• 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…

  • 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…

  • Exam MLC is challenging. It’s the only preliminary exam with a written-answer portion, which can seem daunting when you’re used to the multiple-choice CBT format. These are some helpful approaches you can take to preparing effectively for this exam. Keep these in mind when you’re studying and you’ll feel more prepared on exam day. Master Your…

  • Thanks for choosing Coaching Actuaries to help prepare for Exam MLC! Below are a few recommendations on how to use our products. Phase 1: Learn To learn the material, read the online manual and/or watch the video lessons. Attempt the examples on your own even if you have seen the solution. Do your best to…

  • Our STAM team is working around the clock to create products to prepare students for the STAM exam. Here is a schedule of when we anticipate releasing the products.   Section Section Name Manual Videos Adapt 1 Severity, Frequency and Aggregate Models Basics Parametric Distributions Mixtures and Splices Insurance Applications Available Now Available Now Available…