Holly A Murray

Holly A Murray

Director of Selection
Office 920-739-1155

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Career Changers

Changing careers does not have to be a daunting proposition. With the support of a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

Many attorneys, bankers, accountants, educators and military personnel have two things in common…they enjoy helping people and have transitioned into successful careers as Financial Representatives with Northwestern Mutual.
Characteristics of a successful career changer:
·         Tremendous work ethic
·         Passion for helping people
·         Resilience
·         Coachability
·         Desire to be a leader

Why become a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual?

Support: Being a Financial Representative provides a great deal of professional independence, and yet you’re never alone. With training in analysis, financial products, and business skills, you’ll learn how to complete financial analyses, build a local client base, and operate a business. Our talented financial professionals and support staff are prepared and eager to collaborate and help you succeed.

Product Quality: In 2011 Northwestern Mutual was named America’s Most Admired Company in the Insurance: Life, Health category by Fortune magazine for the 26th time. This honor speaks to the peerless quality of the people, products, and services of Northwestern Mutual. By becoming a Financial Representative you become part of the legacy and an associate of a reputation that opens doors.

Career: At the Network your success is in your own hands. The only limits are your energy, drive, and commitment. Step up and achieve success, and then you really can begin calling your own shots: decide what you want to do and when you want to do it. Why not be in control?


William Bickel

Bill joined Northwestern Mutual - Appleton in 2008. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual - Appleton, Bill was a youth pastor at a local church. Bill was introduced to the Financial Representative opportunity from a friend who was a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual - Appleton. Together they discussed Bill’s ambition and desire to own his own business.  Bill took the next step by exploring this career through our selection process.  Through the selection process, Bill discovered that this was an opportunity to build his own business, create flexibility for his career and family and the chance to have a high level of impact on the lives of his clients.
Bill is a 2001 Graduate of Concordia University.  Since Bill has joined our Network Office he has earned Pacesetter First 40 (2008), Second 60 (2009), Pacemaker (2009) and the Achievement Award (2009) just to name a few. Bill is also a member of our office’s Lead Team.  This allows him the opportunity to grow into a mentor and management role within the agency.  Bill and his wife Julie live in the Appleton area with their two children, Jenna and Jake.
Learn more about William Bickel
Christian Doule, CLU®, CLTC
Christian joined Northwestern Mutual - Appleton in October of 2007. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Christian was in banking for more than eight  years. Christian was the top producer of his office. Christian decided to make a change to Northwestern Mutual - Appleton because he wanted to help clients with a more personalized approach to their finances.  Christian wanted to join a company whose financial strength was well documented and he was impressed with what Northwestern Mutual had to offer clients. He also has a strong connection to our office, the leadership team and the support he received.
Christian enjoys being able to grow with this business as well as help his clients achieve their financial goals.  In the first 6 months, Christian achieved the Pacesetter First 40 (2008) recognition award and then the Pacemaker Award (2012). Since that time, Christian has attained the position of a Wealth Management Advisor and has qualified as a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Qualifying Member in 2011.   Christian is married to Heather and they have one daughter, Charli. They live in the Appleton area.
Learn more about Christian Doule


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