Last month, Symmetry Financial Group hosted their 2013 Summer Leadership Conference. Held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead, GA, the ever growing company brought together agency leaders, key leaders, managers, agents and prospective agents for a weekend of training, teambuilding and fun.
Starting on Thursday evening, SFG entered the weekend with a leadership meeting that welcomed agency leaders and key leaders from all across the nation. The opportunity to reconnect with all the leaders who have helped build this company was a perfect way to start the weekend.
Friday’s agenda was highlighted as one of the company’s most successful conference days to date. Hitting a record number of attendees, SFG’s Leadership Conference was filled with motivating guests, powerful speeches and most of all, it was packed with useful information on how the company can continue to be at the top of the insurance game.
The day started out with the announcement of the Symmetry Financial Group’s Advisory Board. Edward Pritchett, Marshall Wayland, Ed Orell, Dick Sylvester and Lynn Watkins were given recognition in front of the capacity crowd. The meeting also recognized top managers in the company and featured many moving moments about how SFG has changed the lives of the recognized leaders and managers.
The first day of the Summer Leadership Conference continued and featured a full list of speakers and videos. Guest speakers included representatives from American Amicable, United Home Life, LSW and some of the agency’s top agency leaders. Emotionally charged speeches were also given by Casey Watkins and Brandon Ellison, two of the masterminds behind SFG.
Saturday’s activities started bright and early with representatives from The License Coach and a panel that featured the company’s top producers and leaders. Taking questions for approximately an hour, the panel discussed an array of topics about the industry and how agents can make the most out of their career with SFG. The day session concluded with great speeches by agency leaders, Jon Woodbury, Edward Pritchett and SFG partner, Brian Pope.
The 4th edition of SFG Jeopardy pitted four of SFG’s brightest leaders against each other. Fighting for a $500 lead credit, the contestants put their knowledge to the test and agency leader, Lynn Watkins came out on top. Better luck next time Pritchett!
The afternoon had the company split into different breakout sessions that were led by agency leaders and managers. This gave agents and prospective agents the opportunity to get some great pointers on many different topics.
The weekend concluded with a fun-filled gala dinner, awards ceremony and an 80’s Karaoke Idol competition. The bi-annual awards ceremony gave recognition to the company’s top producers, recruiters, and recent breakout agency leaders. The 80’s themed party also handed out a “Best Dressed Award” to Edward Pritchett. His spot on rendition of “Mr. T” was an easy choice for the crowd.
Before the evening came to an end, the SFG 80’s Karaoke Idol competition wowed the crowd. 12 of SFG’s finest entered the competition with some of the 80’s best tunes. The final round found Nancy Dominguez leading the pack with her goosebump-inducing rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. The showstopping version brought the crowd to their feet for a lengthened standing ovation. Dominguez brought home a $500 lead credit and bragging rights for her win. When asked about her win, she replied with, “I’m a born winner!” She also mentioned a high degree of respect for her fellow competitors, as all of them were worthy of bringing home the win.
The weekend was a great success and the company is already looking forward to the next opportunity to come together as a whole. The Symmetry Financial Group National Conference will take place in February of 2014 at Grand Hyatt Atlanta. For more information and early registration, go to www.sfglife.com