Category: Marketing to Women

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How I Converted MEN to My Women’s Practice

As a former financial advisor I was considered a bit of  a rogue, I was determined to build my business using my purpose as the foundation, and it worked. I was trained by Smith Barney in one of the best,  most extensive training programs on Wall Street, but I had my own vision of what worked for me and I would not relinquish my passion and purpose. I wanted to serve the wealthy women in Ne...

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Female Advisor WON Forbes Best Idea: Attracting Women by Empowering Women

She won the best idea contest! Out of hundreds of financial advisors she was the only woman out of 10 advisors that presented a best idea at the Under 40 Forbes conference… and she WON.  She will now be featured in an article with Forbes, not to mention the sense of confidence she walked away with. When this opportunity was presented to her by her firm she wasn’t sure what to present,...

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Learn to Speak “Women” and Win Big – Take the Quiz

Women focused financial practices are popping up all over the country. Five years ago female friendly practices were few and far between, but today the momentum is growing rapidly. Female advisors are quickly staking their claim as a natural market, but male advisors are making serious progress appealing to and attracting more women of wealth.  The stakes are high and unless you plan to retir...

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He Lost Her at “Hello” – How Advisors should NOT Behave with Women

This is a perfect example of why affluent women are NOT happy with the financial advisor experience. My husband and I were enjoying a nice dinner when an old friend of my husband and his son stopped by our table.  He was well dressed, almost a bit too polished for the environment. He and my husband had attended pharmacy school together.  Within the first 30 seconds this man quickly shared tha...

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Two RED FLAGS that Slow Business Growth

Business growth is not just about competency, it’s about being able to articulate what you do and why you do it in a way that is clear, compelling and repeatable. There are two red flags that quickly indicate the marketing aspect of your business is holding you back. Before I even begin my coaching process I ask every advisor  “Why should I do business with you?” they all struggle to de...

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A new model that is designed for women and the next decade of business

Advisors by now you must recognize the women’s market is a very viable and essential opportunity for the growth of your business. Here’s the problem. The traditional model of prospecting selling and closing is failing you. You see women don’t like to be prospected, they don’t want to be sold to and they don’t want to be closed on. That’s why we have created ...

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I built a good business, why can’t I just keep doing what I’m doing and be successful?

  Let’s dive into the  third myth that holds back advisors from creating a successful female friendly business model. (Read Myth 1 & Myth 2) Myth #3: “I built a good business, why can’t I just keep doing what I’m doing and be successful?”  Well let me tell you something, women have created a paradigm shift in the industry. You̵...

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Can A Male Advisor Compete in this Female Space?

  Let’s address myth number two (see myth one) which prevents advisors from capitalizing on a female focused practice. Can a male advisor compete in this female space? (female advisors be ready). Well the answer is, both male and female advisers can compete in this space equally. As a male or female advisor you must be able to connect with women in a way that is contrary to ...

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Advisors You Are Denying Yourself Prospecting Opportunities

  If you’re concerned that by focusing on the women’s market, you will turn your clients off and deny yourself other prospecting opportunities, you couldn’t be further from the truth.    Let me tell you my story. When I was a financial advisor in Newport Beach, CA I intentionally focused on the women’s market to build my practice. It didn’t matter who I was...

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3 Beliefs that Continually Hold Advisors Back

During the month of August, I will be sharing a series of emails on a program that we’ve developed that will allow you to grow your assets, inspire more referrals, create a female friendly practice and dramatically reduce your potential for attrition going forward. And the best part…. you may never have to prospect again. I know this process works because I used this same process to b...

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How to Grow Your Financial Practice Like a Successful Winery

You are probably wondering how wines apply to building a financial practice so let me get to the point. The wine business is highly competitive like the financial advisory practice. In Napa Valley there are over 600 wineries likewise I’m sure there are hundreds of financial advisors in your area as well. They all have wines but some are boutiques and have highly defined niches with limite...

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Financial Advisors Learn Why Women Find Money Boring

What if I told you that women aren’t dense about money… they just find it boring. Starting at an early age male and female brains develop differently. Young girls begin shifting outward, craving more interaction, relationships and communication aspects that are not necessarily associated with solving mathematical problems or waiting or beakers to boil. Thus from an early age math and sci...

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5 Email Templates to Swipe for Financial Advisors

  Here are some suggestions for you to ensure that you reap all the opportunities that your business can support.   By leveraging female friendly content, accessing business building tools and learning how easy it is to increase your business growth you will attract more assets, appeal to women and generate referrals without ever leaving your office! While a phone call, face-to-face opportuni...

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The most lucrative demographic since the onset of the baby boomers

Marketing to women is not only the most lucrative demographic since the onset of the baby boomers, but the transformation you’ll undergo as you develop a female-friendly practice will bring unbelievable focus, clarity, and conviction, all of which have the power to draw better, more highly qualified clients to your business. Using The Keys to the Ladies Room model as your guide, everything yo...

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The Perfect Event Combination to Attract Women with Money.

Women are leery, that’s the bottom line. And women are not stupid, when they get an invitation to a nice event free of charge they know you will want something from them, or at least that is what they are thinking.  But when you charge for an event, when a woman is asked to invest in herself and pay for your value, well now you are singing a whole new tune. There is tremendous value in prov...

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Advisors This May Sound Harsh and It May Be True For You Too!

I am about to say something that may sound a little harsh, but it’s true and it needs to be said… If you say you focus on women then either put up or shut up because women can see right through you. It’s true! Women are already leery of advisors, questioning what you say and whether you are trustworthy from the start. So many advisors claim they focus on women when their process is ...

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Male advisors get it and are “Kicking it”

Calling all Male Advisors. Women aren’t’ the only advisors who can build a highly effective and productive female focused practice. If you enjoy working with women, have a desire to make an impact on their future and have a deep respect for the challenges they face and the responsibilities women carry in life, then your ability to attract more women to your practice is truly unlimited. By...

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A Women’s Seminar Invitation that GETS NOTICED

To get attention from women, to get women to WANT to come to your event sometimes you have to go totally rogue. It’s not just the topic, nor the content but it’s the look and feel of the invitation that gets the results. When sending invitations to women whether it’s a branding event, qualifier event, specialty event or even educational workshop (see Seminars for the Financial Advisor...

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A One-on-One Presentation that Women Love

Building immediate trust with a woman is the key to building a highly productive and mutually successful client relationship. The foundation to that relationship begins in your very first meeting.  Whether she was a participant from your event, a referral from friend or client or perhaps you met her while networking, during that first meeting she needs to know you care about her, she want...

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Simple Steps to a Total Wealth Management Practice

Total wealth management is dynamic and just as your client’s lives are constantly changing you need a system that systematically and effectively keeps up with those changes. Managing every aspect of your client’s financial lives is an ongoing process and can at times be overwhelming.  Without an effective wealth management system, important issues as well as important clients can slip thr...

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A GREAT Ad to Promote Your Financial Practice

I have a quick question for you.  . . What are your actions telling your female clients? Audi the luxury car company spent millions to promote this video during the Super Bowl where most of the listeners were men and it’s all about empowering women.  What were they crazy or just smarter than the rest of us?!? This video was shocking and effective and a GREAT lesson for financial advisors. ...

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Scripts Advisors Can Swipe That Get Attention

Advisors are getting powerful results when marketing to women and don’t think it requires a full business transformation in order to get results.  Female Friendly drip emails that are written by women, focused on what’s important to women can re-engage existing clients, inspire more referrals and actually generate a response from both genders. Think about it, when was the last time your ema...

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Want more Female clients? This is what you need!

Many advisors think it’s enough to read a few articles on how to connect with a wealthy female client……but let me assure you, that just won’t cut it! Remember, women can smell lack of commitment a mile away. And wealthy women are especially adept at screening out people who are attracted to their money.If you waste your time dabbling in the women’s market, you will just dilute your p...

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3 Ways to Motivate Women to Take Action

In the new era of women and millennials, Financial Advisors must embrace a new model that is more personal, makes the advisor more approachable and inspires and motivates potential clients to act.   Selling skills still have their place but manipulative, high pressure tactics are out. The instant a woman feels the sale is more important than her needs she’s out and chances of reestablishing ...

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The Year You Focus Your Business on Women

You want to focus more on the women’s market as you know this is a treasure trove of business but you’re not sure where to start or what to do first.   Follow 6 steps to focus your business on women: You need a story – why you care about women: Thru personal coaching will help develop YOUR personal story that will have the #1 biggest impact on attracting new business (from men and wo...

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Don’t Let One Jerk Derail Your Focus On Women

This is the time of the year to be thankful for our families, our business, our clients and the successes we’ve achieved. I’m thankful for all of you and look forward to meeting and mentoring even more of you in 2017 (see below for more details on this!).   One of the things I’m not thankful for….people who try to stop others on their road to success.  One of my own cl...

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Why Inspiration Trumps Accountability

When you need to have accountability, there is something missing inside of you. When you are inspired and your purpose and passions are working together you won’t need anyone to help you move forward.  That’s what happens when I help advisors focus on the women’s market, it’s not just a simple strategy it’s truly a transformational experience that inspires, energizes and re-engages th...

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What Happens When Your Passion And Purpose Collide?

How to define your Purpose and Passion as a Financial advisor PART IThere are moments in our life where everything is working like magic. Life seems amazing, even challenges present an opportunity to excel. Looking back, this is a time in your life when it seemed everything you did worked, when God and all the energies of the universe were working with you, moving you forward. It is in these momen...

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Do you know what women want from your practice?

Women’s Seminars That Turn Women OFFOK Really? It’s 2016 and I just reviewed a women’s retirement presentation designed by one of the top broker dealers in the country. My blood is boiling. It looks no different than a retirement presentation hosted in the 1980’s to address men and retirement, the only difference is the statistics have changed and they have added new women stats.  It was ...

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Is Your Career Your Real Passion?

He is a million+ producer with a team of assistants to make his business run smoothly. He reached out looking to focus on women and the divorce market…or so he thought; he ended up getting so much more. From the moment we met and started working together I knew he was different, he was very authentic, cared deeply about his business and was sincerely interested in seeing his team of young women ...

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What is Your Real Mission as an Advisor?

OK, so what is your REAL mission? Every financial advisor I speak to wants to help people, they see this as their true calling and what makes them unique; but the real question, the source to unlimited success is understanding WHO you really want to help and WHY?These are not simple questions and the answers require some digging and soul searching; but the results are what define you, propel you, ...

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Ignite your business growth NOW and for generations to come.

Both male and female advisors around the country are thriving since participating in the Masters of Women’s Advisory Certificate Program. Join my call on September 28th to learn more about what the MWA program entails and how it will impact your business growth!Ignite your business growth NOW and for generations to comeWhat: Free LIVE Q&A TeleseminarHost: Adri Miller HeckmanDate: Thursday, S...

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Are You Ready for The Keys to the Ladies Room?

Marketing to women is not only the most lucrative demographic since the onset of the baby boomers, but the transformation you’ll undergo as you develop a female-friendly practice will bring unbelievable focus, clarity, and conviction, all of which have the power to draw better, more highly qualified clients to your business. Using The Keys to the Ladies Room model as your guide, everything yo...

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Three-Step Guide to Dramatically Transform Your Conversations with Women

Which option would you choose to transform your relationship with affluent women?The challenges many women face when it comes to money are far greater than just the dollars and cents. The issues often run deeper, creating an underlying issue that prevents growth and financial confidence. Until women understand their attitude and relationship with money, they may continue to struggle in their desir...

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When Marketing to Women, Don’t Be Like This Advisor

Do you know this Advisor?  He must have slipped through. I thought these guys were extinct, but I guess I was wrong. I thank God he is just one of a small number of advisors who still adhere to the traditional sales skills. On top of that, he certainly needs to learn how to work with women, because the way he spoke to me, I would never do business with him nor would I ever refer my clients to ...

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What if you’re different than the typical industry advisor but can’t articulate how?

You know you are different than most Advisors and you don’t want to be considered typical, in fact you loathe the typical advisory process and often try and distance yourself.You care deeply about your clients, are highly ethical and totally committed to taking your clients on a journey that will lead to financial freedom.You know you are different than the typical industry advisor but can’t f...

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It Only Took 2 Months To Reach Her 6 Month Goal

She just landed a $3,000,000 account and it was effortless, that’s when she knew her marketing to women approach was working. She started with no database so working together we developed her highly compelling and authentically focused message, she was quite clear she wanted to focus on women.  She knew she needed to add more leads, connections, and potential clients to her database as this wou...

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How Marketing to Women becomes a Fountain of Growth for Advisors

    A handful of advisors have found the ‘Fountain of Growth’ for their business. They have found a way to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm for years, an internal program that immediately gets results and increases with time, along with a strategy that is not only enjoyable to implement but attracts more referrals consistently with no extra effort. We are all looking for...

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3 Simple MUST HAVE Marketing Tools for Financial Advisors

You find that most of your clients are actually women. You love helping the women in your book of business and they love what you do for them. They appreciate your gentle style and ability to communicate with them, which helps to build a trusting relationship. Without even trying women are referred to you, yet nothing in your message brand or website speaks women.If you are already getting referra...

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3 Advisors, 3 Scenarios Getting BIG Results

 You too can have BIG results like the advisors below:In less than 3 months Monica transformed the direction, focus and enthusiasm for her business, she had no idea it could all happen that fast.  She had built a great practice and was well respected as an Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She knew she loved her job but something was missing.  She lacked motivation, her daily routine had become ju...

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Financial Advisors: How To Close With A Softer Touch

‘Closing the deal’ is a term that makes many advisors blood curdle and often creates internal conflicts especially for women. Traditional “closing’ skills feel high pressured, manipulative and calculated with little focus on the needs of the client and totally focused on racking up new accounts and more production for the advisor. While it seems it is the only way to get the business t...

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Ask Adri: How do I get qualified referrals using a script?

Dear Adri,I want more referrals and am hosting my first women’s event as a way to get more introductions and referrals from existing clients.  In the past I’ve asked clients to bring a friend but that approach doesn’t seem to generate the quantity and quality of leads I’m looking for. What is the best way to inspire them to actually bring someone that is appropriate for my business?-Looki...

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Financial Advisor Asks: Can women be a secondary market for me?

Dear Adri, If I want to focus more on women do I have to make it my complete focus? What about all my existing clients, if I start marketing more to women will I alienate the men. I see the importance of focusing on women just not sure what’s the best path for me to take. -Signed Ready to focus Dear Ready to Focus, The beautiful aspect of the women’s market is that it can be a primary OR s...

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Ask Adri: How to help women embrace my investment strategy?

Dear Adri, When working with women I want them to really understand the investment decisions they make but it seems when I try to explain our investment process why we invest the way we do their eyes get glossy and they shut down. In fact, they are even hesitant to ask questions. How can I make this part of my presentation easier for women to digest and embrace? Signed, Feeling too technic...

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3 Strategies in Just 3 Months that Get GREAT Results

3 Strategies in Just 3 Months?Whether you intend to create a female focused practice or want to create a female program to compliment an already thriving practice you need 3 tools: Your Story “Why you care about Women”, a Compelling Message that connects with women and a Female Friendly Marketing Strategy that validates your commitment to women.  By incorporating these 3 tools you can turn tr...

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An Investment Philosophy that gets Women to take action

Women have many questions: Why you care about her? Why you do what you do? Why you make the investment decisions that you do? Yet most advisors, even those who claim to be Women’s Wealth Specialists, tend to drown women (and sometimes men) in long winded explanations of their credentials, experience and investment process.  Many advisors think words such as, ‘asset allocation’ an...

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One Simple Thing Financial Advisors Can Do To Attract Women Clients

Don’t you get bored doing the same old thing day after day, month after month, year after year? Granted routine is nice but maybe it’s time to really have some fun with your business. When you approach your business focused on what works for women, that need to be stodgy and impress them with your professionalism falls away. You don’t have to worry about not looking or acting like the most s...

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Finally a compelling intro script that gets amazing results

While your story is the heart and soul of your practice your “Compelling Introduction” focused on women is what makes your message come to life.  A good Intro script is authentic, intriguing, alluring yet very REAL (not false and fabricated like the elevator scripts of yesteryear).  A Compelling Introduction focused on women defines your motives, process and true intentions in a way that ins...

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Why your story about women generates immediate results

Women love a good story, especially when it is sincere, authentic and meaningful. Creating a successful practice focused on women starts with your story, which then impacts how you present your practice, how you implement your practice, and the environment you create for women to feel comfortable and empowered. Your story “Why Women” becomes the foundation to a whole new client experience that...

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Just having a “Way” with women isn’t enough for advisors

If you say you focus on women then either put up or shut up because women can see right through you. Women are already leery of advisors, questioning what you say and whether you are trustworthy from the start. So many advisors claim they focus on women when their process is no different than every other advisor. Women want to see that something is different about your practice and just having a ...

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