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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 Debby Kallinikos. Debby and Teresa talk about how she has built her career around being curious and serving others.

Episode Highlights:

  • Debby shares her insurance journey and how she got to where she is today. (1:26)
  • Debby mentions how important it was for her to be around someone that knew what they were doing when she was training and how she sought that ought. (5:31)
  • Debby explains that the better you are at asking what you want to know, the more you will be able to learn. (9:10)
  • Teresa asks Debby what qualities she is looking for in a person or mentor to ask questions to. (14:36)
  • Debby explains that she helps her clients see their coverage by asking them what it covers. (17:08)
  • Debby shares that she prefers in person classes and finds online classes challenging. (22:20)
  • Debby explains why it is important to take ownership of your own knowledge and education. (24:59)
  • Debby shares that people need to take responsibility for learning things that they don’t know. (27:04)
  • Debby advises everyone to make a plan and find the right fit for their career and what they really want. (29:00)
  • Debby encourages everyone to listen to the past podcasts that Teresa has done that connect people in the industry. (31:45)

Key Quotes:

  • “For me to become good, I’ve got to be around someone that knows what they’re doing. And I’ve got to surround myself with that knowledge.” – Debby Kallinikos
  • “I think if it’s something you’re passionate about, and you really feel like you can help this industry and be of service, then you should go for it.” – Debby Kallinikos
  • “I think that the people that work for companies typically as reps, those people seem to have the most education because they’re on a salary, they’re not getting paid commission.” – Debby Kallinikos

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