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A Human Connection – Featured Guest John Thomas

Join JoAnn as she sits down with “Chief People Officer” for Health & Senior Services for the State of Missouri, John Thomas. John’s background in high school and college football coaching, the ministry, the many leadership courses and degrees he holds, and the HR positions he has supervised will undoubtedly strike home with everyone. Learn why over 90% of your employees might be receptive to leaving and three main things you can start doing today to keep them. Truly a Master’s Course in Leadership!!

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Kasie Kapp

You know that feeling when you meet someone that you instantly connect with and want to know more about? This is one of those people for me. Kasie Kapp shares her journey that led her to the amazing career she now has at Thomas Arts and how the Physical journey was just as important as the Mental journey for her.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Anne Wood

Listen in to this special episode as JoAnn sits down with Anne Wood, Integrity’s Chief Marketing Officer, in Integrity’s own series, Women in Leadership. They share insights, experiences, and life lessons from their journeys of being women in executive leadership, the insurance industry, and as moms.

A Human Connection – Book Club with Rachel & Will

Join JoAnn and two of her teammates as they review the book, “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown. Each of them share openly how being vulnerable and learning to grow as individuals has been the best recipe for success in all areas of leadership. Rachel Brammeier and Will Pierce join JoAnn on this extra special edition of A Human Connection.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Kelly Rayburn

Join JoAnn as she sits down with Kelly Rayburn, National Sales Director of Medico, as they walk through Kelly’s impressive career and even more impressive habits and drive that continues to fuel her each day. Kelly and JoAnn each share the traits that have been the biggest driver for each of their successful careers.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Cody Askins

Join JoAnn as she sits down with one of the biggest influencers to hit our industry, Cody Askins, Founder of 8% Nation. Learn where Cody got the confidence and drive to accomplish what no one else had been able to do in this industry. So many great lessons are shared, and it’s worth a listen just to hear “a day in the life” of Cody Askins. You’ll want to have a notepad ready for this one!

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Caleb Sumner

Join JoAnn as she talks with Caleb Sumner, Owner and President of Sumner Insurance Agency. Caleb has a passion like no other for his clients, his community, his family, and mentoring others in this industry. Learn where Caleb fuels this passion and commitment and the 49 “friends” that keep him humble!

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Alicia Hanson

Join JoAnn as she talks to Alicia Hanson, the National Sales Director at Mutual of Omaha, about her career at Mutual, how her parents shaped her work ethic and the one thing she did with her mother before she passed that was so special and something we should all do!

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Mike White

JoAnn is joined by Mike White, the President of AIMC, but more importantly, a mentor to so many. Mike has built, shaped, and mentored thousands of people in this industry, as well as the other platforms that he and his wife, Anne, lead. Listen to why Mike and JoAnn both feel this is the best time in their lives and in their careers.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Mari Rose Tautimes

Join JoAnn and her guest, Mari Rose Tautimes, Entrepreneur. From building the family business to building her own business and family, Mari is a master communicator and one of the best visionaries. Don’t miss her emotional walk through her incredible journey.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Dan McNerney

Join JoAnn Wray as she talks with Dan McNerney. Dan has had many titles in his career and has been the mentor of countless people within our company and this entire industry. Listen in as Dan and JoAnn explore their journey together in creating Senior Marketing Specialists and the lessons learned along the way.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Rachael Hurtado

Join JoAnn Wray and her guest Rachael Hurtado. Rachael has had a tremendous career and is now one of the most influential people within UnitedHealthcare. Rachael shares some incredible perils of wisdom in balancing the incredible career she has with family and all the responsibilities that come with each.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Anthony Chapman

Join JoAnn Wray as she talks with Anthony (A.C.) Chapman. AC has been the “coach” to countless people in this industry. From the lessons he learned early in his career from his mom to being a mentor to so many, AC shares his best analogies and words of wisdom.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Kim Clark

Join JoAnn Wray as she talks with Kim Clark. The conversation isn’t about the business side, but the human side of this business in this tremendous industry.

A Human Connection – Featured Guest Kathy Price

Join JoAnn Wray, and her guest, Kathy Price as they share some of the disciplines that have made them both very successful, but more importantly, they share the human side of being in this industry.