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Jul 13, 2022

Host Chris Hampshire is joined today by Dr. Brad Gronke, technical training manager for Gallagher Bassett and founder of Ignite P3. Dr. Brad is an outcomes-driven influential claims leader and public speaker with over 20 years of industry experience. He has joined the podcast for a conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how the CPCU Society is working to broaden the talent base in the insurance industry. Dr. Brad shares the progress the insurance industry has made on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as some of the key areas that still have room for growth. He also offers insights into the meaningful ways that the insurance industry has supported him in expanding his network, improving his connections, and achieving his career goals.


Key Takeaways

  • Dr. Brad reflects on his childhood dream of helping people, and the career path that has realized that dream.
  • The aspect of human development that appeals to Dr. Brad and drives his mission.
  • “Use it or lose it” applies to every aspect of human evolution, including our brains.
  • How does the insurance industry present itself positively to the marketplace, and how could it improve?
  • The insurance industry is there to carry people through loss, a fact that needs to be more clearly communicated.
  • Humanity in business is always the best practice.
  • The current state of diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry has plenty of room for future growth.
  • It is essential that leaders focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Writing your personal diversity story is the first step in widening your reach.
  • Key steps to attracting more diverse talent within the insurance industry.
  • Dr. Brad reveals the successes that have come with starting Ignite P3.
  • The value of the CPCU Society network in fulfilling passions and reaching career goals.
  • Getting intentional, saying no, and increasing meaningful involvement.
  • What Dr. Brad wishes he’d known when he started in the insurance industry 20 years ago.


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  • “If we don’t work our brains, if we don’t continue to exercise them and grow our knowledge, then they’re going to atrophy.”
  • “Humanity in business is the best practice.”
  • “If we put humanity first, the profits will come, the people will come, the talent will come.”
  • As a leader, you have to be focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
  • “Greater intentionality has helped me deliver amazing results, professionally and personally.”