Aug 4, 2021
Rita Williams-Bogar provides
consultative services to businesses and individuals in the areas of
leadership and organizational development, emotional intelligence,
diversity, insurance technical education, and more. She is a
keynote speaker for the insurance industry and uses a
client-centered approach to tailor workshops to her clients’ needs.
Her mission is to share proven strategies to help people reach
their potential. In this week’s episode, we learn about Rita and
her vast career experience in the insurance industry.
- A little bit about Rita and how she found
herself in insurance.
- Mentorship has been a huge part of Rita’s
- When Rita is able to blend her passion for
psychology and leadership together, there’s something magical that
just happens in a room full of students.
- There are no such things as “soft skills.” Soft
skills are quite hard to successfully execute on!
- When the pandemic hit, people were panicking
and didn’t believe they could do this job remotely. Rita knew it
- As an independent contractor, Rita’s biggest
challenge was understanding how to price her services.
- Rita charged the same price she was being paid
at her previous position. Mistake! That was way too
- Are you interested in teaching? Rita shares how
she got her start.
- When it comes to diversity and inclusion, where
does the industry stand?
- There’s a huge talent gap in insurance. What do
insurance professionals need to be thinking about?
- So many people are unaware of the vast
possibilities and opportunities that are in insurance. We need to
be proactive in teaching newcomers what’s out there.
- Remember, normal is going to be different,
going forward. Rita doesn’t believe we’ll get back to 2019’s
Keep Getting Better
Rita on LinkedIn
“I would encourage people to
follow their dream.”
“My price is my price. If this
is not what you want to pay, what is it that you want to remove
from the proposal?”
“Higher management had the right
idea (to hire diverse candidates), but the people who were running
the day-to-day operations had a different idea.”