Acquisitions: Why Do It? Why Stay Away From Them? What To Know

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Dawn Janes-Bartley, CEO of Maverick Risk Partners. Dawn and Teresa talk about acquisitions including the mistakes they have made and the ways they really excelled. Key Topics: Dawn’s unexpected journey from child psychology into the insurance industry The evolution of roles within […]

Rising From Trauma To Create A Lasting And Authentic Business

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens interviews Andrea Vargas, CEO of TTC Leads. Andrea and Teresa talk about how partnering in life and business with Ryan Saridakis and then continuing to build that business after his passing has created the business of her dreams.

Leadership Through A Hard Market

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens discusses how to lead in this market and how to make a difference in the future of this industry. Key Topics: Importance of leadership in today’s challenging insurance market Broadening the definition of leadership beyond official titles The role of awareness and proactive steps in […]

Throwback: Showing Up Courageously and Making a Difference With Rebecca Adelman

In this throwback episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Rebecca Adelman, a lawyer for insurance companies defending insureds in lawsuits to talk about the legal and insurance industries and how she had made her home in that space. They also talk about how to step over challenges and show up authentically by embracing the courage to make a difference in our world.

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones But Achieving Awesome Growth With Agency Point

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, to close out our financial series, we talk to Chris Paradiso, Carey Wallace, and Aaron Stocks with Agency Point. Agency Point is a full-service financial service for agency owners for commissions reconciliation, bookkeeping, and other important services that help your agency run like a well-oiled machine.

Knowing Your Numbers: Balance Sheets and Business Ownership

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens is joined by Colby Allen, Consultant and Financial Analyst at AgencyFocus. Colby shares his deep knowledge of financial statements like profit & loss and balance sheets, and they discuss how important it is to understand money matters for running a business, and why knowing your financial numbers is key for making smart choices in business and life.

Making Hiring Make Sense For Your Agency-With Colby Allen of AgencyFocus

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens is joined by Colby Allen, Consultant and Financial Analyst at AgencyFocus. Colby and Teresa talked about the mental and emotional journey of an agency owner to hire and to deliver solid compensation. We also talked from the producer conversation about what producers want and how both sides can create a great working relationship.