Trimuel, Founder and CEO of Trimuel Enterprises, LLC, where she is a career strategist, speaker, diversity and inclusion champion and executive, wishes she had given more attention during her career in insurance. The first is this recognition that everyone’s journey is different.
Although she admits she was guilty of it once or twice, she thinks the comparison is the biggest stealer of joy. While it is good to have role models and aspire to different roles and responsibilities, recognizing where you are on your own path and making peace with the rate at which your goals are fulfilling for you is a powerful thing.
“Keep your eyes on your own paper, essentially,” Trimuel said. “Be aware of what’s going on to actively and proactively manage your career, but understand that there are things everyone manages inside and outside of work.”
To that end, the second piece that Trimuel wishes she had seen sooner is undoubtedly true to what brings you the most fulfillment. For some people‘It’s not the biggest job with the biggest title because it could mean compromise in other areas of their life, so the key is to “decide for yourself.‘is important what you value and agree with, ”she said.
Trimuel speaks on these and other issues during his opening address on leadership at all levels Boston Insurance Women May 25. This is the subject that, for her, resonates with all audiences “because people are going to be at different levels, and these are things that I have learned along the way that others, I am. sure, learn as their career progresses. “
Despite an incredible career full of great experiences and great people, Trimuel said that a core value for her is to live and act for her purpose – or, in other words, to decide for herself to what’s important, what she values and being okay with that – and she left the insurance business at the end of 2019.
The meaningful moments she experienced during her time there prepared her for what she does today as an executive consultant working in the space of diversity and inclusion, because even though she was fortunate to be the first in many ways – during her time at Chubb, she was the first woman of color to become a regional marketing manager and the first woman of color to run a branch, for example, and when came to CNA, she was the first Director of Diversity – the pace of change is still slow in the insurance industry.
While he‘Large organizations recognize the need for more skilled and more diverse individuals at different levels, if you look at leadership at the top of organizations and industries, it’s always very consistent. The question becomes: how are we intentionally going to move on from the belief that we need to do better and actually do the job?
“This is an opportunity that I experienced firsthand, and I still believe it is an opportunity for most organizations in the industry today,” Trimuel said.
The insurance industry is also not the most progressive in other respects, giving rise to yet another opportunity, according to Trimuel, for organizations to begin to recognize and act on the way they do business. .
“If you think of the new insurance players, the new companies coming to the forefront, they present insurance in a very different way than what we are used to in this industry,” he said. she declared. “It’s about keeping up with the demands of what consumers value, how they buy, how they want to be communicated and connected – there is an opportunity for the insurance industry to start pivoting its business models to be a little more relevant. “
Learn more about Joyce and benefit from her experience by joining her at Boston Insurance Women event on May 25.