160 episodes

Agency Freedom Podcast exists to help insurance agency owners and sales professionals make the jump from the captive world to the independent side of the industry. We then equip you in every topic imaginable to help you dominate your market once you’re FREE. We deliver authentic, actionable and audacious content and hard-hitting interviews from the best former captives in the country. Make your Freedom Jump with Agency Freedom Podcast.

Agency Freedom James Jenkins

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings

Agency Freedom Podcast exists to help insurance agency owners and sales professionals make the jump from the captive world to the independent side of the industry. We then equip you in every topic imaginable to help you dominate your market once you’re FREE. We deliver authentic, actionable and audacious content and hard-hitting interviews from the best former captives in the country. Make your Freedom Jump with Agency Freedom Podcast.

    E149: Beaux Pilgrim On Carrying The Flag Forward

    E149: Beaux Pilgrim On Carrying The Flag Forward

    In this episode, James talks with Beaux Pilgrim, Owner of Reed Insurance. To learn more about Reed Insurance, visit https://www.reedinsla.com. Visit https://www.jamesjenkins.com/podcasts/agency-freedom/ to join our email list and catch up on episodes you may have missed.

    Connect with Agency Freedom on Facebook at the Agency Freedom group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom
    Email us at podcast@jamesjenkins.com with ideas, requests, complaints or suggestions for how we can make the show better.

    Key Topics:

    Beaux Pilgrim's introduction to the insurance industry through family connections

    The evolution of Beaux's career from commercial lines to agency owner

    Navigating the dynamics of working with family in the business

    Strategies for adapting and growing an insurance agency in a rural setting

    The significance of building relationships with municipal clients and the community

    Launching a remote staffing company to address industry-wide challenges in talent acquisition

    Insights into maintaining work-life balance while managing multiple ventures

    • 40 min
    E148: Ryan Englund On Freedom Jumping With Family

    E148: Ryan Englund On Freedom Jumping With Family

    In this episode, James talks with Ryan Englund, Founder of Englund Insurance Group. To learn more about Englund Insurance, visit https://www.englundins.com. Visit https://www.jamesjenkins.com/podcasts/agency-freedom/ to join our email list and catch up on episodes you may have missed.

    Connect with Agency Freedom on Facebook at the Agency Freedom group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom
    Email us at podcast@jamesjenkins.com with ideas, requests, complaints or suggestions for how we can make the show better.

    Key Topics:

    Ryan Englund's early career and the pivotal decision to enter the insurance industry

    The evolution of Ryan's career from captive to independent agent

    Challenges and triumphs of transitioning in the insurance industry

    The impact of technology and personal relationships on business growth

    Ryan's advice for insurance professionals considering a similar transition

    The importance of family support and team collaboration in achieving business success

    Ryan's vision for the future of his agency and the insurance industry

    • 37 min
    E147: Nathan Hirsch On Finding Balance

    E147: Nathan Hirsch On Finding Balance

    In this episode, James talks with Nathan Hirsch, Co-Founder of TrioSEO. To learn more about TrioSEO, visit https://trioseo.com. Visit https://www.jamesjenkins.com/podcasts/agency-freedom/ to join our email list and catch up on episodes you may have missed.

    Connect with Agency Freedom on Facebook at the Agency Freedom group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom
    Email us at podcast@jamesjenkins.com with ideas, requests, complaints or suggestions for how we can make the show better.

    Key Topics:

    What drove Nathan to become an entrepreneur and his early efforts in dropshipping on Amazon

    Startup and sale of FreeUp, a freelancing platform, and virtual assistant recruiting and management lessons

    Virtual assistants in Nathan's firms, stressing Filipino workers' quality and influence

    Starting Outsource School to educate entrepreneurs their hiring methodology

    Launching new businesses after FreeUp sale, like TrioSEO and an e-commerce accounting service

    • 35 min
    E146: Brett Young On Culture Building In The Sunshine State

    E146: Brett Young On Culture Building In The Sunshine State

    In this episode, James talks with Brett Young, CEO of Erb and Young. To learn more about Erb and Young, visit https://www.erbandyounginsurance.com. Visit https://www.jamesjenkins.com/podcasts/agency-freedom to join our email list and catch up on episodes you may have missed.

    Connect with Agency Freedom on Facebook at the Agency Freedom group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom
    Email us at podcast@jamesjenkins.com with ideas, requests, complaints or suggestions for how we can make the show better.

    Key Topics:

    The impact of mentorship and network marketing on career trajectory

    Creating a voluntary army through positive culture and team building

    The shift from network marketing to the insurance business

    The importance of personal development in business success

    Leveraging technology and community for growth in the insurance industry

    Strategies for building a successful insurance agency in challenging markets

    • 47 min
    E145: Taylor Garcia On Playing With The Beat

    E145: Taylor Garcia On Playing With The Beat

    In this episode, James talks with Taylor Garcia, President of Jackson & Jackson Insurance. To learn more about Jackson & Jackson Insurance, visit https://jjinsurance.com. Visit https://www.jamesjenkins.com/podcasts/agency-freedom/ to join our email list and catch up on episodes you may have missed.

    Connect with Agency Freedom on Facebook at the Agency Freedom group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom 
    Email us at podcast@jamesjenkins.com with ideas, requests, complaints or suggestions for how we can make the show better.

    Key Topics:

    Taylor Garcia's unique transition from musician to insurance professional

    The importance of content creation and personal branding in the insurance industry

    Navigating generational shifts within a family-owned insurance agency

    Strategies for maintaining the legacy of a longstanding agency while injecting new, innovative ideas

    The role of authenticity and personal interests in connecting with clients and building lasting relationships

    Leveraging creative skills to offer additional value to clients and the community

    Adapting to changes within the industry and embracing new opportunities for growth

    • 49 min
    E144: Ben Criss On Winning The Hard Reset

    E144: Ben Criss On Winning The Hard Reset

    In this episode, James talks with Ben Criss, Owner of Strong Insurance. To learn more about Strong Insurance, visit https://www.stronginsuranceinc.com/. Visit https://www.jamesjenkins.com/podcasts/agency-freedom/ to join our email list and catch up on episodes you may have missed.

    Connect with Agency Freedom on Facebook at the Agency Freedom group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom
    Email us at podcast@jamesjenkins.com with ideas, requests, complaints or suggestions for how we can make the show better.

    Key Topics:

    Introduction of Ben Criss and the backstory of his family-owned insurance agency

    Challenges and strategies in transitioning to commercial insurance

    Importance of knowing your numbers and financial literacy in executing a business pivot

    The role of market access and rebranding in aligning with new business objectives

    Insights on building a supportive team and fostering a shared vision for the future

    The significance of specializing and finding your niche in the insurance industry

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

beasignpost ,

Perfect for New Independent Insurance Brokers!

I started a scratch agency in 2019 (I was never captive) but I still love this stuff and find it extremely helpful. James teaches us how to build an agency the right way! Home run! Listen and subscribe.

Rw_fit ,

Wow this podcast is the best

I wish I found this podcast before I went independent! So much great information, I went from a captive producer to independent agency owner. I listened to three podcast then realized I need to go back in listen from the begging. James you’re podcast is great and has so much value! I wish I found this podcast sooner! Thank you James!

Farmers Agent Tom ,

Best insurance podcast I’ve ever listened to

This is by far the single best podcast I've ever had the pleasure of hearing within the world of insurance.

I am a captive agent considering my options of making my freedom jump. As a captive agent, there is so much you don’t know or don’t understand.

This podcast has helped me get a better understanding of how to go about finding my niche and how to execute. You also get to hear what others are doing in the name of success.

One of my biggest gripes so far with being a captive, is I feel like I have no peers who truly want me to succeed.

Listening to this podcast and understanding the abundance mindset. Has help me tremendously.

Thank you James for your hard work and dedication to the craft.

I will always recommend to my fellow captives to give this a listen and hear the truth for yourselves.

You rock!

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