Ep. #40 – Explosive Growth and Getting Referrals Without Asking with Warren Brooks and Terry Parham Jr.
Imagine that you are getting so many unsolicited referrals that your new prospective clients are willing to be placed on a 4-month waiting list to see you. A pipe dream? Not necessarily. Our featured guests on today’s show are experiencing this right now.
How are they getting so many referrals without asking? With strategic relationship building, minor celebrity status in their target market, and a dash of effective social media.
In this episode, Bill Cates interviews Warren Brooks and Terry Parham – Co-Founders of Innovative Wealth Building. They explain how they’ve built a steady flow of referrals without asking with a strong emphasis on building personal relationships with clients by going the extra mile.
Warren Brooks is the President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and one of the co-founders of Innovative Wealth Building In a world of tough financial choices, Warren has been a beacon of knowledge for his clients since 1999.
Warren has started over 1,000 new clients in his career and has amassed an impressive amount of knowledge over the years. As a result, Warren has become locally renowned as the go-to planner for Federal Employees and widows/ widowers that are navigating one of life’s biggest challenges. What’s possibly most impressive is the relentless dedication that Warren has shown his clients over the years. When Warren says he will be there you know that he will, even if that means driving across the country or hopping on an airplane.
Prior to becoming a financial planner, Warren honorably served 24 years in the United States Navy and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Additionally, Warren graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Terry Parham Jr. is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and one of the co-founders of Innovative Wealth Building. Terry joined the financial services industry in 2011 and has held positions as a: Financial Planner, Corporate Trainer, and District Manager. Terry loves to talk about investments and also enjoys diving into the weeds of retirement income planning. When he’s not working directly with clients, Terry spends time mentoring other advisors and presenting financial education to individuals and organizations.
Terry graduated from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Economics and Psychology and a minor in Mathematics. Always on the quest for knowledge, Terry has earned the following certifications: Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).
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About Your Host
Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, works with established financial advisors to speed up their growth without increasing their marketing budget. Advisors tap into Bill’s proven process to multiply their best clients through introductions from advocates and Centers of Influence (such as CPAs and attorneys), communicate their value proposition more effectively, and create a reputation in a profitable target market. Bill helps advisors move from push prospecting to magnetic marketing – to attract more Right Fit Clients™.
Bill is the author of four best-selling books, Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret,Beyond Referrals, and Radical Relevance. Bill is a highly sought-after international speaker and coach, as well as the founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing™.
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