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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

Each episode, Tom will lead a thoughtful discussion with leaders in the financial arena to create a unique show that's designed to serve both financial professionals and everyday investors.

Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

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Mar 18, 2022

When Arron went out looking for a new Director of Operations, he was looking for true leaders who understand the impact individuals can make in an organization. A lot of businesses are looking for this type of change and shift in culture. Leadership is evolving and teams want to be more involved in business development and growth.


On today’s episode, our COO Arron Price and Director of Operations Jessica Schloemp join us to discuss coaching, empowerment, and important changes within FIG. Jessica explains the difference between management and leadership, she knows the importance of leaders working with their teams in a collaborative and respective manner. The best success comes just outside our comfort zone. So, it’s important as business owners and leaders to find the balance that impassions our team to grow with us.


Key Points: 

2:53 – What are you working on?

3:41 – Looking for new leaders

6:42 – Management versus leadership

9:49 – Intentional when we are hiring

12:13 – Changes within operations

14:35 – How does this apply to you?

17:05 – What type of people are you looking for?

19:51 – Inspiration and motivation