Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael and Jennifer Farhad.
Hi Michael and Jennifer, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Our story is one of two people bringing out the best in one another. To appreciate our story we have to return to the beginning. Michael is from New York and at age eight moved to the suburbs of Tampa where I was born and raised. We grew up in neighboring communities, both from low to average income families, and were taught to value education, hard work, and helping others. Life took us down different paths, I pursued an Arts degree in college and Michael dealt with drug addiction until successfully completing a program of recovery in his mid 30’s. For seven years he has maintained a disciplined and fulfilling life of sobriety. In 2017, we met at a gym where Michael was working and began a friendship that led to love. Now we are a beautifully blended family with three children. Together we are building a business and life that will change the trajectory for our family’s future.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Anything worth achieving is met with adversity. Like many professionals, we had to learn to work remotely during Covid. It was difficult staying motivated and focused while comfortably working from home for several months. In 2021, our oldest son was injured in a major car accident after graduating high school. Proper rehab and preparing him for his freshman year in college required attention and patience. In the same year, my mother was battling Leukemia out of state, again pulling attention from the business.
In life, things are going to happen that challenge and stretch us. I was once told that fruit grows in the valley. Reaching any peak will not be smooth along the way so we’re not surprised when we experience adversity. It’s how we respond to the struggle that brings us through it. That’s how true character is developed and you grow as a person.
We’ve been impressed with Kingdom Health Solutions, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our business is more than just insurance. We are in a people driven business. Yes, we help individuals and families find proper coverage for their needs, but in addition to that we have built a team of over 75 agents who do the same. We take an active interest in each of our agents, helping them achieve professional and personal goals. We have created a unique family culture and an environment that’s conducive to growth because we areresponsible for developing our quality team of Health Advisors.
When we put our agents first, that translates to our clients. We know that the client experience starts with us and the culture we have created in our organization. We lead from the front by setting an example of what it means to work hard with integrity, developing other leaders along the way.
This isn’t it for us! We have by no means arrived. We are always reading, learning, and growing to better ourselves and those around us. We want to broaden our reach not only to our family and this community but beyond. We believe many people just need someone to take an active interest in them, grab them by the hand and lead them to the success they are capable of achieving.
We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
I think we all learned the importance of having good health coverage over the last couple of years. We saw many healthy people significantly impacted. Our business did well through the Covid-19 crisis and we are grateful to have been able to put many families and individuals in a better position giving them peace of mind and coverage for that “what if” scenario.
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