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About The Defenders Training and Mentoring System

The Defender Training and Mentoring System in Englewood, CO wants to help you become a successful advisor by using our solutions.  We offer a unique and proven way to master your fear, including training solutions and mentoring which aim to improve the mindset of advisors, leaders, and those in sales positions.

“When one of our advisors fails, a part of us goes with them.” 

Jeff D. Johnson, CLF® President and Founder of The Defender Training and Mentoring System

Meet the Founder, Jeff D. Johnson, CLF on a mission trip in Nepal.

Awards

2019 GAMA International-Master Multiline Award

2018 GAMA International-Master Multiline Award Top 250

2014 President’s Trophy Multiple Line Regional Director of the Year American National Insurance

2005, 2014, 2019 Summit Club-Regional Director and Multiple Line General Agent American National Insurance

2007, 2011 Chieftain Club-Regional Director American National Insurance

2008-2010, 2013, 2015-2017 President’s Club-Regional Director Award American National Insurance

2011-2012 NAIFA Mile High-President

2008-2017 GAMA International-Management Award Diamond

2008-2010 Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association-President

2003-2018 Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association-Board Member

2004-2005, 2014 Multiple Line Regional Director of the Year American National Insurance

2002 GAMA International-First in Class Award 

2000 President’s Trophy Multiple Line General Agent of the Year American National Insurance

1995 President’s Trophy Multiple Line Agent of the Year American National Insurance

Years

Multiple Line General Agent, MLGA
American National
1997 – Present  23 years
Colorado

As a Manager, or Multiple Line General Agent (MLGA), I have built and managed my own agency. I recruit, build, motivate and mentor a team of insurance agents. 

Years

​Regional Director, Masters Region
American National
2002 – 2018  16 years
Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico
Mission Statement: “To educate and mentor our agents and managers to leave no one unprotected.”

I am responsible for multi-state strategic growth and development. I use a clear vision and a servant leaders approach to attract, lead, mentor and assist multi-line insurance professionals achieve their personal and professional goals. My region includes Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Years

Multiple Line National Recruiter
American National
2000 – 2002  2 years

Years

Multiple Line Insurance Agent
American National
1994 – 1997  3 years

Joe Mosimann

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Joe brings nearly 15 years of experience in sales, sales strategy, and relationship management to the Defender. Formerly the membership director for an industry-leading training organization, Joe has worked with hundreds of advisors, managers, and home office executives to develop and implement custom training solutions in three verticals: Building Yourself; Building Your Business; and Building Others.

When not on the phone or in front of a Zoom camera Joe spends his free time with his wife Kelsey, their daughter Frances, and their Frenchie Kramer soaking up everything about being a #girldad. A lifelong Kansan and avid golfer, Joe’s also been known to bet with BBQ on the links – you’ve been warned!

Heather Bradley

Executive Assistant and Recruiter on behalf of
Jeff D. Johnson, CLF

Heather was born and raised in Rockford, IL and graduated from Northern Illinois University. She relocated across the country to Denver, Colorado in 2017 and does not miss the Midwest weather at all. Heather is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan since birth and loves to go fishing whenever she can. She also has over 9 years of insurance claims experience. Heather is Jeff’s right hand, wearer of many hats, highly creative, and extraordinarily organized. Jeff and Joe would be lost without her. If you need anything at all, Heather will be happy to assist you, so please reach out.

Succeed in the Sales industry

The Defender Training and Mentoring System offers very unique solutions. We are here to bridge the biggest training gaps in the industry so our clients can unleash their maximum potential. If you want to learn more about how we can help you become the best sales industry advisor, kindly get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!