This article appeared in Property Casualty 360 on September 09, 2013. Reposted with permission.
By Staff Writer, Property Casualty 360
Amy De Lorenzo, personal lines client service assistant
Strategic Insurance Services
How and when did you decide that an insurance career was for you?
While an InVEST student I heard stories from InVEST volunteer's about how they got part time jobs at an insurance agency while in school. Once in college I reached out to my InVEST teacher and asked if any of our volunteers needed part-time help in their agency. Strategic Insurance Services was looking for help and hired me because they knew my background, having taken InVEST in high school. The rest is history, and I'm now celebrating my one year anniversary with the agency.
What do you love most about being an insurance agent?
Helping people. Day after day, I receive phone calls from clients that need help understanding their insurance policies. I love being able to clarify terms and satisfy their needs.
What's your favorite client success story?
A few weeks ago we were able to save a client almost $1500 on her flood insurance. She was so ecstatic and thankful we went the extra mile to save her money.
What career advice would you give new agents and/or what's your mantra for success?
Take everything one step at a time. Some days or tasks will be harder than others, but by helping clients, the end result will put a smile on your face.
What career would you want if you weren't an insurance agent?
If I wasn't working at Strategic Insurance Services, I would like to open a sports complex.
What public figure (past or present) do you most admire, and why?
I strongly admire Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team. He is an amazing hockey player but also a great team player on and off the ice, donating his time and money to local Tampa Bay charities.
What are your hobbies/what do you most enjoy doing outside the office?
Ever since I was a kid I've loved hockey. I try to go to as many Tampa Bay Lightning games in a season as possible. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family at our gorgeous local beaches.