Want a rewarding career with room to grow and the capacity to help others? Insurance broking could be your new calling and Insurance Aid General Brokers is the place to learn.
For the last 20 years, IAGB has been working hard to develop a talented group of insurance brokers and staff to do more than sell insurance.
In 2018, the company enrolled one of their up and coming staff and Strata Insurance specialist Kimberley Lundberg in the QBE Equip Program – a leading industry training program for insurance brokers to help develop leadership and business skills.
Kimberley recently completed the course and said it helped shift her thinking and improve her day to day interactions.
“In 2018, I was offered by Managing Director Andrew Hinz to participate in the QBE Equip program,” Kimberley said.
“I jumped at the opportunity and was excited to participate as I am always looking to progress in my career in insurance. “
The course included three modules in leadership, business acumen, sales and relationship management, delivered via three intensive two-day training sessions at various QBE venues around the country.
Kimberly said during the course she learnt;
- What is required to becoming an effective leader, including how to use personality profiling and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument to improve communication.
- More about the internal workings of an insurance company, Insurance Market Cycles and how to create and pitch an insurance scheme to an insurance company.
- How to effectively grow and maintain a relationship with a client and develop and sell insurance schemes which leverage scale for the insurer and provide value to the consumer.
“Everything learnt in the QBE Equip Program was extremely valuable and has assisted in enhancing my career as an Insurance Broker,” Kimberley said
“But the leadership learnings in the first module stood out for me as it has provided me with a more effective leadership approach along with identifying my leadership style.
“I have taken a lot of what I learnt and implemented this into my day-to-day.”
Kimberley said she also enjoyed working alongside the other QBE Equip participants and forging relationships which are critical to her role. Her graduation dinner was held in November at Customs House.
“It was great to catch up with all the 2018 participants over dinner and a few drinks,” she said.
“I would like to thank QBE for the opportunity and would recommend others to be a part of the Program. I wish the 2019 participants good luck.”
“Insurance brokers are the conduit between big corporates and the customers and in this role we can advocate, educate and shape the future of insurance, “Mr Hinz said.
Managing director Andrew Hinz said Kimberley’s successful completion of the QBE Equip program was part of the IAGB commitment to provide professional development and create meaningful careers in insurance.