What’s Life Got to Do With It?

Find out in our new original podcast with founder & CEO Helen Ornellas, available now on all major streaming platforms.

Latest Episode

Ep. 36 – “Trevor Patching – Employee Retention Part #3: How to Fund the Commitment”

In this episode, in the third and last part of this series on employee retention with Trevor Patching, you’ll learn the best options to fund your retention plans and how to recognize the right approach based on your company’s size and projection.

Previous Episodes

Ep. 13 – “Supporting Yourself & Others Through Grief with Emily Thiroux Threatt”

In this thirteenth episode, I am joined by the wonderful Emily Thiroux Threatt. Emily is the host of the podcast, Grief & Happiness, where she shares stories of those that have not let grief strip them of their joy for life despite experiencing immense loss. Emily is also the author of the book, Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, a fantastic resource for those that are unsure of how to navigate the grief they are going through. Throughout this conversation, Emily shares the loss she has experienced in her life, what tools she recommends for supporting others that are grieving, her mission with her podcast and books, and more. 

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Ep. 14 – “The Power of Mentorship”

In this fourteenth episode, I am talking about the power of mentorship and the role that it has played in my life as both a mentor and a mentee. Connecting with other people to share experiences, lessons, advice, and support is an incredible way to grow personally and professionally. Throughout this episode, I talk about what makes a good mentor, my personal experiences with mentorship in my career, the differences between mentorship and sponsorship, and more. Mentors are valuable in every stage of life and I hope this episode inspires you to seek out a mentor that supports you and has your best interest. 

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Ep. 15 – “The Value of Volunteering”

In this fifteenth episode, I am talking about the value of volunteering for everyone. In this Part 1 episode, I share my experiences, stories, and lessons learned from volunteering with a professional organization for over 10 years. You will hear about the benefits of volunteering for solo-preneurs, the community that volunteering has brought me, different roles that I have had throughout my volunteering journey, and what I have learned about the main purpose of volunteering. Stay tuned for Part 2 where I will be interviewing a guest who has taught me so much about the importance of volunteering throughout my career. 

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Ep. 16 – “Tips & Advice On Caring For Family Members with Kerri Sanford”

In this sixteenth episode, I am joined by Kerri Sanford, a Medicare Specialist at Lawlen Insurance Solutions. When Kerri got a concerning call about her parents’ health, she knew that she couldn’t sit idly by while their mental and physical states continued to decline. She moved them both into her home in Sacramento and became their caretaker while also maintaining her personal career and navigating a global pandemic. Since caring for her parents, Kerri has become passionate about sharing her story and encouraging caregivers to prioritize self-care.  

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Ep. 17 – “Trifecta Impact of Life Insurance in the Workplace with Lisa Hutcherson”

In this seventeenth episode, I am joined by my good friend Lisa Hutercherson. Lisa is the National Account Director at SUMMUS, a platform that provides medical decisions through fast, virtual access to the world’s best medical expertise. Their clients are companies that seek to create a supportive healthcare experience for their employees and drive better, cost efficient outcomes. Lisa and her team support their clients across all health questions and stages of care. 

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Ep. 18 – “Educating People on Medi-Cal Qualifying with Michael McCabe”

In this eighteenth episode, I am joined by my great friend, Michael McCabe. Michael has been doing Medi-Cal planning for the last twenty years, focusing on counseling people on the psychology and financing of a person facing long-term care needs. He coaches his clients on how to fund Long-Term Care through Medi-Cal Benefits, Waiver Program, IHSS (In-home supportive services). Medi-Cal is a gift that the State of California is giving to people, so why not take the benefit?

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What to Expect as You Listen:

Ornellas Expert Guidance

Expert Guidance

With over 20 years of experience, Helen brings her expert guidance directly to you with insider tips, industry trends and real-life stories. Get the scoop directly from the source on what matters most when it comes to protecting your health and wealth.
Enlightening Topics

Enlightening Topics

Learn more about key topics that can impact your ability to get and keep coverage, from lifestyle choices to changes in plan availability and carrier requirements. Get the bigger picture in focus with outside-the-box thinking on how to look at your life through the lens of an agent.
Answers to FAQs

Answers to Top Questions

Can I use my life insurance while I’m still alive? Should my young children be designated as sole beneficiaries? Why do I even need life insurance? Get answers to these and all your burning questions as we explore the most common questions asked by clients (and you!).
Special Guests

Special Guest Appearances

We know some really smart, and really helpful, people – get exclusive access to guest speakers from across the industry as they help educate and enlighten us on various topics related to health, wealth and overall financial management, for individuals and business owners alike.

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After twenty years in the life insurance industry, I still wake up every morning with the same passion to help people understand what will work best for them and their future.

Helen Ornellas