Evans says, "Research proves that most financial advisers listen to a client for just 82 seconds before interrupting with their sales brochures and graphs. Fundamentally clients are interested in themselves, where their lives are going. They want to be listened to. The reality is that most financial adviser’s place insufficient value on the power of really listening and so their recommendations can fall short of what’s really needed. The qualification I have gained through the Kinder Institute of Life Planning has enabled me to take the service I deliver to my clients to a higher level because active listening is at the heart of it. I have always believed that financial planning is not about selling financial products. It's about giving the right financial advice through actively listening and then asking considered open questions to encourage a client to think about what they would really like to achieve in their life. We can then structure their finances to support their vision."
Evans is now moving to the next stage - Chartered Financial Planner accreditation and is on target to attain this in 2012.
"There are five distinct phases to qualified life planning - exploration;
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