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The Independent Adjuster Podcast is the #1 podcast to help you get working in days... not months, as a new IA.

The Independent Adjuster Podcast (IA Path‪)‬ Chris Stanley

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

The Independent Adjuster Podcast is the #1 podcast to help you get working in days... not months, as a new IA.

    IA Path Live Event Presentation: Part 1

    IA Path Live Event Presentation: Part 1

    Don't miss this replay of our first ever in person event!

    Imagine stepping into a life where your career aligns perfectly with your deepest values and desires. That's the transformational journey we're guiding you through in today's episode, sparked by the catastrophic auto adjusters boot camp with Kobe Hearn and Ashley Kiderman. We put fresh talent through their paces and set the stage for success, which sets a powerful backdrop for the personal tale of my own leap from warehouse worker to independent adjuster, thanks to a pivotal opportunity from my father-in-law.

    As your old host, Chris Stanley, I'm laying out the blueprint for shaping the life you've dreamed of, using the world of independent adjusting as our framework. I reminisce about the unconventional spark behind IAPATH and share the profound conversation that propelled my career to new heights, resulting in an online business that empowers adjusters to flourish professionally and personally. It's a narrative bursting with heartfelt advice and the genuine essence of living in harmony with your convictions.

    We wrap up with a deep dive into the concept of life currencies – time, energy, relationships, and money – and how their interplay crafts a rich, fulfilling existence. I reveal the 'secret sauce' for managing these currencies to enhance your life's quality to its peak. You'll come away from this episode with a renewed perspective on what it means to be rich, not just in wealth but in experiences, freedom, and connection, ready to claim the dream life that is authentically and uniquely yours.
    Check out our free video training series walking you through every step of your adjuster journey at IAPath.com
    We know that becoming a successful independent adjuster can be hard and lonely. When you join IA Path you get everything you need to succeed, including 
    mentorship on-demand adjuster training communityAlong with 500 other adjusters who are walking the same path that you are. And we'd love to walk this journey with you. 
    You can join at IAPath.com

    • 25 min
    Ultimate Live Adjuster Q&A - With Koby Hearn

    Ultimate Live Adjuster Q&A - With Koby Hearn

    What would you ask if you could ask a veteran adjuster anything?

    Koby Hearn opened up the floor for IA Path graduates to ask unscripted questions.

    He didn't know what they'd ask, but some amazing questions came out.

    You don't want to miss all the gems in this episode!
    Check out our free video training series walking you through every step of your adjuster journey at IAPath.com
    We know that becoming a successful independent adjuster can be hard and lonely. When you join IA Path you get everything you need to succeed, including 
    mentorship on-demand adjuster training communityAlong with 500 other adjusters who are walking the same path that you are. And we'd love to walk this journey with you. 
    You can join at IAPath.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    How You Can Make a Good Living as a Daily Independent Adjuster Even in Competitive Markets Like Dallas Texas

    How You Can Make a Good Living as a Daily Independent Adjuster Even in Competitive Markets Like Dallas Texas

    Picture the journey of a man, James Genneken, who sailed the unpredictable seas of the restaurant industry to owning his own pizza franchises, only to take a turn towards the challenging yet rewarding world of insurance as a certified claims adjuster.

    Imagine facing down the housing crash and 9/11, two monumental events that altered the course of so many lives, and using them as stepping stones on your career path.

    James' story is one of perseverance, adaptability, and an uncanny ability to navigate through industry challenges.

    James takes us through the intricate maze of the claims adjusting industry, sharing anecdotes from his field deployment experiences and the trials he faced. From dealing with tough customers and understanding the minutiae of end policies to surviving the competitive Dallas-Fort Worth auto claims market, Jim's tales are brimming with wisdom. His candid discussion on professional challenges and his transition from the food business to insurance provides invaluable insights for anyone looking to tread a similar path. 

    Wrapping up the episode, Jim doesn't shy away from sharing the secrets of his success. He talks about pushing boundaries and taking risks, advocating for stepping out of one's comfort zones. He emphasizes the significance of networking, maintaining positive relationships, and effective communication for career growth. 

    All in all, Jim's journey is a testament to the power of adaptability, the will to learn, and the courage to take on challenges head-on. Tune in for Jim's inspiring tale, his practical advice, and the lessons he's gathered along the way. This episode promises to be a treasure trove of wisdom for everyone navigating their professional journey.
    Check out our free video training series walking you through every step of your adjuster journey at IAPath.com
    We know that becoming a successful independent adjuster can be hard and lonely. When you join IA Path you get everything you need to succeed, including 
    mentorship on-demand adjuster training communityAlong with 500 other adjusters who are walking the same path that you are. And we'd love to walk this journey with you. 
    You can join at IAPath.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    What You Need to Know About Adjuster Property Training - With Calvin Newman

    What You Need to Know About Adjuster Property Training - With Calvin Newman

    Never before has the insurance industry been so exposed and so intimate. 

    I had the honor of sitting down with Calvin Newman of MoCat Adjusters and what a conversation we had! He shared his personal journey of transitioning from military service into the insurance industry, discussed the transformative shifts in the industry, the power of networking, and the true value of mentorship. 

    Calvin's personal journey of entering insurance as an independent adjuster felt like a leap into the unknown. This episode highlights how his initial struggle sparked a deep passion for quality training and ongoing support in the field. We delve into the importance of pride in your work, and how it can either drive you to success or become a roadblock. Pulling from our shared experience, we explored the critical role of being up-to-date in this dynamic industry.

    As an exciting finale, Calvin gives a detailed breakdown of the MoCat Adjusters' comprehensive hands-on property adjuster training program and the invaluable relationship between MoCat and the IA firms. 

    We also discussed the Big House Project, an exceptional platform that offers students real hands-on experience in managing a claim from start to finish. Regardless of where you are in your insurance industry journey, being a novice or a seasoned veteran, this episode promises to leave you enlightened and equipped with practical insights and professional advice. Listen in and let's together navigate the thrilling landscape of the adjusting industry.
    Check out our free video training series walking you through every step of your adjuster journey at IAPath.com
    We know that becoming a successful independent adjuster can be hard and lonely. When you join IA Path you get everything you need to succeed, including 
    mentorship on-demand adjuster training communityAlong with 500 other adjusters who are walking the same path that you are. And we'd love to walk this journey with you. 
    You can join at IAPath.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Mechanical Breakdown Inspections - Secrets of the Auto Industry Unveiled

    Mechanical Breakdown Inspections - Secrets of the Auto Industry Unveiled

    Have you ever thought about mechanical inspections?

    An expert in the field, Daryl navigates us through the fascinating world of mechanical inspections, auto damage appraisals, and insurance claims. His journey from auto mechanic to serving as an expert witness in court is packed with impressive experiences and invaluable knowledge. We delve into industry evolution and learn how major automakers transformed their quality to avoid government bailouts.

    Our conversation takes a deeper dive into Daryl's transition from mechanical inspections to auto damage appraisals, highlighting the challenges encountered and the unique dynamics of adjusting in neighborhoods and at people's homes. Daryl generously shares his expertise on running a successful auto damage appraisal business, providing tips on handling difficult shops, and explaining how this could evolve from a side hustle into a full-time job. It's a wealth of information for anyone interested in carving out a niche in this industry.

    In the final part of our chat, we explore the complex world of insurance claims, from dealership negotiations to the gray areas between mechanical and body work. Daryl enlightens us on the differences between body shops and mechanic shops when it comes to appraisals, and offers expert advice on handling intricate claims like fuel contamination and hydro lock. With the ever-changing landscape of the automotive industry, Daryl emphasizes the importance of continuous learning to stay ahead. A truly insightful and informative discussion you wouldn't want to miss!
    Check out our free video training series walking you through every step of your adjuster journey at IAPath.com
    We know that becoming a successful independent adjuster can be hard and lonely. When you join IA Path you get everything you need to succeed, including 
    mentorship on-demand adjuster training communityAlong with 500 other adjusters who are walking the same path that you are. And we'd love to walk this journey with you. 
    You can join at IAPath.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Secret to Earning a Six-Figure Income With Auto Claims: Mark Schmidt's Story

    The Secret to Earning a Six-Figure Income With Auto Claims: Mark Schmidt's Story

    Ever wondered how one attains a six-figure income in their first year in the auto insurance industry? 

    Buckle up for an inspiring journey with our esteemed guest, Mark Schmidt, a successful IAPath graduate, who achieved this remarkable feat. Mark, with his rich background in managing people, sales, and insurance, generously shares the secret sauce of his success. We kick things off by discussing his introduction to IAPath, and his empowering decision to opt for their on-demand training, a move which catapulted him into his thriving career. 

    As we journey further, Mark sheds light on how he tackled the formidable challenge of running a 300-mile one-way trip to Seattle to complete auto claims. This episode is packed with indispensable insights such as strategic planning, setting expectations, and the art of negotiation. Mark reveals how he managed to turn these challenges into lucrative opportunities, consistently delivering quality appraisals that made a lasting impression in the industry. We also touch upon his future plans, including potential relocation for better business opportunities and managing slow periods in the industry. 

    The conversation gets even more intriguing as we explore the role of Mark's strong support system in his stellar success. We delve into how the White Duo, Chad, and Jamie, contributed significantly to Mark's achievements, emphasizing the importance of nurturing a robust support network. The value of setting realistic goals, trusting oneself, and learning from those around us is also addressed. We wrap up the episode by reflecting on the potential of Mark's fiancee joining the business and the enticing prospect of Mark venturing into property investment. This episode is a treasure trove of practical tips and inspiring anecdotes, promising to empower you with the knowledge you need to make your mark in the industry. Tune in for a transformative journey!
    Check out our free video training series walking you through every step of your adjuster journey at IAPath.com
    We know that becoming a successful independent adjuster can be hard and lonely. When you join IA Path you get everything you need to succeed, including 
    mentorship on-demand adjuster training communityAlong with 500 other adjusters who are walking the same path that you are. And we'd love to walk this journey with you. 
    You can join at IAPath.com

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Jesus123carrie ,

Great Practical Information!!

Chris does an amazing job in explaining the ins and outs of being an independent adjuster. He really wants to help those in the industry!

aidle 13 ,

Life

Such practical, meaningful advice on life & priorities. Way beyond work & income. I’m grateful for the wisdom found here. ❤️

Christy Dotson ,

Empowering

I had my full share of chasing every. single. squirrel in sight before I stumbled on IA Path and this podcast in particular.
Stanley gives information I can actually use and put into place. So instead of looking like a total novice, (ok, like an idiot!) I look a little more polished and prepared.
So far I’ve read (and highly recommend)
Independent Adjusters Playbook
Networking Adjusters Playbook
Next is
Adjuster Resume Playbook
after I’ve finished (and passed!) my NY exam I’m signing up for the IA Path Mentorship / training program.
When it comes right down to it -
I like and trust these guys.

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