• This fall, I’m starting a new organization for math-lovers that I’m calling the Calculus Wave Club. [Note: due to the overwhelming number of applications we’ve received, we are not currently accepting further applications. If you are interested in being added to our wait list, please contact us at support@coachingactuaries.com.] What is the Calculus Wave Club?…

  • 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 4-part 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 4-part 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 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,…

  • 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…

  • Did you know anything about actuaries when you were a kid? We put together an actuary-themed alphabet book to help readers of any age learn more about what actuaries do! We hope it helps in its own small way to introduce kids to a career that combines math and business to solve problems around the…

  • (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…