About Us | Why Amanda Gosse is proud to be an ALIGNED Assistant Advocate
We’re different. That is to say, our exclusive focus on business insurance sets us apart. Certainly, being different is just one of the many reasons why Canadian insurance professionals decide to join the ALIGNED team.
Above all, we’re always proud to welcome new members to our team and share their story. Most importantly, our About Us features are just one example of our commitment to connecting with our community. In the same vein, many of us are sharing useful business insurance content on social media every day.
Amanda Gosse recently joined our growing team. Amanda Gosse is an Assistant Advocate and reports to SVP & Team Leader Darcy Franko-Felice. She works closely with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada.
Amanda is proud to be part of the ALIGNED Insurance team. In her own words, here’s what Amanda has to say about ALIGNED.
Q. Why did you join ALIGNED?
Amanda: I joined ALIGNED because I admire the company’s growth and success. As well, I appreciate the warm culture here at ALIGNED Insurance.
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Q. How did you first hear about ALIGNED?
Amanda: I first heard about ALIGNED on LinkedIn. I was searching job postings and companies when I came across a posting for ALIGNED. The Assistant Advocate role outlined matched well with my career to date so I also reviewed ALIGNED’s Linkedin page and website. I thought ALIGNED would be the perfect fit for me so I applied. The rest is history!
Q. In your opinion, what sets ALIGNED Insurance apart?
Amanda: I think what sets ALIGNED Insurance apart in the marketplace is our range of products and services. Our Giving Frequently monthly donations to Canadian charities as well as our annual Giving Generously social responsibility campaign also make us stand out. What also sets ALIGNED apart are the kind and helpful team members.
Q. Why did you choose an insurance career?
Amanda: I chose a career in insurance because I had wanted a change of pace from previous work experience and wanted to build my career. Through my searches of possibilities, insurance stood out as the most interesting option. After working in the industry, what I can say is that I love all different aspects insurance has to offer – especially the different growth and learning opportunities.
Q. Tell us about your most recent professional designations.
Amanda: With almost 10 years working in the insurance industry, I have extensive skills in internal and external customer service. I have learned a lot from each role I’ve had. From claims assistant to broker coordinator, it’s very clear to me that customer care is the most important. I build on these skills every day to ensure that I am able to deliver excellent support to ALIGNED clients.
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Q. In your opinion, what’s the single most important service an insurance broker delivers to a client?
Amanda: I think the most important service that an insurance broker delivers is expertise and the ability to make insurance as easy to understand and as straight-forward as possible.
Q. Which of ALIGNED’s 18 points of differentiation do you find the most personally meaningful and why?
Amanda: The differentiation that I find most personally meaningful is direct access to ALIGNED Advocates. This lets our clients know that they have reliable access to our advocates. This also means that clients know whatever their insurance needs may be, they will be handled by their business insurance Advocate without jumping through any hoops.
24/7 Claims Reporting is is another important one, it shows how dependable ALIGNED is no matter the time or the day – in the most stressful moments, claims can be easily reported to a real, live person at our Claims Reporting Centre.
Have you met these ALIGNED team members?
Here’s why Customer Experience Manager Kate Blanchard pivoted an ALIGNED Insurance career…
“I come from a very different industry where I felt unstable and that growth was limited. As a young professional, I carefully considered different avenues where I could offer my strengths and in return could grow and develop with stability. I knew insurance would provide the stability in life I was looking for, while being able to offer my skills and passion for helping others.”
Kate Blanchard, Customer Experience Manager, ALIGNED Insurance
Why our social responsibility program makes a difference to Assistant Advocate Courtney Tran…
“Above all, what stood out for me is ALIGNED’s Social Responsibility Program. Philanthropy is something I’ve always believed and participated in. I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, even going all the way to Alabama to build homes. I’m an alumna of Laurier where fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis through Shinerama was second nature. It’s refreshing to find a company that keeps social responsibility as one of its core values.”
Courtney Tran, Assistant Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
Assistant Advocate Erin Varley shares her thoughts about what sets ALIGNED apart…
“Having come from a large international brokerage, something that sets ALIGNED apart is the fact that the whole team really cares about both your personal and professional growth. You aren’t an employee number who’s clocking in and out. The team wants to know how you are doing, how your day went and people are always willing to hear your ideas as well as lend a hand when needed.”
Erin Varley, Assistant Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
Social responsibility is yet another way we deliver a different employee and client experience
Our Giving Generously campaign connects our clients directly with our social responsibility work. Each year, a portion of ALIGNED Insurance profits are donated to a registered Canadian charity that is selected by our clients. Learn more about our Social Responsibility program.
In addition, we support two annual volunteering days for every employee. We are proud that ALIGNED Insurance team members partner with the organizations that they are passionate about helping.
In short | Are you interested in joining the ALIGNED team?
Each and every day, our team members across Canada are proud to provide a different kind of insurance experience to each and every ALIGNED client.
We are actively looking for entrepreneurial and growth focused people. If you’re interested in joining our rapidly growing team, we’d love to hear from you!
We invite you to learn more about why Andrew Clark, our President and CEO, decided to found ALIGNED and our leadership.
To sum up | ALIGNED is our passion as business insurance brokers
We’re aligned with each other as colleagues, with the best insurance companies in Canada and, most importantly, our clients. This is why why being as good as one’s word is so important to all of us at ALIGNED.
And while there are 18 things that we do differently for our clients, what gives us the most pride how we get better solutions and more value ALIGNED for each and every business we support.
That is to say, it’s a privilege to handle our clients’ insurance needs across Canada. Above all, helping others consistently, frequently and generously is vitally important to each one of us.