Creating Successful Leaders With Tom Michel
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Tom Michel is the Immediate Past President of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors), where he has been a member since 1986. He is the Managing Director of Michel Financial Group, where he and his wife have over 70 years of combined experience in the industry. His prior experience includes working as the Managing Partner for New York Life Insurance Company and as a General Agent for UNIFI Companies. 

Tom is a public speaker, promoting the insurance industry and shattering common misconceptions. He is active in advocacy and has discussed policies with Vice President Kamala Harris, congressional leaders, governors, and prominent mayors. 

In this episode…

Forging a new path can be strenuous, especially in a competitive industry. How can you find strength and believe in yourself while moving forward? When leaders face difficult times, how do they navigate the rough waters?

When Tom Michel began his journey in the insurance industry, he was bound by a fear of failure until he took the first step. Through the guidance of mentors who excelled in the industry, Tom found his footing, found a way to believe in himself, and launched a successful career. He knows the importance of giving back to the community and guiding other wayward agents, which is why he helps others build the confidence to complete a successful sale. 

In this episode of Advisor Today, join Chris Gandy and Suzanne Carawan as they talk with Immediate Past President of NAIFA, Tom Michel, about his inspiring journey as a leader in the insurance industry. Tom discusses why everyone needs accountability, the difference a strong mentor can make, and the importance of solid leadership during uncertain times.

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