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Promod Sharma - Taxevity. Toronto, ON, CA

Promod Sharma

Insurance Actuary | Taxevity

Toronto, ON, CANADA

an actuary talking about trust or insurance



["Promod" is pronounced "pro-MODE" and misspelled "Pramod"]

As an actuary, I'm trained to measure and manage risk. I designed insurance products and helped advisors sell them. In 2007, I started blogging, found my voice and two growing needs. I developed my speaking skills for both.

In our transparent world, building trust is more difficult than ever. The techniques have changed. I have various presentations on building trust. (e.g., in general, with social media, with LinkedIn, with networking). My focus is on inspiring audiences by showing the simple things I've done, which they can also do.

The financial sector remains the least trusted in the world according to the Edelman Trust Barometer (2013, 2012, 2011). The battle for financial literacy focuses on the basics of budgeting and investing. The world of life and health insurance is more complex but worth understanding. The result is better decisions.

I've been interviewed in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and speciality publications. I've been featured in Carrick on Money (previously called the Personal Finance Reader). Live audiences across Canada and as far away as Switzerland have seen me speak.

Taxevity was nominated for a Business Excellence Award in 2011 from the Toronto Board of Trade and Enterprise Toronto.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (2)


Insurance Literacy

Accomplishments (3)

Competent Communicator (professional)


from Toastmasters International for completing the 10 projects in the Competent Communicator manual

Business Excellence Award nominee (professional)


Nominated for a Business Excellence Award in 2011 from the Toronto Board of Trade and Enterprise Toronto in the Startup/New Business Category.

Rudy Award (professional)


Toastmaster Of The Year: awarded by Goodyear Toastmasters "for your outstanding contribution to our club"

Education (2)

The University of Western Ontario: BSc (Honours), Actuarial Science 1984

Western University (formerly The University of Western Ontario): BSc (Honours), Actuarial Science 1984

Affiliations (3)

  • SOA (Society of Actuaries)
  • CIA (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)
  • Toastmasters International

Event Appearances (3)

How To Earn And Keep Trust

freelancecamp Toronto |  University of Toronto


Be The One They Want

Good Works |  Yorkminster Park Baptist Church


Building Trust With Social Media |

Advocis Golden Triangle Chapter  Kitchener Holiday Inn


Sample Talks (1)

How To Earn And Keep Trust

Trust is essential for success as a freelancer. Your expertise is not enough. Potential clients have difficulty judging your skills and often feel they have reasonable substitutes. In this session, explore how the face of trust has changed. How do you rank? Discover what you can do to attract and retain clients. This session is designed for freelancers who - have the expertise to do the work - face challenges getting or keeping clients


  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


0 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee