Sandy Higdon was in the process of looking at a management position when she was recruited by Physicians Mutual to be an agent. She thought it sounded like something she could really excel at, so she decided to give it a try. It was the best professional decision that she has ever made and she continues to work for Physicians Mutual Insurance Company, a leading insurer in individual health, life and retirement products. As an insurance agent, she helps provide solutions for her customers.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband Ron and I will be celebrating our ninth anniversary on May 31. We have two children, Kalee (7) and Ryder (4). My husband is an Assistant Director in charge of Wrestling for the Nebraska School Activities Association. Kalee loves reading books, riding her bike, playing outside and has become very involved in gymnastics and softball. Ryder loves candy, playing at the park, jumping on the trampoline and is very excited to start t-ball this spring.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love spending time with my husband and my kids. We love to go on bike rides, play dodge ball in the back yard and go to the park. This last winter we took them snow skiing for the first time. I also love to golf when I can find the time.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I love adventure. I will try anything once. I’ve been sky diving, rode in a hot air balloon, gone parasailing, cliff diving and scuba diving. I have also been bungee jumping and zip lining. I competed in a 3 day adventure race in Colorado with one of my brothers. I guess I am a thrill seeker.
What are you the most proud of?
Earning 10 NCAA All-American honors in Track and Field. I am also very proud of my husband and my two children. I couldn’t imagine going through life without them.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort.
Find something that you love to do for a living and you will never work a day in your life.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
Senior Agent of the Year with Physicians Mutual Insurance Company.
How would your friends describe you? – They would say I am outgoing and I love to laugh. They would also say that I’m open, honest and not afraid to say what is on my mind.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could read people’s minds. It would make my career a lot easier.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I would have begun working at Physicians Mutual when I first graduated from college.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Just finished reading Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen.
What is your favorite movie?
I don’t really have a favorite movie. I honestly can’t remember the last time that I went to a movie theater.
What is your favorite TV show?
Chopped and Iron Chef America
What is your favorite Omaha restaurant?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, she was an amazing athlete and my biggest idol when I was growing up. I always wanted to be in the Olympics like her.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can visit our company’s website at www.PhysiciansMutual.com.