A Thinking Partner for Insurance Industry CEOs

As a CEO, it's easy to feel isolated. Everyone around you... works for you. All have their own opinions, goals and agendas. This isn't necessarily bad - it's a reality of life - but it can be difficult for you to gain perspective and test new ideas.

Having worked directly with private company CEOs for over 20 years, I am able to recognize common challenges and opportunities. Even more important, I understand how to best support your vision:

  • You don't need a consultant with a long-winded plan
  • You don't need a coach
  • You don't need lessons or stories with morals at the end

Instead, you need a sounding board. Simply by listening to you, and offering considered feedback, I help you transform your vision into action.

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You may also need help in ensuring that your top people have the talent, skills and clarity to execute your vision. I leverage your time by working directly with these high performers to solidify and execute your vision.

As a simple example, my role is not to take over a meeting, but rather to deftly make it more engaging, richer, deeper, with action and accountability.

Over time, we can consider any and all options: organic growth versus M&A; nurturing current talent versus recruiting outside superstars; focusing on better execution versus rethinking your strategy.

The vast majority of my client relationships stretch many years. 

Our team engaged with Demmie Hicks in the fall of 2013 as we are working through a leadership transition from our founders to our new team of leaders. Her process and pre-work leading into the two-day season enabled us, a group of 12, to debate, develop and gain alignment on an executable plan. She continues to work with us as we execute on the transition plan and to develop our strategic plan going forward. Her ability to understand our individual and team dynamics along with her expertise specific to our industry were the perfect attributes for our team’s transition and our continued success. I especially found her guidance valuable in my personal journey as she is incredibly gifted at keeping me focused and self-aware of what’s important as my path evolves. I would highly recommend Demmie Hicks for the work she does and the person she is.
— Ryan Watkins CIC, CRM President, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company


Through personal experience as part of Demmie’s Emerging Leaders program, I gained great understanding, clarity, and vision in regard to my personal leadership journey. Furthermore, Demmie’s work with Scott has helped us evolve and grow as a firm. Demmie is a pro and I would absolutely recommend her to those looking to build for the future.
— Hutch Mauck, President, Scott Insurance