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If You Can’t See It, Should You Believe It?

My oldest daughter once wrote an essay on the Holocaust book Night by Elie Wiesel.  Even though the book illustrates the hopelessness of this unspeakable event, in true form to her wonderful personality, my daughter chose the subject of faith as the basis for her essay.  Her hypothesis was, “…even when faith seems completely lost, you can […]
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What Gender Issue?

Many question whether a gender issue exists in our profession. I did not expect to encounter this issue as part of the INSIDE Public Accounting/ConvergenceCoaching research study, “The Road to Retention: Motivators and Drivers for Young Public Accounting Professionals.” What I anticipated was generationally-focused feedback highlighting the differences between mature and younger professionals. Digging into […]
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Want to Keep Your Next Gen? FLEX! Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey Will Show You How

We’re excited to present the results from the ConvergenceCoaching 2016 Anytime, Anywhere™ Work Survey, celebrating our third year studying public accounting firm flexible work initiatives. In this first blog in our series, we’ll share the highlights of this year’s survey with responses from 160 unique CPA firms.  In future blogs, we’ll dive deeper into some […]
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Endurance Wins the Race

I am about to celebrate my 10th anniversary of running.  I ran my first full marathon in late September 2015 and, even though I’m “middle aged,” I am committed to extend my distance and improve my time.   In fact, my motto is, “I’m not getting older – I’m getting faster!” Sometimes, and especially when I’m […]
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ConvergenceCoaching Turns “Sweet 16!”

Wow! It is hard to believe that on April 1, our ConvergenceCoaching team celebrated our 16th anniversary. What a wonderful and blessed journey we’ve enjoyed so far! Since co-founding our firm with my dear friend, Jim Metzler to growing to an 11-member team focused on making life-changing differences for our clients, I am so grateful […]
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What Are Your Business Model Deal-Breakers? Six Non-Negotiables to Consider

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for a new public accounting business model. In fact, we’re spending a lot of time ourselves driving change to many fundamental business model elements including pushing for not-to-exceed pricing, unlimited paid time off and uber-flexibility, and turning over the reins to younger leaders earlier. And […]
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New Beginnings

Each New Year brings an awesome opportunity to start fresh, to do away with the unhealthy, unnecessary and the unproductive. While we’re giving the heave ho to the negative in our lives, most of us also commit to new, more positive behaviors and habits. What are you committed to leave behind, or shed, as you […]
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Blessings Everywhere!

As we wind down for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we’re reminded of the tremendous blessings bestowed upon our team. In this blog, we’ll share some of the things for which we give thanks. First, we are blessed with EPIC careers — working with bright, inspiring, change-ready, difference-making leaders and piloting new strategies, programs and ideas. […]
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How Does Your Firm Measure Success?

More Results from our 2015 Anytime, Anywhere Survey We are enormous proponents of anytime, anywhere work programs. This past spring, we conducted our 2015 Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey and began publishing the results in an ongoing blog series (read the “big picture” results here and the benefits firms are realizing with flex here). In the […]
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Happy Labor Day!

As we all prepare to take off for the long holiday weekend, we thought we’d pay tribute to all American workers. Our country’s strength and standing was built on the hard work and labor of so many who sacrificed their time and energy to contribute to building (and maintaining) elements of our infrastructure like our […]
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Our 2015 Anytime, Anywhere Survey Results Are In!

Firms Continue To Migrate AWAY From Time and Place. In early June, we launched our 2015 Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey to collect information about the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. We asked firms to submit only one response per firm and were amazed to see a 57% increase in participation this […]
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I’m Grateful to be an American

Our country turns 239 on Saturday – which is REALLY young by many countries’ standards. In honor of this anniversary, it feels appropriate to reflect on the gifts we have as Americans. I feel so fortunate to have been born in this, the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” There are […]
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Happy 15th Anniversary to ConvergenceCoaching!

April 1, 2015 marks the 15th year since the inception of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC – and what a great journey so far! As ConvergenceCoaching has grown, we are so grateful for the wonderful client relationships and professional friendships we’ve forged. We are so fortunate to have clients who have been with us since the beginning and […]
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What Does Your Firm Expect From Your Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Programs?

In our spring survey on the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms, only 47% of respondents indicated that they have a written policy in place for their anytime, anywhere work programs. When we asked for advice that firms with flex programs had for others, or lessons they’d learned, 27 firm respondents related […]
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Why Do You Care Where I Work? Six Reasons to Go Virtual

If you’ve followed the posts in our Anytime, Anywhere Work (ATAWW) blog miniseries, you’ve read the summarized results from our survey, the benefits firms experience from ATAWW, the performance measures firms are using and the wisdom and advice shared by our respondents. In this post, we’ll share the top reasons why firms must adopt a […]
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Holiday Blessings Abound!

As we enter this time of celebration and reflection, I give thanks to God for my many blessings. I am so grateful for so many things, big and small. In this year-end post, I thought I’d share my latest “blessings list” in the hopes that it inspires you to stop and count your own. Right […]
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Anytime, Anywhere Work™: The Wisdom and Best Practices of Others

“What one piece of advice would you give other firms planning to offer any form of anytime, anywhere work program?”   That’s the final question we asked in our spring survey on the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. And, in this fourth blog in a six part series, we’ll explore the […]
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Anytime, Anywhere Work™: Measuring Something Other Than Time

This is the third installment of our blog series on the results of our survey on the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. We heard from 99 distinct firms and, in two prior blogs, we’ve shared the Survey Results and the Benefits of Anytime, Anywhere Work. In this post, we’ll explore respondent […]
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Benefits and Challenges of Anytime, Anywhere Work™

Earlier this year, we launched a survey to collect information about the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. We received valuable insights from 99 distinct firms and shared the overall results of the survey in my Survey Results blog. In this post, we’ll explore the positive and negative results firms experienced as […]
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Survey Results – Firms Are Moving Away From Time and Place

Earlier this year, we launched a survey to collect information about the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. We asked firms to submit only one response per firm and were blessed with the generous sharing of 99 distinct firms. In this initial blog, we’ll share the highlights of the survey. In future […]
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