Conversations with forward-thinking insurance professionals and industry leaders about the future of the business, the importance of the agent role, and how the right technology strengthens business relationships.
Ep 23: Preeti Asthana, Global Strategy and Business Transformative Executive at Aon
On this weeks episode of The Enlightened Agent, Broker Buddha's CEO, Jason Keck, is joined by Preeti Asthana, Global Strategy and Business Transformative Executive at Aon. Preeti shares some of the initiatives that Aon is doing around partner inspired diversity and using data to drive change. Jason and Preeti discuss her perspective and experiences as an immigrant, a women of color and global leader.
Ep 22: Derek Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer at Galway Holdings
On this weeks episode of The Enlightened Agent, Broker Buddha's CEO, Jason Keck, is joined by Derek Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer at Galway Holdings. Over the past 10 years at Galway, Derek has been focused on data and digital strategy as well as implementing insuretech like Broker Buddha. As an African American leader in the insurance industry, Derek has always championed diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of an organization. Jason and Derek dive into Derek's perspective and experience as an African American leader in a predominately White male dominated industry.
Ep 21: Tina Semotan, President at HNI Risk Services
On this weeks episode of the Enlightened Agent, Broker Buddha CEO, Jason Keck, is joined Tina Semotan, President at HNI Risk Services. This is the first episode of the Enlightened Agent with an industry executive that is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Tina's level of support towards females, people of color and general diversity in the insurance industry is exceptional. Jason and Tina discuss the challenge of being a female in a male dominated industry, facilitating conversations around diversity and inclusion, and mentorship in the workplace.
Ep 20: Charlene Wheeless, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executive Coach
On this weeks episode of The Enlightened Agent, Broker Buddha CEO, Jason Keck, kicks off a new series around diversity, equity and inclusion. Jason is joined by Charlene Wheeless, Executive Coach who helps leaders and companies improve and create a more diverse work place. This episode is unique because you will hear Jason's first coaching session with Charlene in which they tackle and discuss interesting topics. If you're interested in exploring more about D, E and I, subscribe to The Enlightened Agent to ensure you won't miss an episode within this series.
Ep 19: Caribou Honig, Co-Founder of InsureTech Connect and Parter at SemperVirens
On this week's episode of The Enlightened Agent, Broker Buddha CEO, Jason Keck, is celebrating a major business milestone. Broker Buddha has converted 10,000 carrier applications into online smart forms. Jason is joined by Caribou Honig, Co-Founder of InsureTech Connect and Parter at SemperVirens. Caribou is an influential member of the insuretech industry and someone who Jason has admiration for. The two discuss the value in conferences, the importance of structured data online and targeting niche opportunities.
Ep. 18: Mike Volk, Sr. Manager, Cyber Insurance at Optiv
Broker Buddha CEO, Jason Keck, is joined by Mike Volk, Sr. Manager of Cyber Insurance at Optiv. Mike began his insurance career on the broker side. He took interest in cyber insurance, an aspect of insurance that has grown within the last few years. As Mike's interest expanded, so did his knowledge and his ability to coach others. Jason and Mike also discuss some well known cyber security breaches and what risks breaches pose to businesses of all sizes.