Maria Ferrante-Schepis

The Real Reason Your Big Ideas Go Nowhere

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Big ideas matter. Overcoming short-term bias and becoming skillful at disrupting ourselves are the only things that will keep us from being blindsided.


Does The DOL Threat Require A Plan C?

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As seen on LifeHealthPro As the Department of Labor’s “ultimate” ruling becomes finalized in the short weeks ahead, insurance carriers across the country are putting a lot of sweat equity into various strategies. These strategies include many variants of two plans going on simultaneously: Plan A: Fight. After all, there are flaws in the way this was brought to bear and places significant burdens on the industry that   …Continue Reading


Suffering From The ‘Shark Tank’ Effect? Here Are 3 Ways Out

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As seen on LifeHealthPro Reality shows know how to grip their viewers by bringing them through a gamut of emotions. Power, achievement, success, failure, embarrassment, loss, sadness, anger, euphoria, fear…you name it. As innovation becomes a buzzword in many industries, it makes for a dreamy story to think about a rags-to-riches outcome from an idea that an   …Continue Reading


What’s Next For The Life Insurance Industry?

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If you are thinking that “what’s next” for the life insurance industry has something to do with the experience around buying and owning life insurance products, think again.