Episode 10

Published on:

22nd Sep 2023

Creating Your Family Compass and GPS to Legacy

⚜️❤️ The Family Wealth Series !! 



With with Special Guests James A. Bergeron, J.D. and Brian Bere.

It’s been said:

“It’s Not How Much You Make, It’s How Much You Keep”

Join me and my colleagues, James A. Bergeron, J.D. and Brian Bere at Nuveen Investments, for a podcast series that focuses sharing important Family Wealth Management information that is designed to help you, and your family, become stronger and more independent. 

Jim is an attorney and Advisor Education Consultant in the Global Learning and Development group where he and the team focus on developing and delivering intellectual capital designed to help wealth management firms and advisory practices evolve - and enhance their relationships with clients.

Jim is a graduate of Augsburg University in Minneapolis with degrees in Economics and Political Science and later received his Law Degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Jim currently serves on theNorthern Regional Council for the American Cancer Society.

Brian is an Internal Advisor Consultant with Nuveen, and a graduate of Miami University.

Ellis Wealth Management and our friends at Nuveen want you to grow and keep all that you have worked for - in Finances and in Life! 


  • Creating the Family Value Compass
  • The Family Value Statement
  • How to Construct Governance
  • The Path to Legacy
  • 10 Questions

Get Ready as we continue our focus on the greatest investment of all

- Human Capital and The Family!

“Invest in What You Love!”® ❤️⚜️

Additional Resources Below:


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Session #02 "The 4 Corner Documents" can be heard here:


Session # 03 Topics include:

  • 4 Corner Documents
  • Letters of Intent 
  • Who Got What, and 
  • Practical Steps and Action Items !

We hope our conversations will help you acquire more knowledge, become even more curious about the gifts that are in and all around us, while supporting you to reach new heights as we grow together.

You can subscribe and listen to EWM INSIGHTS on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or the Ellis Wealth Management Homepage: https://elliswealthmanagement.net/podcasts/

Above all, through EWM INSIGHTS we want to encourage you to:


Additional Resources:

Family Wealth Series 10 Questions Journal

Nuveen, Family Wealth Education Curriculum

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About the Podcast

Ellis Wealth Management, LLC presents EWM INSIGHTS, a content-rich lifestyle podcast that goes beyond the checklists, to-do lists, and mere financial markets to celebrate HUMAN CAPITAL.
Throughout INSIGHTS we’ll talk to a variety of professionals, coaches, experts, artists, and every day people as we explore the riches that come from our collective journey.

We hope that as you listen to INSIGHTS our conversations will help you acquire more knowledge and become even more curious of the gifts that are in and all around us, while we support you to reach new heights as we grow together.

Most of all, through EWM INSIGHTS we want to encourage you to:


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About your host

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Paul Bertrand Ellis, CIMA®

Paul Bertrand Ellis, CIMA® is the Managing Director of Ellis Wealth Management, LLC

Paul is an accomplished 25 year financial industry veteran. In addition to various investment and insurance licenses, he holds certification as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) through Investments & Wealth Institute and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In his practice, Paul provides a values-based approach focusing on high net worth wealth management. Professional service and open communication make Paul a personal advocate and passionate client portfolio director.

Paul is an active member of the Investments & Wealth Institute, and member of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

His volunteer activities have included serving as Chair of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, Co- Chair of the U.W Foster School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Development, and Past -President of the Office of Minority Affairs Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program at the University of Washington.

Paul also participates in various local community projects and initiatives.

As a graduate of the University of Washington, Paul strives to help students achieve their potential through learning and growth opportunities, and is a known engaging guest speaker.

Seattle Magazine has consistently named Paul to The Best Wealth Managers List and he has been named among America’s Most Honored Professionals by American Registry.