5 Proactive Tips for Financial Advisors Working With Women Experiencing Widowhood

Dec 14, 2021

Clients who are experiencing widowhood are women first.

Before you start to see a bereaved client as a widow, remind yourself they are women and women are very relational, conversational and rapport driven. They're looking for advisers who are authentic and understand them.

So take the time and...

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The C.A.R.E Strategy

Oct 11, 2021

So if you work with women, you will work with women in transition. With female financial transitions, there is a component of loss and they truly need a trained thinking partner. Whether they are widowed, divorced, retired, have a career change, have an inheritance, things that really alter their...

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What Do You Do When Working With a Client Whose Spouse Passes Away?

Oct 04, 2021

Today, I want to talk about firsts. When you have a client whose spouse passes away, you have a series of things that must happen. So first thing, we want to organize our empathetic actions.

#1. You must call immediately.

Don't text, don't write, don't send a message. You call and learn how to...

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Report vs. Rapport Communication Styles

Sep 20, 2021

Hi, I'm Kathi Balasek, and I teach grief communication skills to financial professionals so that they can connect, retain, and attract bereaved clients.

Today, I want to talk to you about great teaching.

Great teachers know their audience.

You, as advisors, are teachers, facilitators. You're...

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How Financial Advisors Communicate With Widows

Aug 30, 2021

Hi, everyone. Today, we're going to talk about common statements that people say to someone who is grieving. Basically, popular statements that are unpopular with grievers, stay strong, they're in a better place, everything happens for a reason.

However well-meaning, it can be more hurtful and it...

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How to C.A.R.E For Widow Clients

Aug 23, 2021

To all of my financial friends out there, I am on a mission that every one of you, whether you're an advisor, a company supporter, that you have a widow division in place. I believe that it consists of four areas.

If you want to be grief literate with widows, you need communication, action,...

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What a Widow Looks for in a Financial Advisor

Aug 17, 2021

So today, I want to talk about the research from widows and financial advisors and how to make that connection. Even though this is an understudied area, I found a current study about qualities desired in a financial planner from the widow's perspective. And the five that they showcased from top...

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Widows are the Least Understood Client

Aug 09, 2021

To my financial industry friends, how did you connect with widow clients?

They are the least understood, but yet with the highest needs.

Why do you do what you do? Do you want the income and the high earning capacity? Do you love math and numbers? Or do you truly have that core value story of why...

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Learn to Mirror the Widow's Language

Aug 02, 2021

Today I want to give two grief communication skills to financial advisors who are working with widow clients.

First, say the name of their late husband or spouse

Say things like "I really appreciated knowing John," "He made a difference in my life," "I can't imagine what you are going through...

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How to Develop Your Grief Literacy Skills

Jul 12, 2021

By 2030, less than 10 years from now, women will control a huge part of the $30 trillion wealth transfer that is coming.

Marketing to women just makes sense.

Let's talk about widows because, sadly enough, they are your current and future clients.

How prepared are you? How practiced are you?

It's...

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Your Guide on How to  Communicate Authentically With Someone Who is Grieving.

We have all had moments of loss. What you say is important.