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In this episode of The Power Producers Podcast, David Carothers and co-host Kyle Houck interview Ashley Fitzsimmons, Director Of Professional Development at Ohio Insurance Agents Association. Ashley talks about the lack of communication in the insurance industry, the significance of working with one another, and the reason why she was called Beyonce’ of insurance.

Episode Highlights:

  • Ashley explains why the most important thing for agents to realize is that you can’t run before you crawl. (25:06)
  • Ashley shares that she wanted to be “the Beyonce” of insurance because she wants to help other women thrive in the insurance industry. (27:22)
  • Ashley mentions that to get past the mental block you need to over-prepare, have a voice, and don’t be afraid to talk to your boss to bring up an idea. (37:11)
  • Ashley talks about her biggest transition in the insurance industry. (42:23)
  • Ashley thinks that the two things that can drive change in the insurance industry are culture and communication (53:34)

Key Quotes:

  • “Don’t try to jump straight ahead and go for the most expensive, shiny, bright new piece of technology when you don’t even have a basic website.” – Ashley Fitzsimmons
  • “Golden Rule of when you’re young is that you’re hurting yourself by just wasting time. Get on board or go your own way and figure out what needs to be done.” – Ashley Fitzsimmons
  • “There’s no reason that women should put up a wall and be intimidated by a younger, newer version coming into the industry. We should be celebrating and screaming from the rooftops. Use your voice and go do what you want to do.”  – Ashley Fitzsimmons

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