Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Alan Parisse

February 4, 2014
Willie Jolley

Alan Parisse

Expertise:   Change, Leadership, Business, Marketing, Sales, Success

Speaking Style:  Informative. Dynamic. Humorous.

Travels From:  Boulder, Colorado

Nancy Says:  “Alan may have been named  one of the ‘Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century,’ but I place him in my Top 10 Favorite Speakers of all time. I know when I book him, he’s a guaranteed hit. He’s simply sensational.”


Helping Companies Prosper Through Cycles and Change

When Successful Meetings Magazine named Alan Parisse one of the ‘Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century,’ it was no surprise. He’s one of the best! For more than two decades, Alan has been helping organizations seize opportunities in times of change and challenge. Combining cutting edge insight and disarming wit, he shows how to let go of the past, reframe thinking and organize the future.

Alan’s background is in holding senior positions in the investment arena, authoring four books on the subject, and is regarded as an expert in the field. As a speaker, he parlayed his expertise into one of the most in-demand careers in the business. He helps leaders, managers and sales professionals understand how technological advances and global market fluctuations have made speed and agility essential ingredients for success.

Learn more about Alan Parisse...

Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse combines insight and wit to deliver powerful and useful messages to audiences around the world.

When Successful Meetings Magazine named Alan one of the “Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century” it was no surprise. In these turbulent times, his diverse experience, hard won expertise and practical solutions are just what audiences need to reframe their thinking, organize for the future and take action.

The first speaker to come out of the investment business to be inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Hall of Fame, Alan’s ideas have been quoted in numerous business publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Barron’s.

He has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Business School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Business, UCLA Graduate School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Additionally, for over 20 years, Alan has been helping presenters reach their potential by coaching with compassion, candor, and the clear intention to bring out the best in each individual. He has worked with executives and managers, sports stars, financial advisors, wholesalers, sales professionals, medical doctors, educators, clergy and others. Combining decades of experience with cutting edge ideas for new and better ways to deliver messages and get results, Alan’s speaking workshops have been proven winners for his clients.

Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and training programs including: This Is Your Time, Taking Charge: Lessons in Leadership, Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask, The Great Salesperson and Power Marketing. He is currently developing a book and webinar on effective presentations entitled The Speaker in You.

Alan’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Executive Excellence, Federal Home Loan Bank Correspondent, Taxes – the Tax Magazine, Advisor Today, Medical Product Sales, Life Insurance Selling, Financial Planning Magazine, Pharmaceutical Representative, The Investment Advisor, The Real Estate Review and The Bank Investment Representative.

Now a lifetime away from his garbage collection days, Alan works with the very best in financial services, healthcare, real estate, technology and more.


Presentation Topics


Our reaction to tough times can be more of a burden than the true challenges we face. In this penetrating program Alan demonstrates why “This is your time, not despite the challenges, but because of them.” He provides a clear rationale to stop concentrating on the negatives.

Your team leaves ready to shift into high gear, optimize processes and find opportunities for future growth and success.



No one knows for certain how to lead anymore. Fast history and unrestrained communications have sapped the traditional sources of leadership authority. Today’s leaders must let go of the past, re-evaluate their style, and master next generation sources of influence. 

In this substantive and stimulating presentation, Alan arms leaders with the understanding needed to set a fresh and fulfilling path to the future.



“Where did he go? The conversation over lunch was fascinating. Yet the instant he stood up to present, he turned into just another boring robot!”

Most speaker programs are designed to “raise the floor.” They make unacceptable speakers acceptable. That’s why so many speakers sound similar, look alike and use the same PowerPoint.

Audiences want authenticity. They want the person from lunch to present – and do it professionally.

In this series, Alan steers clear of manufacturing speaker clones. Instead, he focuses on “removing the ceiling.” That why past participants describe this program as the “gift that keeps giving.”

Formats include keynote speeches, half and full day programs, individual coaching and Alan’s premier offering: The Speaking Intensive.



Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask

What’s the secret sauce of great advisors?


Great Advisors ask the right questions, listen to the answers and use their clients’ success as their measure of achievement.

Based on one of the 10 Must-Read Books for Advisors*, this presentation reveals the questions great advisors ask to boost money under management, increase average account size and create clients for life.

*OnWallStreet Magazine



‘Nothing happens until the patient swallows the pill.’ Doctors know they need our cooperation in caring for our physical health. That’s why the best doctors follow the Rules of Selling. They do it so naturally that even they don’t know they are selling, but they are. When they tell us what to do, we are highly likely to do it.

To care for their clients’ financial health, advisors must do the same. Expertise isn’t enough. Professionals have to sell themselves and their ideas.

In this program, Alan redefines selling in a way that turns the manipulative methods of old into a client-focused mission. Advisors leave armed with a roadmap on how to sell and serve their clients and prospects.



“Your successful financial planning ruined my life! Now that I am retired, I don’t know what to do with myself. I am lost and miserable.”

A lifetime of Saturdays can be wonderful or depressing; a new beginning or a living death.

Financial Advisors who understand that a fulfilling retirement takes more than money can serve current clients and attract new ones by expanding client conversations to include more than money.

This program will show your advisors both the issues and the opportunity.  They will go back to their practices with fresh ideas on how to serve their existing clients and a unique strategy for attracting new ones.




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