Inspired Ideas

Inspired Ideas

Welcome to the ConvergenceCoaching Inspired Ideas Podcast. Join us as we explore great leadership and management ideas that apply within the accounting profession and in other aspects of life and business, too.... Show More

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May 26, 2020 31 min

In this episode, Brianna interviews Alisha Jernack, Senior Manager at Mazars USA LLP and graduate of our Transformational Leadership Program™ (TLP)about her personal business development strategy.

After TLP, Alisha completed our Rainmaker Development Program® (RDP) and has made business development a regular part of her daily work and professional goals. In this episode, she shares how her rainmaking efforts began and provides idea...

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In this episode, Renee interviews Justin Hayes, Director at KSM, about his firm’s remote audit approach. This session is a don’t-miss as your firm approaches your audits remotely during this crisis and after the crisis passes, too.

KSM had been using remote audits primarily with out-of-town audit engagements at the time we talked and then COVID-19 happened. KSM’s experience with remote auditing made for a quick pivot to completely ...

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In this special ConvergenceCoaching 20th Anniversary episode of our Inspired Ideas podcast, partner Tamera Loerzel sits down with co-founders Jennifer Wilson and Jim Metzler to discuss the origin of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC and tell some formation stories. Join us to learn more about what inspired the founders to set out on this journey, fun memories along the way, and how they handled their separation so they maintained a healthy ...

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March 4, 2020 22 min

In this Inspired Ideas episode, Tamera Loerzel and Renee Moelders deepen their conversation from the Flex and Remote Work episode and explore flexing further with remote work. Renee and Tamera dive deeper into the details of how to make virtual programs work in your firm and how doing so can make us better managers and collaborators – with our team and our clients. Flex is critical for resolving capacity and recruiting challenges. ...

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During our first Inspired Ideas podcast, Jennifer Wilson and Tamera Loerzel discussed The Change Imperative.  One of the client and talent-driven changes is the move to Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW).

In our fourth survey of the ATAWW work practices of nearly 200 accounting and consulting firms, 99% say that they have Anywhere work and 96% say they have Anytime work. However, when we delve deeper, we find opportunities where you c...

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December 5, 2019 30 min

The capacity challenge has been going on since the dawn of time in public accounting, but certainly more-so in the last couple of years. Firms feel understaffed during the high-volume periods. People feel flattened out upon finishing busy seasons, including partners.

We feel firms need to stop talking about the capacity problem and start solving the capacity problem.

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November 18, 2019 22 min

The amount of change in our profession can be overwhelming at times but it definitely is the word of the hour. Everything feels like it's changing, and every one of us needs to change in a lot of different ways.

Thus, we've named this first episode, The Change Imperative. Why is so much change happening? What's causing it? What are the areas of change we should be focused on?

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