100 episodes

Providing insurance agents with tips and tricks that will help their agency grow by offering input, advice and solutions.

You know what they say, it takes a village – we’re part of your village.
We’re Westfield and we care about your success. So let’s get started.

Closing the Gap Westfield

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Providing insurance agents with tips and tricks that will help their agency grow by offering input, advice and solutions.

You know what they say, it takes a village – we’re part of your village.
We’re Westfield and we care about your success. So let’s get started.

    #164: Unlocking the Potential of Women in Insurance

    #164: Unlocking the Potential of Women in Insurance

    Sarah Muniz, author of Undiscovered Voices, is our guest this week on Closing the Gap. We take a hard look at the systems in insurance that perpetuate women being left to the side, including stories from industry professionals, and how we can work to support women in insurance. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts.
    Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners and Westfield Bank.

    • 44 min
    #163: How an Independent Agency Balances Growth with Keeping True to Their Mission and Values

    #163: How an Independent Agency Balances Growth with Keeping True to Their Mission and Values

    In person with Josh Heebner and Dave Rivell of Element Risk. We discuss the inception and growth of the agency and how they have built culture in a world where not everybody can be in the same room. How does Element Risk balance growth with keeping true to their mission and values? Listen to find out!

    • 41 min
    #162: How Insurance Leaders Can Thrive in Complexity

    #162: How Insurance Leaders Can Thrive in Complexity

    Instincts are important but could they mislead insurance leaders in a complex, unpredictable world? Jennifer Garvey Berger, author of Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps, is our guest as we discuss five human quirks and how they become mindtraps for leaders.
    We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts.
    Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners and Westfield Bank.

    • 52 min
    #161: How an Independent Agency Adapted and Thrived Over the Past Couple Years

    #161: How an Independent Agency Adapted and Thrived Over the Past Couple Years

    How have independent agents progressed in complex times? Aaron Bickle, Shannon Seel and Kassy Bean of Bickle Insurance join Chris Cline to talk about their agency over the past couple years. We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts.
    Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

    • 53 min
    #160: What is the Outlook for Agency Banking in 2022? A Discussion with Westfield Bank

    #160: What is the Outlook for Agency Banking in 2022? A Discussion with Westfield Bank

    Back for another episode to discuss agency banking and mergers & acquisitions is Mike Wagar, Westfield Bank. What is his outlook? Find out on this episode! We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts.
    Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

    • 37 min
    #159: Talent Wins Today! Introducing Westfield Specialty

    #159: Talent Wins Today! Introducing Westfield Specialty

    Get to know Jack Kuhn, President Westfield Specialty. In this episode, we spend time discussing the specialty market and the importance of culture and talent for successful businesses.
    We welcome your review of Closing the Gap on Apple Podcasts.
    Learn more about Westfield's independent agency partners.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Megan J Smith ,

Excellent podcast!

Chris does a phenomenal job hosting the Closing The Gap Podcast! The topics, guests and discussions are extremely insightful. I look forward to every episode and always come away with several take aways to apply in everyday Insurance life. Keep up the awesome work and thanks for making Insurance fun and interesting!

Chris....C ,

Closing the Gap

Please disregard the one & two star ratings, that was any accident. I’ve listened to many of the Closing the Gap podcast & have enjoyed the diversity and applicability of the topics.

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky ,

Chris is a great podcast host!

Chris is a great podcast host! Terrific interviewer who ensures that those being interviewed look good, as opposed to trying to shine the spotlight on themselves. Prepared well for the interview with me and as a result, the conversation was smooth and flowing. Highly recommended!

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