We speak to Insurance industry icons who have been there, done that and seen the movie to find out what worked for them and what challenges they faced. It’s a must-listen for anyone interested in learning from the best and seeking to enhance their careers.
Episode 57 - We're back with 'Season 2'
We will release the first podcast of our 2023 season in the coming weeks. This short episode outlines what's new in Season 2 of 'Business Made Personal'.
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Episode 58 - Sam Menegola
"You have to be willing to fail …..and willing to give the effort and the emotional investment that it takes."
Living proof that the insurance sector welcomes people from a variety of backgrounds, AFL Geelong Cats footballer, Sam Menegola is just such an individual. In this episode, Sam shares how his AFL career has helped to shape his work as an Account Executive at International Brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW). An inspirational young entrant, Sam explains what the insurance industry is giving him in return.
Episode 59 - Jessica Jenkins
"I went through a stage where I thought I had to be tough and I thought I had to be different to who I was to fit in. I was trying to change the stripes that I had been born with and failed miserably."
There isn’t much that can take Jessica Jenkins off her career trajectory as you will gather from her views on work and client service in this podcast. There is one thing that has caused her to pause and reflect, however, and that was the birth of her daughter. Jessica reflects on and shares her views on combining a career and family life.
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Episode 60 - Kathryn McClunie
"I probably aligned it (Insurance) with Accounting…but what I noticed really quickly when I went to some Young Insurance Professional Groups is WOW… There are so many opportunities for young people in our industry and it’s a hidden gem."
Coming from an ‘insurance family’ Kathryn McClunie did not rely on their credibility to forge her own path. An entrepreneur by nature, she started an online millinery business with her sister and sold it just pre-COVID to focus on other business-related goals. In this episode, Kathryn shares with us why her involvement in insurance (other than her family) is her passion and her vocation.
Episode 61 - Matt Crewe
"Sometimes it easy to decide where you want to go by ruling out what you know you don’t want to do".
Having researched the insurance sector before entering it at a more advanced age than many, Matt Crewe still pinches himself every time he is exposed to the multi-faceted opportunities and career paths he is presented with. Having recently left to assist his father in his business, Matt credits the experience he gained working in insurance from the ground up for the depth and width of his capabilities as a business person and a leader.
Episode 62 - Shane Brady
“Push yourself to learn more, do that extra bit of research, peel the covers back and get excited about what it is you’re doing. That motivation can fuel you!”
A firm advocate for self-motivation, Shane Brady started his own insurance broking business, having left a secure well paid role he had occupied for 11 years and at a time when his wife had their first child who was a few months old and during the global pandemic. Would he do it again? It's an emphatic yes from him.
His mantra, “Do extra, do more and get a good team of people around you”, enables him to do what he is passionate about - assisting his clients when they are at their most vulnerable.