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The Founder’s Exit Paradox with Jerome Myers (Ep.17)

The Founder’s Exit Paradox with Jerome Myers (Ep.17)

Many Advisors dedicate their lives to building their companies. But what happens after they exit their business?

The transition can be fraught with unexpected emotional challenges that are often overlooked!

Get ready to address the “founder’s exit paradox” with David Grau Jr. and guest Jerome Myers, founder of DreamCatchers and The Myers Development Group. They shed light on the difficulties that come with stepping away from a business you’ve poured your heart into and how to navigate the journey toward a fulfilling post-exit life.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Jerome’s story of exiting Corporate America
  • What is the “founder’s exit paradox” and how does it affect business owners
  • Why it’s normal to feel empty or lost after a business exit
  • Six centers of doubt that every business owner may experience after selling a business
  • The N.E.X.T. formula to find purpose post-exit
  • Proactive measures to seamlessly navigate the different stages of exit
  • And much more!


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Connect with Jerome Myers:

About Our Guest:

Jerome Myers aka “J” is a developer of people and places. He is the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of DreamCatchers and The Myers Development Group. Through these entities, he gets to live out his childhood dreams of helping people manifest the things they imagine and create social proof that dreams should be real. Since leaving corporate America after building a 20MM division at a Fortune 550 company, J has become one of the most sought-after thought leaders in the multifamily development space. His company, The Myers Development Group, built a multi-million-dollar portfolio following the principles of Myers Methods.

Unlike other coaching programs, they will go beyond strategy, assessments, and encouragement. Jerome pioneered Holistic Transformational Life Coaching more than 15 years ago. Up until about two years ago, it was only used with his closest friends and family. They repeatedly urged him to share his techniques with others and laid the foundation for introducing his methods to the world.

Welcome to SRG Off Script With David Grau Jr. (Ep. 1)

Welcome to SRG Off Script With David Grau Jr. (Ep. 1)

Welcome to SRG Off Script, the podcast where experts at Succession Resource Group unpack the latest industry trends, recommendations, and observations, for independent advisors managing their own financial services practice, with no fluff and a little entertainment.

In this episode:

  • Get an exclusive look into David’s early years in the financial services industry
  • Discover how the M&A landscape has evolved over the years and what it means for your business
  • Learn how the team at Succession Planning helps clients achieve their goals and maximize their value
  • Gain valuable personal and professional insights from David on what he finds most rewarding in life
  • The critical role of planning ahead in business exits: learn how to maximize the value of your business and set yourself up for a successful exit 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s most respected experts. Tune in now and get ready to take your financial services game to the next level!

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About David: 

David Grau Jr. is the founder and CEO of Succession Resource Group (SRG), a consulting firm serving independent financial advisors. . Prior to launching SRG, David was the leading M&A consultant for a well-known succession planning firm to advisors where he led and developed numerous programs for RIAs. Prior to this role, David served in the United States Navy.

David is a published author and accomplished speaker and has been interviewed and cited in dozens of publications over the last decade. He is one of the leading speakers in the financial services industry on M&A and next-gen building strategies, with over 200 presentations to his credit. In the past five years, he has spoken at a variety of the industry’s leading firms, including LPL Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise Financial, ING, Independent Financial Group, Geneos, Swan Global, Advisor Group, Fidelity, Jackson National, Prudential, Raymond James, and regularly volunteers his time speaking for the Financial Services Institute (FSI) and FPA chapters around the country.

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. David, his wife Kristen, and their three children recently relocated from Portland, Oregon to Austin, Texas, and take every opportunity to connect with their new community.

Fun Facts: David enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, is an avid wine enthusiast and developing a taste for cigars, loves traveling, and reading, he also enjoys snow and water sports and loves basketball (playing or watching). Prior to having three children and starting a business, David had a beautiful head of hair. Now he doesn’t.