Helene Wood, CIP – President/Facilitator
A native Calgarian, Helene is a committed and enthusiastic person with 27 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry in Personal Lines, Farm & Commercial. She has hands on experience working for an insurance company, insurance broker and two international insurance brokerages. She has a very positive attitude and her strengths include communication, creativity, initiative and problem solving. As a recognition of her outstanding teaching skills she received the Instructor of The Year Award from the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta in 2004. She recently was featured in the fall issue of Womanition magazine showcasing both her broker and course provider skills.
Her previous training experience includes her past position with ATOZ Educational Services Inc. as Chief Facilitator/Vice President and several years as an Instructor with the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta. Part of her consulting accomplishments include completing a Time Management study for the claims department for a large insurance company and completing an Efficiency Assessment for a leading brokerage.
Academically she obtained her Certificate in Business Management in 1985, her CIP Designation in 1995 and completed a Train the Trainer Seminar as well. She also co-authored the Automobile Insurance CIP Textbook for the 2013 version.
Aside of running Advance Insurance Educational, Helene also keeps up to date in the industry by working as an Account Executive for the Personal Lines side of Tredd Insurance Brokers Inc.