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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.

Creating a client centred culture, not a numbers driven one

Do you lead a team of people? Do you want to get the best from them but avoid the downsides of pushing them too hard? It has often been said that ‘an organisations greatest asset is its people’. I believe this has to be true because without people there is no organisation. But there is…

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Effective client acquisition – what do you say after ‘Hello’?

A useful realisation to have, as a professional service provider, is that people do not buy what we do. What we do is always a bridge to something of more substance. For example, in my business, the end result that people want is not coaching or learning how to think better, or how the mind…

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To succeed you have to believe in yourself… really?

It is so easy to think we have things figured out in life and without someone to robustly challenge our assumptions we just continue to think them – at times to our cost. This is one of the reasons coaching is so powerful. You have someone totally on your side and yet, at the same…

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Culture and getting the best from your people

Why is the culture of an organisation so important? The late Peter Drucker, one of the world’s leading business thinkers, is credited with the saying… ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’. He believed that the culture of an organisation was the prime mover in the successful implementation of business strategy. If the strategy was incompatible with…

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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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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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Resilience – The essential key to suffering less and accomplishing more

Have you noticed how resilience has become a hot topic in business? There are TED talks on it, it is being written about in the Harvard Business Review and organisations are beginning to realise that high resilience levels are a major factor in creating sustainable success. Often, the most successful people and businesses are not…

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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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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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