Next Generation

May 15 2024

Don't Be Afraid! It's Time to Give ChatGPT a Try

2024-05-15T12:32:26-05:00May 15th, 2024|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Web/Tech|

There are some technologies that emerge and change the way we work and live forever. Take the iPhone for example. The major components of this invention already existed (cell phones, Wi-Fi, mobile access to email). But Apple combined these features into such a user friendly and compelling product that today we hardly remember how we [...]

Mar 28 2024

Tell Your Story

2024-03-28T14:48:13-05:00March 28th, 2024|Diversity & Inclusion, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

I knew very little about the accounting profession or CPAs before joining the ConvergenceCoaching® team and I didn’t even know that my family had a history with the profession. Me, the family member who researches the family tree! Sure, I knew my grandma was “good at numbers” and my grandpa worked “in accounting” for Northern [...]

Mar 20 2024

Honoring Women's History Month: Continue to Close the Gender Gap

2024-03-20T08:05:55-05:00March 20th, 2024|Diversity & Inclusion, Equity, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation|

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." - Shirley Chisholm, U.S. Congresswoman We celebrate Women’s History Month in March to acknowledge all the achievements and contributions of women past and present. It is especially important to recognize the role of women in accounting and identify ways to capitalize [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nov 2 2022

Weathering Feelings of Angst

2022-11-02T14:18:10-05:00November 2nd, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development|

There are seasons in our life where feelings of angst or anxiety consume us. Sometimes the cause is obvious and other times we can’t identify a specific reason, we just feel unsettled. Multiple people in my life, including myself, are in this season, so let’s explore ways to manage these feelings. First, we have to [...]

Oct 5 2022

An FAQ for Firing Clients On October 21st

2023-03-30T08:23:32-05:00October 5th, 2022|Governance/Decision Making, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

By now, I hope you've heard that we've declared October 21st National Fire Some Clients Day. We truly believe that firing clients is an immediate, emergency measure to make breathing room for both leadership and team members in your firm. Firing clients symbolizes your firm's commitment to right-sizing your capacity going into the Spring busy [...]

Sep 21 2022

Curbing the Cost of Talent Turnover

2022-09-21T08:57:15-05:00September 21st, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

Call it the Great Resignation or Big Quit … the fact is talent turnover is happening and it is costly. Leaders cannot blame this attrition on economic and demographic conditions alone. Instead, complacency of firm leadership also feeds this costly loss of talent. But you can take steps to minimize the costs and challenges that [...]

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