The Insurance Guys Podcast

The Insurance Guys podcast is dedicated to agents by agents. Scott Howell and Bradley Flowers discuss all aspects of becoming an insurance agent and give real life examples of their experiences in all aspects of hiring, sales and the day-to-day reality of running your own successful insurance agency.

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Careers
1
Commit to Greatness with Mike Sharp
52 min
2
Neon News with Seth Zaremba
48 min
3
Tarmika: What's next?
Bradley and Scott talk with Rahav Tanna from Tarmika.
50 min
4
Juggling Chainsaws with Avery Johnson Moore
Bradley and Scott talk with Avery Johnson Moore from ECI Insurance.
69 min
5
Catching Up With Scott and Bradley
54 min
6
David Meltzer: Find The Message In The Suck (Re...
David Meltzer wants to help you make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and how to have fun along the way.
32 min
7
A Tribute to F. Joseph Paradiso
66 min
8
How To Sell Insurance In A Recession With Mick ...
73 min
9
What Should I Spend On Payroll with Carey Wallace
78 min
10
Elijah with Goodman Family Insurance
Bradley and Scott sit down with Elijah Goldman, also known as Big E, The Insurance Guy on TikTok.
64 min
11
Generating $30 Billion In Premium with Jim Hack...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Jim Hackbarth, former CEO of Assurex Global, to talk all things insurance.
66 min
12
Service 1st with Troy Korsgaden
Bradley and Scott sit down with industry expert and author of Inflection Point, Troy Korsgaden.
56 min
13
How To Write $1 Million In Premium A Month with...
Bradley and Scott talk with Billy Wagner from Brightway Insurance.
63 min
14
Part 3: How To Get To The Moon With Jonathan Cr...
Bradley and Scott sit down with Jonathan Crystal from Crystal Venture Partners.
70 min
15
Insurance Hypocrite
Scott and Bradley talk best practices for sending referrals and a Big announcement!
58 min
16
In The Foxhole with David Foster
Bradley and Scott talk with David Foster, President of Three Arbor Insurance.
68 min
17
Putting Everyone On Notice with Kenny Urbania
Bradley and Scott talk with Kenny Urbania from the Agency Collective
53 min
18
Effectively Running A Sales Team with Kat Ternes
Bradley and Scott talk with Kat Ternes from Agency Zoom to discuss automation, accountability and effectively running an insurance agency sales team.
71 min
19
Try To Get Fired Early With Commercial Insuranc...
Bradley and Scott sit down with the anonymous "Commercial Insurance Guy" from the Twitter account @someinsurance
54 min
20
From New Agency to $20 Million Part 3: Jack Her...
Bradley and Scott sit down with Jack Hertvik from Hertvik Insurance to discuss how to grow your insurance agency to the next level.
62 min
21
What's Wrong With This Thing And How Can It Be ...
Bradley and Scott talk with Jesse Cole of the Savannah Bananas about his newest book, "Fans First: Change The Game, Break the Rules & Create an Unforgettable Experience."
44 min
22
From Producer to Agency Owner: Part 1
In part 1 of this 3 part series, Scott & Bradley discuss the steps for going from producer to agency owner and the most common challenges. They will cover getting started, the five-year plan, and when to transition from working in the business to...
78 min
23
Why You Shouldn’t Write Everyone with Luis Leal
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from . Luis shares his story of starting his agency, how trying to write everyone became a problem, and focusing on a niche is the best way to grow even if it’s hard in the beginning. Check Out The...
61 min
24
Getting Your Agency Out Of 1st Gear with Andrew...
In this very special episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with a guy who is literally changing the way the insurance industry operates by combining the benefits of agency bill with the convenience of direct bill. Check it out. Check Out The Modern...
57 min
25
Reinventing Ivans' with Reid Holzworth
Reid Holtzworth: CEO of Ivans Insurance
69 min
26
Insuring High Value Cars with Kenny Bordman
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with with Bordman Insurance. Kenny, who specialized in insuring super luxurious and high value cars, even race cars. Details how he got into this niche and what you need to know when going after this class....
60 min
27
Don't Steal The Damn Money
In this candid, insightful, and eye-opening episode, Scott details a significant and costly problem he recently discovered in his agency. If you have employees, especially ones that handle your finances, you don't want to miss this one.  Want...
69 min
28
The Insurance Metaverse and Web3 with Garrett D...
On this episode, Scott and Bradley talk with , Director of Innovation + Strategy at . Garrett will explain the latest innovations for Web3, the Metaverse, Cryptocurrency, NFTs, Blockchain Technology, and smart contracts and the effects it will have on...
57 min
29
Our Ideas To Improve Associations
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down together to chat about problems in the industry that we need to think about solving that aren't talked about enough, embedded insurance, and more. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ...
67 min
30
Understand Surety with Zach Mefferd
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from and to clarify surety for agents. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ///////////// Sponsor: A seamless all-in-one platform connecting clients to your agency and...
66 min
31
Should I Call My Late Pays?
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Angela Schroder with US E&O Brokers to talk all things E&O risk, myths, and everything else. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ///////////// Sponsor: A seamless...
75 min
32
The Life, Career & Legacy of David Gordon
In this episode, Scott & Bradley sit down with Mr. , a 64 year veteran of the insurance industry and the President and CEO at . They discuss how the insurance industry has evolved, memories of 9/11, the importance of agent education, and his...
43 min
33
The Pain In The Ass That Is Agency Billed Accou...
In this episode, Scott & Bradley sit down with , Agency Owner & President of Risk and Insurance Services, to discuss the frightening world of agency billed accounts. Want More Info On The 2022 One City World Tour?Visit  ///////////// ...
67 min
34
One City World Tour Recap with Scott and Bradley
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down to discuss and give a behind the curtain peek at putting on their recent event, the in Denver, CO, in January 2022. Plus, the guys talk about meeting Brett Favre and Bo Jackson. Enjoy the show! Want More...
53 min
35
Sliding Into The Future with Bruce Lucas
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , founder and CEO of . The guys talk about the future of insurance, emerging tech, defending Enron, and much more! ///////////// Sponsor: A seamless all-in-one platform connecting clients to your...
59 min
36
How Crypto and Blockchain Will Affect The IA Ch...
Coming to you LIVE from the r in Denver, Colorado, Scott and Bradley talk blockchain, crypto, NFTs, and how this new disruptive technology will change the independent insurance agency business. Joe explains blockchain technology, crypto payment...
33 min
37
Navy Seal Training with Bradley Flowers
In this episode, Scott & Bradley discuss new born babies, colorful neighbors, personal and agency goals, and insurance industry predictions for 2022. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
48 min
38
How Much Is My Agency Worth?
In this episode, Scott sits down with Carey Wallace of to discuss your insurance agency's valuation, how to get it done and what to expect. We also explore why agencies are using EBITDA instead of revenue to determine both the purchase and sales...
65 min
39
Marine Corps Leadership and Lessons
with Aron Robertson, Daniel Seong, and Mark Bailey
73 min
40
Joe Petrelli: CEO of Demotech
On this episode, Scott and Bradley talk FSRs and the state of the industry with of , Inc. Demotech provides financial analysis for regional P&C insurance companies, Title underwriters, specialty insurance markets, risk retention groups, and...
55 min
41
TIGP with Luis Gazitua
On this episode, Scott talks with Luis "Top 5" Gazitua of Jaguar Insurance Group about what agencies are paying in commissions & what the claims experience is like these days. Do not miss this episode. Tickets Are Going Fast!   Empower...
66 min
42
Sucking Out The Marrow Of Life with Tracy Cotton
On this episode, Scott is joined by the dynamic and adventurous , Executive Client Manager at Starr-Mathews Agency. They talk about embracing life, making the most out of your agency's talents, and drilling down to what makes Tracy the perfect...
67 min
43
The One City World Tour Podcast with Ryan Mathi...
In this episode, Scott and guests Ryan Mathison and Dean Mulhern of discuss their Thanksgiving Holiday, updates to the Glovebox App, and get all fired up about their upcoming The One City World Tour Mastermind Event in Denver, Colorado! The One City...
35 min
44
Managing The Claims Pandemic with Claims Rockst...
In this episode, Scott and Bradley sit down with , Senior Manager Risk Management at , to discuss the issues with Carrier Claims Service and how agencies can better manage the claims experience. Plus, Bradley has some BIG NEWS for the IGP family. ...
49 min
45
Good to Great with Bill Butler
Scott & Bill Butler review the book, Good To Great by Jim Collins. Plus, they discuss business leadership and what it takes to be a Level 5 Leader. Buy ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free...
68 min
46
Agency Technology (What We Use) with Justin Miller
In this episode, Scott discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly with the insurance technology and tools they use at iPROTECT Insurance with Agency Operations Manager . ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
76 min
47
Burned Up and Burned Out with Luis “Top 5” Gazitua
On this episode, Scott and discuss burnout in the insurance industry, team member compensation, and issues with carrier claims. Enjoy the show! ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
59 min
48
Excess & Surplus..."The Safety Valve of the Ins...
On this episode, Scott and guest co-host Luis Gazitua talk with Al Geraci about the ins and outs of excess and surplus insurance. Plus, Scott reveals the release of the Top 5 lifestyle brand with Luis. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency...
71 min
49
Connecting With Josh Minton
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Josh Minton from HQ Insurance to discuss his elaborate networking group that he created from the ground up to over 10,000 members. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a...
44 min
50
Solving All The Problems with Erik Garcia
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from . The guys discuss the dynamics of running an insurance agency and a financial services shop, the difficulties of writing coastal property, and much more. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar...
59 min
51
Find The Message In The Suck with David Meltzer...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , founder of Sports 1 Marketing, host of The Playbook Podcast, and former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Listen as...
32 min
52
Hunting For The Perfect Customer Experience wit...
In this episode, Scott sits down with Mick Hunt from to talk about curating the perfect customer experience. Scott also discusses flushing his insurance career down the toilet, literally. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter...
74 min
53
Revolutionizing a State Association with Aubie ...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , CEO of the on how he is changing the association for the better and providing a ton of value to its members.   ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
48 min
54
VOTE FOR JUSTIN SLOAN
In this episode, Scott sits down with guest co-host Sean Kirby, and they interview contestant Justin Sloan from the online hit show seen on killingcommercial.com to discuss what it is like to be on The Protege and why you should vote for it him, and...
47 min
55
Nigel Walsh: The MD of Insurance at Google
In this jam-packed episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Nigel Walsh, managing director of Insurance at Google. The guys discuss how Nigel plans to make insurance lovable, how embedded insurance will affect the industry, and Scott announces several...
50 min
56
Ninja Cold Calling for Commercial with Kyle Houck
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , a producer at and half of the , to discuss his techniques and best practices on commercial cold calling and prospecting. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
59 min
57
Ninja Personal Lines Calling Part 2 with Jess M...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down once again with Jess Miller from to continue their discussion on personal lines cold calling, follow-ups, and scripting. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
69 min
58
Ninja Personal Lines Calling with Jess Miller
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with iProtect's own Personal Lines Agency Manager Jessecca Miller, to talk about advanced cold calling strategies and even listen to some live calls on the air. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency...
52 min
59
Live and Loud with Chaz Goodin
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down Live from Podcaster's Row at The Insurers of Tennessee event with . ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to...
22 min
60
Do You Own Your Clients?
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to discuss many things affecting independent agents, including who "owns" the clients. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
58 min
61
Evolving Cyber Insurance with Pat Costello
In this episode, Scott and Bradley sit down with , co-founder of . The guys discuss the ins, outs, ones, zeroes, and all things cyber liability. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
41 min
62
Designing Outcomes with Billy Wagner
  In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk about life, death, managing time, and efficient business design. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency...
67 min
63
Running Two Agencies At Once with Cy Young
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Cy Young and talk about the opportunities and challenges of juggling and operating two businesses at one time. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free...
67 min
64
More Than Sex and Money with Mike Stromsoe
In this episode, Bradley and Scott bring back their favorite Californian, Mike Stromsoe, to discuss how he became an effective leader. Plus, how you can be one too. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
51 min
65
Advanced Life Insurance Tactics with Andrew Martin
In this episode, Insurance Guys staple guest Andrew Martin returns with some more tips and tricks to get your life insurance game to the next level. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year...
53 min
66
High-End Personal Lines with Spencer Houldin
In this episode, Bradley and Scott Sit down with from . Spencer and his agency specialize in personal lines for high net-worth individuals, and the guys deep dive on how you can do this for your agency. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency...
46 min
67
TikTok famous with Daniel Seong
In this episode, Scott sits down with to talk about his recent success on TikTok. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to share the secret sauce, the...
52 min
68
Tina Hutsenpiller with Hutsenpiller Insurance
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Tina Husenpiller from Hutsenpiller insurance, the mother of popular Insurance Guys guest CJ Hutsenpiller. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free...
58 min
69
Keeping It Real with Scott and Bradley
In this special episode of the podcast, Bradley and Scott sit down and discuss what they need to improve on in their agency and what tools and processes they have implemented. Plus, Bradley goes on a rant about the definition of a successful person....
75 min
70
Big Partnerships with Andrew Ryan
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk about the value of developing and growing big referral relationships. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency...
65 min
71
Aaron Gordon of Gordon Companies
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with their friend , Vice president of Gordon Companies. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at one free year of agency consulting! In effort to share the...
70 min
72
Trade Secrets And Non-Competes
On this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Kim Geisler, Scott's personal and agency labor attorney, to discuss non-competes and their role in the insurance industry. ///////////// The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
55 min
73
Revolutionizing Small Commercial with John Wales
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with John Wales from for Agents. The guys discuss all aspects of small to medium commercial and how CoverWallet's platform can help agents make it profitable. This show is so fire! Plus, check out the...
41 min
74
Making Non-Standard Auto Profitable with Red Go...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Red Gorman from Red Gorman Insurance to discuss the best model to use when writing non-standard auto and how to make sure this line of business is profitable for your agency. The $100 Million Dollar...
53 min
75
From Underwriter To Agent with Josh Gurley
  In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Josh Gurley from HM Advisors. Josh talks about his history as an underwriter and how that helped him to be an agent, and the #1 thing he thinks people who want to learn commercial insurance can...
55 min
76
The Impact of Blockchain and Agents Going Direc...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with their favorite Canadian, Jeff Roy, to discuss the effects of blockchain on the insurance landscape, and Scott goes a tear about the liability of direct-to-consumer marketing with insurance products. ...
61 min
77
APIs and Integrations with GloveBox and the CIO...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Ryan Mathieson from and , the Chief Innovation Officer from Nationwide Insurance, to discuss APIs and carrier/vendor relations. The $100 Million Dollar Agency Makeover Enter for a chance at...
51 min
78
Ty Harris: CEO of Openly
  In this very special episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from , a carrier that is revolutionizing high-value homeowners insurance and one that Bradley predicts will take over the industry. Have a listen. ///////// Hire a virtual...
43 min
79
Treat Your Agency Like Your Baby
In this very special episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with , Bradley's better half, and the guys discuss Laurel's process for hiring, sales, follow up and firing. Also, Bradley and Laurel have a very special announcement. ///////// Hire a...
55 min
80
Path to Partnership with Chris Burand
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Chris Burand from Burand and Associates to discuss giving book ownership to your employees, path to partnership, and clean data. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care...
49 min
81
How To Build a $100 Million Insurance Agency
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Warren Barhost. A legend in the insurance industry, building the largest nationwide agency in the country and then going independent, Warren has seen it all. This episode is as captivating as it is...
48 min
82
Training Your Staff To Succeed with Justin Goodman
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk all things training. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance...
72 min
83
Spot Checking Your Agency with Dr. Billy Williams
The legend Dr. Billy Williams joins Bradley and Scott for a must-listen interview. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance Guys...
56 min
84
Catching up with Scott and Bradley
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down one on one and talk about what is going on in their agencies and what their plans are for 2021. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a...
43 min
85
Crushing Medicare Sales with Justin Brock
In this week's episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with the medicare guru Justin Brock. ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance...
59 min
86
Scott Has COVID And Daniel Seong Is The Man
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from . ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance Guys sent you.  ...
60 min
87
People Who Care Give It Their All With Troy Kor...
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with the GOAT of insurance agency best practices, . /////////   Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk...
77 min
88
Broker Brett Talks Insurtech
  In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Brett Fulmer to talk all things Insurtech. /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk...
51 min
89
Flooding With Change with Jim Albert
In this week's episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Jim Albert, CEO of Neptune Flood. The guys discuss all things flood-related and how Neptune is changing the insurance landscape! /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who...
54 min
90
Flat Lines Always Fall
In this special Insurance guys episode, Scott and Bradley sit down and evaluate their agency's results for 2020 and look ahead to 2021! /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a...
76 min
91
Tweets of Change with Todd Thams
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with of the Thams Agency and . The guys discuss the ever-changing insurance agent and underwriter relationship. /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks...
47 min
92
Coffee With Gaz
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Luis Gazitua from Jag Insurance. /////////  Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform. Tell Cover Desk that The Insurance...
78 min
93
What We Pay Our People
David Carothers and CJ Hutsenpiller on this episode with Scott and Bradley
63 min
94
Solving All The Industry Problems
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Michael McCormick and Taylor Dobbie from Insurance Soup; the guys talk about all things insurance industry, things they see coming, and things they see going. /////////   Insurance payments made...
57 min
95
SEO with Uncle Ron
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with from to talk all things beginner SEO and agency branding. ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the insurance industry ePayPolicy provides the simplest solution...
47 min
96
The 2020 ePayPolicy Insurtech Award Winner
In this episode, Bradley and Scott are excited to sit down with Todd Sorrell of ePayPolicy and introduce the winner of ePayPolicy's 2020 Insurtech Award Winner!   ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the...
49 min
97
STATE of the Union with Mike LaRocco
In this much-anticipated episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Mike LaRocco, CEO of State Auto Company. The guys discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the agent and the carriers. The future of the industry and how state auto is challenging the status...
53 min
98
Scott Sims on Medicare
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with Scott Sims to discuss all things Medicare, insurance, and Tiktok.   ///////// Hire a virtual professional from Cover Desk who takes care of all the tasks you don’t need a license to perform....
45 min
99
Where in the world is Joey Giagola?
In this episode, Bradley and Scott sit down with an old friend, Joey Giangola; the guys talk about Joey's new projects and the agent/broker relationship. ///////// Insurance payments made easy. Created by insurance experts for the insurance...
32 min
100
The Most Important Thing Is The End Customer
Ron Shroyer of Aureus Analytics joins the guys.
27 min