Insurance Career Coaches


If you’re looking for a quick and free career chat signing up for Micro-Mentoring with Tony might be a good fit. You can sign up at ChatWithTony. However, Tony is not a certified career coach and since he works for The Jacobson Group, the oldest and largest executive search and staffing firm serving the insurance industry exclusively, he has a conflict of interest that prevents him from working as a career coach. If you are looking to hire a full-on career coach here are four we recommend, in alphabetical particular order:


Bryan Falchuk:

Bryan is a best-selling author, executive coach, TEDx presenter and public speaker with articles written for Inc. Magazine, The LA Times, Chicago Tribune and more.

He’s an advisor to the insurance industry and former C-level P&C insurance & InsurTech executive with deep functional expertise in general management, sales and distribution, operations, M&A, claims, growth, corporate strategy and business intelligence.

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Bryan opening Insurance Nerds Day 2018:

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Bryan has appeared in Profiles in Risk Episodes 50, 178 and 199.


Elle Michell:

Elle Michell spent 20+ years in the Risk Management industry and is now a consultant, speaker, trainer and career coach.

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Nickquolette Barrett:

Nickquolette is a confidence booster par excellent turning your worry into a roadmap to success. She will turn you from a job “applicant” into a “job candidate”. She helps the unemployed, underemployed, and unhappily employed land their dream job and create a career that rocks.

Nickquolette has 20+ years of experience in the management of one of the largest and most recognized insurance carriers in the US and she owns and operates iRock Development Solutions, LLC dba iRock Résumés, a premier career strategy & management company. Her clientele ranges from management to executive level who are in transition, voluntarily or not, in diverse industries and disciplines.

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David Ehrenthal:

David worked many years as a senior executive, including in the life insurance side of the industry. He loved coaching and developing executives and eventually he went off and opened Mach 10 Career & Leadership Coaching. David is an ICF certified coach,  trained in Gestalt coaching methods. He works with organizations and individuals directly, offering leadership coaching, career development, outplacement services, Emotional Intelligence assessments.

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One Bonus One – Amy Waninger:

While Amy doesn’t specifically have a coaching practice she is a certified Strengthsfinder Coach:


Another Bonus One – Deidre Wright:

Deidre doesn’t specifically call herself a career coach, her focus is more on being a publicist but she also helps you figure out what do you want your legacy to be and how to get there. She appeared on Profiles in Risk Episode 211.




  • Antonio Canas

    Tony started in insurance in 2009 and immediately became a designation addict and shortly thereafter a proud insurance nerd. He has worked in claims, underwriting, finance and sales management, at 4 carriers, 6 cities and 5 states. Tony is passionate about insurance, technology and especially helping the insurance industry figure out how to retain and engage the younger generation of insurance professionals. Tony is a co-founder of and a passionate speaker.

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