Season 2, Episode 2 – Don Balla, Senior VP and Partner at Alera Group, an independent national insurance and financial services firm. Don shares his personal leadership style as a servant leader and discusses the company’s philosophy of the Collaborative Way, which focuses on five principles. Don highlights how mentorship has helped him in his career and how he now mentors younger leaders to create a more effective company. Listeners also hear about the Alera Group’s transition from being fully insured to self-insured and how they specialize in employee benefits. Tune in to learn the importance of building a positive office culture, acknowledging and appreciating others, and effective communication in the workplace.
Jocelyn Wojcikiewicz, former co-owner of Sandy Hill Kennels, as she shares her experiences of owning and selling a business. From discussing the challenges of managing