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Reflecting on 2022 & Building on 2023 with Steve Kerns, Founder and President of InsurMark (Ep. 33)

After witnessing a record-breaking year in 2022, the future of InsurMark looks brighter and more inspiring than ever.

This week, Jeremy Houser and Steve Kerns, the Founder, and President of InsurMark, sit down to talk about all things InsurMark. From starting in this industry to what’s to come in the future ahead, Steve unpacks 2022 as the firm’s 39th year in business, as well as what to look forward to during their 40th anniversary in 2023. 

Steve discusses: 

  • His and his wife Becky’s motivation to start InsurMark right out of college
  • His definition of purpose 
  • Ways the firm gives back to their loyal advisors 
  • His approach to leveraging and adapting to a more digital and online space
  • And more!

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Steve Kerns is the Founder and President of InsurMark. Steve is a visionary and coach with a keen ability to spot industry and demographic trends. This is why he functions as our chief strategic officer, in addition to his responsibilities as President. He positions InsurMark to proactively capitalize on opportunities–not just stay in the game, but stay on top of it.

Systems and Processes that are Pushing Advisors (Ep. 17)

Advisors face adversities on a daily basis, it is important to learn how to face these challenges with systems and processes to overcome them.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser sits down to discuss the importance of adopting effective mindsets, systems, and processes that will accelerate your business model and let you better help your clients.

Jeremy discusses: 

  • The impact Austin Hatch’s message had with advisors from Episode 16
  • Creating a marketing strategy that supports you and your business model
  • Building client trust in the virtual and in-person setting 
  • How Gen X will be reshaping the financial landscape in the years to come
  • And more


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Adding Grit to Your Mindset with Austin Hatch (Ep. 16)

When faced with adversity, It is up to you to choose a mindset that will drive you towards success. When you establish a greater purpose, your grit will shine through.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser is joined by Austin Hatch, motivational speaker, to share his remarkable story of surviving two plane crashes and learn how to apply his G.R.I.T. mentality to overcome individual and team adversities. 

Austin Hatch discusses: 

  • The power of commitment and how it changes his life
  • What G.R.I.T. means and how to apply the mentality
  • The importance  of establishing a greater purpose and setting standards 
  • How the G.R.I.T. mentality can better prepare you as a financial professional
  • And more

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In the first 27 years of Austin’s life, he survived two separate plane crashes, which led to the tremendous loss of his immediate family, and a severe list of injuries that nearly took his own life. Coming out of a 2-month long coma after the second plane crash, he had to relearn basic life skills such as walking and talking. The adversity he faced was extremely challenging, but Austin made the decision that he was going to find a way to overcome it and fulfill his dream of playing basketball for the University of Michigan.

Instead of choosing to dwell on my circumstances, Austin has decided to share his life experiences with others, providing a variety of organizations with a message about thriving in the midst of adversity, grit and hope. Austin is now a full-time motivational speaker, and considers himself blessed to be able to add value to a variety of organizations across the country.