Barry Higgins has more than 15 years of experience working with some of the largest companies in the life insurance industry. He spent several years as a journalist writing a weekly column for the industrys leading publication, covering insurance sales practices, advanced markets and industry association activities. As a freelance writer, Barry helps entrepreneurs define and package their unique business processes to provide an enhanced customer experience.

Higgins is co-author of "Building a Better Balance Between Your Business and Your Life: A Step-by-Step Toolkit for the Entrepreneur". To learn more visit his website at www.buildabalance.com.

Higgins holds several insurance industry designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from the American College, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) from the Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification, and Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) from LOMA. Barry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in technology management from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

Higgins resides in northern New Jersey with his wife, Susan, and his children, Spencer and Abigail.