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Oct 5 2022

An FAQ for Firing Clients On October 21st

2022-10-05T13:17:53-05:00October 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 [...]

Jul 15 2022

Leadership Lunch Chat: Processing Grief: Balancing Life and Work When the Unexpected Happens

2022-09-20T16:25:14-05:00July 15th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Podcast, Leadership|

In the July 15, 2022 Leadership Lunch Chat, Jennifer Wilson and Amy Vetter catch up and discuss dealing with all of the expected and unexpected moments in life and managing emotions while navigating grief and busy schedules. Join us next week for a live discussion of all things leadership -- in the profession and in [...]

May 18 2022

Surviving Uncertainty

2022-05-18T07:35:47-05:00May 18th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Why do I say “surviving?”  Because, the challenge of not knowing what’s next feels like it could actually be life-threatening.  As human beings, we expect to have feelings of CERTAINTY about life changes and choices we make.  A part of learning and growing is we accept some things as “truth” that keep us grounded.  New [...]

Apr 27 2022

Five Lessons From Hardship

2022-04-28T10:13:46-05:00April 27th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

In 2021, I discovered that I had an acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumor, growing on my left-side hearing and balance nerves. The growth rate was alarming, and my doctors recommended removal. I had a successful surgery in January and gratefully, seem to be in the clear at this time. However, for someone who is normally [...]

Apr 21 2022

Ready, Fire, Aim

2022-04-21T10:49:22-05:00April 21st, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

I work in a “measure twice, cut once” profession. To be honest, I’m more of a “throw it at the wall and see if it sticks” personality. But for each project I own, steps are carefully laid out months in advance. Details are meticulously reviewed. Often, the pressure to get things right is high. Not [...]

Apr 8 2020

Camping In

2020-09-03T11:11:33-05:00April 8th, 2020|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog|

We often look forward to “CAMPING OUT” to free ourselves of urban clutter and noise, tiring and draining work assignments and forced contact with people we haven’t consciously chosen to interact with.  Now, with this massive shelter in place, the shutdown of many businesses and life that we know has seemingly forced us to “CAMP [...]

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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