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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 Emily Gerber Poe Owner of Gerber Insurance & Financial Services. They discuss how Emily took over the agency from her Father and how she has made it the powerhouse it is today.

Episode Highlights:

  • Emily shares her beginnings and how she got into the insurance industry. (1:31)
  • Emily tells us about what has contributed to her becoming a great leader. (6:39)
  • Emily shares the changes that she has made for the agency that she took over. (9:47) 
  • Emily shares the concept of the trash button and trust bucket, and how it works in her agency. (13:02)
  • Emily opens up about the things that she has done and accomplished over the past few years. (16:19)
  • Emily explains how she makes sure that she shows up for her team as a visionary and as an owner. (20:45)
  • Emily shares talks about the ebb and flow with business growth. (24:42)
  • Emily shares her strategy to keep everybody aligned and in the loop. (31:14)
  • Emily gives us a couple of traits of being a great leader. (35:36)

Key Quotes:

  • “I think one thing about being a good leader is recognizing when you’re wrong, and recognizing when you’ve made a mistake and being able to go to your team and say, you know, we’re gonna pivot because this actually didn’t work.” – Emily Gerber Poe
  • “Doing acquisitions takes a lot of time. And it’s not a switch that you can flip. But I think the more streamlined the processes are, the easier it is for everybody to recognize and understand what the rules are. – Emily Gerber Poe
  • “I think as a leader of a company, there is never really I don’t think there’s ever been a season that’s ever been the same for me and I’m okay with that, and I love that.” – Emily Gerber Poe

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