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Power Women In Insurance


Together we are stronger! On the Power Women Insurance Podcast, we get to ask the questions about how to excel and thrive in the insurance industry as a POWER Woman in this space.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Teresa Kitchens

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Kelly Donahue-Piro, President at Agency Performance Partners. Kelly and Teresa talk about all things agency ownership, how to step into our power, and rock being a boss. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Kelly mentions one of the things they try to fight for, within the agency. (4:54)
  • Kelly shares her background and how she got into the insurance industry. (7:49)
  • What are some of the key factors that people working in agencies or agency owners struggle with? (12:57)
  • Kelly explains why women have a stronger challenge with accountability and communication than other people do. (18:54)
  • Kelly mentions why she likes identifying roles. (19:31)
  • Kelly shares why she wants the women to be in tune with something personal, whatever their goal is. (21:19)
  • Kelly mentions how the online school came about. (24:57)
  • Kelly explains how she came up with the idea to launch an online school. (26:49)

Key Quotes:

  • “If you really invest in yourself, in your career…and, that could be from taking payments and learning how to cross-sell…you could do anything in insurance. And, I want every woman out there to hear that, because you don’t have to settle for anything. If you have an insurance license, the potential is unlimited if you invest in yourself.” – Kelly Donahue-Piro
  • “One thing that I like doing is identifying roles. So, ultimately, as chairman of the board, president of the business, my job is to keep things profitable, and be able to keep investing in the business to keep everybody employed.” – Kelly Donahue-Piro
  • “Sometimes people are motivated by what’s important to them. Sometimes people are motivated by seeing others succeed. And so, that’s helped out a lot in my businesses and it’s helped out in agencies too when people can kind of rally together.” – Kelly Donahue-Piro

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