There are two things Trimuel, founder and CEO of Trimuel Enterprises, LLC, where she is a career strategist, speaker, diversity and inclusion champion, and executive, wished she had paid more attention throughout her insurance career. The first is the recognition that everyone's journey is different.
Although she admits she was guilty of it a few times, she believes comparison is the greatest thief of joy. While it's good to have role models and pursue different roles and responsibilities, recognizing where you are on your own journey and making peace with the pace at which your goals are being achieved for you is a powerful thing.
& # 39; Keep your eyes essentially on your own newspaper, & # 39; Trimuel said. "Be aware of what's going on to actively and proactively manage your career, but understand that there are things that everyone is managing in and out of work."
To that end, the second piece that Trimuel wishes she was aware of before, is to be unashamedly faithful to what gives you the most satisfaction. For some it"is not the biggest job with the biggest title as that could mean a trade-off in other areas of their life, so the key is: & # 39; decide what"is important, what you value and you agree with that, ”she said.
Among other things, Trimuel speaks on these issues during her "Leadership At Any Level" keynote address at the Women in Insurance Boston event on May 25. That's the topic that resonates with the public for her across the board "because people are going to be on different levels, and these are things I've learned along the way that others, I'm sure, learn as their careers progress."
Despite a great career full of great experiences and great people, Trimuel said that a core value for her is to live and act in her purpose – or, in other words, decide for herself what's important, what she values and okay with that. is – and expelled from the insurance industry at the end of 2019.
The meaningful moments she had during her time there prepared her for what she does today as an executive consultant working in the diversity and inclusion space, because while she was lucky enough to be the first in many ways – during her time at Chubb, she was the The first woman of color to become a regional marketing manager and the first woman of color to lead an affiliate, for example, and when she came to CNA she was the first Chief Diversity Officer – the pace of change is still getting slow in insurance.
While the"s large organizations recognize the need for more qualified and diverse individuals at different levels. If you look at the highest leadership in organizations and industries, it is still very homogeneous. The question becomes, how do we deliberately get away from the belief that we need to do better and actually do the job?
"That's an opportunity that I've experienced firsthand, and I still believe it's an opportunity for most organizations in the industry today," Trimuel said.
The insurance industry is not the most progressive in other respects either, and this gives rise to a new opportunity that Trimuel believes organizations are starting to understand the way they do business and take action.
"When you think of new insurance players, new companies coming to the fore, they present insurance in a very different way than traditionally what we're used to in this industry," she said. "It's about meeting the demands of what consumers value, how they buy, how they want to be communicated and connected – there's an opportunity for the insurance industry to make their business models a little more relevant."
Hear more from Joyce and the benefit of her experience by joining her in the Women in Insurance Boston event on May 25.