Emma went from depressing Edgeware to scintillating Hollywood in under two years.
"In 2016, I was living in London doing the same thing every day … day-in, day-out … running my business that I wasn’t passionate about. Hiding the fact that I’m a psychic. Not really feeling understood in my life. Nothing made sense any more. I just felt really bored and hopeless. When I met Steve, he came to me and said, “Life isn’t meant to be like this. You can really be the whole of you. You can be the accountant. You can be the psychic. In fact, you should be. That’s who you were born to be.” I felt in my heart that was true, but I didn’t really know what to do. Steve became my life planner and helped me plan my dream life. My vision was that I’d live in America and that I would run a business that was congruent to who I am; that blends together business and spirituality. Where I’m up to now? Now I’m living in Hollywood, I run a business called Raise the Vibe Accountants, where I blend together my accountancy knowledge with spirituality. I offer intuitive consulting to help people bring balance to their lives. I’m living my dream life. If you’re considering working with Steve and you’re not sure whether to take that first step, all I can tell you is it changed my life and now I am living a dream life that I never thought was possible. Really live the life you were born to live. Go ahead." Emma Perry, 2018
What others say ...
"I recently attended one of Steve's seminars, and was quite frankly blown away! Definitely worth checking out, irrespective of your circumstances! Great work Steve! keep it up." Mike Manaley, 2014
"Brilliant life planning session with Steve Conley, I'd certainly recommend him to anyone wanting to find their passion in life and to create the plan to reach it!" Hazel Johnson, 2017
“My friend Steve Conley is a rare man indeed. Steve was one of the most senior and powerful bankers in the world. As well other senior positions he headed up Investment at both HSBC and RBS. So why is Steve rare?
Cut Steve in half and you will find integrity and ethics running through his core. The same can not be said for most bankers. Steve was actually fired by that bastion of honesty RBS, prior to their undoing, for pushing 'ethical' policy. The irony of it!
Steve at heart is a caring maverick. His mission now, having left banking behind, is to radically change the financial services industry, to re-calibrate it, to make it more about 'people' and not just profit.
He has the ear of those at the top, both of banking and government. He is determined and passionate. This is man who should not be underestimated. He will change things for the better.
I listened to Steve speak yesterday about how is now helping ordinary people to plan and live more fulfilling lives. It is clear to me his success is down to his enthusiasm, drive and commitment to his worthy cause. I am grateful to call Steve Conley a friend.”
Chris Stoner, September 2017
At the Academy we train, accredit, register, mentor and partner with financial advisers and life coaches from around the world. This makes our mentees the mosted trusted advisers globally. While other advisers pursue share of wallet, our advisers pursue share of heart! As a result of the trust created, our adviser community become more and more successful in every area of their practice. Watch Peter's story. In just a couple of years from becoming a mentee, he became a top 10 financial adviser nationally in terms of sales and on 23 February 2019 he became one of The Times top 250 financial Adviser in the UK.
"Before 2015, I was doing what the textbooks taught and what every other financial adviser was doing. It was very product driven. I looked at the client’s money and identified a product to sell. It was very driven by the textbooks and the company I worked for. I was reluctant to put client objectives and goals in place, because of the fear of missing them and not achieving those outcomes. I went on a bit of a journey; I didn’t know where I was or where I was going. I did know that I was unhappy with what I was doing, it was too product driven. It was the objectives being placed on the client, rather than the clients setting their own. I didn’t really know what the answer was until I met Steve. In 2016, I met Steve at a networking event where he began to educate me on how it perhaps should be. I was a little bit slow to take it up or to catch on in the beginning. Through further reading, meetings and conversations with Steve … it really just became apparent that there was a better way of doing things. That feeling in the pit of my stomach disappeared and it just felt like it was the right way to do it. Once the penny drops. That’s it. There’s no turning back. It’s really empowering as an IFA to know that I’m doing it the right way. This is how it should be done. The money isn’t the client anymore and that’s how it was. Now it’s all about the client. It’s their goals and objectives that drive the process. The business has gone from strength to strength. From starting with an organisation of 160 partners nationally, with little experience as a relatively newcomer to the advice side of financial services, in a little over two years we are now in the top 10% partners in the firm. It would not have taken place without this approach. I have absolutely no reservations about how we do what we do. The figures and our position speak for themselves. We are set to have a fabulous year. As a result of life planning, we are adding value to the client constantly so they’re really happy doing business with us. When we see feedback on sights such as ‘vouched for’ we see ourselves featured in 2019 as one of the Times’ top rated and best financial advice firms in the UK. What better validation than that!"
Peter Johnys, 2019.
Britains most trusted national newspaper announces Peter as one of the UK's most trusted advisers in 2019!
"It's a shame I can only give Steve 5 stars and if I could (give more) there would not be enough anyway, as not only will any interaction with Steve enlighten your existing beliefs on how we should treat clients, it will do something more powerful than that.....it will give you belief to re-evaluate yourself." Paul Hoyle, IFA, 2017
It's 2015. This is Workplace Pensions Direct. Hidden away at the back of the exhibition. A small fish in a not so big pond. Putting out their message at the local business networking event. No-one seems to take them seriously. Despite all the effort they're putting in. Their valuation is the cash in the bank. This was the start.
It's 2017. Workplace Pensions Direct is a big fish in a massive pond. They appear at the major national exhibitions. They're taken seriously, as an authority. They're a Yorkshire Business Masters Finalist with a 7-Figure market-leading business. This was the end of their GAME plan's first cycle.
"In 2015, I saw a business opportunity - as every employer had to provide a pension scheme for employers by law. So did everyone else! But they were lifestyle businesses charging thousands. I wanted an equity-based business using technology to deliver a better solution for under £20 per month. Tens of thousands of companies had been set up across the UK with either workplace pensions or auto-enrolment in their title. I needed someone who knew the market to help me grow the business. Then I met Steve. Steve created a plan for WPD that made us the go to place for thousands of accountants and business owners. Over the next two years, Steve led the growth of WPD from start up to what we believe is market leader today, with recognition along the way as a finalist in Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2017. With Steve's high profile in the industry, we went from small player at local networking events to the main player at the largest national accountant exhibitions in just two years. If I was to put a value on the business now, I'd say it was comfortably worth seven figures. With Steve's planning and business development skills, we went from zero to seven-figure market-leading business-masters-finalist in under three years." - Keith Humphrey, CEO at Workplace Pensions Direct.