Trailblazer helps you navigate a career crossroads and maximize your strengthsIn her journey to the higher levels of the insurance sector, Jane Tutoki, today the vice-chairman of Sedgwick, started a business with her husband, led internal guidance within insurance companies and then moved on to a series of senior claims executive roles at Zurich Financial Services and AIG, before joining Cunningham Lindsey in 2014 as his global CEO. In just a few months at Women in Insurance Atlanta, Tutoki will share the lessons she has learned along the way and the strategies that have worked for her during her career – but for the time being the pioneer in the industry. Insurance business a sneak peek in her story and how she has found success.

"I had good mentors who took chances, and gave me bigger and bigger jobs until I eventually led about 22,000 people at the height of my management skills," said Tutoki, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Women in Insurance Atlanta event in April 2019. "That's a big claim department, so you learn a lot about the process and the interaction and delegate when you manage such large groups."

Her career also brought her around the world, from Switzerland to Los Angeles, London to Tokyo.

"It has just been a great ride, I am happy to explain my story and look back and tell people how they can figure out what they are good at and what they are not, and give them an insight into how they can make the right calls. do to value their career and how they can be happiest in their careers, "Tutoki said, adding that one of the topics they will touch in the keynote speech during the event is to manage through your & # 39; blind spots & # 39; when it comes to working with other people.

As a leader who has overcome her many challenges on the way to the top, Tutoki has other inspiring strategies to pass on to the participants in Women in Insurance.

"You come to a crossroads where you only have to make decisions about what you're sacrificing and how much you're willing to tolerate it at a certain moment," Tutoki said. "Sometimes you are in a job where you simply do not have a boss who is supportive, who is the right person to take you to the next level or where you want to go, so I have had to leave a job and sometimes you need a lateral movement to move forward because you get stuck in a situation where an office is not big enough to support too many successors There are all kinds of challenges, and being a woman was part of the package I had and that worked sometimes in my favor and sometimes also created a challenge. "

What you want from your career partly means that you have a voice at the table, which also means having to say something and the energy and self-confidence to say it, explained Tutoki.

"I always tell people that if you really want to win your trust and [feel] better about yourself, do something that you're afraid to do – that's an exercise where I always take people I'm mentor, "she said." You do not have to climb Mount Everest. It can be a difficult discussion with someone you are afraid to do [talk with]. It can be for people if you are afraid to do so. I think such exercises give you the courage to sit at the table and feel much better about yourself, because you take all your luggage with you in life, so the better you feel for the baggage, the better you feel at that moment. the more people want to deal with you. & # 39;

Self-reflection is another crucial way in which professionals can use their strengths to achieve their career goals, so use performance reviews and feedback to your advantage, Tutoki recommends.

"You have to take the time to reflect on yourself and find out what you're good at, what you're not good at, what you like to do, what you do not like doing – all those things that sound simple but they take some reflection, so you can be the best person you can be, "she told Insurance Business. "You are not just your" career person "or your" roommate ". You are this whole person, so I find it very nice to take people like that whole person and help them discover what they are good at. & # 39;

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