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As Director of Marketing and Communications, Olivia Schmitt brings her vast insurance industry knowledge, strong leadership track record and small business expertise to the Total CSR team. Through her podcast, Olivia holds space for other women in insurance to discuss their struggles, seek advice and discover new opportunities within the industry.

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As Director of Marketing and Communications, Olivia Schmitt brings her vast insurance industry knowledge, strong leadership track record and small business expertise to the Total CSR team. Through her podcast, Olivia holds space for other women in insurance to discuss their struggles, seek advice and discover new opportunities within the industry.

    KaKatlyn Eggar – Her Mission to Help Others Build Successful Insurance Careers

    KaKatlyn Eggar – Her Mission to Help Others Build Successful Insurance Careers

    This week Olivia sits down and chats with Katlyn Eggar.Katlyn is a wife, mom of 2 and passionate about helping the insurance industry grow and succeed.  After starting a scratch agency in the Captive world with her husband, Justin, they felt the calling to do something more.  Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to help their employees achieve their professional goals, Quantum was born in 2019. Listen in as Olivia and Katlyn chat about:4:00 – The homeschool adventure12:00 – The journey from scratch agency to Quantum 19:00 – Katlyn’s mission with Quantum30:06 – People who have impacted her the most35:00 – Discovering her love of entrepreneurship41:00 – Advice for her younger self …and much, much more! Connect with Katlyn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/katlyneggar/ Check out Quantum Assurance:https://www.quantumassurance.com/ Check out Total CSR:https://www.totalcsr.com/

    • 47 min
    Kelly Augspurger – Building a Career with Passion and Purpose

    Kelly Augspurger – Building a Career with Passion and Purpose

    This week Olivia welcomes Kelly Augspurger to the show!Kelly is a wife, mom to two wonderful kids and a Producer at Steadfast Insurance in Westerville, OH.  After working in a family business for 12 years, she received an invitation she couldn’t refuse to join the insurance industry.  It didn’t take long for her to realize she found her calling.  She now channels her passion to help others and her love of insurance to work every day in her role at Steadfast. Listen in as Olivia and Kelly chat about: 7:40 – Shout out to the short girls12:37 – Kelly’s journey into insurance18:18 – How life experience adds up22:40 – Finding balance when working with a spouse30:23 – People who have impacted her life38:00 – Future plans…and much, much more!! Connect with Kelly:https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-augspurger/Check out Steadfast Insurance:https://www.steadfastagents.com/ Check out Total CSR:https://www.totalcsr.com/

    • 44 min
    Olivia Schmitt - Learning A Little More Schmitt

    Olivia Schmitt - Learning A Little More Schmitt

    After crossing the ½ way point of what I hope will be the first year of the show, I decided the time was right to share my own story.  It is definitely a different feeling to interview myself, in a way, but I had been urged to do this by a few guests, friends and family.  Even knowing the questions and what I wanted to share ahead of time didn’t make it any easier! In this episode, I talk about:2:00 – My insurance journey6:00 – The event that changed everything11:00 – The inspiration behind the show18:30 – Why this podcast means so much to me24:12 – My answers to questions I ask my guests30:24 – The magic outside of our comfort zones…and much, much more!I look forward to bringing you fresh conversations with amazing guests next week!Until then:Connect with me!https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-schmitt-217358104/Check out Total CSR:https://www.totalcsr.com/

    • 33 min
    Emily Mertz – Making the Most of Every Moment

    Emily Mertz – Making the Most of Every Moment

    This week Olivia chats with Emily Mertz.Emily is the Vice President of Marketing at Slice. After interviewing with Slice, Emily dove into the startup culture.  With Slice’s focus on improving the insurance experience with technology, Emily helps companies promote their innovation within the market. Listen in as Olivia and Emily chat about:9:00 – Her journey to slice14:20 – What is a Hackathon?17:02 – The learning process20:00 – Lessons from Grandma26:00 – Promoting women in insurance32:20 – Making memories with her son…and much, much more! Connect with Emily:https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-mertz-30b8521/Learn more about Slice:https://www.slice.is/Check out Total CSR:https://www.totalcsr.com/

    • 39 min
    Kari Colman - Trusting Every Curve in the Road

    Kari Colman - Trusting Every Curve in the Road

    This week Olivia welcomes Kari Colman to the show.Kari is the Brand Manager and Operations Manager at Hitchings Insurance Agency.  After building careers in two other professions, Kari was faced with an important decision about creating the lifestyle she really wanted for herself and her family.  Passionate about people, community and helping others continue to grow, she found a role that allows her to pursue all those things every day. Listen in as Olivia and Kari talk about: 5:40 – Finding Flexibility12:30 – Her journey to an independent agency21:11 - Why relationships matter27:05 – Life lessons35:00 – Advice for her younger self43:00 – Loving what you do48:30 – The importance of staying connected…and much, much more! Connect with Kari:https://www.linkedin.com/in/kari-colman-06069317a/Check out Total CSR:https://www.totalcsr.com/

    • 53 min
    Kiki Johnson: Embracing Life as an Adventure

    Kiki Johnson: Embracing Life as an Adventure

    This week Olivia welcomes Kiki Johnson to the show.Kiki is the Co-Founder of The Insurance App in sunny NC!  Shortly after graduating she embarked on her first entrepreneurial adventure.  She then moved onto the financial and securities business sector before getting into mobile app development.  During this time, a close call with her business partner highlighted the importance of leveraging technology to connect policy holders with their policy information.  She continues to provide technology solutions that help connect all parts of the insurance channel.   Listen in as Olivia and Kiki talk about: 5:30 – The impact of COVID on our kids9:00 – The importance of flexibility in business12:30 – The moment that inspired The Insurance App17:30 – Creating the right client experience21:53 – Biggest lessons in life30:35 – Abandoning Perfection38:50 – Why the insurance industry is the best44:00 – Letting kids learn through failure…and much, much more! Connect with Kiki:https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiki-johnson/ Learn more about The Insurance Agent App:https://insuranceagentapp.com/ Check out Total CSR:https://www.totalcsr.com/

    • 53 min

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