episode, we hear about Emma’s career journey within the financial planning profession, knowing nothing about financial planning and coming from working-class family background, Emma was the first female in her family to go to university where she stu…
 
We are pleased to bring you the eleventh episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Michelle Wilson-Stimson and special guest Lewis Bryford. This episode looks at the changing face of paraplanning, and what employers are currently looking for when recruiting …
 
This week Sam is joined by two guests, Paul Bradley, Founder of Chiltern Hills Financial Planning, is back on the show and he’s brought along Carl Richards. Carl is a Certified Financial Planner and creator of the Sketch Guy column, appearing weekly in The New York Times for 10 years. In addition to writing, sketching, and podcasting, he is a frequ…
 
*World Mental Health Awareness Day Special * This Week I'm joined by Gavin Thorpe one of the Co-Founders of Talk Club the men's mental fitness charity. we take look into the excellent work they are doing. Talk Club is our charity of choice at the financial planner life academies, 5% of the turnover of donated to Talk Club. How are you? Out of ten? …
 
This week Sam is joined by Rory Albon, financial planner at Lyndhurst Financial Management Ltd. Rory is a second career-ist and today he shares his story of how he got into the financial planning profession. He left a decent career at Amazon and took a pay cut because he saw the long-term benefits that a career in financial planning could offer him…
 
This week Elena is joined by Joseph Obeng, financial planner at Q Wealth. Joseph shares his unique and inspirational story of how he got into the financial planning profession. Although he felt like he didn’t belong, he put himself out there, started conversations with strangers (literally, one was on a train!) and this strategy opened doors for hi…
 
Welcome to the Financial Planner Life Academies where we take a deep dive into the entry-level opportunities and advice academies that are out there to make it easier for you to enter the profession of financial planning. Today in episode 2 of The Financial Planner Life - Academies Sam Oakes is joined by Gee Foottit from the St James's Place Financ…
 
This week Charlie is joined by Tom Jaffrey from Blackfinch Group, investment specialists working towards a more sustainable world. Founded on evolutionary principles, Blackfinch work to provide the strongest possible solutions for their customers offering products and services for investors in almost any situation. Today Tom talks about how Blackfi…
 
This week Sam is joined by Kris Mason, financial adviser for Bentley Brown & Co Ltd. Kris actually prefers to refer to himself and as financial wellbeing planner so we dig a little deeper into this today talking about why Kris thinks that financial planning and our overall wellbeing are so intertwined. Kris also shares with us his career journey in…
 
This week Elena is joined by Bryce Clark, client services administrator at Wellington Wealth. Today we talk about the importance of the administrator role to a business and your personal development. In Bryce’s opinion this is a great way into the profession if you want to become a financial planner. We also talk about Bryce’s Instagram account ‘Cl…
 
The podfolk are back with a new financial adviser podcast. John is joined by Nicola Barker from St. James’s place wealth, David Owen from Lifetime Connect and Martin Clark, Landmark IFA. This is the final part of a three-part special podcast on all things consumer duty, bonds, markets, and investments – all the important stuff going on in our indus…
 
The first episode in our brand new 'Financial Planner Life Acadamies' series, where we bring the best entry-level and academy opportunities to you, so if you are considering a move into the profession check out the financial planner life academies website, here you will find a detailed breakdown of the academy, including videos, blogs and a deep di…
 
This week Sam is joined by Chartered Financial Planner Danielle Lecomber who is self-employed under Hall and Costello Wealth Management Ltd. Danielle didn’t start out as a financial planner, her career began as a Paraplanner so we dig deep into that role, what she took from it and why she decided to move into financial planning. She is a keen advoc…
 
We are pleased to bring you the tenth episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Rob Kingsbury, Sarah Lees, Spencer Hopp, and special guests Kirstie White and Marian Shepherd from VoiceNotes. This is part two of a two-part special podcast on clear objectives …
 
This week Charlie is joined by Charlotte O’Leary, CEO at Pensions For Purpose (B Corp pending). We chat about Charlotte’s career journey which has taken her through several different sectors, and we focus on where the financial planning profession needs to catch up in terms of sustainability. Charlotte also shares some interesting insights into our…
 
This week Sam is joined by Sara Davies, a financial planner working on a self-employed basis for DWJ Wealth Management. At the forefront of DWJ is a female and it’s very rare to have women in leadership roles within the financial planning profession so we talk about the benefits of this role model for Sara and the huge demand for more female financ…
 
This week Charlie is joined by Rebecca Kowalski, sustainable finance specialist and director of Overstory Finance. Today Rebecca shares her financial planning career, from Paraplanner to business owner. She explains how she helps forward thinking financial planning firms to fully enter their sustainable investment comfort zone. Maybe they simply la…
 
The podfolk are back with a new financial adviser podcast. John is joined by Nicola Barker from St. James’s place wealth, David Owen from Lifetime Connect and Martin Clark, Landmark IFA. This is part two of a three-part special podcast on all things consumer duty, bonds, markets, and investments – all the important stuff going on in our industry at…
 
This week Sam is joined by Keith Boyes, Managing Director at Spentwell. Keith has an extensive career in the financial profession, starting from Paraplanning and working his way up to a financial planner and now he’s running his own business. At one point his career took him over to Hong Kong working on expat financial advice and it was during this…
 
This week Sam is joined by Nick Adamthwaite, Director of Masterplan Lending Advisers. This is an interesting conversation because Nick is under 30 years old and running his own business. With his youth comes ideas on how to do things differently within the profession and today he tells us what that means for his staff and clients. Nick thinks that …
 
We are pleased to bring you the ninth episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Rob Kingsbury, Sarah Lees, Spencer Hopp, and special guests Kirstie White and Marian Shepherd from VoiceNotes. This is part one of a two-part special podcast on clear objectives …
 
The podfolk are back with again with a new financial adviser podcast. John is joined by Nicola Barker from St. James’s place wealth, David Owen from Lifetime Connect and Martin Clark, Landmark IFA. This is part one of a three-part special podcast on all things consumer duty, bonds, markets, and investments – all the important stuff going on in our …
 
This week Sam is joined by Paul Bradley, Founder of Chiltern Hills Financial Planning. The focus of the conversation today is an interesting one, does money make you happy? According to Paul it’s not enough to be rich, it’s having a purpose that gets us all out of bed in the morning. Paul also dives into positive psychology and the way that we shou…
 
This week Elena is joined by Claire Barker, Marketing and Communications Director for Brooks Mcdonald. Claire is here to talk about Brooks Mcdonald’s exciting project called Female Folio, a network to support high net worth and affluent women on their investment journey. Women have more financial power than ever before, with more than 60% of the UK…
 
This week Sam is joined by Natasha Percy Baxter from Percy Baxter Wealth Management. 18 months ago, Natasha reached out to the Financial Planner Life Podcast asking how she could get into the financial planning profession. Now she’s running her own Partner Practice for St. James’s Place, what a fantastic story! This self-employed route into the pro…
 
This week Sam is joined by Michelle Hoskin from Standards International Ltd, AKA Little Miss Woww! Michelle is dedicated to raising the international standards of the financial planning profession. She’s already responsible for the Paraplanner Standard certification, pioneering best practice among personal financial planners in the UK and overseas.…
 
We are pleased to bring you the eighth episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Rob Kingsbury, Michelle Wilson-Stimson, and Sarah Lees. This episode focuses around how and where Paraplanners access and get additional technical support when needed. This is a…
 
This week Elena is joined by Laura Dean, Operations and Marketing Director of Balance Wealth Planning. Laura shares her career journey with us and gives us some great advice on how you can navigate different career paths within the financial profession. In particular she focuses on marketing and operational roles. Laura gives us an insight into wha…
 
This week Elena is joined by Dan Martin, Director and Chartered Independent Financial Planner at MDM Wealth LTD. Dan talks us through his impressive (and quick!) career journey from a semi-professional rugby player, pulling pints in a pub, to company director. Dan is certainly in the younger demographic of financial professionals but he tells us ho…
 
This week Sam is joined by Danielle Arnold, head of Paraplanning for Bespoke Wealth Limited. Danielle disproves the myth that Paraplanners are introverts. She is most certainly not an introvert, in fact, before she started her career in financial planning, she was training to be a helicopter pilot! Danielle shares with us why it’s important for a P…
 
We are pleased to bring you the seventh episode of our paraplanner series, hosted by Richard Cooper and with guest speakers from the world of paraplanning, Sian Davies-Cole, Rob Kingsbury, Michelle Wilson-Stimson, and Sara Hickman and Rhiannon Baxter from We are Brave. This episode focuses on how paraplanners have challenging conversations with adv…
 
This week Sam is joined by Tom Skinner, co-founder and financial planning director for Barnaby Cecil. Today Tom shares his career journey and tells us why being employed didn’t work for him at all. He has now set up his own firm which allows him to put family time first. What is interesting is the way he went about building his business, surroundin…
 
This week Sam is joined by Susie Laws, co-owner and director of Fiducia Wealth Management. Susie is a Chartered Financial Planner, a fellow of the PFS and she is also a 2 x Financial Adviser of The Year winner (East Anglia and the Midlands) in the Women in Financial Advice Awards, wow! Today we talk about her career journey, from Paraplanner to Co-…
 
This week Sam is joined by financial protection adviser Adrian Benjamin. He helps property investors protect themselves and their families financially, allowing them to pass on generational wealth. We talk about why this protection is often overlooked, why it’s so important, the role of a financial protection adviser and how it can be a stepping st…
 
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