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The Model FA

Nov 9, 2021

Brendan Barca is a coach, speaker, and consultant specializing in helping financial advisors enter the digital age. Through his live workshops, webinars, and online courses, Brendan teaches financial advisors how to grow their businesses by modernizing their websites and embracing digital technology. In addition to his work as a consultant for financial advisors, Brendan is also Co-Founder of Brema Solutions, a firm dedicated to creating a more intentional, aware, and mindful world.

Brendan joins me today to share his advice on how financial advisors can leverage LinkedIn and other online tools to expand their businesses. He shares why and how he shifted from working in the financial services industry to starting a consultancy business. He discusses how content marketing can help prospects find financial advisors and explains why networking on LinkedIn is a gradual process. He also shares his advice for optimizing your business’s website on Google and underscores why financial advisors need to embrace the digital world.


“LinkedIn is a gradual and strategic process.  It’s a slow burn: you connect, build rapport, and then ask for a meeting.” - Brendan Barca


This week on The Model FA Podcast:

  • Why some financial advisors feel like LinkedIn doesn’t work for building business
  • How optimizing your LinkedIn profile separates you from other financial advisors
  • Using content for marketing and keeping prospects interested in you
  • The power of niching in business-building and how to position yourself as a valuable resource on LinkedIn and other networking platforms
  • How long it takes to reap the benefits of networking on LinkedIn
  • Why financial advisors need to embrace digitalization
  • Brendan’s advice for financial advisors who are hesitant about taking their businesses online
  • Online meeting best practices
  • Optimizing your Google ranking to get more prospects to your business website


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Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “People get to know you by the amount of experiences they have with you.” - David DeCelle
  • “You want to create content on LinkedIn. Even if your content doesn’t get a huge engagement, you can still repurpose it.” - Brendan Barca
  • “Advisors should create valuable content on a consistent basis on LinkedIn.” - David DeCelle


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About the Model FA Podcast

The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes  to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams. 


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President of Model FA, David DeCelle


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