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IAOA recently named Michelle Mosher as their Member of the Year. This prestigious recognition highlights her exceptional contributions and dedication to the association. In this blog post, we dive into an exclusive interview with Michelle Mosher, exploring her achievements, passion, and insights that have earned her this esteemed honor. Originally from Orlando, Florida, made the decision to move to Connecticut and become a State Farm agent. However, after experiencing the frigid winters and long, cold months, she realized that her heart belonged in the warm and sunny climate of Florida.  She continued her insurance career before landing an opportunity to acquire a friend’s agency. From then, Southshore Insurance Professionals was created from scratch on March 10th, 2014!

Michelle inspires other soon-to-be agency owners that they too can grow into the agency they dreamed of!  Though it was not easy to say the least, it is completely possible with hard work and determination.  “It was just me and a little tiny 10 by 10 office in an executive suite.  And I just worked every day networking.”  Southshore has grown to become the community agency of choice!

𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑰𝑨𝑶𝑨:
During the interview, Mosher discussed her numerous contributions to the IAOA. Mosher also played a pivotal role in initiating mentorship programs to support aspiring professionals in the field. Her efforts have significantly enhanced the value and impact of the IAOA, further cementing its reputation as a leading authority in the industry.  Michelle stated the insurance market has been a tough one to say the least this year, especially with the homeowners insurance industry.  Losing 6 companies to insolvency last year, on top of trying to rewrite 60+ policies in 30 days tends to take a toll on any agency. She is quoted in the article as saying “Everybody’s in the same boat.”

𝑲𝒆𝒚 𝑻𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰𝒏𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑴𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔:
Throughout the interview, Mosher shared valuable advice and messages of inspiration for professionals aspiring to make a difference in their respective fields. She emphasized the importance of embracing challenges, fostering collaboration, and staying curious. Mosher’s journey serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

Michelle Mosher’s recognition as the IAOA Member of the Year underscores her remarkable contributions to the association and the industry as a whole. Her dedication to advancing the field, driving innovation, and inspiring others has left an indelible mark. The IAOA has undoubtedly chosen a deserving recipient for this esteemed honor, and Michelle Mosher’s impact will continue to resonate for years to come!

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