Grant W. Hicks, CIM
Grant joined the investment industry in 1989 in Winnipeg as a financial professional. He then moved to BC as a financial advisor in the Credit Union system. A few years later he joined a dealer as a partner, where he helped grow the business as General Manager from 20 to over 80 advisors, at which time they sold it to another dealer. He saw great success as a financial advisor, building his practice from $1 million to over $120 million in less than 10 years. In 2008, Grant was awarded top Manulife Securities advisor in British Columbia, IAC channel and he achieved Master Builder Status from Manulife Financial in 2010 and Presidents Award from Manulife Bank in 2010.
Grant sold his practice in 2011 to transition into coaching, speaking and practice management where his passion lies. He is Managing Director of Western Canada for Manulife Securities .He is a dynamic keynote speaker and trainer in the areas of business building and practice management.
Best known for co-authoring Guerrilla Marketing for Financial Advisors (Trafford Publishing) with Jay Conrad Levinson, part of the successful “Guerrilla Marketing “ series which has sold over 21 million copies worldwide. Grant also wrote Canadian Retirement Planning Mistakes (Trafford Publishing) and was a contributing writer for Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines (Morgan James Publishing) and Guerrilla Marketing Remix (Entrepreneur Press).
Grant has been an invited speaker at events held by many financial organizations, including TD Bank, Manulife Financial, Standard Life, Advocis, Vancouver Island University, John Hancock, ILS Education and RBC Dominion Securities.
Married with two children, Grant enjoys coaching and playing hockey, golf, boxing and skiing. He played professional hockey in Europe before starting his career in the financial services industry.
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The "Father of
Jay Conrad Levinson is the
author of the best-selling marketing series in history,
"Guerrilla Marketing," plus 29 other business books.
His books have
sold 14 million copies worldwide. His guerrilla concepts have
influenced marketing so much that today his books appear in 39
languages and are required reading in many MBA programs worldwide.
Jay taught guerrilla marketing
for ten years at the extension division of the University of
California in Berkeley. And he was a practitioner of it in the
United States -- as Senior Vice-President at J. Walter Thompson, and
in Europe, as Creative Director and Board Member at Leo Burnett
He has written a monthly
column for Entrepreneur Magazine, articles for Inc. Magazine, and
online columns published monthly on the Microsoft Website -- in
addition to occasional columns in the San Francisco Examiner. He
also writes online columns for several Internet websites, including
Netscape, America Online, Fortune Small Business and
Jay is the Chairman of
Guerrilla Marketing International, a marketing partner of Adobe and
Apple. He has served on the Microsoft Small Business Council and the
3Com Small Business Advisory Board. His Guerrilla Marketing is
series of books, audiotapes, videotapes, an award-winning CD-ROM, an
Internet website, and a breakthrough online marketing advancement
called The Guerrilla Marketing Network, a marketing support system
for small business, a way for business owners to spend less, get
more, and achieve substantial profits.