
This fall, I’m starting a new organization for mathlovers that I’m calling the Calculus Wave Club. Click here to apply. What is the Calculus Wave Club? A club of math enthusiasts who want to learn and share interesting math ideas, with an emphasis on calculus. Why Calculus? Most students study calculus, but few get to…

If you’re a college student pursuing actuarial science, you probably have two key goals: exams, and internships. Both are essential ways you can distinguish yourself from others when you’re pursuing your first job as an actuary. We asked our current roster of interns here at Coaching Actuaries what they learned about the exam process and…

If we as actuaries are blessed with the ability to understand and appreciate basic math skills, it is disheartening to see so many young students who don’t have that opportunity. The lack of math literacy or not understanding math is a big problem for the next generation, and while new initiatives are trying to address…

This is the final part of a 4part series where I share how math has changed my career and my life. I’m sharing 3 heroes of mine in this series that have impacted actuarial science, mathematics, and many parts of our lives. I discussed my first two heroes, Leonhard Euler and Carl Gauss, in the…

This is part 3 of a 4part series where I share how math has changed my career and my life. I’m sharing three heroes of mine that have impacted actuarial science, mathematics, and many parts of our lives. I discussed my first hero, Leonhard Euler, in my last blog. My second hero is Carl Friedrich…

This is Blog 2 of a 4part series where I share how math has changed my career and my life. My hope is that it will inspire you to see math in a new light and, perhaps, as a new friend. I’m going to share three heroes of mine that have impacted actuarial science, mathematics,…

Do you consider math your ally or your enemy? If you feel math is against you rather than fighting for you, I want to change your perspective. Or, perhaps math isn’t quite as exciting as it used to be and you need a little “math love.’ If math were a tree, would it be giving…

This is blog 7 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I share how culture is at the core of Coaching Actuaries. One fast way my brains shuts down is to hear buzzwords. A…

This is blog 6 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I’ll illuminate the dark side of ideas. One key principle we have at our company is that we are more effective if we…

(This is blog 5 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I’ll identify the two ditches you must avoid to lead well.) We’re deep into winter in Iowa again, so I’m enduring the cold,…