PODCAST: Episode 19 – Dean Piccirillo

Dean Piccirillo is a Principal at HBKS Wealth Advisors and a Senior Financial Advisor and has been practicing for over 25 years. He is also very active in the Southwest Florida community, having recently chaired, along with his wife Monica, the 2015 Signature Chef’s Auction for the March of Dimes, among his many endeavours.


Dean’s education in leadership and sales began when he was quite young. His father was a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, and Dean would often join him while working. Each new customer provided a learning opportunity for Dean, because his father was keen to teach him about his techniques. Above all, his father’s ability to connect with people really resonated with Dean. Though he considers himself an introvert, Dean realized, through his father and as he grew older, the importance of developing these and other people skills in order to achieve success.


Developing interpersonal communications skills was a cognizant choice that Dean made. This has been a part of his success, which leads to the next question: How does he do it all? Not only is Dean successful in business and involved in the community, but he is also a husband and father.


Dean attributes time management to a number of things: Having a great team he can rely upon, being organized, and being committed in the moment.


Driven by an intense sense of urgency, Dean’s leadership style is characterized by a desire to make things happen. He is very aware of how short life can be and wants to make impact while he can.


And as for the tough question: What advice would you give to your 21 year old self?


“I wouldn’t worry so much about the future.”


You can connect with Dean Piccirllo on his website https://www.deanpiccirillo.com/


You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Tumbler.