Introducing PROpulsion:  Podcasts for financial advisers

FinCommunications is very happy to be helping Francois du Toit launch a new free initiative that is designed to bring the industry together and to help financial advisors run successful businesses.   PROpulsion is a series of podcasts for ambitious advisors wanting to take their businesses up to the next level or to scale them across the country.

By professionals for professionals

There are plenty of podcasts, programs and publications that focus on helping consumers to make financial decisions. But there really isn’t much out there that’s geared towards financial practitioners in South Africa. PROpulsion fills that gap.

Francois spends loads of time helping financial planners, accountants and tax practitioners to build and run their practices as effectively as possible. He sees the same old practice management problems crop up again and again. He also consults with plenty of folks who are already successful and who have figured out how to surmount challenges and to innovate their way out of boxes. And he works with people who haven’t got everything sussed…but who are not afraid to roll their sleeves up and try things (as opposed to talking about trying things).

These people – and all their ideas, mistakes and triumphs – are the heroes of the Propulsion podcasts.

Not only the experts…

Based on the belief that there’s something to learn from everyone, PROpulsion will interview professionals at very different stages of their careers.  These will include the ‘usual suspects’ who are featured on panels and radio shows as well as unknown characters who have accomplished amazing things.

One thing all of the guests will have in common is that they are driven to succeed and that they have constructive and valuable stories to share. There’s a massive amount to be gained from listening to people who have failed, changed, re-energised, and started again.

 How it will work

 Each week a different guest will discuss how they run their practice, the challenges they face, how they overcome those challenges, which tech has improved their business, how their revenue models work, and much, much more. Confirmed guests include:

  • Wessel Oosthuizen, CFP® – Managing Director, Verso Wealth
  • Kobus Kleyn, CFP® – Director, Kainos
  • Mduduzi Luthuli – Director, Luthuli Capital
  • Lizette Gerber, CFP® – Head of Operations, Financial Solutions for Professionals
  • André Steenkamp, CFP®- Director, All-Gen Financial Services Group

The weekly episodes will be released on the following portals:


The first episode – featuring André Steenkamp’s inspiring story – is already live. Go to to download it and to join the mailing list.

Why Francois and his team are doing it

 “We want to connect financial advisers to leaders, doers, and pioneers whose stories and experiences will be the catalyst for exponential growth. We know that sharing with advisers who are in the trenches every day will inspire others to push on through challenges and unknown territory. We want to rekindle the passion that inspired people to become a financial practitioner in the first place and persuade them to embrace ongoing learning, experimentation and innovation.”

For more information contact Francois at or call him on 083 275 8368.