What’s your reputation number?

I live in Missouri. I grew up here and I plan to stay put. However – my business is all over the country and yet, everyone seems to think financial services has such a wonderful reputation no matter where they are and I am here to tell you that’s an ‘alternative fact’ and there’s a…

There are no more secrets…

Do you remember when you were a kid and you told a secret to a friend and said, “Please, don’t tell anyone else this!” Then days later the entire school knew your secret and your friend was like, “I just told one person!” Yeah…if you thought that was bad, fast forward to 2017 where the…

Do this if you don’t want to work with women…

I recently attended an event and I heard three male financial service professional speakers crack jokes at the expense of a woman. As a woman sitting in the audience, I will admit it – the joking made me slightly uncomfortable. My immediate reaction was to look around the room and to see the response (most…

Before you hit “share” again – read this

It’s quite easy to say this topic is coming about due to the political stress and duress many are experiencing in America today. However, I assure you my concern has much more to do with your personal brand as a financial service professional than anything else. Before you hit “share” again, please take a moment…