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Benefits Influencer

Benefits Influencer

Benefits Influencer highlights the strategists, thought leaders, and operatives who are impacting, innovating, and elevating the Employee Benefits and HR industry.
Hosted by benefits industry veteran, entrepreneur, and President of Agency Leverage, Ned Schaut.
Each episode delivers actionable insights, tactics and new innovations from employee benefits brokers, benefits advisors, HR professionals, insurance company executives, tech companies and others in the Employee Benefits and Human Resources ecosystem.

Core Values Based Agencies are the Future w/ Darius Mirshahzadeh 2020/12/02, 22:30
Core Values Based Agencies are the Future w/ Darius Mirshahzadeh

<p>Ned welcomes Darius Mirshahzadeh, Founder of The Real Darius, as they discuss <span class="Apple-converted-space">the impact a company's core values have on both customers and employees. </span></p> <p class="p2">Connect with Darius:<br /> darius@therealdarius.com<br /> therealdarius.com</p> <p class="p2">More about Benefits Influencer:<br /> Facebook: @agencyleverage<br /> agencyleverage.com</p> <p class="p2"> ------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to https://heyhunter.io/ to see how Hunter can work for you.</p>

The Value of Creating a Culture of Transparency in your Agency w/ Scott Kelley 2020/11/18, 18:30
The Value of Creating a Culture of Transparency in your Agency w/ Scott Kelley

<p style="font-weight: 400;">Ned and Scott talk about the value and importance of building an agency around transparency.  This industry can be complicated and convoluted.  Scott shares his inside secrets on how he has built a culture of transparency in his agency. </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Connect with Scott:</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">linkedin.com/in/scott-kelley</p>

Passing the Torch w/ Ned Schaut 2020/11/04, 18:30
Passing the Torch w/ Ned Schaut

<p class="p1">In this episode, Dennis Carlson welcomes new host, Ned Schaut as they discuss this transition with the podcast and what lies ahead for Agency Leverage.</p> <p class="p1">Facebook: @agencyleverage</p> <p class="p1">agencyleverage.com</p> <p class="p1">More about Ned:</p> <p class="p1">linkedin.com/in/nedschaut</p> <p class="p1">rebelandcreate.com</p>

Benefits Communication Strategies to Drive Value w/ Chesley Gaddis 2020/07/01, 19:30
Benefits Communication Strategies to Drive Value w/ Chesley Gaddis

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Dennis and Chesley discuss ways to make employee benefits communication meaningful, relevant and timely in order to drive value for employers and employees.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Chesley:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "mailto:chesley.gaddis@intrepid7.com">chesley.gaddis@intrepid7.com</a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "http://intrepid7.com/">http://intrepid7.com/</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class= "s1">------------------------------------------------------------------</span></p> <p class="p5"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s3">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s3">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>

Adapting Employee Benefits to a Work from Home Culture w/ Chris Wolpert 2020/05/27, 19:30
Adapting Employee Benefits to a Work from Home Culture w/ Chris Wolpert

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Dennis and Chris talk about how benefits advisors can help employers transition to work from home by meeting employees where they are. They also discuss how an employer can create a marketing strategy for their benefits program to engage employees.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Chris:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-wolpert/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-wolpert/</a></span></p> <p class="p3"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://gbsbenefitsgroup.com/">https://gbsbenefitsgroup.com/</a></p> <p class="p1"><span class= "s1">------------------------------------------------------------------</span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s3">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s3">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>

The Benefits Broker Lifestyle w/ Ned Schaut 2020/05/13, 19:30
The Benefits Broker Lifestyle w/ Ned Schaut

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Dennis talks candidly with Ned Schaut, President of Eureka Insurance Solutions, about how to embrace the lifestyle you want as an Employee Benefits Broker and how this career allows you to pursue your passions and side-hustles.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> They also discuss Ned’s Rebel & Create project for men who want to be more engaged and fulfilled as fathers.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Ned:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/nedschaut/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/nedschaut/</a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.eurekains.com/">https://www.eurekains.com/</a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.rebelandcreate.com/">https://www.rebelandcreate.com/</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class= "s1">------------------------------------------------------------------</span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s3">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s3">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>

Why Marketing should be a Linchpin in Your Agency w/ Jessica Du Bois 2020/04/29, 19:30
Why Marketing should be a Linchpin in Your Agency w/ Jessica Du Bois

<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/denniscarlson/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Dennis</a> chats with <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesdubois/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Jessica Du Bois</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.bbgbroker.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Business Benefits Group</a>.<span class= "Apple-converted-space"> </span> They discuss how benefits agencies can propel growth with marketing and how to get started. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Jessica:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesdubois/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesdubois/</a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://jessicadubois.co/">https://jessicadubois.co/</a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.instagram.com/jesdubois/">https://www.instagram.com/jesdubois/</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class= "s1">-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s3">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s3">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>

How Businesses & Brokers are Coping with Increasing Premiums w/ David Reid 2020/04/15, 19:30
How Businesses & Brokers are Coping with Increasing Premiums w/ David Reid

<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/denniscarlson/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Dennis</a> chats with <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-reid-6015749/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">David Reid</a>, CEO of <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.ease.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ease</a>, about how benefits brokers and their clients are dealing with increasing premiums by utilizing technology. They dive into Ease’s recent 2020 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report and discuss how increasing choice and engagement is imperative in this market.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Ease:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "http://ease.com">ease.com</a></span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s1">Find the 2020 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report here:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://hr.ease.com/Download-2020-SMB-Insights-Report.html">https://hr.ease.com/Download-2020-SMB-Insights-Report.html?</a></span></p> <p class="p5"> </p> <p class="p5"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s3">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s3">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>

The Employer of the Future w/ Colin Royster 2020/04/01, 19:30
The Employer of the Future w/ Colin Royster

<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/denniscarlson/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Dennis</a> chats with <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-royster-3111a955/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Colin Royster</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://integrumadvisors.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Integrum Advisors</a> about how employers in a niche like the auto industry can use a Candidate Persona to attract the best employees.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Colin:</span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "mailto:croyster@integrumadvisors.com">croyster@integrumadvisors.com</a></span></p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p5"><span class="s1">This episode is sponsored by <a rel="nofollow" href="https://armadacare.com/"><span class= "s3">ArmadaCare</span></a> – Want to exceed your client’s expectations? Check out the Broker Playbook at <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://armadacare.com/playbook/"><span class= "s3">https://armadacare.com/playbook/</span></a></span></p> <p class="p5"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s3">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s3">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>

Growing Advisor Relationships through Experiences w/ Scott Smith 2020/03/18, 17:30
Growing Advisor Relationships through Experiences w/ Scott Smith

<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/denniscarlson/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Dennis</a> chats with <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-smith-3b467b3/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scott Smith</a>, President and CEO of <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.truenetworkadvisors.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">TRUE Network Advisors</a>. They discuss how TRUE Network Advisors creates amazing experiences for brokers using: Experience, Kindness, and Live Events.<span class= "Apple-converted-space"> </span> Scott also shares how an informal eight agency “study group” became a diverse 39 member agency growth and development company.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Connect with Scott: </span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><a rel="nofollow" href= "mailto:scott@truenetworkadvisors.com">scott@truenetworkadvisors.com</a></span></p> <p class="p5"><span class="s1">This episode is sponsored by <a rel="nofollow" href="https://armadacare.com/"><span class= "s4">ArmadaCare</span></a> – Want to exceed your client’s expectations? Check out the Broker Playbook at <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://armadacare.com/playbook/"><span class= "s4">https://armadacare.com/playbook/</span></a></span></p> <p class="p5"><span class="s1">Hunter! Is the Automated <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class="s4">Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers</span></a>. Go to <a rel="nofollow" href= "https://heyhunter.io/"><span class= "s4">https://heyhunter.io/</span></a> to see how Hunter can work for you.</span></p>