Penny Phillips is the co-founder and President of Journey Strategic Wealth, an RIA for advisors seeking independence and full-fledged practice management support. She is also the founder and CEO of Thrivos Consulting, a firm on a mission to support financial firms and advisors as they embrace change and discover new ways to thrive. Before founding Thrivos and Journey Strategic Wealth, Penny served as the Director of Practice Management at ClientWise and Vice President of Strategic Consulting at Envestnet, Inc. Penny holds a degree in Corporate Finance and Economics from Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York.
Penny joins me today to discuss the financial advisor’s pathway to independence. She describes a financial advisor’s role in a consumer’s life and shares her observations on various trends in the financial advisory industry. She explains how the industry is dictating what success means to advisors and describes how advisors’ development becomes hindered by larger firms’ closed systems and communities. She underscores the difference between wealth managers and investment managers and highlights the mindset and belief systems people need to change to become effective financial advisors.
“The transition an advisor needs to go through to be a consultative financial planner has less to do with technical confidence and more to do with behavioral and belief shifts.” – Penny Phillips
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