SGA Biography Scott Sonnenberg
In 1997, when he was 23 years old, Scott went for an interview with American Income Life.
“At that point, I had already worked many different jobs, and that’s all they were – jobs,” Scott says. “When I went to the interview at my local Agency, I had no idea what products American Income Life sold or what they did and, to be honest with you, I don’t even know why I chose to come … but right when I got there, I saw something really genuine in the people and the management.”
Following a second interview, Scott decided to leave his job in the restaurant industry and start a career in the insurance industry. During the next several years, Scott proved to be an example of the ‘Opportunity Unlimited’ American Income Life affords.
“I found you don’t have to have a lot of skill, talent, experience, or education to be successful with this Company,” Scott says. “As a matter of fact, I’ve seen much better people than I not succeed at the level I have because they didn’t have the stick-to-it attitude.” Scott’s stick-to-it attitude led to him being named an AIL Top 10 Producer on 10 different occasions and to receive many other awards and recognition throughout his successful career.
From a 23-year-old recruit to an extremely successful State General Agent, Scott has learned what makes a career in life and supplemental health insurance sales so fulfilling: “Life insurance is often underappreciated until the day people need it … then, it can be the difference between a young person going to college, a widow keeping her home, or simply a family having the final expenses paid when a loved one passes,” he says.
In his free time, Scott’s hobbies include fast cars, power boats, motorcycles, and traveling with his wife. He is an active supporter of his church, as well as various projects around the Birmingham region. His foremost giving, however, comes through career opportunities with American Income Life.
“With this Company, it’s all about how much you want to make a difference and how hard you’re willing to work,” Scott says. “There’ve been some days the only thing I did right was just not give up, on this Company or on myself. I always say, in life, it’s not about the things you’ve done that you regret, it’s about the things you didn’t do at all – don’t let this career opportunity be a thing you missed out on.”