Thomasina Etheridge Skipper was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Thomasina began her career with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in Cleveland, Ohio as a Personal Lines Underwriter.
In 1981, Thomasina left Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies to become the Vice President and General Manager of Citizen Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency.
Thomasina joined State Farm Insurance Companies as an Agent. She was promoted to Atlanta, Georgia as an Agency Manager. In December 1995, Thomasina became the Agency Field Executive for the Metro West Agency Field Office (AFO) in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004 Thomasina transferred to Omaha, Nebraska. April 2013 Thomasina retired from State Farm. Today she is President/Owner of Thomasina Skipper, Business Growth Specialist Coaching & Consulting Firm.
In 2001, Thomasina completed her MBA degree from Kennesaw State University (KSU) with honors. Thomasina held a license in Property, Casualty, Life, Health and Annuities. She was NASD licensed for Series 6, 63. She is a Charter Financial Consultant, ChFC, a Charter Life Underwriter, CLU and a Chartered Leadership Fellow, CLF.
Thomasina is a Certified Representative of the One Page Business Plan. She has helped Business owners build and execute Business Plans for various Organizations. She is licensed as a Certified Professional Business Coach by the Professional Business Coach Alliance (PBCA). She is trained on the Extended DISC Behavioral Tool. She is a Certified Advisor of the Recruit the Best System/CTS Assessment.
Thomasina was Awarded 2021 Business Coach of the Year in the United States from the Professional Business Coach Alliance (PBCA).
She has presented from the main platform at the 2010 GAMA, International LAMP conference, keynote Speaker for Insignia Life in Mexico in 2019, the Sales Management of the Farm Bureau Insurance Company and Woodman of the World Insurance Company. She is a member of the GAMA speaker’s bureau and a visiting lecturer for the American College. She is a founding principal of Diversified Professional Coaches, LLC.
Thomasina was a Keynote Presenter at the Caribbean Agents & Managers TTAIFA South Chapter Annual Meeting September 2016 in Trinidad.
Keynote Presenter for Banker’s Life Women’s Symposium on May 2018 in Chicago, IL. Main Platform Speaker at GAMA Lamp Mexico in Cancun on October 2018. LAMP’19 Women’s Session Presenter.
Thomasina is a workshop facilitator and presenter on Business Management, Diversity & Inclusion and People Development.
Thomasina co-authored the book “Women Matter: The Why and How of Gender Diversity in Financial Services” with Daralee Barbara and Linda Witham.
Thomasina is involved and an active participant in her local community and industry.
She is a Member of:
GAMA, Int’l, Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Int’l Coaching Federation (ICF), Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS), Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA)
Past Chairperson of the Urban League of Nebraska Board of Directors
Past Member of the Board of the Women’s Fund of Omaha
Past President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Metropolitan Omaha Chapter
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Past Member of the Board of Directors of GAMA, International
and Women in Leadership Taskforce Chairperson
Board Member of GAMA Foundation
NAAWLI Fellow 2007-2008
2008 Recipient of the GAMA First in Class Award in Leadership
22 Year Qualifier for State Farm’s Ambassador Travel Program
Member of Links, Inc. Omaha Chapter
Member of three (3) Professional Study Groups
2010 GAMA Master Multiline Award Winner
2010 GAMA International Management Award Winner –Diamond Level
2013 Cy Pick Awardee of GAMA, International
Thomasina is married to Benjamin Skipper and is the mother of four adult children and 7 grandchildren. She resides in Jonesboro, Georgia. Her hobbies are reading, traveling, and swimming.