What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Robert H. Schuller Pastor, Author

I am passionate about

  • Helping accounting professionals and consultants strategically leverage technology.
  • Working with others to expand their leadership skills and effectively grow their businesses.
  • Developing leadership and management skills in others.

What makes me whole

  • My family and friends who help me achieve balance in life – laughing with them, cooking with my husband, tickling my son, etc.
  • Visiting new places to explore and learn and continuously planning our next trip.
  • Learning through living history events.

My Prior Professional Endeavors

  • I was a consultant for a technology company, helping firms implement new technology and evolve business processes.
  • I collaborated on the build-out and delivery of successful workshops for multiple companies.
  • I have been involved in the development of conferences serving the accounting profession as a director, an advisory board member, instructor and planner.
  • I have also participated in various task forces and committees regarding emerging trends impacting the profession throughout my career.
  • I have been a formal and informal mentor and coach to accounting, sales and marketing professionals.
  • I was a successful sales representative for a technology company.
  • My marketing experience includes launching social media strategy, coordinating corporate communications and oversight of marketing team members and tactics.

My Professional Involvement

Digital CPA Conference

Planning Team

Awards & Accolades

Accounting Today

Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

CPA Practice Advisor

40 Under 40

10-Year-Old Son

World's Best Tickler

AICPA/CPA

Most Powerful Women in Accounting

Inspired Ideas Blog

Dec 14 2023

Words Matter – Undermining Your Culture of Ownership

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 […]

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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 […]

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Common Mistakes Delivering Transformative Feedback

Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Transformational Leadership

“Self awareness leads to self development.” – Janna Cochola There are 5 pieces of feedback I received that changed the trajectory of my career. They came from executives, mentors, peers, and friends. Without their input, I am confident I would be in a different place today. And though some of it was hard to hear, […]