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012: Mandy Holloway on Leadership development

012: Mandy Holloway on Leadership development

Leadership is not easy but then nothing worthwhile is. Mandy Holloway, a former partner at a Big 4 firm, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and among many other important qualifications and experiences she’s a Level 1 hockey coach. Her day job is in the area of leadership development.

She is the author of Inspiring Courageous Leaders and she’s a co-founder of Holloway Courageous Leaders, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership development. In this podcast Mandy talks about the critical issue of creating inspiring leaders.

Recommended Reading

Carolyn Taylor, Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success

Mandy’s Website

www.courageousleaders.com.au

Mandy’s Book

Courageous Leaders

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011: Brett Kelly – Kelly + Partners from $200k to $24 million in 8 years

011: Brett Kelly – Kelly + Partners from $200k to $24 million in 8 years

Brett is the CEO of Kelly+Partners an Australian firm of Chartered Accountants and the Executive Chairman, KellyPartners Capital a private equity fund. He founded K+P in 2006 in a serviced office of 20 square meters. In just 8 years it has grown it to be a $24 million firm and one of the top 50 accounting firms in Australia.  It has 7 offices in and around Sydney and 1 recently opened in south east Queensland. In this interview, Brett shares how he has been able to achieve this amazing result. [ Continue reading… ]


008: Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey – The building of Barefoot Wines

008: Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey – The building of Barefoot Wines

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are the founders of Barefoot Cellars – America’s #1 wine brand but what makes their story so fascinating is they never set out to build a wine brand – their goal was to help a friend recover a debt and be on their way in 3-4 years.

Their journey is chronicled in a fabulous book they’ve written called The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand. I couldn’t put the book down. It is both amusing and incredibly insightful and I have recommended it to anyone and everyone who has any interest whatsoever in the trials, tribulations and exhilaration associated with building a business. [ Continue reading… ]


007: Scott Charlton On Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

007: Scott Charlton On Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

After 20 years in various Australian accounting firms, Scott Charlton has spent the last 12 years in various roles and responsibilities across organisations servicing accountants and financial planners. The common element of these roles is a strong component of business coaching.

Currently Scott has two roles:

Head of Strategic Development at Fortnum Financial Advisers (a financial planning group) – This involves taking overall responsibility for the business growth and well-being of 30 financial planning firms around Australia

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006: Rachel Ray – Past RAS and Principa Team Member now Mumtrepreneur Extraodinaire

006: Rachel Ray – Past RAS and Principa Team Member now Mumtrepreneur Extraodinaire

I first met Rachel when, as a young Chartered Accountant, she worked for my company Results Accountants’ Systems in the UK.  She started out as a Professional Development Advisor but within a few years was the General Manager of our Australian business which attests to her leadership quality, work ethic and integrity.

Many years later when I started Principa, Rachel had left RAS – or RanOne as it was then known – so I reached out to ask for help in getting Principa UK off the ground.  She kindly accepted that challenge until she heard the call of motherhood and resigned to bring another “Ray” of sunlight (excuse the pun) into the world. Now, 12 years later she has built an extraordinarily successful business that shows what talent + vision + work-effort can achieve. I call this the essential Success Formula. [ Continue reading… ]


005: Ron Baker on Value Pricing

005: Ron Baker on Value Pricing

Ron Baker started his accounting career in 1984 with KPMG Peat Marwick’s Private Business Advisory Services in San Francisco.  Today, he is the founder of the VeraSage Institute, a think tank dedicated to teaching Value Pricing to professionals around the world. [ Continue reading… ]


004: Paul Kennedy – A UK firm that specializes in high value and high touch (Part 2)

004: Paul Kennedy – A UK firm that specializes in high value and high touch (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the interview with Paul Kennedy.

Chartered Accountants, O’Byrne & Kennedy was founded by the late Paul O’Byrne and Paul Kennedy in 1987. It is located in Goffs Oak in Hertfordshire, England and provides specialist services to business owners who are serious about their business – specifically they help business owners design and build better businesses, plan their finances and mitigate their tax.

OBK, as the firm is now known, differs from most accounting firms in several important respects but that was not always the case. After attending a Bootcamp in the late 90’s they decided to radically re-engineer their firm. In this interview, which comes in two parts, Paul openly talks about the journey the firm has taken over that past 27 years. [ Continue reading… ]


003: Paul Kennedy – A UK firm that specializes in high value and high touch (Part 1)

003: Paul Kennedy – A UK firm that specializes in high value and high touch (Part 1)

Chartered Accountants, O’Byrne & Kennedy was founded by the late Paul O’Byrne and Paul Kennedy in 1987. It is located in Goffs Oak in Hertfordshire, England and provides specialist services to business owners who are serious about their business – specifically they help business owners design and build better businesses, plan their finances and mitigate their tax.

OBK, as the firm is now known, differs from most accounting firms in several important respects but that was not always the case. After attending a Bootcamp in the late 90’s they decided to radically re-engineer their firm. In this interview, which comes in two parts, Paul openly talks about the journey the firm has taken over that past 27 years. [ Continue reading… ]