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, Charlie Stoddard has "lived" our core value of "Building on a Legacy."
Here's his story:
Patience. Persistence. Passion. These are excellent traits for a PRODUCER. In the challenging realm of insurance sales, it takes all of these attributes to be successful in any given year - and it takes even more skill to have long-term success.
When we purchased another agency in 2012, there was a producer who had been relatively dormant. We were not certain how his book of business would evolve. In short, it’s been a surprising but stunningly successful run thus far. A nine-year streak of exceeding annual objectives is nothing short of awesome!
Charlie Stoddard is one of a kind. Direct, driven and dependably successful. He emulates our founder in pursuit of sales and leaves no doubt that he is Building on a Legacy!
Here, in his own words, is a little more information about Charlie:
You've been a member of Team Schwartz for 10 years now. Have the challenges and rewards of being a Strategic Advisor changed for you over the years? If so, how?
Government intervention with healthcare reform has changed the entire market place. Navigating the sea of change has created many problems and opportunities. Maintaining an understanding of the reforms and using the deep knowledge that I have acquired to help people has created real challenges and rewards. I still enjoy not only selling to the needs of clients, but also helping them learn about and understand the products they are buying to fill their needs.
What adjective best describes you?
If you could go back in time and give your eighteen-year-old self a bit of advice, what would it be?
Buy Apple stock!
What's your favorite movie of all time?
Do you have any hobbies or personal interests?
Reading, fishing and maintaining our pond and garden.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world (money being no object), where would you like to visit?
Congratulations on your Core Value Award, Charlie - and thank you for doing such an excellent job for Schwartz Insurance Group. You are appreciated!