Kasen Van Fossen was born in Brandon, Florida. Regarded by his teachers and peers as an intelligent and diligent student, Kasen was rewarded for his excellent work in secondary school by being named valedictorian of his graduating class at Strawberry Crest High School.
He was then accepted into the University of Florida, where he studied hard, working toward his goal of pursuing a career in medicine. After earning a degree in biology, however, Kasen Van Fossen’s ambitions shifted, and he changed his professional focus to the insurance industry, eventually settling on sales. He is currently in the process of becoming a full-certified and credentialed insurance agent, and one day hopes to follow in the footsteps of his mentor and uncle, establishing himself in the arena of group benefits.
What inspired you to go into the insurance industry?
I was drawn to the ability to control your own success. Sales is the best, if not only, way to control your own income outside of creating your own business from scratch. I’ve spoken to and learned from many experienced people in the insurance industry, and I’ve come away with the conclusion that the most appealing aspect of insurance to me is sales for this very reason. I’m told that when operating in sales there is a feeling like you are running your own business, and you can focus on productivity rather than just getting through the day.
What are the keys to being productive for you?
I achieve productivity by starting early each day and adopting a ‘get it done’ attitude. When I have a project or an assignment due, if I can get started early in the morning, it drives me to work hard and complete it. Procrastination is the enemy of productivity.
What is one long-term career goal that you are looking forward to?
I hope to get into the field of group benefits insurance and start to build a career in it. My uncle is a group benefits representative, and he has always been someone who works very hard. He…
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