Ashleigh Rothhammer has been around the insurance industry from the time she was a little girl. Her dad has been a life/health group benefits advisor since 1972. Joining the industry selling variable annuities, mutual funds, life insurance, and group health insurance after college was a natural progression for her.
When the economic recession started in 2008, Ashleigh switched to the media side of the industry. She discovered a passion to help individual businesses get better through technology, lead generation and marketing.
Now she’s a business development and digital marketing consultant at ITC and serves on the national board for Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS).
This is the way Ashleigh Rothhammer works.
Parker, Colorado (15 miles southeast of Denver)
Business Development and Digital Media Consultant at ITC
One word that describes how you like to work.
Current mobile device:
Personal – Mac. Business – Dell
Project(s) you’re currently working on:
Building a massive pipeline
Accomplishments you’re proud of:
Being asked to be on the national board of WIFS.
What are your biggest professional challenges?
Patience. I like to go fast and sometimes need to remind myself to slow down.
What do you like most about your job?
Talking to people and building relationships. Traveling to trade shows.
Aside from your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without and why?
What are the top three apps you use on your phone?
Yelp, FB and LinkedIn
Describe your workspace.
Organized. OCD Organized.
How do you manage your to-do list?
Crossing things off. I have to or can’t stop, won’t stop working.
What’s the first thing you do when you get in the office?
Organize the day by time: two hours prospecting, two hours catching up, LinkedIn prospecting, etc.
What is your best everyday habit?
Kissing my baby girl.
What do you listen to while working?
What are you currently reading?
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
What’s your favorite blog and/or podcast?
Gary Vaynerchuk. He is the best.
Coffee or tea?
What are you watching on Netflix right now?
How do you decompress?
Getting a mani/pedi.
What’s your sleep routine like?
There isn’t one. My three year old wakes me up most nights to come snuggle. Please give advice.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake up, make bed, get ready, take daughter to school, come home, work, cook dinner, bathe child, snuggle and workbook activity, put her to bed, work for another hour, then relax in bed watching Game of Thrones or Big Brother.
Who are your business idols and why?
Tony Robbins, Guy Kawasaki, Gary Vaynerchuk.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
If it isn’t going to affect you in two years, don’t worry about it.
If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be?
Who would you like to see in a future This is the Way post?
Heather Cherry, AgencyBuzz product manager at ITC.
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About the Author
As vice president of marketing, Becky Schroeder oversees ITC’s growth through marketing and drives the overall marketing strategy for the company and its products. Her specialties include advertising, social media, email marketing, content marketing and public relations. Becky has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communication from Emerson College in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University. Becky is a big Texas A&M football fan and enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her husband and their two daughters.Follow on Twitter More Content by Becky Schroeder