Patrick O’Keefe

Cascade Insurance

I’ve been an insurance agent for over twenty years specializing in health insurance and employee benefits. After being a one-man shop for long time I joined Cascade Insurance Center as an owner about nine years ago. We have eleven employees and offer multiple lines of insurance including both personal and commercial coverage as well as health insurance and employee benefits.

I’ve known Greg and Scott for years and Scott has been my coach for the past eighteen months. Even though I consider myself to be a seasoned business owner I am the first to admit I don’t know everything. And there is definitely something to be said for working with someone who is outside of my bubble looking in – seeing things from a different perspective.

As with so many things in life, timing can be everything. I had no idea when I started working with Scott that my partner would soon be retiring and I would have the opportunity to become the sole owner of the agency. Having already established a coaching foundation with Scott put me in an ideal position to benefit from Coachwell’s collective knowledge, wisdom and foresight as I moved toward this new chapter in my career. The value of working with Coachwell and having access to tools such as CoachwellPro has been both obvious and measurable. I also believe the coaching I receive can dovetail comfortably with other types of business support groups I may be involved with over time.