#RockstarsRocking

#RockstarsRocking

Hey Rockstars, welcome to the #RockstarsRocking podcast with Eric Silverman, powered by Voluntary Disruption. A show dedicated to people who are crushing their business and life goals. These are bite-size conversations with leading rockstars in their respective industry, who are pumped to share their story to help drive you to the next level. Sooo... grab your favorite beverage... sit back, relax, and get ready to rock!

Episodes

May 19, 2022 44 min

This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar buddy, Josh Butler, President of Butler Benefits, out of the Amarillo, Texas area.

 

We open our conversation today recognizing Josh’s amazing achievement as one of the Top 5 Finalists in BenefitsPRO magazine for their prestigious Broker of the Year award, and why he thinks he caught the attention of the industry. We then dig right into the details with a discussion a...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my good friend, rockstar Kim Eckelbarger, Founder and President of Tropical Benefits, out of the Tampa, Florida area.

 

We open up our conversation today celebrating Kim’s amazing recognition as one of the five finalists for Broker of the Year by BenefitsPRO magazine and recognizing how and why she caught the eye of the industry. One of the ways she did this is through empowering...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features 1 of the Top 5 BenefitsPRO Broker of the Year finalists for 2022 – Elsa Glorioso, Vice President of Insurance Services at People Strategy, out of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area.

 

Elsa starts our interview off with an incredible story of beginning her career in nursing, being at a crossroads of what she wanted out of her personal and professional life, and the incredible can...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features a young rockstar taking the benefits industry by storm – Jessica Du Bois, Vice President of Business Development at Risk Strategies Company, out of the Northern Virginia area, is going to blow your mind!

 

We launch right into our interview today with a discussion of how you create your perception or brand on social media, from sticking with a schedule to generate results, to mak...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features the rockstar leader of the band, Tim Arnold, President of Colonial Life and Executive VP of Voluntary Benefits at Unum, out of South Carolina.

 

Our conversation today dives deep into the inner workings of Colonial Life and Unum, sister companies that have increasingly begun to partner together to cover all the benefits needs of employers and their employees. We begin with Tim ta...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features a first for the show – rockstar, John David Mann is back again, only this time, alongside his better half, Ana Gabriel Mann – Co-Authors of The Go-Giver Marriage, out of the Tampa, Florida area.

 

Our guests today, talk about their new book focused on the 5 secrets to creating a lasting marriage. Written within the “Go Giver” series, it fuses parables featuring recognizable chara...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar friend, Kevin Curran, Founding Partner at Salt Margin, out of the Baltimore/DC area in Maryland.

 

Kevin joins us to talk about one of the biggest oversights he sees in the benefits industry, which is status quo approaches to non-medical benefits which cause employees to be under insured and employers to overpay. He discusses the “responsibility creep” happening, wher...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features one of my long-time benefits rockstar friend, Adam Michaels, Founder and CEO of Enrollify, out of Southern California.

 

Our guest today digs into the rapidly changing world of benefits technology. From bad technology which ‘helps people make bad decisions, quicker’ and uses outdated data, to the good technology which can save clients and brokers money, and give better advice to ...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar friend, Allison De Paoli, Founder of Altiqe, out of the San Antonio, Texas area.


Allison opens our interview with a hilarious story of being shocked about winning “Most Innovative Healthcare Consultant” at the YOU Powered Symposium, which she won despite only returning to the major medical side of the insurance industry a few years ago. She also talks about how she g...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features a rockstar killing the game with her marketing strategies, Nancy Giacolone, President and Owner of Olympic Crest Insurance out of the Pacific Northwest area.

 

We dive right into our interview with Nancy, getting into her marketing strategies and how she created her “2 Minute Tuesday” videos. With the Covid shutdown giving her the time to take courses, build a strategy, and imple...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my good friend and closet Oriole’s fan, Lester Morales, Founder and CEO, Next Impact, out of the Puerto Rico.

 

We dive directly into the deep end, as Lester opens our podcast with a discussion of how he knew he actually WANTED to go into insurance from a fairly young age, which stemmed from heartbreaking health issues within his family during his teenage years. He gets into the ...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar friend, Gary Becker, CEO of ScriptSourcing out of Baltimore, MD and Naples, Florida.

 

Gary opens our podcast with a discussion about how he got a firsthand view of how cost mitigation strategies in the healthcare field, which didn’t save costs by shorting customers, was sorely needed. He founded his own brokerage, Becker Benefits, but ultimately spends more of his ti...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features one of my favorite human beings – my rockstar friend and everyone’s favorite benefits compliance expert, Jennifer Berman, out of the Greater Baltimore area.

Jen opens our podcast with the rockstar dream of wanting to be a Supreme Court Justice and talking about how she ended up in the legal compliance side of employee benefits right before the passage of the Affordable Care Ac...

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January 20, 2022 46 min

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar benefits friend, Eugene Starks, President of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and Principal of Acuity Group, out of the Jackson, Mississippi area.

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features the rockstar of all rockstars, my close friend, Nelson Griswold, Success Coach, Best-Selling Author, and Chairman of the NextGen Benefits Network, out of the Nashville, TN area.


Our guest is a Master of Marketing and finding success in the insurance industry. After working for years as a top producer in the benefits industry, he transitioned into coaching other business leaders ...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features the rockstar duo Reid and Heidi and Reid Rasmussen, Co-Founders of freshbenies, out of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area.

 

Today’s guests are a husband-and-wife duo; Reid with a background in benefits, and Heidi, who worked her way up the J.C. Penny chain from the sales floor to VP. They decided to take a shot at creating their own company after they found a hole in the benefit pro...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features rockstar media marketing guru Michael David Chapman, Co-Founder of LeadIn Social, out of Durham, New Hampshire. Michael has gone on quite the journey in both his professional and personal life, working for 26 years across multiple industries, before taking a leap of faith and leaving his #2 position in the company without another ...

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This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar friend and broker client partner, Bret Brummitt, Founder, Generous Benefits, out of the Coppell, Texas area. I was fortunate enough to meet Bret a few years ago and because we’re both huge baseball fans and avid car lovers – we hit it off immediately. Bret describes himself as being lucky to ...

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