A Changing Industry

The industry has evolved considerably over the last decade where the role of the advisor has expanded beyond just managing investments to helping their clients and their families navigate through all of life’s moments.

Catherine believes traits like good listening skills and empathy have helped her succeed in this relationship-driven business. “Being able to relate to prospect or clients’ needs, values and priorities allows me to be a better advisor to them. In a changing business in which wealth management is a lot more than money management or "stock picking", those softer skills are key,” she says.

Supportive Resources

Groleau also points out many women-focused groups and events at RBC Dominion Securities that have helped her grow, such as the Women’s Advisory Board and the annual Women Advisor Symposium. She explains they create a sense of community and provide an opportunity for advisors to learn from one another. 

Catherine says there are so many great aspects to working at RBC Dominion Securities, but the most rewarding part is helping people.

“The feeling you get when new clients decide to trust you with their finances, or when you feel you really made a difference for a client with the advice and service you provided.” She adds, “You develop a relationship with your clients, and you feel like you can have a positive impact and make a difference in their lives.”

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