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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 [...]

Jul 23 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast - Episode 9: Generous Leadership: Driving Trust and Empowering Growth with Amy Vetter

2020-07-23T10:48:17-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Retention Strategies, Transformational Leadership|

Episode 9 of our Inspired Ideas Podcast series features a discussion between Jennifer Wilson, ConvergenceCoaching Partner and Co-Founder, and Amy Vetter. Amy is a CPA, Yogi, Technologist, Keynote Speaker and CEO of The B3 Method® Institute. In this episode, Jen and Amy explore the theme of generosity in leadership. Together they explore why generosity matters [...]

Jun 17 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast - Episode 8: Evolving to An Advisory, Difference Making Culture with Aaron Ackerman

2020-06-18T11:08:45-05:00June 17th, 2020|Inspired Ideas, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Sales|

Episode 8 of our Inspired Ideas Podcast series features a discussion between Brianna Johnson, ConvergenceCoaching consultant, and Aaron Ackerman, Partner at HoganTaylor, and a graduate of our Transformational Leadership Program™ (TLP). In this episode, Brianna and Aaron explore the original goals and progression of what started as Aaron’s TLP project - weaving business development into [...]

May 22 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 7 - Becoming a NextGen Rainmaker

2020-06-07T16:16:13-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Inspired Ideas Podcast|

In this episode, Brianna Johnson 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 [...]

May 13 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 6 - Remote Audit Advice from An Early Adopter

2020-06-07T16:21:43-05:00May 13th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Podcast|

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 [...]

Apr 1 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 5 - ConvergenceCoaching Celebrates 20 Years

2020-06-07T16:35:06-05:00April 1st, 2020|Inspired Ideas Blog, Inspired Ideas Podcast|

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 [...]

Mar 4 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 4 - Making Remote Work

2020-06-07T16:43:04-05:00March 4th, 2020|HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Next Generation, Remote Work / ATAWW, Retention Strategies|

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 [...]

Feb 6 2020

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 3 - Flex & Remote Work: The Train Has Left the Station!

2020-06-07T16:46:04-05:00February 6th, 2020|Inspired Ideas Podcast, Next Generation, Remote Work / ATAWW|

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. [...]

Dec 9 2019

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Episode 2 - Solving the Capacity Challenge

2020-06-07T16:50:04-05:00December 9th, 2019|Inspired Ideas Podcast|

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 [...]

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