Lee Pollard is the man of the hour this week on #Confessions! 🎙
Honest, humble, and in it all for the right reasons, Lee’s positive energy is infectious! After nearly 20 years in sales, Lee started his agency, P&C Partners, back in 2019 & has grown it to a highly effective team of 4.
From some out-of-the-box BD strategies, how selling cars had him thinking he had the Midas touch, to the humbling experience of starting a business, Lee wasn’t afraid to share the good, the bad, and the ugly.
As a leader with plenty of values, it was great getting to know how he instills these into his team, and ultimately what makes him tick.
Confessions has also received its first official sponsorship! Check out the full episode to find out what it is!
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