Coaching

  I have worked with a quite a few people in recent years on developing leadership skills. Many people look to us for leadership, and the biggest single thing they are looking for is “consistency”. Our children need our leadership through their growing years. My children are now all in their 20’s and still yearn […]

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Accountants often struggle with getting the balance right. If you have worked for a Big 4 firm, or a Second Tier firm, you will have been indoctrinated at a very early age that the only way to the top is by putting in big hours, at maximum productivity. You see the financial benefits this provides for […]

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Does this sound familiar? One of your clients has just brought in his information for you to prepare his annual Taxation Returns. You notice that there is a new name on the top of his Bank Statements so you ask the obvious question. He replies by saying that he started using a new company during […]

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According to the U.S. Department of Labour, Employment and Training Administration Business Coaching and associated services are expected to be the biggest growth industry in the next 7 years (83 % growth), even bigger than health care for our baby boomers. It is expected to grow four times faster than Accounting and Tax Preparation Services […]

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What would your clients answer to this question? Are you game enough to ask them? Or is there an elephant in the room? How would an outsider see it? As an Accountant you have spent many years learning your craft. It probably started with a Uni Degree in Commerce, Economics, or Business Studies. You may […]

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Have you ever entered your local Business Awards competition? The winner is determined by votes registered by their clients or customers. This is really a very public survey of client satisfaction. Are you prepared for such a public viewing of your practice?   Strangely, you could score well on a client satisfaction survey, but still not giving […]

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Your Accounting Practice is under threat, but you might not even know it. You might have told your clients’ to “protect your business”, but have you applied the same principles to your own Practice? If you did a S.W.O.T. Analysis on your Practice right now, what would it look like? The “Threats” would include things […]

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Have you heard the latest Accountant Joke? There are so many around, and they all seem to have a common theme. They all seem to indicate that accountants lack people skills, which is not true. Sure, you are great with all the numerical stuff, but you have got so much more to offer. . If you […]

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Is there a future in a “Compliance Based” Accounting Practice? Anyone that preaches practice growth and profitability would say “No”. I have been hearing this story since 1981 when I first became a Partner in a six partner CPA firm, yet compliance based practices still exist.   More to the point, is there REAL job […]

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