51 episodes

The Insurance leaders podcast is all about helping insurance agency owners and agents achieve new heights by developing their ability to lead.

The Insurance Leaders Ryan Reynolds

    • Business
    • 3.1 ‱ 60 Ratings

The Insurance leaders podcast is all about helping insurance agency owners and agents achieve new heights by developing their ability to lead.

    Claims Suck But Brownies Don't With Jeremy Powers

    Claims Suck But Brownies Don't With Jeremy Powers

    Join Ryan as he sits down with Jeremy Powers of Powers Insurance Experts as they discuss various topics that all revolve around what Jeremy calls "loving people." Today, connecting with people and engaging deeper with clients, the community, and your team has never been more important. Join us as Ryan and Jeremy dive deep into some great community and customer retention tactics. Enjoy the show!
     
     
    To contact Ryan, email him at Rreynolds@GrimesInsurance.com

    • 32 min
    Creating Social Cred with Taylor Dobbie & Michael McCormick

    Creating Social Cred with Taylor Dobbie & Michael McCormick

    Join us in this exciting episode as Ryan joins Michael McCormick and Taylor Dobbie, the founders of Insurance Soup, one of the most successful insurance Facebook groups who have demonstrated their ability to give back to the industry as a whole in massive ways. They founded Soup Live, Career Insurance Agents (CIA), and several other insurance-specific solutions
    designed to help captive and independent insurance agents.

    Check Out Insurance Soup Live 2024



    To contact Ryan, email him at Rreynolds@GrimesInsurance.com

    • 45 min
    From Family Agency To Scratch Agent with Stephen Turnbull

    From Family Agency To Scratch Agent with Stephen Turnbull

    Join Ryan as he sits down in this heartfelt and sober exchange with Stephen Turnbull of T5 Insurance out of Clinton, NY. Stephen describes leaving a 101-year-old family agency for the discomfort of starting a scratch agency. While he is only 17 months in, and despite the hard market he has encountered, Stephen has committed himself to being involved in and leading his community by serving others.



    To contact Ryan, email him at Rreynolds@GrimesInsurance.com

    • 42 min
    Marketing Lessons From Nicholas Ayers

    Marketing Lessons From Nicholas Ayers

    In this episode, Ryan introduces Nicholas Ayers, Chief Marketing Officer at Better Agency and an expert in the independent insurance industry's technological advancements. They discuss the evolution of technology in the space and its impact on agency owners, staff, and operations. Nick's influence can be seen in companies like Vertafore and Hawksoft and smaller companies that adopt his approach. 
    Nicholas emphasizes embracing technology for independent agency owners to stay competitive. Unlike captive agents with support in these areas, independent agents must take charge of technology adoption if they want to succeed. He also shares his video creation and marketing expertise and highlights the importance of personalized and targeted content creation to engage with customers. 
    Nick's work has significantly impacted the independent insurance industry's technology space, making him a respected figure in the industry. Tune in to this episode to learn more about Nick's insights on technology and content creation for independent agencies.
     

    To contact Ryan, email him at Rreynolds@GrimesInsurance.com

    • 49 min
    Bold Moves with Patrick McBride!

    Bold Moves with Patrick McBride!

    In our latest episode of The Insurance Leaders, we sat down with the incredible Patrick McBride of The McBride Agency in Dixon, IL, and WOW, what a story! Patrick made a daring leap, leaving his secure role as a captive agent with Farmers Insurance to chart his path as an independent agency owner. But here's the twist - 18 months later, after not taking a paycheck for 12 months, he was battling one of the most challenging insurance markets ever! Yet, Patrick's relentless focus on his clients and his innovative approach with human-optimized technology have set him apart and fueled his remarkable growth. His journey is nothing short of INSPIRING!
    Are you ready to be motivated and uplifted? Patrick's story will do just that! Catch the full episode and stay tuned for more amazing stories in the world of insurance.
    If you need to contact Patrick, you can find him at themcbrideagency.com.



    To contact Ryan, email him at Rreynolds@GrimesInsurance.com

    • 46 min
    Understanding Who You Are With James Jenkins

    Understanding Who You Are With James Jenkins

    Get ready for an electrifying podcast episode! Join us as we sit down with the dynamic James Jenkins, the driving force behind RiskWell in McKinney, TX. In this thrilling yet very different episode, we dive deep into a variety of riveting topics, including James's brand-new book, "Leaving Captivity." You won't want to miss the passion and expertise he brings to help agents conquer the industry's toughest challenges. But that's not all! We also uncover the transformative power of therapy in James's personal and professional journey. This episode is a rollercoaster of inspiration and valuable insights. 

    Get James's New Book
    Go to jamesjenkins.com and purchase "Leaving Captivity," and you can find more about him on LinkedIn.



    To contact Ryan, email him at Rreynolds@GrimesInsurance.com

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Waynethm ,

Attention Young Agents

This is the one that you should listen to. Ryan is kind, calm, and asks great questions to thought leaders in the insurance community! Pay no attention to the douchey one star haters. They are jealous!

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Not my cup of tea. Too bland. Not enough.

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Not just another insurance podcast

Ryan’s approach to his content is refreshing and personal. He gets into a lot of topics outside of the usual flow for insurance industry podcasts.

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