In the Suite

55. Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Creating Net Worthwhile with Heather Fortner, MS, IACCP®, Chief Executive Officer at SignatureFD

September 03, 2021 Tina Powell | Heather Fortner Season 2 Episode 55
In the Suite
55. Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Creating Net Worthwhile with Heather Fortner, MS, IACCP®, Chief Executive Officer at SignatureFD
Show Notes

We feel so lucky and honored to have Heather Fortner In the Suite! Heather Fortner, MS, IACCP® is the Chief Executive Officer at SignatureFD, an award-winning multi-billion-dollar integrated wealth management and advisory firm in Atlanta that helps clients transform their net worth into "Net Worthwhile." 

SignatureFD is ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Americas Fastest Growing Companies and was named one of Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in 2021. 

In today's episode, Heather shares some of the greatest leadership lessons learned throughout her career and her philosophies.  She stresses the importance of asking for help, being curious, being a lifelong learner, being kind, and being compassionate: qualities that can also be applied to your personal life to help you become a better human being.

It is her humble attitude, proactiveness, and generosity that have led her to the success she's achieved today. And without a doubt, her words of wisdom throughout the podcast will leave an indelible mark on you.


Below is the show’s agenda:

  • Being promoted Chief Executive Officer of SignatureFD (6:10)
  • “We’re better in the community” (12:00)
  • What does the ‘FD’ in SignatureFD stand for? (13:45) 
  • How SignatureFD bridging concepts revolved around life? (16:05) 
  • “…it starts with who you are” (22:10)
  • The benefits of a Masters’s Degree in professional counseling? (25:00)
  • What drives Heather? (35:40) 
  • About the podcast “Empower To In Power (38:30)
  • The emotional intelligence toolbox (44:10)
  • Best way to contact Heather (50:40)
  • Heather’s Book recommendation (51:40)

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