For her tireless and selfless efforts in contributing to the insurance industry by sharing her success formulae and inspirational journey of transformation to help advisers achieve breakthroughs, Ms Divya Tusnial from Tata AIA Life Insurance, India, won the Inspirational Agent of the Year award at the 3rd Asia Trust Life Agents & Advisers Awards.
Ms Tusnial’s incredible transformation from an ordinary housewife and mother of two daughters in a traditional Indian family to a high-flying insurance professional who has achieved five MDRTs, one COT and three TOTs from 2008 to 2017 saw her crowned as Insurance Agent of the Year at last year’s 2nd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards.
She has continued to fly the flag high. Her performance increased by five-fold as she produced over five times the TOT requirement in 2017. She is also a recipient of LIMRA International Quality Award for her excellent record of maintaining inforce business.
Since her win, she has been featured in various publications including MDRT’s official publication Round the Table, the country’s leading newspaper Times of India and the country’s leading business news channel ET Now (Economic Times).
Ms Tusnial has also embraced the responsibility that comes with being a winner by continuing to step up to contribute to the insurance community and to give back to society.
Working in a traditional male-dominated society and being a mother to two daughters could be considered by some as a handicap to setting and achieving big goals. But Ms Tusnial does not allow herself these excuses as she firmly believes in demonstrating high performance. Thus, she continues to share her journey and success formulae across the country and even internationally to inspire other agents and especially women.
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She regularly conducts ‘Hello Divya’ classes for all MDRT aspirants on the first of every month in her home town of Kolkata, India. She has been doing this since January 2017 with 35 fresh participants in each batch. Over 14 months, she has directly mentored over 490 MDRT aspirants.
She also gives back to society to touch the lives of others despite her busy schedule. Her work in this area started in Gokul, a small village of mythological significance in Mathura district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. She often pays visits to monitor the progress of these projects including planting and maintaining 200 trees to help with afforestation, setting up a children’s playground with basic amenities for under-privileged children, and sponsoring the marriages of four female orphans and supporting them in setting up their homes.
The 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards was made possible by organisers Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, co-organiser LIMRA, and strategic partner AIA. Winners were selected in an independently-audited judging process. More information on the Awards can be found here.
3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Winners’ booklet
Photos of the Gala Dinner