Episode 78: It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Patty Lares does not believe in giving up.   Faced with challenges in her youth, she had to quit school to find a job and survive but that did not stop her. At the age of 18, she earned her insurance license and never looked back.   Patty shares her story and the lessons learned to inspire all the entrepreneurs out there.


  • Foraging ahead to start her own business, knocking on doors and handing out flyers
  • The strength of asking for support and investing in yourself
  • Being the first female Hispanic woman to be recognized by Rough Notes Magazine
  • Acquisitions and helping them sustain their legacy
  • Strategies for organic growth


About Our Guest:

Patty Lares is the founder and President of AA Lares Insurance Services, Inc. Starting her insurance career at the age of 16 in Anaheim, CA, Patty has been an active member of the in the insurance community for over 30 years. On October 2, 2000 Ms. Lares opened her own agency. Fast forward 19 years later, Patty is now leading a team of 15 members across two locations.

Recognized as Agency of the Month in 2018 by Rough Notes Magazine and BIG Independent Group’s Professional Agency of the Year in 2016, the AA Lares Insurance team continue to wow their community and push the boundaries from what is expected of insurance brokers and agents in the eyes of insurance carriers and clients. The AA Lares team volunteers monthly at a number of local nonprofits such as March of Dimes, Backpacks for Success, and OC Heart Walk.  Ms. Lares has participated in various insurance business groups including the Alliance of Insurance Agents and Brokers, as well as the Unstoppable Profit Producers.

Outside of the office, Patty loves spending time with her family on road trips and at soccer matches. Early morning hikes and motivational audiobooks are embedded into her daily routine.

Stay connected with Patty and her team by visiting the company website (laresinsurance.com) or social media accounts (@laresinsurance).


Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!


Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

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