101 episodes

The weekly Insurance Coffee House Podcast series is the place where you’ll be inspired by some of the most successful insurance business leaders on the planet.

With each guest asked the same set of ten questions you’ll understand the recurring patterns and traits that make them successful. Covering morning routines, favourite success quotes and how they overcame their largest setbacks, they’ll give a personal insight in to what it takes to be a successful insurance business leader.

This podcast will suit senior executives from inside the insurance industry and ambitious insurance business leaders of the future, giving you practical management tips and advice to help you achieve your career ambitions.

The show is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of leading international insurance executive search firm, Insurance Search. If you would like to contact Nick about the podcast or to discuss any executive search assignments, please email info@insurance-search.co.uk or call (+44) 203 9488 501

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    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

The weekly Insurance Coffee House Podcast series is the place where you’ll be inspired by some of the most successful insurance business leaders on the planet.

With each guest asked the same set of ten questions you’ll understand the recurring patterns and traits that make them successful. Covering morning routines, favourite success quotes and how they overcame their largest setbacks, they’ll give a personal insight in to what it takes to be a successful insurance business leader.

This podcast will suit senior executives from inside the insurance industry and ambitious insurance business leaders of the future, giving you practical management tips and advice to help you achieve your career ambitions.

The show is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of leading international insurance executive search firm, Insurance Search. If you would like to contact Nick about the podcast or to discuss any executive search assignments, please email info@insurance-search.co.uk or call (+44) 203 9488 501

    Open up your mind to change with Dax Craig, Co-Founder & President, Pie Insurance

    Open up your mind to change with Dax Craig, Co-Founder & President, Pie Insurance

    “Everything we do is about working from the customer backwards”, says Dax.
    The serial entrepreneur talks through his journey of co-founding Pie Insurance, and how the company uses technology and data analytics to fuel the rapid growth Pie has achieved over the past 4 years.
    With a 300 strong team (pie-oneers) and operating across 36 states, Pie continues to change how commercial insurance companies do business.
    “We’re growing so fast, we need additional talent. We want people who are curious, people with the right mindset”
    Connect with Dax on https://www.linkedin.com/in/daxcraig/ (LinkedIn) or find out more about career opportunities at https://pieinsurance.com/careers/ (Pie Insurance)
    The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses in the United States and UK.
    To discuss identifying and attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via http://www.insurance-search.com/ (www.insurance-search.com) or email nick.hoadley@insurance-search.com
    Copyright https://insurance-search.com/ (Insurance) https://insurance-search.com/ (Search) 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

    • 26 min
    Scaling the Insurtech Ladder - with Benjamin Miller, Chief of Staff at Ladder

    Scaling the Insurtech Ladder - with Benjamin Miller, Chief of Staff at Ladder

    “The way life insurance is bought in the US today is not a process that is very similar to the way people like to handle the rest of their financial lives”, says Benjamin.
    He explains to host, Nick Hoadley, what attracted him to the fast-moving, innovative business and how Ladder is redeeming life insurance for the digital consumer, using AI to reduce the buying cycle from weeks and months to minutes.
    Benjamin talks about being responsible on risk combined with making the customer experience, faster, simpler and more delightful, the opportunities at Ladder for creative, innovative thinkers from the insurance industry and the importance of adjusting to the cultural differences between a start-up and a large corporate.
    Connect with Benjamin via ben@ladderlife.com or find out more about career opportunities at https://www.ladderlife.com/careers (Ladder)
    The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses in the United States and UK.
    To discuss identifying and attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via http://www.insurance-search.com/ (www.insurance-search.com) or email nick.hoadley@insurance-search.com
    Copyright https://insurance-search.com/ (Insurance) https://insurance-search.com/ (Search) 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

    • 24 min
    Leading the no-code transformation with Sharon Rodriguez, Chief Customer Officer, Unqork

    Leading the no-code transformation with Sharon Rodriguez, Chief Customer Officer, Unqork

    “You have to love the product, you have to espouse the product, you have to want to be part of the product”, says Sharon.
    Having raised over $200m in 3 years, Unqork has reached a £2bn valuation and a headcount of almost 500.
    As the first enterprise no-code application in the marketplace, Sharon explains the benefits of agility and flexibility that Unqork offers its clients.
    With a strong cohort of insurance industry specific expertise to help navigate and chart the waters, Sharon talks through her own journey of moving from a large corporate insurance business to the influence she has and the change she can drive at a fast-paced insurtech.
    “The leap of faith has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me”
    Find out more about career opportunities at https://www.unqork.com/careers (Unqork).
    The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses in the United States and UK.
    To discuss identifying and attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via http://www.insurance-search.com/ (www.insurance-search.com) or email nick.hoadley@insurance-search.com
    Copyright https://insurance-search.com/ (Insurance) https://insurance-search.com/ (Search) 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

    • 22 min
    Crossing the divide with John Brisco, CEO & Co-founder, Coherent

    Crossing the divide with John Brisco, CEO & Co-founder, Coherent

    “The DNA of many people in insurance works well for our business”, says John.
    Hailing from Scotland and combining knowledge gained from roles across 5 continents with AXA, QBE, EY and Manulife Asia, John co-founded Coherent in 2018.
    Learn John’s lessons of moving from large corporates to start-up. Hear about Coherent’s growth to a 200+ team and how their discrete modular products are helping insurers improve product administration, distribution and customer engagement and acquisition.
    With 65-70% of the team coming from an insurance background, John encourages those looking for a move in to insurtech to do their research.
    “Segment the different types of insurtechs. Determine the stage of business you want to join.”
    Connect with John on https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbrisco/ (LinkedIn) or find out more about https://www.linkedin.com/company/coherent-group/ (Coherent)
    The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses in the United States and UK.
    To discuss identifying and attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via http://www.insurance-search.com/ (www.insurance-search.com) or email nick.hoadley@insurance-search.com
    Copyright https://insurance-search.com/ (Insurance) https://insurance-search.com/ (Search) 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

    • 35 min
    Where traveltech meets insurtech with Brett Dyason, Co-founder & CEO, Hepstar

    Where traveltech meets insurtech with Brett Dyason, Co-founder & CEO, Hepstar

    “Fight with your heart and soul for the product you believe in”, says Brett as he emphasises the emotional ride of being part of a start-up.
    The Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant shares his passion and transition in to the world of tech and the journey of co-founding Cape Town-based Hepstar, a global B2B API technology company bridging the travel tech and insurtech space.
    Brett reveals the philosophy and culture behind the tech, the benefits of product personalisation, Covid’s impact on the business and his thoughts on changes to the global travel insurance market moving forward.
    “The start-up space isn’t for everyone. Make sure you can make the mental shift”
    Connect with Brett on https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettdyason/ (LinkedIn) or find out more about https://www.linkedin.com/company/hepstar/ (Hepstar)
    The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses in the United States and UK.
    To discuss identifying and attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via http://www.insurance-search.com/ (www.insurance-search.com) or email nick.hoadley@insurance-search.com
    Copyright https://insurance-search.com/ (Insurance) https://insurance-search.com/ (Search) 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

    • 31 min
    Creating a hyper-personalised customer experience with Jonathan Davey, CEO, HUGHUB

    Creating a hyper-personalised customer experience with Jonathan Davey, CEO, HUGHUB

    The insurance industry frequently talks about policy holders, policy numbers or risks.
    “That’s no way to talk about a customer. A customer has needs and demands, they need to be treated as a customer”, says Jonathan.
    Built on his 30 years of experience within the insurance space, Jonathan shares the journey of founding HUGHUB, a digital engagement layer which can sit on top of or independent of legacy technology to offer an innovative, new and intelligent way of engaging with customers.
    Jonathan talks through the key benefits for customers and the operational efficiencies the tech provides for insurance retailers as well as the entrepreneurial edge the HUGHUB team look for when recruiting.
    “There’s a digital transformation layer which customers expect. If you don’t give it to them, they’ll find someone who will.”
    Connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn, email jonathan.davey@hughub.co.uk or find out more about https://www.hughub.co.uk/ (HUGHUB)
    The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses in the United States and UK.
    To discuss identifying and attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via http://www.insurance-search.com/ (www.insurance-search.com) or email nick.hoadley@insurance-search.com
    Copyright https://insurance-search.com/ (Insurance) https://insurance-search.com/ (Search) 2021 – All Rights Reserved.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Zurcamny ,

Listening and learning

I have to start by saying I was involved in the first of these but they have got better and better as they’ve gone along. All the participants have been insightful giving good ideas and tips on how to start, develop and manage a career in the insurance industry. Thoroughly enjoying the series.

Aj765039 ,

Great insight

I’m new to this sector, but am finding this podcast a great introduction to where things are and what the future looks like. Would recommend to anyone seeking better insight into the world of insurance.

bilito 2 ,

Excellent

Really incisive and informative interview

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