Karl Schilling

Lakeland, Florida

The Founder of the Advocacy network has over 35 years experience in the Financial Services, Resort Real Estate, Business Communications and Sales Coaching industries. He has either worked directly or consulted for such notable companies as Northwestern Mutual, Prudential, Metropolitan Life, Lincoln Financial Services, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Ginn Development Company, Playground (Intrawest), Lennar Homes, Exit Realty, Remax, Merrill Lynch, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy and many others. Karl published the “Fabulous Fortunes through F.A.I.L.U.R.E in 2003 and developed small workshops that promoted a fresh perspective on the concept of failure. In 2008 he was asked to be a participating co-author in “The Power of the Platform” other co-authors included Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Dr. Tony Alessandra and an impressive list of others. During 30 years of selling and training Karl has won numerous awards including the prestigious MDRT and been selected as a motivational speaker. Karl entered a sales career in order to continue his coaching career in Baseball. He coached at the HS, College and professional levels. During 18 years of coaching he was fortunate to have led 5 teams to championships at different levels including a College World Series appearance. He served as a Coach and a MLB Scout during which time he produced over 65 players that were selected in the MLB Amateur draft. (including his son Chris selected in 1999 by Milwaukee) During all of his experiences Karl has served in the role of advocate for those he represented. The role of an advocate is to help those who desire improvement of skills, position, life style or life experience. Karl has provided this in both the athletic and business arenas. The reason he started the Advocacy Network was to provide clear transparency in the many aspects of financial decisions that will face families, investors and businesses today. Smart decisions about money will entail many needs including insurance, retirement funding, investing, employee benefits, college funding, wealth creation, investment decisions and many other serious financial decisions. Advocacy is the Chinese wall between your best interests and the conscious and unconscious bias of the service providers seeking your dollars. “As your advocate I simply have your best interests in mind at all times, assuring that you get to make smart decisions about money.” __Karl Schilling