For the second year, Coterie Insurance held our annual all-company get-together, known as CoterieCon. This year, our fully remote team came together in Salt Lake City, Utah to align on the company’s mission and vision and understand how all divisions contribute to the culture we have working at Coterie.
First, the fun
We had an incredible week exploring all that Salt Lake City has to offer. From archery to golf, trail runs, and Mario Kart, we squeezed in a lot in just a few days!
Mid-week, our divisions were given time to focus on their specific teams. Some teams went exploring in Park City while others tried their hand at archery and showed off their best strokes while playing golf.
The week ended with a bang on Thursday with our first “Coterie’s Got Talent” session where we watched two Coterians make their best Salsas for a “Taste-off” and we got to witness one teammate’s incredible fire-spinning skills (with LED lights instead of fire).
The highlight of the week might have been the epic game of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and CUP” where we went head-to-head (literally) to find our champion. The competitive personalities were shining brightly during this game and many laughs were shared.
We collaborated, brainstormed, and made plans
Teams took time to break up into groups with members from other divisions to brainstorm on a number of ways to drive the business forward. Each group then presented one idea before our Product VPs in a Shark Tank style format, pitching their ideas. Team members reported feeling energized by the collaborative activity and several ideas are moving forward. We are brainstorming ways that we can copy this activity in a remote environment in the future as it was a highlight for many!
In addition, the team went through overall company strategic goals and heard from one of our investors about why he believes in Coterie. Break-out sessions included educational presentations from Engineering, Insurance, Customer Advocacy, Claims, and Agent Success. The team made great use of the in-person time to clarify, set strategy, and brainstorm innovative ways to better serve our partners.
Working at Coterie
We all went home feeling both energized and slightly exhausted! We love working hard and having lots of fun and we look forward to CoterieCon each year. If you’re interested in a career with Coterie Insurance, check out our careers page.