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Bill chats with Elliot Kallen to uncover some of the early challenges he’s had in his life and how he used one of his core principles of making a positive impact on people’s finances to start his company and charity.
Elliot Kallen is a leader who brings over 30 years of robust entrepreneurial business ownership experience to his elite Financial Planning & Advising firm, Prosperity Financial Group. Throughout his career, he has built internal organizations, been a CEO for two other companies, and is a frequent keynote speaker to charities and radio shows on motivation, marketing, and various financial subjects.
Elliot is the son of an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor and feels as though he has lived a very blessed life. His parents taught him the value of family and a good work ethic and at a very young age, he was “put to work” to help out with his family. It was rewarding and Elliot learned a lot.
However, Elliot has had some challenges along the way. He lost his son when he was just 19 years old in 2015 to suicide. Elliot received a 6-page suicide letter and it made him say, “Wonder how many parents feel this way? Wonder how many teens feel this way and are not sharing this with their parents?” The parents are always the last ones to know what’s going on. These thoughts and the events that occurred sparked an internal drive in Elliot to start a charity to help teens with stress and depression.
This loss has made Elliot show up for his team in a completely different way. He has created a level of integrity in his company and shows up every day for his team, letting them know he cares deeply about them and their mental wellbeing.
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