Meet Blythe Donovan, a senior producer/ sales team lead at MVP out of Oklahoma. She is also a joyful speaker, life coach, writer, and mom who has a passion for spreading joy and taking care of people in business and life.
In this episode of The Power Women in Insurance, Blythe shares her insurance journey which started 2 years ago after being a serial entrepreneur for many years. She explains how she has cultivated referral partnerships and formed long-term business and personal relationships in the insurance industry.
Listen in to learn the importance of being a servant leader who supports and builds their staff, which
later translates to a successful business.
– The importance of having a community that supports unity over the internal and external
– The value of servant leadership and creating a relationship between the business and its staff.
– The importance of being open to trying new things and having relationship-building
conversations to keep business afloat during a crisis.
– Learning not to focus on what you don’t know and keep your eyes on what you do know.
“To build a business the right way is to build it based on relationships, and your relationships start with the people that work for you.”- Blythe [42:20]
[2:08] Blythe explains how being a single mom and lover of entrepreneurship influenced her to
join insurance at MVP.
[5:43] How she has mastered helping people with their struggles and in turn forming referral
[11:00] The importance of building a business that pours into its employees and finds value in
what they have to offer.
[19:04] How having support from everyone and finding referral partnerships helped Blythe
become successful in insurance sales.
[23:21] She explains how her boss Joan helped raise her by ‘wing manning’ her to other people
which builds her sales strength.
[27:01] How they managed a successful marketing event during COVID to help keep the business
[31:09] Learn to think outside the box to help build long-term relationships in your business.
[34:16] Blythe advises young insurance agents to focus on helping people and growing
personally and businesswise.
[37:57] She also advises agency owners to support their staff to help grow their business.
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