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When the going gets rough… Well, you know how the saying goes. Sometimes things happen - life happens - and it’s not always our fault. In this podcast, we’ll feature real-life testimonials from people like you. From good times to bad - funny memories and [Hard] lessons learned - everyone has a story and EVERYONE has been there. From business owners, to parents, to young adults - the Hive Five aims to tell stories of “overcoming” the struggles of adulting while celebrating the little victories of life. In each podcast, our guests will give insight to 5 key takeaways, leaving you better than when you started from someone who’s been there and done that.

When the going gets rough… Well, you know how the saying goes. Sometimes things happen - life happens - and it’s not always our fault. In this podcast, we’ll feature real-life testimonials from people like you. From good times to bad - funny memories and [Hard] lessons learned - everyone has a story and EVERYONE has been there. From business owners, to parents, to young adults - the Hive Five aims to tell stories of “overcoming” the struggles of adulting while celebrating the little victories of life. In each podcast, our guests will give insight to 5 key takeaways, leaving you better than when you started from someone who’s been there and done that.
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When the going gets rough… Well, you know how the saying goes. Sometimes things happen - life happens - and it’s not always our fault. In this podcast, we’ll feature real-life testimonials from people like you. From good times to bad - funny memories and [Hard] lessons learned - everyone has a story and EVERYONE has been there. From business owners, to parents, to young adults - the Hive Five aims to tell stories of “overcoming” the struggles of adulting while celebrating the little victories of life. In each podcast, our guests will give insight to 5 key takeaways, leaving you better than when you started from someone who’s been there and done that.

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Episodes

49: No Money, Joined the Army, Now Saving A Bank: Meet Jill Castilla | The Hive Five

11/12/2018
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On this episode of the Hive Five Podcast, we are glad to be talking with Jill Castilla, the President, CEO, and Vice Chairwoman of Citizens Bank of Edmond in Edmond, Oklahoma. Citizens Bank of Edmond is one of the most innovative and social banks in the nation. Jill has spent most of her career in the banking industry, but before that was in the United States Army. She is also an Army wife and an Army mom. We hear all about Jill’s story of why she joined the Army and how it helped lead her...

Duration:00:38:38

48: A Lead Llama, Jumping Into A Pile of Confetti Everyday: Meet Macy Pulliam | The Hive Five

11/8/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are super glad to be talking with Macy Pulliam. Macy is the founder and Lead Llama of Social Llama Events in Dallas, Texas. Social Llama Events is a full-service event planning and design firm that Macy started in June 2018 when she left her corporate job and decided to pursue her dream. We talk to Macy about pursuing this dream of hers and what spurred her to jump into it. It’s a really great story and super inspiring to those people that are maybe...

Duration:00:39:08

47: BONUS TRACK: Insurance Agents, Take Back Your Marketing - Chris Paradiso Speaks | The Hive Five

11/5/2018
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Register here to attend workshop:[https://agents.britebee.com/insurance-agent-marketing-chris-paradiso/](https://agents.britebee.com/insurance-agent-marketing-chris-paradiso/)[](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paradiso-presents-2-day-workshop-san-antonio-tickets-50187411900) We are super excited to have been able to talk to Chris Paradiso in this Bonus Episode of the Hive Five Podcast. Chris is the founder of Paradiso Presents, but also the owner and insurance agent with Paradiso Insurance and...

Duration:00:17:28

46: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Jonathan Russell with Jonathan Russell Insurance Agency | The Hive Five

10/31/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are excited to talk with [Jonathan Russell](https://app.britebee.com/agents/jonathan_russell_113). Jonathan is an independent insurance agent with the [Jonathan Russell Insurance Agency](https://russellinsurance.net/) in Irving, Texas. Before he was in insurance, he was in the military and worked as a helicopter mechanic, military intelligence officer, served in Operation Desert Storm, and was an aviation mechanic for a commercial airline....

Duration:00:13:37

45: A Life of Family Entrepreneurship Pt. 2: Meet Tom and Ariana Sylvester with Lifestyle Builders | The Hive Five

10/29/2018
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We are glad to welcome back to the Hive Five Podcast, Tom Sylvester, who is with his wife Ariana in this episode. Tom was in our third ever episode and we are excited that he was kind enough to make another appearance. Tom and Ariana are the founders of Lifestyle Builders, the company Tom talks about in episode 3, but in this episode, we go a different route. We talk to Tom and Ariana about their story together, Ariana’s perspective on Lifestyle Builders, how they work together as husband...

Duration:00:41:06

44: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Kasie Ricart with Ricart Insurance | The Hive Five

10/25/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to be talking with [Kasie Ricart](https://app.britebee.com/agents/kasie_ricart_118). Kasie is the owner and independent insurance agent with Ricart Insurance Agency in Dallas, Texas. She is a third-generation insurance agent, but actually started out in fashion and has two degrees in fashion design. However, she didn’t feel like she was making a difference in fashion, but saw her dad play a vital role in his client’s lives. This was...

Duration:00:21:32

43: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Meet Justin Wren with Fight for the Forgotten | The Hive Five Podcast

10/22/2018
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We have an AWESOME treat for you guys today on the Hive Five Podcast! We are super excited to sit down with Justin Wren, the MMA fighter, founder of the nonprofit Fight for the Forgotten, and anti-bullying advocate. Fight for the Forgotten works to fight for the Mbuti pygmy tribe in the Eastern Congo, the thirsty all around the world, and the bullied community in the United States. Justin grew up getting heavily bullied throughout elementary and middle school, so he has a special calling...

Duration:00:38:52

42: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Andrew Freeman with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

10/18/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to have on [Andrew Freeman](https://app.britebee.com/agents/andrew_freeman_102), a Farmers Insurance agent in Waxahachie, Texas. Before insurance, he has a background in finance and banking, and worked specifically with auto lending. Wanting something that gave him more time to spend with family, he decided to start his Farmers Insurance agency in March 2018. In this episode, Andrew talks about his agency and how it is truly a...

Duration:00:26:59

41: Writing the Best Resume for Your Dream Job: Meet Lori Williams with Unstoppable Communications | The Hive Five

10/15/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are super glad to be able to sit down with Lori Williams. Lori is a freelancer and the founder of Unstoppable Communications in Oklahoma City, OK. Through Unstoppable Communications, she does mostly career development and social media marketing. She helps people find their dream jobs, and focuses on helping small businesses take advantage of social media and digital marketing. Lori used to work in the corporate world, in both real estate and then insurance....

Duration:00:36:46

40: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet John Roan with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

10/10/2018
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In this episode of the Person Behind the Professional, we are excited to be talking with John Roan, a Farmers Insurance agent in Sachse, Texas. John started his agency 2016, but before that had 23 years as an executive in the retail industry with multiple department stores. He and his family also own and operate horse stables as well. All of these ventures stem from him and his family’s desire and love of serving their community. We discuss with John the events that spurred his transition...

Duration:00:19:26

39: Young Professionals, "Millennial" Is Just a Fancy Word for Multitasker: Meet Alex Terrell Russell with Oddly Natural, the Naturally Abilene Podcast, and "Soon-to-Be" Mom | The Hive Five

10/8/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are glad to be talking with Alex Terrell Russell. Alex is the founder of digital agency Oddly Natural, host of the podcast Naturally Abilene, recently ran for City Council in Abilene, and as of this episode’s recording is also an expectant mother. We talk to her about how she works to balance all of these projects and responsibilities, what life is like as a leading young professional in Abilene, and what it was like to run for City Council. Alex grew up in...

Duration:00:34:09

38: Embracing the Spirit of Camaraderie: Meet Mike Slack with Clevyr, Inc. and StarSpace46 | The Hive Five

10/1/2018
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In this episode of the Hive Five podcast, Keagan sits down with Mike Slack, a man of many talents. Mike’s “day job” is as the evangelist and head of business development at Clevyr, Inc. where he helps people learn about and buy personal software. However, he also has a couple of side hustles. StarSpace46 is a co-working space in Oklahoma City that Mike co-founded in October 2016\. If that doesn’t sound like enough, he is also the business manager for Justin Wren, a MMA fighter. This entails...

Duration:00:32:05

37: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Branden Weber with Alpha Insurance Group | The Hive Five

9/26/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to have [Branden Weber](https://app.britebee.com/agents/branden_weber_107) on the podcast. Branden is an independent insurance agent and founder of the [Alpha Insurance Group](https://www.myalphainsurance.com/) in Frisco, Texas. He has a passion for matching clients with the right provider to meet their needs. Because he’s independent, he can offer coverage from multiple companies including SafeCo, Travelers, Nationwide, Chubb, and...

Duration:00:03:58

36: Does Love Actually Change Lives?: Meet Michael Hirsch - Executive Director of Loveworks | The Hive Five

9/24/2018
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Donate to help fund Loveworks: [https://www.gofundme.com/save-loveworks](https://www.gofundme.com/save-loveworks) On the Hive Five today, we are really excited to sit down with Michael Hirsch. Michael is the founder and executive director of Loveworks Leadership, a nonprofit organization in Norman, Oklahoma and a partner of BriteBee. Loveworks works to create a place that students want to hang out after school, but where they can also learn leadership and character skills. Students are also...

Duration:00:34:33

35: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Joan Curtis with MVP Insurance | The Hive Five

9/19/2018
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In this episode of the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to sit down with [Joan Curtis](https://app.britebee.com/agents/joan_curtis_125), an independent insurance agent with [MVP Insurance](https://insuremvp.com/) in Oklahoma City. She has held a variety of roles in sales and even let out her entrepreneurial side by starting a couple of businesses over the years. She’s dedicated to providing excellent service to her clients and is also a dedicated mom of four kids. Joan has had a...

Duration:00:26:45

34: Building Your Personal Brand: Meet Brittany Krystle - Personal Branding Expert & Social Growth Strategist | The Hive Five

9/17/2018
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Join Brittany in a Free BriteBee-Sponsored Webinar: [https://agents.britebee.com/10x-roi-webinar/](https://agents.britebee.com/10x-roi-webinar/) Today on the Hive Five, we have an awesome guest with a very diverse and unique background. Brittany Krystle is a personal branding expert in Los Angeles, California. Brittany grew up wanting to be a lawyer, and transition into entertainment through law. She attended Georgetown Law School, and was super bored. However, she was told that actual law...

Duration:00:38:28

33: BONUS TRACK: Agents UNITE! Becoming an Independent Insurance Agent Just Got Easier - Introducing the Mutual Agency | The Hive Five

9/13/2018
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This is a unique bonus episode of the Hive Five with Al Mauceri, an independent insurance agent in McKinney, Texas, who has recently started a new venture called The Mutual Agency. He has been on the Person Behind the Professional before to talk about his insurance agency. The Mutual Agency aims to provide value and help insurance agents across the nation. Al comes from a background in insurance with Nationwide. He started in claims and as a Nationwide agent many years ago, but then...

Duration:00:13:50

32: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Brady Hill with Brady Z Hill Farmers Insurance Agency | The Hive Five

9/12/2018
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On the Person Behind the Professional today, we are glad to have Brady Hill, a Farmers Insurance agent that started his agency over ten years. He started in insurance right out of college, after graduating from Texas Tech. If he wasn’t an insurance agent, his dream job would be a professional athlete. His agency offers auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and small commercial insurance. Brady talks about the story of how he got started in insurance, and why he’s stayed there for...

Duration:00:26:35

31: The Struggle is REAL... and WELL: Meet Emily Thomas with the Struggle Well Project | The Hive Five

9/10/2018
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In this episode, we are joined on the Hive Five by Emily Thomas, a mom, the creator of the Struggling Well Project, and the host of the Struggling Well Podcast. This name “Struggling Well” is based upon the fact that we will have trouble and struggles in this life, but we have to struggle well through those trials. Emily talks in this episode about the struggles she’s experienced, and how she struggled well through them. One of Emily’s main struggles for six years was infertility. She was...

Duration:00:23:24

30: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet David Vo with David H Vo Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

9/6/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to be talking with [David Vo](https://app.britebee.com/agents/david_vo_115), a [Farmers Insurance](https://agents.farmers.com/tx/arlington/david-vo?SourceID=AMPL001L002&utm_source=GMB&utm_medium=Local) agent in Arlington, Texas. David started his agency over two years ago, and offers auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and more. Before starting his agency, he has a varied background in sales, and also served in the United...

Duration:00:30:48