• 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,…

  • 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 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…

  • Written by Kaitlyn Fleigle of Maryville University As we all know, actuarial science requires a high level of mathematical and analytical skills. However, I have recently realized the extent that other skills play in the success of an actuarial candidate – namely technical and soft skills. Typically, technical skills may come easier than soft skills for…

  • Written by Byron Brane, Vice President of the Actuarial Society at the University of South Florida “I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way.” -Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad Often in our exam preparation, we will seek out the advice of others who have already passed. When I was studying for exam P/1,…

  • 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…