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Oct 21
Check Out the Speaker Lineup for Elevate Trilogy Part 3

Agency Nation and the Big “I" are excited to announce the full lineup of speakers and schedule for the final installment of the Elevate Trilogy. Part Three: Culture will take place virtually Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. ET. Register now—all Big “I" members can register for free.

Keynote Speaker: Author of 'Do a Day,' Bryan Falchuk" at noon ET. The keynote speaker will be Bryan Falchuk, best-selling author, life and executive coach, podcaster and insurance industry advisor. He will discuss changes in the insurance landscape, lessons from some newer startups and how it all impacts independent agencies and you. He'll also teach you how to redefine yourself and rule your day. He's been featured in Inc., The LA Times, Chicago Tribune and others and has spoken at many TEDx events. He's been on more than 175 podcasts, TV and radio shows. His best-selling books, "Do a Day" and "The 50 75 100 Solution," help people live better across all aspects of their lives.

Lessons In Leadership: Succession Planning Starts Now" at 1:30 p.m. ET. Working your way up your agency's ranks? Starting your own agency? Seeking a successor so you can retire? No matter where you are in your journey, you need to keep up with the latest small business leadership trends to secure the success of your future and your business. Beth Miller, CEO of Executive Velocity, will show you how to develop a workable plan.

Recruiting and Onboarding New Agency Employees in a Post Pandemic World" at 2:10 p.m. ET. It's always been tough to find top talent, and the pandemic is the latest disruptor to hiring the help you need. How will you recruit and onboard new agency employees in a post-pandemic world? Fasten your seat belt—things are changing fast in hiring and keeping the team you need. Doug Smith of Cordia Resources will equip you for the times.

Compare & Contrast: How Two Agencies Approach Diversity Within their Agencies" at 2:50 p.m. ET. There are many ways to diversify! How is your agency making strides in diversity & inclusion? Take a lesson from two independent agents who cut completely different paths to diversity and inclusion in their businesses—and succeeded! Whitnee Dillard, Big “I" director of diversity & inclusion, hosts the discussion as Quincy Branch, president and CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants, and Andrew Appel, president and CEO of Gregory & Appel, compare and contrast their experiences to help you shape your own.

Women In Insurance" at 3:35 p.m. ET. Building a career in insurance can be a different experience for women than men. Kim Beach, founder and CEO of InsureWomen, leads a discussion with two women insurance trailblazers: InsurTech exec Kat Ternes, vice president of revenue at AgencyZoom, and independent agent Michelle Rupp, president of NRG Insurance—who was recently featured in an Independent Agent magazine article on perpetuation. They'll tackle everything from post-pandemic personal branding to defining success on your own terms to knowing how to ask for what you want from your career.

Building a Culture to Promote Employee Engagement" at 4:15 p.m. ET. Do your employees have a sense of “why" on the job?  Who are your team's “influencers"? Do you align your staff's interests with their work? Do they have the right tools to promote your agency in your community and beyond? Health Shearon of Insurance Town podcast hosts Danielle Guzman, global head of social media at Mercer, to show you how knowing answers to these questions and more will build your business by creating a stronger, happier team.

Don't miss out on the fun—register now. We'll see you on Nov. 4! 


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