This week Sam is joined by Sean O’Brien, Financial Planner at WH Ireland. Sean has set up a group called The Foundation to help support young financial planners who are struggling to connect with like-minded professionals in the local area of Dorset & Hampshire on the South Coast of England. Today Sean tells us why he set up The Foundation, we discuss mental health as well as the power of community and how it can support successful and happy careers.
The average age of a financial planner is 55 so it can be an isolating place for the younger generation. If you’re interested in more information about The Foundation then you can contact Sean on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-o-brien-dippfs-83272442/
Seans’s professional journey
Why the foundation exists and who its for
The power of community support
Imposter syndrome & mental health
The challenges young people face in the financial profession
The importance of people & sales skills
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