You Are Not Alone


Get ready to be inspired and empowered in the latest episode of Awkward Insurance! Hosts Dustyne Bryant and Ashley Fitzsimmons take a reflective journey on the positive feedback they received from their previous episodes on dyslexia and ADHD. Brace yourself as they provide a powerful reminder that with the right help and support, you can achieve success despite any challenge.

Joining them on this special episode is the incredible Taylor Garcia, CIC. Together, they shed light on the importance of sharing personal experiences and fostering a supportive community for those with disabilities. It’s a moving conversation that will offer hope and reassurance to parents and individuals struggling with these disorders. Don’t miss out on this heartwarming episode that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired!

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Taylor Garcia, CIC

Vice President of Jackson and Jackson Insurance

Taylor quickly fell in love with the insurance industry after starting work at his in-law’s agency in 2015. Coming from a creative background, creating videos, marketing, and social media content has worked really well in his career as a producer. Taylor has earned the CIC designation and is currently the VP of Jackson and Jackson Insurance in San Dimas, CA.

Dustyne Bryant, MBA, CIC, CISR

Personal Lines Academic Director & Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Dustyne Bryant,  is the Personal Lines Academic Director for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. In her role, Dustyne collaborates with National Alliance faculty and industry colleagues to research and analyze Personal Lines segment trends, data, and coverage in an effort to deliver relevant and quality educational content to growing insurance professionals. 

Ashley Fitzsimmons, CISR

Director of Professional Development, Ohio Insurance Agents Association, Inc.

Awkward Insurance Co-Host

Known as the Beyonce of Insurance, Ashley has grown up in insurance. She has real life experience on the agency side – for nearly the last decade. She has had to overcome the same daily struggles and has personally researched and implemented many tools and programs to help her family agency run more efficiently.

Nine years spent as the fourth generation in a family agency located near Scranton, PA, obtaining her CISR designation, multiple speaking engagements across the country as well as being nominated the 2018 National CSR of the year has given her the knowledge and experience to help other agents thrive instead of just survive.

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