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Letter of gratitude from Lets Grow Up! leaders conference

Just a quick note of sincere gratitude for everyone who participated in our Let's Grow Up! Leaders conference. Leaders, as well as spouses were in attendance to share the IPA Family message.  I want to share a letter I received from a spouse: Dear Dave; Thank you (and IPA) so much for the fabulous getaway that was recently provided to Jacqueline and myself, not to mention the truly amazing and generous Home Depot gift card.  Not only was it wonderful to be invited to participate in the event (including the meetings), but as a spouse it was even more rewarding to witness first hand the first class, supportive and family oriented nature of IPA.  It has been said that a company takes on the demeanor and attributes of those who run it.  That is certainly true of IPA as the honesty, integrity, compassion, drive and thoughtfulness of yourself, the rest of the IPA executive team and your spouses certainly shines through.  I truly feel blessed to be a part of the IPA team and truly appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. With Warmest Regards, Jake Schroeder P.S.  my honey-do list is getting shorter, thanks to you!   Thank you Jake for those kind words of appreciation. It was both great and clear, what a true committed focus is to serving a sales force customer and what it truly takes to make sure you are serving them and their families through a great public company organization such as IPA and IHC!        

Learning the ropes best part of job

Originally from Michigan, Lisa Bricker was a nonprofit fundraiser who had dabbled in higher education and running her own consulting business but she hadn’t honed her entrepreneurial skills to the degree she would have liked – and she wanted to be the best business owner she could be. While surfing online she found IPA’s website and thanks to the Family, she is now the leader she knew she could be. “The training in Tampa is just tremendous,” Bricker said. “It’s better than any place I’ve ever been.” Since obtaining her insurance agent license in February, the mentoring she has received has been tremendous. She said the whole environment of IPA is very inviting and that you progress at a rapid speed. Bricker said it’s the education offered through IPA that has been the difference in previous jobs. With the support of her family, she knew she wanted to work for herself and IPA offered the guidance she needed while still having the benefits of being a sole proprietor. For two to three weeks new agents and trainees work at a practice phone bank in Tampa. The theory behind the training is to have a successful conversation with a potential client. After training, securing appointments is higher. Bricker said that you want to believe it’s your own gumption that makes you a success, but that it’s 80 percent leadership and mentorship. She gives all the credit to her leaders. “If you’re in the right place at the right time and surrounded by really good people, it’s an environment for success and personal development,” said Bricker. Only four months after becoming an insurance agent, Lisa Bricker has now reached senior agent status – having sold $50,000 in annualized volume. Click here to learn more about the career opportunity with Independent Producers of America.