Podcasts

Stephen King & Laura Redmond - Becoming & Remaining Distinctive

The profession is crowded. There are hundreds of thousands of CPAs, tax preparers and bookkeepers actively practicing in the United States alone. The profession is also commoditized. Crowding, massive national franchises and technology shifts cause many practitioners to compete on price – to use price point as their distinction. In this podcast we take this challenge head on with two of the nation’s leading practitioners (Laura Redmond or Redmond Accounting and Steve King of Growthforce). These cutting edge leaders perpetually create distinction in their firms in the areas of culture, service delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness (i.e. value) to increase margins in an increasingly competitive and commoditized profession.
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Clayton Oates - Building and Leading a Team

Why did you enter the accounting profession? For many, the reason has a lot to do with a comfort in working with numbers, and not very much to do with the desire to lead a team. In this episode, Joe speaks with Clayton Oates about hiring, challenges with team members, and key advice for accountants who want to be better leaders.
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Hector Garcia & Patricia Hendrix - Finding and Retaining the Right Clients

How do you measure the success of your practice? Many accounting professionals work diligently to increase the number of clients engaged, without developing and implementing a process for acquiring and retaining the right clients. In this podcast, Joe speaks with two powerful practitioners (Patricia Hendrix of Ten Key Business Solutions and Hector Garcia of Quick Bookkeeping & Accounting) about client acquisition and retention strategies.
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Michelle Long & Alicia Katz Pollock - Staying Current with Technology

The world of technology is rapidly expanding, with the number of small business applications growing seemingly overnight. Accounting professionals struggle with maintaining their client workload while juggling the daunting task of learning about and implementing new technology. In this podcast, Joe speaks with Michelle Long and Alicia Katz Pollock about how to tackle the challenge of staying current with technology.
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Robin Hall & Gale Kirsopp - Moving Beyond Bookkeeping and Compliance into the Role of Advisor

As technology continues to expand and integrate with accounting software, many of the day to day operations of bookkeeping and compliance have become automated. Technological advances have opened the door to accounting professionals to allow them to move firmly into the realm of small business advisor. In this podcast episode, Joe speaks with Robin Hall and Gale Kirsopp these opportunities.
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Stephen M.R. Covey - Trust: The Essential Key of the New Economy (Part 2)

Stephen M. R. Covey, the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything”, speaks with Joe Woodard about the role of trust in business. During this episode, Joe and Stephen will discuss the various aspects of trust, including personal, professional and organizational trust, and how that trust is key to effective client and firm leadership.
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Stephen M.R. Covey - Trust: The Essential Key of the New Economy (Part 2)

Stephen M. R. Covey, the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything”, speaks with Joe Woodard about the role of trust in business. During this episode, Joe and Stephen will discuss the various aspects of trust, including personal, professional and organizational trust, and how that trust is key to effective client and firm leadership.
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Joe Woodard - The Epic Practice- Part 3

During this episode, Joe Woodard addresses 5 pillars (characteristics) of an epic practice. Part 3 of the series is a continuation of Episodes 8 and 11, in which Joe lays the foundational qualities of an Epic Practice from the main stage of Scaling New Heights 2016. Joe will wrap up the series in this episode with the 5 final qualities every practice should strive to achieve to become differentiated, effective, innovative and . . . EPIC!
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Daymond John - Shark-Proofing Your Clients

Joe Woodard interviews Daymond John, Co-Host of ABC’s “Shark Tank” about his own experiences as an entrepreneur and business owner, suggestions for entrepreneurs (based on the principles of Daymond’s new book The Power of Broke), and specific ways Daymond believes accountants are integral to small business success.
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Joe Woodard - The Epic Practice – Part 2

8/30 During this episode, Joe Woodard addresses 5 pillars (characteristics) of an epic practice. Part 2 of the series is a continuation of Episode 8, in which Joe lays the foundational qualities of an Epic Practice from the main stage of Scaling New Heights 2016. Joe will wrap up the series in Part 3 with 5 additional qualities every practice should strive to achieve to become differentiated, effective, innovative and…EPIC!
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Frank Abagnale - Detecting and Preventing Small Businesses Fraud and Embezzlement (Part 2)

Frank Abagnale is a world renowned fraud expert, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Catch Me if You Can.” In this two-part interview, Frank brings his decades of experience working with the FBI and numerous companies (including Intuit) into an interview focused on how accountants can help their clients detect and prevent fraud and embezzlement. Did you know you should never throw away a printer or that you should never copy sensitive information on a publicly accessible copier? If not…this episode is a must!
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Joe Woodard - The Epic Practice-Part 1

This episode kicks off a multi-part series related to the theme of Scaling New Heights 2016 – “The Epic Practice.” The series begins with Joe Woodard’s keynote that launched the 2016 conference. During the keynote, Joe drew from the powerful stories of ancient Greek mythology to highlight the characteristics of The Epic Practice like endurance, resilience, and focus. “The Epic Practice” series will continue with Joe Woodard in future episodes in which Joe will cover 3 adjectives per episode, challenging all accountants to be not just competent, not just efficient, not just profitable…but also heroic.
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