44. Uplifting Your Networking Synergy And Getting Real with Meg Hanington, EPC and Genevieve E. Thayer, EPC at Beacon Partners

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Today’s episode of In The Suite is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. We have double the fun, double the knowledge, and double the energy!! This week we have two guests Meg Hanington, EPC and Genevieve E. Thayer, EPC.

As the famous saying goes, teamwork makes the dreamwork. These two ladies are both Co-Founders at Beacon Partners. Plus, both Genevieve and Meg are co-delegates for the NYC Metro Area chapter of Females & Finance, where they are responsible for gathering the network to provide meaningful and relevant information for each of its members working in the financial services industry. Dynamic duo indeed!

Meg began her career at Merrill Lynch working in a variety of disciplines, including technology, systems development, operations, compliance, marketing, and administration. She transitioned to the independent space in 2012, using her fierce unique ability to listen to and understand her clients’ goals and implement a workable solution for achieving them. 

Meg is a member of the Board of Trustees for Trinity Counseling Service (TCS). When not working, Meg can be found boating on the Barnegat Bay or cooking her favorite dishes.

Genevieve’s journey begins at AXA Equitable. She has extensive knowledge of the inter-dependencies across operations, compliance, technology, investment analysis, and administration. Like Meg, Genevieve also transitioned to the independent space.  

Genevieve is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trenton Music Makers. Her free time is spent enjoying local craft beer, yoga, and the beautiful view from Barnegat Light beach.

In this episode, we discuss can’t-miss topics such as how to lift ourselves and each other up through networking, what is emotional intelligence?, and how you can get more comfortable putting yourself out there!

“Regardless of your position within the organization, everybody must bring their best self to the office every day, and must understand that not everyone’s going to have a good day,” Meg says. We are human. Feelings bubble, so it is important to take that step back with an air of self-awareness to break that wheel of constant agitation and upsetness.

These women are intelligent, smart, seasoned women who have done a masterful job empowering others. They work so well together, like peanut butter and jelly. “The synergy between us is unique because we both have very different skill sets,” Genevieve explains. You can tell from their rapport that they really understand each other and their core competencies and how one complements the other.

If there’s one theme we learn in this episode, it is that everyone is different and has their unique perspective. You can take your personality into your business. Meg had a great piece of advice. “If you’re a craft beer guy or gal, you don’t have to have champagne and caviar clients,” says Meg.

Don’t miss their insights throughout the episode. Listen and utilize these three strategic concepts to help you maximize your potential. Grab a cup of coffee and listen to the episode.

  1. Be flexible and be prepared with tech. Business is hectic and you can never guess what’s going to happen. Business can get interrupted. Have a contingency plan from a tech perspective. “Very carefully look at your tech stack and make sure that you can pivot on a moment’s notice,” Genvieve says.
  2. Put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there when it comes to networking. “You could put out great content online, it’s totally different when people are hearing your voice and seeing your face,” says Genvieve “there’s that different connection level.”
  3. Listen listen listen. A good leader stops talking and starts having conversations with their team members. A good leader listens to their team and the importance and how they feel valued or not valued, Meg says.

 

Show Notes:

Today’s episode of In The Suite is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. We have double the fun, double the knowledge, and double the energy!! We have two female leaders in financial services and wealth management partner together on the same podcast. This week we have two guests Meg Hanington, EPC and Genevieve E. Thayer, EPC. It’s actually the first trifecta In The Suite.

Tina Powell · Uplifting Your Network & Getting Real w/ Meg Hanington & Genevieve Thayer at Beacon Partners

As the famous saying goes, teamwork makes the dreamwork. You can tell from their rapport that they really understand each other and their core competencies and how one complements the other. These two ladies are both Co-Founders at Beacon Partners. Plus, both Genevieve and Meg are co-delegates for the NYC Metro Area chapter of Females & Finance, where they are responsible for gathering the network to provide meaningful and relevant information for each of its members working in the financial services industry. Dynamic duo indeed!

These women are intelligent, smart, seasoned women who have done a masterful job empowering others. They work so well together, like peanut butter and jelly.

“The synergy between us is unique because we both have very different skill sets,”  

Genevieve explains.

In this episode, we discuss can’t-miss topics such as how to lift ourselves and each other up through networking, what is emotional intelligence?, and how you can get more comfortable putting yourself out there! What are you waiting for?! Grab a cup of coffee and listen to the episode.

 

Join the conversation to hear about:

  • Lifting ourselves and each other through networking (03:25)
  • How Genevieve and Meg know each other (07:00)
  • Helping independent advisors achieve their goals (12:00)
  • Advisor trends Genevieve and Meg are seeing since the start of the pandemic (13:15)
  • What is emotional intelligence? (18:15)
  • Two things a good leader does (24:15)
  • What makes a successful leader? (26:55)
  • What makes Meg and Genevieve’s relationship so special (31:25)
  • How they landed their TV show (37:30)
  • Getting comfortable putting yourself out there (41:55)
  • Being braggadocious without being braggadocious (47:45)
  • How Covid shifted dynamic conversations (54:00)
  • Ways to get in touch with Meg and Genevieve (58:20)
  • What Genevieve and Meg are reading (60:35)

 

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