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Human-centric Investing Podcast

Can 20 minutes change your business?

Our newly reimagined Human-centric Investing Podcast features 20-minute conversations with inspiring thought leaders from inside and outside the financial industry.

Every other week, take just 20 minutes to get ideas that could transform your client relationships, and your business.

Listen or subscribe on iTunes, Google, or Spotify, and watch the video version on YouTube.

72: How to Help Clients Age with Dignity
May 19, 2022 – (21:59)

Clients sometimes feel they’re a burden to their children—especially when it comes to retirement planning. Patti Brennan discusses how financial professionals can lessen that burden and help open up communication and transparency within the family.

Patti Brennan is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

71: How Will the Headlines of Today Shape Financial Professional Businesses of Tomorrow
May 5, 2022 – (45:56)

The last few years have been filled with events that have rattled both markets and clients. Industry expert Michael Kitces discusses the impacts of these events on client relationships and advisors' businesses.

Michael Kitces is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

70: How to Rebuild Team Bonds and Culture in the Workplace
April 21, 2022 – (23:33)

After two full years of disrupted work and life, your team members have changed—and so has the work dynamic. Barbara Kay shares ways to rebuild strong team connections while embracing a new culture in the workplace.

Barbara Kay is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

69: How to Make Financial Planning a Family Affair
April 7, 2022 – (24:21)

Patti Brennan discusses the importance of establishing a bond with the next generation and provides easy steps that financial professionals can use to prepare their clients—and their children—for the future.

Patti Brennan is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

68: How Strategic Short Cuts Can Make Your Business and Life Easier
March 24, 2022 – (26:54)

Dave Ingram discusses how optimizing your physical and social environment can help you obtain better results in business and in life

67: Inflation Is Here to Stay! Here’s How to Prepare For It
March 10, 2022 – (24:43)

Inflation is at a 40-year high with no signs of abating, and the Fed may already be behind the curve. Jon Mackay, head of sales at Schroders, explains how investors can adapt to a high-inflation environment.

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Meet the HOSTS

Senior Vice President, Applied Insights, Hartford Funds

John Diehl is senior vice president of Applied Insights at Hartford Funds. In his current position, John and his team are responsible for engaging and educating both financial professionals and their clients about current and emerging opportunities in the financial-services marketplace.

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Vice President, Applied Insights, Hartford Funds

With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Julie believes that financial professionals sit in the industry’s most difficult seat. As a registered corporate coach, she has extensive experience in coaching financial professionals and their teams, to help them not just create a vision for their practice but also achieve it.

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John Diehl is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

Julie L. Genjac is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

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