Alison Scull

Alison Scull

insurance agent


Bounds Insurance Agency, Inc.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated college
Married
Taught school
Had three daughters
Stayed home and raised our family
Started career as insurance agent

Education

High School
Center High School
Bachelor
Education, General
Baylor University

Career

insurance agent

Help customers understand what insurance coverages they need and how they can protect themselves and their investments.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Law
Helping People

Day to Day

There are no two days that look alike in this business. Of course, there's the day-to-day operations of any business. But, what I enjoy most is helping people solve problems, feel good about the decisions they have made concerning their insurance needs and the challenge of putting together projects for unusual insurance situations.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Listening, watching, and talking to people are all important. In this business, it is most important to listen. Ask the questions, but listen to the customer's needs and their future plans. Listening provides me with the "what", I then have to provide the "why" and "how". The underwriters end up being the tools I need to help others with their personal situation.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Start by talking to their local agent. Ask them how they started. See how they can help you. I would guess that all agencies know who to contact to help you get started. Who knows...the person you are talking to may just be your next boss.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Insurance

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Sure, I faced my own insecurities and anxieties, as I knew nothing more about insurance than what most consumers do. I had never been involved in my family's business. I was educated to be a school teacher."