Episode 50: Stewardship and Empowerment - Interview with Parker Pursell

47m | Apr 27, 2024


In this episode, I interviewed Parker Pursell, CEO of eQRP Company. Parker, a graduate from Auburn University in 2013, started his professional journey in leadership and hospitality at Chick-fil-A, where he developed his core leadership philosophy: winning hearts before minds to ensure effective communication. His time at Chick-fil-A, combined with his family's business in hospitality at Pursell Farms, ingrained in him a deep sense of stewardship and customer service. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 prompted him to leave the security of employment to explore entrepreneurial ventures, eventually leading him to a role at eQRP.

eQRP (Enhanced Qualified Retirement Plan) leverages self-directed retirement systems to empower individuals to manage their financial future actively. Parker's role, initially undefined, grew to encompass leveraging his hospitality experience to enhance customer service within the financial sector. His approach at eQRP focuses on educating clients to make informed financial decisions themselves, reflecting his belief in stewardship—managing resources effectively for the benefit of others.

Parker's story is marked by a transition from hands-on roles in the food and hospitality industry to a leadership position in finance, guided by the principle of adding value and making strategic career decisions based on personal happiness and effectiveness. He emphasizes the importance of aligning one's work with personal joy and ethics, noting the stark contrast in the finance industry where greed often supersedes ethical stewardship, as seen in recent financial scandals.

Parker's philosophy extends beyond business, viewing financial empowerment as part of a broader spiritual and ethical journey. He advocates for proactive, informed engagement with one’s finances, leveraging opportunities like self-directed retirement plans to invest in meaningful and personally resonant assets. This approach not only aims to secure financial independence but also aligns financial actions with personal values and broader life goals.

⭐️About Parker:

Parker Pursell, serving as President & CEO of eQRP, is dedicated to enhancing financial independence for professionals and investors. Grounded in the principle of Steward Leadership, Parker is committed to fostering personal and financial growth. His varied experiences at Chick-Fil-A and Pursell Farms prepared him well, but it was during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic that Parker found his path in the financial sector by joining eQRP. Now, three years into his role, Parker continues to positively influence the lives of many each year. His focus on promoting financial freedom reflects his deep commitment to helping others achieve greater financial control and security.

💜 Where to find Parker:

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☞ Parker’s Book Recommendation:

► "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki:

► "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink:

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