Have a Coffee Break and read about Blake McCoy in this weeks Knoxville News Shopper

Have a Coffee Break and read about Blake McCoy, Life and Retirement Specialist in Knoxville.

Coffee Break

With Blake McCoy

Blake mccoy has an obsession that some of his peers will readily understand and some will find puzzling, but only until their time comes. “I am obsessed with my son,” Blake, age 29, proudly admits. “Kyan is 13 months old, and he is amazing.” Blake and his wife, Candy Watson mccoy, live in Maryville. Blake is the owner of Independent Insurance Consultants, a Farragut company that offers insurance options for Medicare supplemental, retirement and life insurance, and specializes in senior care. “I love my job and am very passionate about working with people to help them find the best options, especially the seniors in our community. When I’m not working, however, I want to spend every minute with my son!” Blake was born in Knoxville and lived as a child in the Halls and Fountain City area, but moved to Atlanta and graduated from high school there. He pursued his insurance license “because I really love working with people. I like helping good people solve problems and finding unique solutions for them that will make their lives easier.” With Kyan, Blake and Candy are building on some of Candy’s happy memories as a child. “My wife has so many wonderful memories of experiences provided by her parents, Steve and Denise Watson, now known as ‘Stevo and Nana.’ I want that for my son, so we take him everywhere – train rides, aquariums, even traveling to see Elmo. Being a father has definitely changed my life!” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Blake mccoy:

What is your favorite quote from a television show or movie?

“Tigers love pepper … they hate cinnamon.” – The Hangover

What are you guilty of?

“I can keep secrets about others, but when it comes to me … I’m an open book.”

What is your favorite material possession?

“Definitely my outdoor kitchen, grill and fire pit. We love to entertain and cook for friends and family. I’m no chef, but I can grill a mean burger.”

What are you reading currently?

“I am getting ready to read ‘Outliers,’ by Malcolm Gladwell.”

What was your most embarrassing moment?

“I was on my first date with the woman is who now my wife. While at dinner, she excused herself and went to the restroom. I was so love struck that I accidentally followed her to the women’s restroom.”

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

“Take an R.V. Trip with my family to the Grand Canyon; go on a safari in Africa; and go to Australia and pet a kangaroo.”

What is one word others often use to describe you and why?

“Innovative. I enjoy finding new solutions and methods to achieve goals.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

“I would have more hobbies.”

What is your passion?

“Besides my family, my passion is helping clients understand that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan when it comes to retirement and insurance. Since I have access to hundreds of companies, I can provide solutions for all needs and sizes.”

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why?

“ ‘Ducktales.’ I loved Launchpad, the pilot who couldn’t land without crashing.”

What irritates you?

“Laziness combined with a sense of entitlement”

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?

“Pat Summitt. She is such a strong leader and fearless woman. I would love for her to give me a ‘locker room’ speech.”

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?

“My wife, Candy, has had the biggest influence on my life. She has shown me what true love and friendship is. No matter what hurdle life presents, Candy is always there, backing me up with a ‘you can do it’ attitude. I admire her deeply.”

I still can’t quite get the hang of

“Home repairs. Even though I try, I usually end up calling a professional or my father-in-law.”

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

“The watch my wife bought me for my 26th birthday.”

What is your social media of choice?

“Facebook. I really enjoy looking at the photographs posted by friends and family and hearing about their adventures.”

What is the worst job you have ever had?

“Selling cologne and perfume at gas stations to random people. I was young and needed rent money.”

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit?

“Meksiko Cantina. I have known Mario for years, and he definitely has the best Mexican food in town. I go there at least once a week for my chicken fajita quesadillas.”

What is your greatest fear?

“That I will disappoint my wife and son.”

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be?

“Go shark diving off the North Shore in Hawaii. Even though we have scheduled it several times, the weather has always prevented us from going.”

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