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Listener or Looker: Understanding Yourself So You Can Understand Your Clients

By NAIFA on 10/11/23 5:04 PM

Lynne Franklin

Lynne Franklin is a persuasion expert, leadership communication consultant, coach, author, and TEDx speaker. As a neuroscience nerd, she studies how the brain works and how to use the findings to better connect with anyone and lead without manipulation. Since the inception of her communications practice in 1993, Lynne has worked with organizations that want to use persuasive communication skills to increase their performance, productivity, and profits. 

Topics: Sales & Marketing Leadership Podcast
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NAIFA Announces Candidates Nominated for 2024 National Leadership Roles

By NAIFA on 10/5/23 12:30 PM

NAIFA’s Committee on Governance has nominated Christopher L. Gandy, LACP, Founder of the Midwest Legacy Group in Lisle, IL, to be the 2024 NAIFA Secretary. A current member of NAIFA’s Board of Trustees, Gandy has been a loyal NAIFA member since 2003. As incoming Secretary, Gandy will be in line to serve as President-Elect in 2025 and President in 2026.

Topics: Leadership Press Release
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For NAIFA Member Jennifer Hodges, Success Is in the Cards

By Mark Briscoe on 8/9/23 10:26 AM

If it’s Tuesday after business hours, you’ll probably find Jennifer Hodges, LACP, CIC, at the local American Legion post in her regular place at the $10 poker game she’s been a part of for the past five years. But if you ask her about her poker face, she might hesitate.

Topics: Property & Casualty Insurance Leadership Loyal Member Profile Missouri
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Bryon Holz & Associates in Brandon, FL, Is a NAIFA 100% Agency

By NAIFA on 1/31/23 12:39 PM

The firms' advisors join the #1 professional association for financial security professionals and prepare to participate in NAIFA’s unmatched state and federal advocacy success under an agency-wide membership program.

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is pleased to announce that Bryon Holz & Associates in Brandon, FL, has become a NAIFA 100% Agency. Under the membership program, all advisors within Bryon Holz & Associates became NAIFA members and active participants in NAIFA’s grassroots advocacy programs at the state and federal levels.

Topics: Leadership Press Release Leaders NAIFA 100% Agency

Q1 State of NAIFA Introduces 2023 NAIFA President Bryon Holz

By NAIFA on 12/13/22 10:34 AM

On January 10, join 2023 NAIFA-National President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and NAIFA SVP of Government Relations Diane Boyle for the first State of NAIFA webinar of the new year. 

Holz, Mayeux, and Boyle will share an update on where NAIFA is as an organization, preview NAIFA's advocacy goals for the new year, and highlight the benefits available exclusively to NAIFA members.

Topics: Leadership
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NAIFA President Lawrence Holzberg Joins Coastal Wealth as Brokerage Director

By NAIFA on 10/19/22 3:08 PM

Coastal Wealth, a leading financial services firm in the southeast, has announced the addition of Lawrence “Larry” Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP as a new Brokerage Director. He will be responsible for leading financial professionals to offer case consultation and design and positioning strategies and presentations.

Topics: Leadership
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Meet Loyal NAIFA Member Johnny Craven

By Ronan Friend on 3/21/22 10:00 AM

Johnny Craven, LUTCF, is a stalwart of the NAIFA community and a veteran of the insurance and financial services industry.

Craven joined the insurance and financial services industry over 20 years ago, but that’s not where he started out. He spent 13 years in the grocery industry, but when one of his coworkers became an insurance agent and suggested he give it a try, he decided it was worth exploring. His coworker called Craven on a Saturday night and they planned to meet the next morning. Not realizing it was a formal interview, Craven showed up in shorts and a t-shirt and met the man who would become his boss. Fortunately, he saw potential in Craven and decided to give him a shot.

Topics: Leadership Member Spotlight Leaders Loyal Member Loyal Member Profile
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Success Is Learned

By Customers Bank on 12/15/21 1:45 PM

When looking at a company you admire, you may question how a top executive attained their position within the organization. Typically, there is a track record of hard work and dedication to supporting the executive’s career trajectory within the industry and their company.

Topics: Professional Development Leadership Careers in Financial Services
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Kevin Mayeux: Strategies to Position for Growth

By Jaquetta Gooden on 4/16/21 3:00 PM

In 2020, NAIFA association, founded over 130 years ago, repositioned their brand and mission to respond to market shifts and position their organization for growth. 

Topics: Grow Your Business Leadership
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Capt. Reginald Freeman Delivers the Traits of Servant Leadership

By NAIFA on 5/22/20 3:54 PM

Reginald Freeman is the 37th Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the City of Hartford, Conn. He spoke to attendees at NAIFA Nation Impact Week’s Leadership Day on “Building Sustainable Success Through Servant Leadership.”

Topics: Leadership

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