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The third generation professional in the insurance vertical, Sara brings more than three decades of agency ownership and management, complimented by a background in company commercial underwriting and cluster creation/management, Sara brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to the table. Her vast experience coupled with a keen sense of the dynamics of efficiency, and its impact on productivity uniquely suits her to meet a variety of operational, management, and marketing needs in agencies today. 

The founder of Agency Opportunities department at Big I Oklahoma, Ms. Ray is also a Certified Kolbe Consultant, an executive coach and heads up the consulting practice designed to provide strategic resources, professional development, and management consulting services to BIGiOK members who are looking to thrive in today’s dynamic environment. 

With a lifelong passion for developing female leaders in the insurance vertical, Sara founded MyNetwork which is a national network of facilitated mastermind groups. MyNetwork provides leadership, management, personal and professional development, executive coaching, training, and network facilitation on a high-impact virtual platform throughout the United States. Cutting edge leaders join MyNetwork groups to leverage peer perspectives in an invigorating environment for growth. 

Ray is a seasoned speaker and writer on leadership and a myriad of organizational productivity and effectiveness subjects. When not on a coaching call or helping agencies identify their organizational efficiency issues and tackling them head on, Sara is a full-time wife and proud mother of adult twins, active in her community, church and makes her home in Stillwater, OK. 


Organizational Productivity & Effectiveness: it doesn't happen by accident


 Pre-pandemic, organizations were already facing changing consumer needs and expectations, talent management challenges due to generational differences in the workplace as well as shifting market cycles. The dynamic environment facing organizations in 2023 and beyond require new approaches to productivity and effectiveness in order to continue to serve our industry's clients with excellence. This session will focus on raising awareness of the things that impact organizational productivity and effectiveness and introduce transformational concepts for maximizing opportunities to continue 

Sara Bradshaw Ray

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at BIGiOK and Founder of MyNetwork
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