Creating Team Success with Eugene Starks

In Rockstars Rocking Podcast by Ryan Miller


This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar benefits friend, Eugene Starks, President of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and Principal of Acuity Group, out of the Jackson, Mississippi area.

In this week’s episode, we begin by discussing the importance of teamwork and getting the ‘ego-driven’ members of the group to find their best position to help everyone be successful. We also discuss the importance of building relationships beyond the transactional level, to set you up for successful conflict and goal resolution, whether that’s in a marriage, a school friendship, or a business partnership.

The second half of our interview digs into Eugene’s focus on fitness and finding the balance between his personal, family, and business demands. We even discuss resilience and finding the willpower to fight through setbacks such as losing clients and having forces beyond your control interfere with day-to-day business.

We round out this week’s show by discussing his role as President of NAHU and what he hopes to accomplish during his term. We talk about working to create a seamless flow between leadership terms and how he’s working to ensure the organization continues to grow and thrive as the dominate healthcare leader. We also tackle how NAHU works to meet the needs of its members and continues to bring in new voices so the organization can grow and remain at the forefront of the industry.

So, are you ready for more? Go ahead and grab your favorite ice-cold beverage and tap that play button, to tune in to this week’s edition of the #RockstarsRocking podcast.


Episode Highlights:

  • The definition teamwork
  • Handling the ego-driven person who isn’t being a ‘team player’
  • Building relationships that go beyond the transactional level
  • His focus on fitness and healthy living
  • Balancing his focus on his health with the demands of family and business
  • Resilience and finding the willpower to fight through setbacks
  • Working through NAHU leadership progression to create multi-year/term goals
  • Making NAHU a preeminent organization for thoughtful health leadership

Speaking at colleges to help bring younger voices into the benefits industry

So, I only have one question for you…?

Are you ready to rock…?!

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