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Ed Attanasio

Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian.

 

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Monday, 20 December 2021 10:56

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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...we can go to wherever we want to be---whether it’s the Keys or West Palm Beach,” he said. “Every year I always ask my children---do you want to live in a house on land or stay on the boat? They always go with the boat.”

 

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Stanley lives and works on a boat with his wife and three kids in Florida.

 

Around that same time, Stanley saw training programs for independent insurance adjusters were scarce or difficult to get into.

 

“I tried to help a friend who wanted to become an adjuster, and no one would take him, even though I taught him the basics," Stanley said. "They told him you don’t have any experience. So, I started looking online to see if there was any information about how to enter the industry, but it was all about property and nothing about cars.”

 

Since 2016, Stanley has mentored more than 2,500 people, to create the next generation of independent adjusters and auto damage appraisers. His go-to book is called the "Auto Adjuster's Playbook," which Stanley called the industry’s Bible.

 

“It is based on a proven method to teach new people how to learn to write estimates," Stanley said. "It has been used to teach hundreds of students through IA Path's online training course, called the 'Auto Adjuster's Path.'

 

"Most people who venture into being an auto damage appraiser or body shop estimator are overwhelmed with learning about the parts of the car, repair processes and how to not look stupid," he continued. "This book tells you what you need to know with plain English. The 'Auto Adjuster's Playbook' is field tested and contains industry recognized training and instructions by a 13-year veteran and reviewed by top industry leaders prior to its release.”

 

Other books in Stanley’s IA Playbook Series include...