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Dec 16 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast - Remote Work: Saves the Day and Here To Stay - Findings From Our 2020 ATAWW Survey

2020-12-17T12:24:18-06:00December 16th, 2020|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Remote Work / ATAWW, Web/Tech|

In this episode, Jennifer Wilson and Renee Moelders come together to discuss the early findings of our 2020 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW) Survey, where we studied the remote and flexible work practices of accounting firms across the country, in light of the pandemic. In 2020, we saw the rush to remote for the health and [...]

Nov 20 2020

The Move to Remote Rushed the Technology: Where to Refine Now?

2020-11-20T10:03:41-06:00November 20th, 2020|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog, Web/Tech|

Various sources have stated that technology adoption accelerated by years in a matter of a few months during 2020. Most firms have known there was untapped potential in the technology available, but resistance to change and lack of prioritization delayed implementation. Progressive firms that implemented cloud solutions were able to transition to remote work without [...]

Nov 13 2020

Client Advisory Program™ (CAP) Kicks Off Monday, November 16th

2020-11-13T11:38:29-06:00November 13th, 2020|Client Retention, COVID-19, Our Latest News, Sales|

Clients need their CPAs and consultants now more than ever before. Change is constant and the future is unpredictable. To become true advisors to clients, professionals must shed old ideas and habits that no longer fit current client expectations. Our remote Client Advisory Program™ (CAP) is designed for experienced leaders who manage client relationships. The program will help develop advisory skills [...]

Nov 4 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast -Developing Vulnerability and Transparency in Leadership with Jim Blake

2020-11-04T09:28:17-06:00November 4th, 2020|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Leadership, Transformational Leadership|

In this episode, Jennifer Wilson sits down with long-time friend and fellow leader, Jim Blake. Jim is the Chief Operating Officer of Mazars  and has been a member of the firm’s Executive Board for 12 years. He has over 30 years of experience providing attest, tax and advisory services primarily to privately-owned businesses and private [...]

Oct 29 2020

Understanding Personality Theory for Creating Diversity

2020-10-29T11:37:50-05:00October 29th, 2020|COVID-19, Diversity & Inclusion, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog|

As we continue our efforts at diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, it has helped a great deal to understand and appreciate theories of personality.  I have studied and applied the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® method of assessing personality styles for several years that gives a description of the personality based on several indicators of [...]

Oct 23 2020

Winning at Work Requires Winning at Home

2020-10-23T15:25:08-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Communication, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Retention Strategies|

If your people aren’t winning at home, they will struggle, at best, winning at work. And if they have to choose between the two, they will almost always choose winning at home. You could argue, “It’s not my job to help my team members figure out how to manage childcare or their commute or caring [...]

Sep 23 2020

Working Remote: When Can I Reach You?

2020-09-23T13:14:40-05:00September 23rd, 2020|COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Remote Work / ATAWW|

When most firms shifted to remote in March, it was all-hands on deck. Leaders rallied to maintain the health and safety of team members, respond to clients, support staff questions, and shift work to meet changing deadlines. Now, firm leaders and team members realize that remote is here to stay and their “next better” will [...]

Sep 9 2020

Our Top Tips for Delivering a Remote Presentation

2020-09-09T13:07:39-05:00September 9th, 2020|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog, Web/Tech|

The pandemic has shifted most traditional presentations to an online format. Many firms are offering webinars for clients, delivering proposals to groups through video conferencing and holding internal training remotely. Remote presentations yield great opportunities for reaching a larger audience and sharing ideas and knowledge. At ConvergenceCoaching, we have been facilitating remote presentations since our [...]

Sep 2 2020

All Aboard! 15 Principles for Getting Remote Hires up to Speed

2020-09-03T11:05:33-05:00September 2nd, 2020|COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog|

If you spend time with us at ConvergenceCoaching, then you know that we are big fans of remote and flexible work programs. We’ve been 100% remote and flexible for 20 years and are certain that you can do almost anything remotely that you can do in-person. We often meet leaders who feel trapped inside their [...]

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