How did you first get into your profession?
I obtained my first insurance job through an employment agency.
What is your pet peeve?
Blame and defending one’s mistakes.
What do you want your legacy to be?
Someone who always helped others to maximize their potential.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
President of a company that cared about people.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
Never settle for a support position.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Create a culture that you envision and stay committed to it. Make sure that your actions are reflective of your vision.
What is a little known fact about yourself?
My love to dance. I learned from my parents. I was an instructor as a young adult. I taught my children/grandchildren confidence to express yourself through love of music.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
Xena – She’s always optimistic and helps others see the good in every situation.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
Never say TRY; always say I CAN.
If you could take back one sentence you’ve ever spoken, what would it be?
“You are not worth what you earn.”
What is the best moment of your career?
When I realized that I didn’t have to settle because someone else believed in me.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Never let them see you cry.
What is your motto?
Never break a promise.