• This is blog 4 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 share the key to a great career and building a great company is honest feedback. As far as I can remember, I’ve…

  • (This is part 3 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 distinguish what I’ve learned as the difference between leading and managing.) Certainly, when your staff increases from 5 to 31, it requires…

  • (This is blog 2 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.) Actuaries must solve some of life’s more difficult problems. I mean really difficult. Most actuaries work with a company, such as an insurance company, where their…

  • There are many reasons we start a company. One common reason is we want to build something that will grow. That was why I started my company in 1995. Originally, called SALT Solutions, now you know it as Coaching Actuaries. The company has always provided actuarial consulting and actuarial education. My friends told me that…

  • Written by Bryce Peterson of the University of Michigan There are many important decisions that you, a student actuary, will make in your journey to a successful actuarial career. Among these are which school to attend, which society to pursue credentials with, and which companies to apply to. However, one of the most important choices a young…

  • Written by Karen Liu As a senior looking back at my college career, the one piece of advice I would tell all the underclassman is that being involved will only benefit you. Whether it’s becoming more involved with professional organizations, social organizations, or both, they will make your college experience more enjoyable and even help you…

  • Coaching Actuaries' Coach Kester (left), with DePaul University Professor and Executive Director of Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management Tom Edwalds (right)

    Coaching Actuaries was proud to be a sponsor of last week’s Midwest Actuarial Student Conference at DePaul University in Chicago! The turnout was fantastic, and we got to meet many of our wonderful customers and many other future actuaries. If you’ve never been to the conference or another like it before, here are three reasons…

  • Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to run the Drake 1/2 marathon. One benefit of long distance running is “undistracted” thinking. I’m 52, so my peak running days are in the distant past. But,this run was one of my most rewarding runs. Ironically, I wasn’t well prepared for the run. For me, running in the…

  • This is the opportunity for you to hone your skills, build resumes, network with professionals, and increase chances for a second internship or even a full time position! Use this opportunity as a way to start developing yourself as a professional who delivers quality work. It could lead to recommendations, business relationships and more! Do…

  • I was excited to go to the Iowa Actuaries Club for the second time. I first heard about the club when it came up in a google search for a social networking site for actuaries. After passing the FM exam, I was admitted into the club by my academic adviser from college. The first time…