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. 19 – “When It All Works Out With Love”

In this nineteenth episode, I am talking about a difficult event that happened recently in my life. Just a few weeks ago, my sisters and I said goodbye to our mother after she had lived a long, full, and beautiful life. I share with you the last 10 years of my mother’s life, what health difficulties she went through, and how my sister’s and I honored her wishes.

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Ep. 20 – “Managing Difficult Conversation with Jay Johnson”

In this twentieth episode, I am talking with Jay Johonson. Jay is the CEO of Coeus Creative Group and is an internationally renowned speaker specializing in behavior and organizational development. He has given keynotes and workshops in 19 countries across 4 continents, empowering audiences with an eye-opening perspective on behavior, communication, and leadership. Jay’s 2018 TEDx talk demonstrating a new approach to dealing with difficult people established Coeus Creative Group as a thought leader in the world of behavioral intelligence. This conversation with Jay will help anyone, employer or employee, to understand how to navigate the challenging situations and conversations in the modern workplace. 

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Ep. 21 – “Divorce and Reverse Mortgages with Mitchell Cooper”

In this episode, I am joined by Mitchell Cooper, a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. Today, Mitch is going to help us understand the concept of the reverse mortgage and the group that can benefit from it. He’ll also share with us its benefits and the impact that the rising interest rates are having on it.

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Ep. 22 – “Are You a Business Owner? Things falling Through the Cracks?” Ben Godinez from VensureHR- Has Answers!

In this episode, I am talking with Ben Godinez, a Business Consultant at Vensure Employer Services. He is passionate about helping small businesses grow by solving operational challenges and streamlining compliance requirements. Today, he’ll share with us how Vensure Employer Services’ PEO (Professional Employer Organization) helps business owners. Additionally, he’ll share some use cases that will help you understand its benefits. This conversation with Ben will help business owners or aspiring business owners understand how to streamline non-revenue-generating activities.

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Ep. 23 – “Taking the Leap & Starting An Insurance Agency with Lauren Bayha”

In this episode, I am talking with Lauren Bayha. Lauren has recently decided to open up her own insurance agency,  BenefitsBay Insurance Solutions. Not only that, but Lauren has also taken over the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters after many years as a member. Lauren’s courage to step out and pursue building her own business is an inspiration for others who want to become a solo-preneur. 

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Ep. 23 – “Taking the Leap & Starting An Insurance Agency with Lauren Bayha”

In this episode, I am talking with Lauren Bayha. Lauren has recently decided to open up her own insurance agency,  BenefitsBay Insurance Solutions. Not only that, but Lauren has also taken over the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters after many years as a member. Lauren’s courage to step out and pursue building her own business is an inspiration for others who want to become a solo-preneur. 

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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