The Client-centred Blog

Welcome to The Client Centred Blog; Free content that shares a fresh approach to thriving as a financial professional in a rapidly changing environment.

This blog has its foundation in a new understanding of the human mind that gives you the ultimate platform for creating better results, thriving under any circumstances and living the life you want.     

I invite you to explore the materials, reflect upon how it relates to you and your business and enjoy the benefits.

Getting clients to come to you

  If you are building your practice then having an increasing number of people seeking you out and wanting to work with you is the ideal situation. What could be better than having great conversations with interested people and hearing them say the magic words… ‘So, where do we go from here?’ Is this a…

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Why advisers shouldn’t avoid challenging their clients

Although the term ‘sales’ can have negative connotations these days, if you are providing a professional service then engaging new clients and re-engaging existing ones is often an important part of your business. So, what can give you a significant advantage? A while back I came across some research that is both eye-opening and food…

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Deep rapport – the gateway to exceptional client relationships

Rapport is the presence of harmony, trust and cooperation between people. It is like the oil in the machine of a relationship – without it things will soon grind to a halt. The thing about rapport is that it exists on different levels. What is fine for a superficial, transactional relationship is highly likely to…

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The Power Of Vulnerability

As a financial practitioner it is easy to only talk to your clients about products, investments and financial matters. Why? Because it is comfortable for you. It is where you feel safe. It is what you know about. But this isn’t where the real juice in the relationship is – not for you or your…

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No pressure selling and influence part 2

“If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.” Sydney Banks Being a powerful influencer is a vital aspect of your role with clients and yet it is something that advisers can be uncomfortable with. In part 1 of this article we looked at the…

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No pressure selling and influence part 1

“This is what it means to serve: improving another’s life and, in turn, improving the world.” Daniel H. Pink, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others Being an effective influencer and confidently selling your services are essential skills if you want to build a thriving practice based upon getting great results for your…

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The more present you are, the more presence you have

A few years ago I read a book called ‘Clients Forever’ by Doug Carter. He very wisely points out that real value is created when clients have a revelation, an ‘ah-ha’ moment or an insight. This is when they see something new or differently and this is important because people always buy or take action…

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Good advice is useless without leadership

There is a famous story about a woman visiting Gandhi with her young son. She and her son had travelled a long way and when they eventually got their chance to speak with him he asked how he could help and the woman said “My son eats far too much sugar, can you tell him…

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A crucial key to effortless influence

Jacques Prevert  a French poet, once walked by a blind beggar who had a sign next to him that read… “Blind Man without a pension.” He asked the man how he was doing, and the blind man replied… “Very badly, no one is making any donations.” Jacques picked up the man’s sign and changed what…

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Giving financial advice – 3 important steps

You no doubt put a great deal of time and effort into creating precisely the right advice for your clients but this alone does not guarantee it will be accepted and followed. After working with a number of advisers on this subject we helped them implement three easy but important steps that significantly increased the buy-in from clients –…

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