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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 the Power Women In Insurance, Teresa sits down with Ashley Fitzsimmons, the Director of Professional Development at Ohio Insurance Agents Association, Inc. Ashley chats about utilizing a state association for their resources, knowledge, and opportunities within their agency. They also discuss how to step up and take a leadership “voice” in the industry.

Episode Highlights:

  • Ashley shares how she got into the insurance industry. (1:56)
  • How did Ashley’s family react when she joined their agency? (5:57)
  • Ashley gives a huge piece of advice. (8:09)
  • How long did Ashley work with her family agency? (11:30)
  • Ashley explores one of the hardest conversations she’s had. (11:48)
  • What propelled Ashley in another direction? (12:45)
  • Ashley shares why she moved to Columbus, Ohio. (14:29)
  • How has the pandemic affected the agent’s perspective? (18:08)
  • Has Ashley seen people embracing the tools they’ve created? (19:32)

Key Quotes:

  • “As women, we don’t want to let people down. We always want to help everybody and do everything for everyone else. We always put everyone else first.” – Ashley Fitzsimmons
  • “I get so much joy out of helping clients. But, there are so many agents out there that really need help, that might not recognize they need help. I could be helping 10 times the amount of clients I’m helping, by helping agents help their clients.” – Ashley Fitzsimmons
  • “There’s a lot of technology out there, that if you are the type of person that has the time and capacity to be able to really utilize it in your agency…fantastic, go for it! But, like I said, you have to put the work into it.” – Ashley Fitzsimmons

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