29 episodes

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.

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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 1 - Gary Seymour

    Episode 1 - Gary Seymour

    “Corporations don’t give back like your friends and family do. Looking after yourself makes you a better professional.”

    Having forged a successful career as CEO of a number of Insurance businesses, Gary Seymour is the epitome of consistent advancement due to education, diligence and hard work. His advice is sought by many Organisations which is evidenced by his seat on a number of Insurance Boards.

    • 44 min
    Episode 2 - Dallas Booth

    Episode 2 - Dallas Booth

    “I’m convinced in 5 to 10 years time, Blockchain (technology) is going to be very much a part of normal (insurance) transaction processes”

    Dallas Booth’s commitment to Australian Insurance Brokers has been exemplary. We discuss the future of Broking as well as new horizons such as BlockChain technology with Dallas on the eve of his departure from NIBA.

    • 45 min
    Episode 3 - Shaun Standfield

    Episode 3 - Shaun Standfield

     “You’ve got to put yourself forward to take opportunities. You can’t sit back and wait for people to ask!”
    Shaun discusses the Authorised Representative landscape and what it took for him to transition from a global role with QBE to leading one of the most successful Authorised Representative groups in Australia. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 4 - Prue Willsford

    Episode 4 - Prue Willsford

    “There is literally a job in insurance for any single person who has a tertiary qualification.”

    As the first in her family to obtain a formal qualification, Prue Willsford lives and breathes education. In this podcast Prue also discusses taking risks, backing yourself in and the part men can play in assisting women to develop their careers.

    • 43 min
    Episode 5 - Colin Fagen

    Episode 5 - Colin Fagen

    “Getting more forethought into how you prepare for the future, not how you protect the past is particularly important!”
    The Managing Director of Blue Zebra, Colin Fagen, speaks about his life in the corporate sphere before venturing into the great unknown – that of creating his own business. He discusses the anxious uncertainty following his public departure from a major insurer and how forced change created significant opportunities for him.  

    • 39 min
    Episode 6 - Cassandra Goodman

    Episode 6 - Cassandra Goodman

    “What surprised me was the number of senior executives that have just lost their way, that had lost connection with their sense of compassion and their caring nature. By hardening their hearts what I saw was unnecessary diminishment and disempowerment of really brilliant humans.”
    As the creator of the Centre for Self Fidelity, Cassandra Goodman assists employers and employees to: Remember and reconnect to their essential nature, Restore their trust in their goodness, uniqueness, worthiness and connectedness and Activate more of their potential by cultivating trust in themselves.

    In this podcast, Cassandra shares her insights into how and why she does what she does!

    How to find Cassandra:

    https://self-fidelity.com/the-centre-for-self-fidelity/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassandra-goodman/
    To buy the book log onto https://cassandragoodman.com/self-fidelity/type and type code FRIEND to get free postage

    • 43 min

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