Dan Weedin has been intimately involved in all aspects of the insurance transaction during his career. Starting in 1987 as a personal lines underwriter at United Pacific Insurance, he later became an award-winning commercial lines producer, and then finally a consultant helping businesses dramatically turn their organizational risk into rewards. You can say, he’s been the buyer, seller, and provider of insurance. This has provided him a unique outlook on how to significantly drive business results and accelerate success for professionals in the insurance industry.
His expertise and experience has attracted such industry clients as State Farm Insurance, Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, Hall & Company, the National Association of Insurance Women, and EHL Insurance. He has worked individually with clients from all areas of the agency system in a coaching and mentoring capacity. Dan has been a contributor or been quoted in publications like Best Review, Independent Agent Magazine, American Express OPEN for Business, The Street, International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), Insurance Journal, and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
As an agent, Dan received numerous awards for his skill as a commercial producer. He was was named Bell-Anderson Insurance Commercial Producer of the Year in 1992; was a four-time recipient of Federated Insurance’s Big Hitter Award and was named to their Leadership Council four years in a row for excellence in sales and client retention.
He earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1996 and the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation in 2011. Dan is a faculty member for the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors providing continuing education training for agents on Commercial Property. He also has spoken internationally to groups and organizations on insurance and risk management related issues.
Dan is an accredited “Master Mentor” in the Alan Weiss global consulting community. He is one of less than 40 consultants in the world to hold that distinction. He has the unique ability to translate his success in the insurance industry, public speaking, non-profit world, and athletic coaching into applicable and transferable principles that dramatically improve the effectiveness of those he mentors and consults. In 2012, he was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame.
He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Washington. He is a past president of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club, Vice-President of the John Paul Jones Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a member of the Washington Athletic Club,and is currently a board director for the North Kitsap School District. He and his wife of over 25 years reside in Poulsbo, WA with their two daughters. He enjoys golf, cooking, reading, and being walked daily by his two faithful canine companions, Captain Jack and Bella.
“Dan Weedin has the rare capability of helping customers by turning abstract concepts into tangible benefits, bringing an entirely more dramatic sales process to insurance sales and related services.“
~ Alan Weiss, author of Million Dollar Consulting ®
About this blog…
There are nearly 500,000 insurance agents and brokers from all lines in the United States. According to the Unites States Department of Labor, the median income was $47,000. This is worse than almost any other profession. What that tells me is that there are a lot of people caught in the white noise of insurance, and only a few who rise above it.
Welcome to my blog specifically tailored for the development and success of professionals in the insurance business!
I’ve been involved in the insurance industry for 25 years now. Whether it’s on the company, broker, agency, or consulting side of the equation, you will gain tremendous value from following this blog. Here’s how…
We will delve into issues that are pertinent to your success. In my experience, insurance professionals don’t do enough to grow their professional development. The reason has nothing to do with want, but rather with direction. Professional athletes, musicians, and entertainers employ coaches and mentors to guide them. The best and brightest in the business world do, too. You just don’t always see it. My proposition to you is to not only help you move forward in your career, but to accelerate the process and get you there more quickly.
This blog will feature articles, resources, testimonials, and information on upcoming events. It will also challenge your thinking; antagonize and irritate you at times; and provide you with valuable tools and strategies to reach your goals and dreams. We will accomplish this by making you think differently than you do now.
So try this blog out for size. What do you have to lose? Or perhaps the better question is, what do you have to gain? I promise you that if you are willing to invest your time with me, you will start trending up above the noise, regardless of where you are today.
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