Coming in from the Cold: A Career Warming

Going from an agent in the field to an agent in the home office can be a difficult transition for many. Such a transition usually involves going from days spent constantly on the move and in constant contact with clients and potential clients, to days spent behind a desk with a headset on with little to no contact with the outside world. Luckily Sentinel has made the transition seamless, and my days here at Sentinel have been anything but routine.

While I do find myself behind my desk, and while I do wear my headset sometimes, I am not anchored to my desk like I thought I would be. Even when I am at my desk with my headset on, I’m not doing monotonous tasks day after day. I track and assign leads, talk to marketers and agents about our products and services, and design training material for our agents as well as Sentinel employees.  Currently I am assisting in the creation of a marketing piece in Spanish, and I am always helping agents with anything and everything they need. I have a hand in the design of new products, new lead programs and new ways to sell our products.  There is never a dull moment at Sentinel.

It may seem like I’m exaggerating when I say that, but I’m not.  Sentinel is a small company that is expanding and growing by leaps and bounds.  In the four short months that I have been here, we have rolled out one new product and we are scheduled to roll out another product next month.  In the upcoming months we plan to release an electronic application for our final expense product, including voice signature capability, and we will be moving to a larger building that will better accommodate our ever expanding Sentinel family.

Like I mentioned before, there is never a dull moment here. There is always something new to do and there is always a lot to be done. Sentinel strives to maintain a positive work environment for their employees because they realize that a good company starts from within its own walls. I am happy to be a part of Sentinel at such an exciting time in the company’s history and while I do enjoy my weekends, I also look forward to coming to work every day.

Blog written by: Keawe Poulsen, Sales Support Associate for Sentinel Security Life Insurance Co.