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Monday, 20 December 2021 18:56

Author/Teacher Trains and Mentors the Collision Repair Insurance Adjusters of the Future

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Author/teacher/mentor Chris Stanley created a company, IA Path, to set up independent adjusters for future success. His IA Playbook Series has quickly become the industry’s Bible. Author/teacher/mentor Chris Stanley created a company, IA Path, to set up independent adjusters for future success. His IA Playbook Series has quickly become the industry’s Bible.

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Some auto body shops appreciate insurance adjusters and their role in the collision repair industry, while others don’t necessarily feel the same way. But all seem to agree it’s a necessary job.

In the end, everyone wants the same thing---the safe repair of a vehicle back to its pre-accident condition.

 

According to Indeed.com, the responsibilities of an auto damage adjuster include evaluating the damage done to a vehicle and then determining what the insurance company will pay. They also add “a claims adjuster job is very stressful as it comes with lots of highly demanding activities. However, when you put in the hard work and dedication, the rewards far outweigh all the tough demands of the job.”

 

Chris Stanley, 36, is an author, career coach/mentor and the founder of Insurance Adjuster (IA) Path, a company that trains and mentors auto adjusters.

 

He lives on a 42-foot sailboat with his wife and three kids---ages 12, 8 and 1---who are homeschooled. He enjoys the freedom and loves “traveling the open seas and feeling small in our big world,” he said.

 

In addition to writing a series of books about insurance adjusters, he also writes Christian devotionals, memoirs, kids' books and a variety of non-fiction.

 

Stanley was working as an adjuster for a PDR company in Colorado when he was recruited to become a supervisor at the same organization.

 

“The business grew to the point where we were working with 100 shops and dealerships and they needed someone to oversee the work,” he said. “It was definitely a major mental shift, where I went from writing estimates to managing techs, and after a while I said I want my life back! Plus, it was cold in Colorado.”

 

So, he purchased his boat and began enjoying better weather in Florida, with a career change in his immediate future.

 

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