Inspired Ideas Blog

Feb 15 2024

Harness the Power of Our Newest Generation: Gen Z

2024-02-15T11:59:43-06:00February 15th, 2024|Diversity & Inclusion, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Next Generation|

We have been avid students, learning about the impact that emerging generations have in the workforce. Now, we’re excited to be learning about the newest: Generation Z (Gen Z) born after 1996. Pew Research currently defines Gen Z as being born between 1997-2012, so the oldest is 27 this year. With five generations in the [...]

Jan 31 2024

Convergence Spotlight - Brianna Robinson

2024-02-07T09:33:49-06:00January 31st, 2024|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

Today’s Convergence Spotlight features Brianna Robinson our smart, thoughtful, and hilarious Operations Coordinator. Brianna joined the ConvergenceCoaching® (CC, LLC) team in June 2023 and manages numerous administrative processes, including our CPE and resources. She also has taken an active administrative and moderator role in our private Client Advisor Program™ (CAP) and Leadership Development Program for [...]

Jan 29 2024

Find More Power by Being 100% Responsible

2024-01-29T11:38:00-06:00January 29th, 2024|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

As a facilitator and coach in our Transformational Leadership Program™ (TLP), I have the privilege of working closely with high-potential program participants to transform their mindsets and behaviors so they can make a leap forward in their influence of others. It’s inspiring to watch these leaders make small shifts and adjustments in their thinking and [...]

Dec 20 2023

'Tis the Season of Generosity

2023-12-21T11:34:38-06:00December 20th, 2023|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

December is a season of giving and the holidays bring out our generosity in many ways. Giving to those less fortunate. Supporting a family that fell on hard times so they can enjoy the holidays. Donating to food pantries. Serving a meal at soup kitchens. Sharing anonymous gifts with Secret Santas. Sending year-end bonuses or [...]

Dec 14 2023

Words Matter – Undermining Your Culture of Ownership

2023-12-14T14:27:37-06:00December 14th, 2023|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

We are all familiar with the adage “actions speak louder than words,” and certainly leading by example makes a tremendous difference, but the words we use do matter. A common goal of leaders that go through our leadership programs is to act as an owner and create a culture of ownership within their firms. To [...]

Dec 8 2023

Build Sustainable Capacity by Adding Non-CPA Resources

2023-12-08T11:13:12-06:00December 8th, 2023|HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Recruiting|

Staffing has been a challenge for many years. Due to demographics and disruptions in the accounting pipeline, it’s likely that most firms will face continued tightening in the supply of accountants and CPAs. In the face of a talent shortage and growing demand from clients, firms must develop creative strategies to ensure their proper capacity. [...]

Nov 21 2023

Blessings Everywhere!

2023-11-21T10:04:05-06:00November 21st, 2023|Inspired Ideas Blog|

This time of year, it’s easy to be caught up in the hustle of holiday preparations – for Thanksgiving and for the busy holiday season that follows. Many feel the pressure of year-end upon us, with the need to tie up loose ends, put solid plans in place for 2024, and, ultimately, finish the year [...]

Nov 15 2023

How I Found My Way to the Accounting Profession

2023-11-16T10:12:18-06:00November 15th, 2023|Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog, Next Generation, Personal Development|

When I start a new coaching relationship, I ask my coachees to tell me their story and how they chose a career in accounting. Recently, one of my new coachees asked me why I have spent 23 years working with accountants in public accounting. I don’t have an accounting degree. I’ve never worked in a [...]

Oct 20 2023

Overcome the Top 6 Excuses for Not Firing Crummy Clients

2023-10-20T10:00:29-05:00October 20th, 2023|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Blog, Transformational Leadership|

We are in the midst of a talent shortage, an inflationary period, changing and increasingly complex regulations and standards, and experiencing a high volume of work with increased client needs. To compound this, we are seeing declining accounting undergraduate and Master’s degrees, lower college admission rates overall, and young people questioning whether public accounting is [...]

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