Every month, Schwartz Insurance Group selects a peer-nominated associate to receive a Core Value Award. The winner is chosen because they "lived" one of our agency's core values ... typically an event or accomplishment above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers. This month, Jesse Abbott has "lived" our core value of "Quick to Smile." Here's her story:
Change brings opportunity! And insurance is built on change. It works wonders internally as well.
Our commercial insurance clients require a steady hand – we needed someone to step into a key role. Then we needed help with onboarding and training. And let’s not forget all those I.T. issues that arise – ughh!
Jesse Abbott has done it all! She’s progressed quickly, becoming one of our vital assets … learning new skills, growing as a contributor, taking on all tasks like a pro. And she’s always Quick to Smile!
Here, in her own words, is a little more information about Jesse:
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have a large family (a husband, three children, two cats and a very large dog), and they are my everything. I was born and raised in Louisville, attended duPont Manual High School and then graduated from University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s in Spanish and Psychology.
How long have you worked for Schwartz Insurance Group?
It will be thirteen years this December.
What’s the best thing about working for Schwartz Insurance Group?
We always strive to be better!
What are your hobbies or personal interests?
I love sewing and costume design; particularly superheroes and the Victorian era. I love swimming, traveling and exploring new things. I have a healthy appreciation for science fiction and all things Joss Whedon.
What’s the most important thing you have learned from a client or a fellow SIG employee?
Just because you aren’t comfortable with doing something, it doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t do it. Some skills come easily to some people, and not easily to others. Don’t tell yourself you can’t do something; ask yourself HOW you can do it.
What might others be surprised to learn about you?
I love doing home improvement! There’s nothing more satisfying that realizing a change in your home that you envisioned, planned and completed yourself.
Dogs or cats?
Yes to both. I like the independence of cats, but there’s just something wonderful about the emotional honesty and dedication of dogs.
The book or the movie?
The book. I’m very detail-oriented, so I want all that stuff the movies leave out.
What makes you truly happy?
A job well done … a walk in the woods … a happy child … a full stomach.
Congratulations on your Core Value Award, Jesse - and thank you for doing such a great job for Schwartz Insurance Group. You are appreciated!