Brittani Pomeroy is a great believer in autonomy. As an Insurance Advisor with Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker, she works closely with her customers as their advocate. She believes it’s her job to help her clients feel secure that they have the best options in place in case they meet with unforeseen losses.
Brittani answers ten questions for Sacred Fire Creative. Through these answers, she lets us into her thoughts on the work she does and the life she lives today.
1. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 11-year-old self?
Change is constant; we must learn to look for the positive in every transition.
2. What advice do you wish you had been given when you first started your business?
Slow down and make sure to build the proper foundation for your business. This is a marathon, not a sprint.
3. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned the hard way (in life or business)?
The impact of not having the proper foundation. It makes it harder to maintain the same level of success and service.
4. What do people always get wrong about you or what you do?
I am a very direct person. At times I’ll have a coworker tell me that I am not open to their opinion. But that is not correct. Instead, I like to understand their reasonings so I can process and make my own determination.
5. What shifts did you make in life or business as a result of the pandemic?
I now have to make time to help my son with his homework. So at times, my work hours are not the typical work hours.
6. What do you love about what you do?
I truly love partnering with my customers to make sure they have the necessary coverages for unforeseen losses.
7. What is the best thing about doing business in Portland?
Portland is a city with a small-town feel. The individuals I have worked with seem to like to sell based on relationships.
8. What is one of your favorite things to do where you live?
I love that I can walk to my grocery store, bakery, ice cream shop, nails. Plus, I have an amazing view of Mt. Hood.
9. Who has been the most important influence in your life and why?
My grandmother. She always taught me to be true to myself and pay attention to actions over words.
10. Who do you help in your business?
I partner with companies that want to make sure they have the proper insurance for their business today plus future endeavors they have planned.
Sacred Fire Creative showcases the members of Portland Connect Online in this series. Our aim is to let all womxn realize that they are capable of doing extraordinary things. Womxn can make a difference, not just in their own lives but also in others’.
In Brittani Pomeroy’s case, it’s all about helping people put down safeguards that will protect them against uncertainty and unforeseen losses. She encourages her clients to be proactive about their future.