Professional Development Meeting in Omaha

January 15, 2019
11:00 AM CST - 1:00 PM CST

Champions Run Country Club
13800 Eagle Run Drive
Omaha, NE 68164
Venue website

Kick-off your best year ever by joining us for our January 15 Professional Development luncheon!


11:00 AM - Lunch Buffet Open
11:45 AM - 
NAIFA Business
12:00 PM - 
Keynote Speaker, Steve Phillips -- "Building a Path to Sustainable Growth"


Steve Phillips is a Certified Practice Management Consultant at Pareto Systems and has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry as a speaker, trainer, and educator working with advisors, product development firms and carriers. He has also trained and led successfulwholesale consultant teams whose role it was to support and assist individual advisors, broker-dealers, and RIA’s. As a speaker, team leader and passionate educator, Steve was an early adapter of the processes around practice management, business refinement and client acquisition. The total “buy in” came as he saw firsthand the effects on the practices of successful advisors he was working with.

“After doing presentations for thousands of advisors over 15 years, it became increasingly clear that the path to sustainable growth for already successful advisors was not around product or marketing. Moreover, the idea of working with the ‘already convinced’ in a practice, and turning current clients into advocates who then became the best client acquisition initiative anywhere, was the absolute proof that these proven processes work year after year. Helping the advisors I worked with create professional contrast in their communities and seeing what a shift to a philosophy, planning strategy and process approach meant to create enterprise value in a firm, not only changed the trajectory of the firms and advisors I worked with, it changed my own path and in fact my life.”

Steve understands that the commoditization of the financial services industry is intense and mandates that the focus for the advisors he serves is around best practices that perfect the client experience. The difference in the approach to the relationships he has with advisors is that the processes are not on trial. They are drawn from interactions with some of the best financial professionals in the business.

After living, working and consulting in Scottsdale, AZ for five years, Steve and his wife Laurie recently moved back to their home city of Overland Park, KS. They have two grown daughters, Lindsay and Leigha and stay busy being involved with them and other family members living in the Kansas City area. Steve and Laurie are movie buffs and also enjoy traveling.

This event is FREE for NAIFA members -- and $25 for non-members and guests.  Guest fees can be paid online or at the door by cash, check or credit card.

This meeting is sponsored by

Register online or contact Executive VP Joe Pittman at [email protected] or 844-249-8806.


$0.00 NAIFA Member

$25.00 Non-member