Jeremy Keil is a financial advisor at Keil Financial Planners. As a specialist in retirement planning, Jeremy is dedicated to helping people learn more—and feel more confident—about their money. He served as a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial for over 20 years before beginning his work at Keil Financial Planners and formerly served as an adjunct professor at the Wisconsin Lutheran College and the Concordia University in Wisconsin. Today, in addition to his work at Keil Financial Planners, Jeremy hosts Retirement Revealed, a podcast honored among Feedspot’s Top 25 Retirement Podcasts to Follow in 2021.
Jeremy joins me today to discuss motivational interviewing and how financial advisors can approach it. He shares his journey in the financial advisory industry and explains how he discovered motivational interviewing. He describes the mutual relationship between financial advisors and clients and details why financial advisors should have compassion and empathy for their clients. Jeremy also outlines a few key questions financial advisors can integrate into their discovery meetings and highlights how launching a podcast has benefitted him as a financial advisor.
“I thought connecting with someone was just about asking questions, but motivational interviewing teaches you that it’s about open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries.” – Jeremy Keil
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