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Lead Financial Advisor

Full Time

Step into your potential.

At LifeGuide, we believe finances don’t have to be stressful. Taking a highly relational, team-based, comprehensive, and biblical approach to financial life planning, we help our clients live the kind of lives they’re called to—ones rooted in financial peace, freedom, and impact! As Lead Financial Advisor, you build deep relationships with your clients, provide an exceptional advisory experience, and help develop the next generation of advisors.

Lead Financial Advisor

Why LifeGuide?

We are a Christ-centered, planning-centric, independent, fee-based*, SEC-regulated RIA financial advising firm based in Mechanicsburg, PA. We are passionate about using our firm’s time, talent, platform, and resources to make a positive and lasting impact for the Kingdom.

No cold calls, no sales quotas, no required appointment levels, and no going it alone here. All advisors receive a salary and a bonus based on team and individual performance.

Learn more about LifeGuide »

Why LifeGuide?

We are a Christ-centered, planning-centric, independent, fee-based*, SEC-regulated RIA financial advising firm based in Mechanicsburg, PA. We are passionate about using our firm’s time, talent, platform, and resources to make a positive and lasting impact for the Kingdom.

No cold calls, no sales quotas, no required appointment levels, and no going it alone here. All advisors receive a salary and a bonus based on team and individual performance.

Learn more about LifeGuide »
Lead Financial Advisor

As a firm, we:

  • Have grown consistently and significantly over the past five years, with no desire to slow down!
  • Fully embrace Kingdom Advisors financial principles and seek to cultivate and inspire a spirit of extravagant generosity in our clients
  • Are organized as an ensemble practice. Learn more from Michael Kitces »
  • Leverage technology for repetitive and definable tasks to provide our advisors efficiency for what they do best: educate, inspire, provide wisdom, and develop relationships
  • Primarily attract a Christian faith-based clientele
Lead Financial Advisor

Lead Financial Advisor Roles and Responsibilities

The Lead Financial Advisor serves as their clients’ primary financial planner and coach. Working on a team of three to six advisors, the Lead Financial Advisor develops and communicates clients’ financial plans. They are tasked with forming deep relationships with their clients and are responsible for their assigned clients’ ongoing advisory experience and results. Lead Financial Advisors also help mentor and develop junior members of their team.

Specific responsibilities include:

While the Lead Financial Advisor is not primarily responsible for generating leads or new business, they often assist Senior Financial & Life Advisors with pre-sales opportunities. They are mentored by the Senior Financial & Life Advisor on their team.

Compensation and Career Trajectory

Typical starting compensation for this position is $75,000+. Our compensation plans are a combination of salary and incentive pay based on individual and company performance. Initial compensation will be determined on an individual basis considering experience and qualifications. We formally review performance and compensation annually.

As a team, we strive to grow organically and promote from within. Successful Lead Financial Advisors are considered for partnership in the firm and typically advance to the Senior Financial and Life Advisor role in five to eight years.

They will be expected to earn the Registered Life Planner (RLP®) designation to progress to a Senior Financial and Life Advisor.

Typical starting compensation for this position is $75,000+. Our compensation plans are a combination of salary and incentive pay based on individual and company performance. Initial compensation will be determined on an individual basis considering experience and qualifications. We formally review performance and compensation annually.

As a team, we strive to grow organically and promote from within. Successful Lead Financial Advisors are considered for partnership in the firm and typically advance to the Senior Financial and Life Advisor role in five to eight years.

They will be expected to earn the Registered Life Planner (RLP®) designation to progress to a Senior Financial and Life Advisor.

Experience and Licensure


Lead Financial Advisors typically have 5–12 years of related experience. Additionally, all Lead Financial Advisors are required to have the following:

Experience and Licensure

Benefits and Culture

If your only goal is to get rich working in the financial industry, we’re probably not the right place for you. If you want to make a great living, use your vocation to make a Kingdom impact, and be excited to go to work every day, read on.

Our goal is to create the best culture and work environment our team members have ever been part of. We believe in attracting and retaining the best talent because we believe our mission is worth it. We want team members who are passionate and fully invested in the work we get to do together. Yet life is about so much more than work. It’s our firm belief and aim that every member of our team should be present, engaged, and attentive to their personal and spiritual lives. So we expect that our staff takes time to rest, recharge, and attend their kids’ soccer games.

Here’s a bit more about our culture and benefits:

The LifeGuide Way

Traditional Industry Norms
A highly supportive, highly encouraging, engaged team culture. We operate out of an abundance mindset where you’ve always got someone in your corner. Competitive, “everyone-for-themselves” culture where one’s win is another’s loss, and vice versa. Employees scrutinized for the amount of business they bring in. Failure and burn out are not uncommon.
Salaried team members. No commissions, no product or referral quotas, no nonsense. Advisors receive bonuses based on LifeGuide’s success, which is based on our clients’ success! Sales quotas, cold calls, appointment and activity minimums, draws against future feast-or-famine sales commissions
Paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, mission trips, maternity and paternity leave. We also pay for an annual renewal, “Weekend Away.”  You may take time off, but you still need to sell and meet your quotas to get paid.
Company paid disability, dental, vision, and life insurance. Retirement plans with company matching. Usually at employee expense
Charitable gift matching, healthy living subsidies, paid mission trips Employees usually are on their own.
Company-provided industry leading hardware and software technology package Employees must usually purchase and maintain on their own technology.
Regular team celebrations, events, professional development, and check-ins. The result is a team personally and professionally invested in one another. Rewards for top sales people, and maybe a holiday party
Business casual and smart casual dress Usually formal “suit and tie” attire
Education, licensing, and professional development reimbursement programs Some companies offer educational reimbursement incentives; many do not.
A path to partnership and ownership Employees must build their own book of business.

Note: All benefits are subject to eligibility and variation based on qualification and length of time employed at LifeGuide.

Lead Financial Advisor

Team members who thrive at LifeGuide:

  • Are fun, high-character, and high-speed professionals who enjoy serving others
  • Love being part of a fast-paced, hard-working team driven to make a big, positive impact
  • Are creative problem solvers, quick thinkers, and highly analytical
  • Are aligned with a Christ-centered worldview—the context from which we manage our firm, the foundation of the advice we give our clients, and one of the primary reasons our clients choose to work with us

Team members who thrive at LifeGuide:

  • Are fun, high-character, and high-speed professionals who enjoy serving others
  • Love being part of a fast-paced, hard-working team driven to make a big, positive impact
  • Are creative problem solvers, quick thinkers, and highly analytical
  • Are aligned with a Christ-centered worldview—the context from which we manage our firm, the foundation of the advice we give our clients, and one of the primary reasons our clients choose to work with us

Application Process

If you think you might be a fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you. Apply below and include your resume, cover letter, and any other information you feel would be helpful in letting us know why you’d be a great fit at LifeGuide.

If we think you may be a fit, we will send you a short questionnaire to complete. This will formally begin a discovery process that includes testing, phone/ video conferencing conversations, and, if appropriate, in-person interviews at our Mechanicsburg, PA office.

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