Scrivens has a diverse team of professionals: from industry influencers to musicians, from analysts to poets. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.
Say “Hello” to Colleen Szeifried, Commercial Account Manager
Colleen grew up in the south-east end of Ottawa and loves to spend time with her husband and four children.
Spending time together going on hikes, camping, and just spending time outdoors are some of her favourite activities.
Colleen joined the Scrivens team almost 20 years ago and has been dedicated to advancing her insurance knowledge.
She pushes herself to learn and grow. She quickly obtained her RIBO license, completed her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2007, and last year completed the Certified Risk Management (CRM).
What is your favourite thing about your role?
Building relationships with clients, learning their business; everyday there is something and someone new to learn more about.
What do you like most about working at Scrivens?
The family feel; I always feel supported and encouraged to be the best I can be.
What has been your favourite project at Scrivens?
The Social Committee; I have been a part of it almost every year I have worked at Scrivens and I love being able to provide some fun to everyone in the office.
What is one career lesson you have learned so far?
Never be afraid to ask a question. If you don't know, don't pretend like you do. Asking questions is the best way to learn and grow.
Do you have any nicknames?
So many! Coll, Leen, Leeny, Nene, Colz, Weeny, Weiner (older brothers!), Stinky (my dad).
What is your favourite travel destination?
I have not traveled a lot but I love traveling around Canada. We have a beautiful country.
I have travelled to Cuba and Mexico and they were both amazing as well.
Nobody puts baby in the corner
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have a dog named Casper.
What is your favourite hobby?
Softball. If I could, I would play every day!