Advancing Leadership to the Next Level, NAILBA Partners with Walt Disney World (fmr.) Executive 

As a voice for the independent brokerage distribution, the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) is committed to providing premier professional development resources for the insurance and financial services marketplace.

NAILBA will present former Walt Disney World Executive, Dan Cockerell, to advise members in a five part webinar series entitled, “Lead Self, Lead Team, Lead Organization.”

Dan CockerellCockerell began his career at the Walt Disney World College Program in Orlando, working at the Contemporary Resort’s front desk. Upon graduating from Boston University, Dan joined the Disneyland Paris Management Trainee Program, as part of the opening team. While in France, he held various management positions in Park Operations before moving back to Orlando in 1997. Since that time, Dan has held various executive operations roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels, and retired as the Vice President of the Magic Kingdom where he led 12,000 cast members and entertained over 20 million guests annually.

As a believer in quality relationships for the foundation of a thriving business, Cockerell brings a refreshing philosophy of “people-first” to his presentations at the Disney Institute for the past 18 years. Cockerell has delivered customized programs to USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G. and United Airlines, and now NAILBA.

“NAILBA is thrilled to partner with such a seasoned expert such as Dan Cockerell. By hosting an executive of Dan’s caliber, we are confident that NAILBA members will experience exceptional growth in philosophy and wisdom when it comes to navigating the waters of extraordinary business practices. We couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity,” states Dan LaBert, CEO of NAILBA.

Cockerell will share his in-depth experience and insights in the following webinars:

(Lead Self) Ignite Your Emotional Intelligence
April 22, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST
Gain a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, develop self-awareness, and learn how to control your emotions to improve interactions with your team. Available On-Demand: HERE.

(Lead Team) Expectations and Accountability
May 27, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST
Expectations and Accountability: define clear operating practices and keep your team accountable with tried and tested best practices. REGISTER HERE.

(Lead Organization) Culture By design, The Disney Way
June 10, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST
There is a method to the magic. Learn how to promote the right behaviors that create a great culture for your organization. Registration coming soon.

Two additional webinars will accompany this series hosted by Cockerell. The dates and times are still being solidified. Members will be notified upon determination and as registration becomes available.

Live webinars are open to NAILBA Member Agencies, Allied Members and Partners. Recordings of webinars are reserved for current NAILBA membership. Log into and visit the Member Resources Page.

Please note, there is no cost for registration as these webinars are a Member Benefit (on-demand) for all agency staff.

NAILBA is the leading insurance industry organization promoting retirement security and consumer choice in the insurance and financial services marketplace through the use of independent wholesale brokerage distribution channels. NAILBA is the voice of independent brokerage distribution.


If you would like more information about this release, please contact Nona Phinn, Communications Consultant at (703) 405-1621 or [email protected] For information on NAILBA Webinars, please contact Pam Sheehan, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships for NAILBA at (303) 503-6305, or [email protected]