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What Does an Insurance Agent Look Like, Anyway? According to Some People, They Don’t Look Like Me.

“You don’t look like you sell insurance”. (What the heck?!)

I've encountered my fair share of raised eyebrows and surprised expressions when I introduce myself as such. "But you don't look like an insurance agent," they say, with a hint of confusion lingering in their tone. At first, I used to brush it off with a smile, but over time, it got me thinking: What exactly does an insurance agent look like?

Stereotypes, sexism, and superficial judgments often cloud people's perceptions of professions, including that of insurance agents. The image ingrained in many minds is of a middle-aged man in a suit, perhaps with a briefcase in hand, ready to sell policies with rehearsed pitches. But the reality couldn't be farther from this narrow depiction.

Let's break it down.

Here’s what I bring to the table: knowledge, diligence, responsibility, and a relentless commitment to ensuring my clients are well taken care of. But that's just the professional side of me.

Beyond my role as an insurance agent, I’m:

A hands-on mom, navigating the intricacies of motherhood.

A partner in a blended family juggling the complexities of dual calendars.

A volunteer, dedicating my time and energy to causes close to my heart.

A fundraiser, passionately rallying support for initiatives that make a difference.

A family person, cherishing moments spent with loved ones and building lasting bonds.

An active networker, forging connections and nurturing relationships that extend far beyond the confines of my business life.

A foodie, delighting in culinary adventures everywhere I go.

A traveler, embracing new experiences and broadening my horizons with each trip.

So, what does that insurance agent look like?

The truth is there's no one-size-fits-all answer. We come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. We defy stereotypes and break barriers. We challenge perceptions and redefine norms because being an insurance agent isn't about fitting into a predetermined mold—it's about making a difference in the lives of others.

When I walk into a room, I may not fit the stereotypical image of an insurance agent, but I carry with me a wealth of experience, expertise, and empathy that transcends superficial judgments.

I'm not defined by outdated notions or biased assumptions—I'm defined by the relationships I build, the trust I earn, and the impact I make.

In the end, it's not about what an insurance agent looks like—it's about who they are and the value they bring to the table.

PS It’s almost always the hair that people mention!:)

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