About Anthea Mumby
An Interview with Anthea
“Starting off my career
working in the family business”
You say you have over 40 years of business experience but you look fairly young. What is your story?
Well, I started my entrepreneurial career when I took typing class in grade 9, in order to help my parents in their family-owned insurance business. By working in proximity to my father, a gregarious story teller who had established a niche in the architecture industry, I learned about the insurance business, and how to build a business based on relationship and core values.
I’m a natural opportunity maximizer, and saw ways I can make the business more profitable; I told my Dad he was sitting on a gold mine, and I could help. So, I took my Insurance broker training concurrently with my University degree and started working full time alongside my father. I revamped our business development approach, I added additional professional associations to our client roster, and took the lead for client sales. We became busy!
The Pressure is Building Up
In 1996 I gave birth to my daughter in a somewhat traumatic process, and only took 3 weeks off with my newborn before I was back at my desk, balancing the baby while talking on the phone and typing, to make sure there was no disruption to customer service.
About a year later my husband joined our business as the succession plan for my father, he took over the life and group benefits area of the business. That meant all of our eggs were in one basket – all of our family income was coming from one source so we had a very big Why for succeeding! To add just a little more pressure, I was a young woman President of a male dominated industry.
I was definitely working harder, rather than smarter. Together with my husband, I worked through holiday periods instead of taking time off to recharge, pushing ourselves to make sure we delivered on our promises.
Riding the Waves through Disruptions
Despite our business success and the high client retention rates at times business was really challenging. I had to ride the waves of many disruptions. What kept me stable was our company Vision and Values and my personal focus and determination.
DREAM TEAM CONSULTING is born
Being a life long learner, I joined masterminds to learn more about business, about mindset, about purpose and how to not kill myself to succeed in business. I invested over $250k in my education as an entrepreneur, applied what I learned, grew the insurance business over 10 times, and successfully sold it in 2020.
Over the decades I have been in business, I have found that the key to success in any business lies in having a clear vision and well-defined strategy, and also in fostering connections and relationships with others. In my experience, the best way to achieve this balance is to bring together the qualities of both masculine and feminine energy. The masculine
energy provides the drive and focus needed to achieve goals and succeed, while the feminine energy brings a sense of collaboration, empathy, and connection that is essential for building relationships and creating a supportive network. That is why I have started Dream Team Consulting, to help elevate businesses to new heights by integrating these two energies in a
My name “Anthea” means “Goddess of Flowers” in Greek.
I’ve understood that to be really successful I need to balance my masculine driving energy
with a feminine energy of collaboration and connection.
“Myself (President) and my spouse (Vice President) at Mumby Insurance Brokers”
“Women of Merit photo shoot 2018”
“Dream Team Consulting, a Business Founded on Purpose”
"My Father Dennis and Myself working side by side to expand the business"
“Hard at work, serving clients as a new Mom”
"Steer your business ship with a clear vision, well-defined strategy, and strong connections, and you'll weather any storm and navigate to uncharted success."
What Others Say About Working With Anthea
Clearly Spoken Inc.
At our session where you pulled all that information out of me was definitely exhilarating for me, focussed me. That first step was important and I needed the push in the right direction – verbalizing my vision. I thank you for that. I presented the Vision to my team and they got excited – and that’s exactly what I wanted from them – engagement! Since then, my team has had some very exciting and innovative ways to implement my Vision! It’s a work in progress and I’m very proud of the work they’ve/we’ve done to date. Anthea, you're a rock star! Thanks!
Anthea is such an inspiration, I have recently gone through her process with other entrepreneurs for defining our vision and she was able to lead the group in such an interesting way. Everyone was amazed by where we landed and how she was able to ask the right questions to lead us to our goal. She brings so much experience into what she does and I recommend her to anyone looking to grow their dream business.
Personal Edge Training Inc.
THIS LADY HAS A TIDAL WAVE of experience, knowledge, creativity and expertise that flows out of her when she works either one-on-one with business owners or when leading a group of entrepreneurs. Not only is she a powerful leader and visionary, but I love that Anthea is a true facilitator. In my experience, Anthea has collaborated with me, challenging me to really think differently about my business. She has guided me to think differently - creatively - in order to problem solve and ride the waves, so to speak, ultimately empowering me to lean into change. Hop on board with this dynamic leader. She will have you surfing through your waves!
Brenda Schrader-SandersOwner, Peacock Transformation
Anthea and I met at a workshop I was teaching to help people expand their intuitive skills. It was one of those moments in life when I thought to myself “We are meant to do some amazing things together! Over the following months, I’ve been impressed by Anthea's knowledge and experience, not only as an entrepreneur, but as someone who is open to expanding her intuitive and spiritual skills. I love to work with growth minded people! Over time, I began to realize that Anthea was influencing my own capability for thinking bigger. She is one of those people who always has a Vision, and loves to see others expand theirs. I'm forever grateful to Anthea for sharing her wisdom and helping me to expand.
Jane Mullin doTERRA International LLC
Anthea is a wealth of knowledge, and an all-around wonderful person. Her life and business experience has given her many pearls of wisdom over the years and Anthea has a way of explaining and relating these experiences to helping one in their own lives. I love Anthea's one-liners and humorous key phrases. Anthea is an excellent consultant who is well connected and I am very grateful to be connected to her.
Irina Mihaela Entrepreneur Enlightenment
Anthea has a natural ability to connect people with resources. Because she has a vast business experience and also, she is a continuous learner she knows the tools that can help in any situation.One Christmas she gifted my book to every member of a business group, then they invited me to speak and from there I got a few good clients. She has the power of influence.As part of her Dream Team, she helped me improve my Retreat promotion page and we did a fantastic interview together. When she believes in you, she is behind you 100%.
Anthea has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she generously shares in her efforts to help people with day to day challenges. Her latest project of building a Dream Team has collected a group of very talented people from many different walks of life all providing their expertise to family run businesses. Anthea is such an amazing person and her background perfectly suits the goal of the Dream Team. Her quick wit and incredible charm will ensure the success of this project.
Ranch Mom Wellness
I rate my experience in working with Anthea as an absolute 10!! It's so clear that anyone and everyone can picture my amazing ranch retreat where healing and love make it an absolute must for everyone to experience an extraordinary experience. Anthea helped me to consider many possibilities for my business dreams, and to really open up and create something truly exciting!