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The power of starting with 'why'


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Have the Right Strategy in Place
In this episode of Talking Numbers, Paul Jansz and Kate Hulsman, Strategic Partnership Manager at de Jonge Read, chat about how to financially future-prove a business. Kate introduces that a properly planned and executed strategy will help to eliminate uncertainties for businesses. Subscribe and listen now!
October 25, 2021
Building a Culture of Constant Improvement
Welcome to talking numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we are honoured to have two special speakers join us - Adam Dierselhuis, the Director of O'Connells OBM; James Rose, the Co-Founder of Content Snare. Subscribe and listen to how they tackle some of the issues in a business and continuously drive improvements in efficiencies.
October 16, 2021
Start with Caring about People
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, Paul chats with our special guest Dr Lillian Nejad about how we can contribute to Mental Health Month. Dr Lillian Nejad is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, an author, and also the Founder of The Skills for Life, an online learning platform. Dr Lillian shares her experience and insights about how to look after our own well-being, connect with others, and be a leader who can navigate a team through this hard time. Subscribe and listen now!
October 10, 2021
Focus and Get Results
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we have a special guest Caren Hendrie, the Director of The Hendrie Group. Caren is a Business Growth Expert and Corporate trainer, an International Speaker, and #1 Best Selling Author. In this episode, Paul and Caren explore the meaning behind business advisory and try to identify a few key things that help a business grow.
October 4, 2021
Talk Early and Talk Often
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Zac Herps, the Managing Director at Hillhouse Legal Partners. Paul and Zac chat about an interesting topic about business in this one: the succession plan. If you like the content like this, don't forget to subscribe!
September 26, 2021
How to Improve Performance
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we chat with David Boyar, Chief Executive Officer at ChangeGPS. ChangeGPS is frontline accounting software that provides accounting, compliance and advisory solutions. Please sit back and enjoy - don’t forget to subscribe!
September 19, 2021
Process, Technology and People
In today's Talking Numbers, Paul Jansz chats with Matt McFedries, Co-founder and CEO of Debtor Daddy, a new platform specifically tailored for bookkeepers that provides them debtor management solutions. Paul and Matt discuss about the strategies for accounting firms, especially how to leverage technology. It's not about simply implementing all the trendy new tech, but about finding the right process and adapting the right mindset.
September 12, 2021
Moving In the Positive Direction
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, Paul chats with Shaye Thyer, an FCA and Head of Accounting at Intuit QuickBooks, accounting software that manages payroll, expenses, invoices and reports from one place. They touch many interesting topics: working parents’ concerns, women in accounting and why it is important to make changes as a team. If you like it, don’t forget to follow The Professional Partners on LinkedIn and Facebook.
September 6, 2021
Get the right people
Welcome to our podcast series Talking Number with Paul Jansz. In this episode, Paul chats with Tiffany English, the Chief Executive Officer at Access Offshoring, a platform that connects offshore talents with local businesses and provides greater satisfaction, improved quality and reduced cost. Subscribe and listen to Tiffany's experience about automating and streamlining the process to grow your business!
September 1, 2021
Start the Conversation
Welcome to our blog series for the podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this article, we share our conversation with Ezio (Eddie) Senatore, CEO of Business Matters, an accounting firm that provides a wide range of personalised tax and business accounting solutions that bring financial balance and peace of mind.
August 15, 2021
Earn The Trust
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Glen Frost, Partner at PwC Australia, based in Sydney. Glen has been with PwC for more than 30 years now, and he shares his experience of working with family businesses in this one. Subscribe now and listen!
August 8, 2021
Shift Your Mindset and Embrace Change
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this one, we share our conversation with Sam Dean, Founder of BlueprintHQ, a strategic advisory business for expert-based businesses and professional services. Subscribe and listen now!
August 1, 2021
Knowledge Is Power
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. - this one marks the 50th episode, and we want to take this opportunity to thank you, dear audience, for your support in the past year! In this episode, we have a special guest Phoebe Dray, CEO, and founder of Phoebe Dray Consultancy (PDC), where she provides innovative financial coaching, online courses, education, and bookkeeping services. Subscribe and listen now!
July 25, 2021
Listen to Your Customers
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Daniel Kniaz, Founder and CEO of DiviPay, a fintech startup that issues virtual corporate cards and offers full control of spending with smart, automated rules and real-time tracking. Subscribe and listen now!
July 17, 2021
Build Your Resilience
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Jodi Woelkerling, director from Jodi Woelkerling Enterprise. We will focus on the wellbeing, people, and culture in a workplace in this one, subscribe and listen now!
July 10, 2021
Care, Reach Out and Help
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we have a special conversation about mental health with our guest speaker Dr. Andrew Noblet from Deakin University. He is a professor working in BL Deakin Business School and now running a mental health program tailored to professionals such as accountants and financial planners. Subscribe and listen now!
July 3, 2021
Protect Your People
Welcome to the podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Harry McFarlane, Associate Director at Andersen Partnership. Harry shares his experience with people and recruitment in the accounting industry in this special edition. Subscribe and listen now!
June 26, 2021
Build a Powerful Network
Welcome to podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Malcolm Ebb, the Founder and Managing Director of FeeSynergy, the no.1 provider of debtor management software and finance solutions for accounting and legal firms in Australia and New Zealand. Subscribe and listen now!
June 20, 2021
Share Your Story
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Aly Garrett, the Founder at All In Advisory, a group of chartered accountants, business advisors, and transactional experts. Subscribe and listen to her secrets to success!
June 13, 2021
Find Your Social Purpose
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Andrew Conway, the CEO of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the world's largest SME/SMP professional accountancy group that provides a range of professional services. Subscribe and listen now!
June 6, 2021
Be Brave and Go for Opportunities
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Adam Irwin, the Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Pitcher Partners Sydney, one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in Australia. Subscribe and listen now!
May 30, 2021
Tax Strategies You Should Consider
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Miles Deayton, Principal Director at Deayton Tax Consulting (DTC). DTC is a firm that works closely with tax agents and accounting firms, provides expertise in a broad range of tax-related areas – from work-related expenses to International tax, from direct compliance to case review. Subscribe and listen now!
May 22, 2021
Be Extremely Resilient
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with the Chief Executive Officer of Bizpay, David Price. Bizpay is a startup that helps grow business, improve cash flow, reduce costs and increase sales by allowing business clients to pay in 4 interest-free monthly installments. Subscribe and listen now to find out David's secrets to success!
May 16, 2021
Risk Management in the Cloud Era
Welcome to the podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Zahn Nel, Director of CT Group Solutions, one of the leading premium Information Communication Technology support partners within the professional service sector.
May 8, 2021
Start a New Type of Conversation!
Welcome to our podcast show Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we speak to John Pititto, Partner at Mead Partners, an accounting firm that offers integrated services of business advisory, finance, asset protection, retirement planning, and more. Subscribe and listen now!
May 1, 2021
Fix the Inside Before Marketing Outside
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we share our conversation with Melissa David, Head of Growth & Engagement at Clyne Partners Chartered Accountants, a firm that provides an integrated mix of accounting and taxation services. Listen to the episode now as Melissa shares her career stories as a female leader!
April 24, 2021
Stop Putting Things Off!
Welcome to Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. In this episode, we have special guest Melissa Voss, Head of Client & Partner Relations at FuseWorks. Melissa and her FuseWorks team created FuseDocs and, more recently, their digital signing platform FuseSign, to automate practice administration processes to improve efficiency and cut the headache of dealing with those dull tasks. Subscribe and listen now!
April 17, 2021
Don't Be Afraid, of Being Scared
In this episode, we share our conversation with Rebecca Mihalic, Director of businessDEPOT (Sydney), a platform that provides businesses smart proposals that their clients can read, sign and pay in one place. If you still remember, Rebecca has shared her experience on talking Numbers before: listen to Transition to Cloud-based Accounting System.
April 4, 2021
Share Your Knowledge
Listen to Lielette Calleja, the Founder & Director at All That Counts, an award-winning cloud accounting firm. Lielette emphasises that it’s a great time to impart knowledge and educate other people, rather than try to hard-sell advertise.
March 27, 2021
Data Empowerment
In this episode of  TALKING NUMBERS with Paul Jansz, our special guest, the CEO, and founder of Etani, Cameron Lynch shares his experience on how data can help empowering businesses. Cameron is a chartered accountant and experienced in analytics, big data, and cloud implementation.
March 20, 2021
Believing In What You Can Do
In this episode, we share our conversation with Jamie Beresford, the Founder and CEO of Practice Protect, an accounting-specific cybersecurity platform that makes it quick & easy to secure and control sensitive client data, wherever your people work.
March 8, 2021
Automating Financial Admin for Small Businesses
Listen to Michael Nuciforo, CEO at Thrive as he speaks about Thrive, an Australian-owned digital business account for sole traders & small businesses. There are over 2.2 million small-to-medium businesses, creating around 7 million jobs and contributing to 57 percent of Australia’s GDP. They are the backbone of the Australian economy and they need to be better supported.
February 28, 2021
Finding your purpose in business and life
Jason is passionate about a lot of things: his family; improving the level of financial literacy in Australia; cheering on the mighty Bombers. But he’s most passionate about helping small business owners get the full financial and lifestyle rewards they deserve for the long days and sleepless nights they have to endure to succeed.
February 21, 2021
Leadership in the Accounting Field
In this episode, we have with us Managing Partner at Pitt Martin, Teddy Kosasih. He will share with us some of his insights in providing timely, precise and forward thinking strategies to his clients. As a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), Chartered Tax Adviser and SMSF Specialist Advisor with over 18 years’ industry experience, Teddy's passion is to implement an efficient system and strategy to maximise values for Small Medium Enterprises and high net wealth individuals.
February 14, 2021
Improving your association’s members experience
CPA Australia's Head of Public Practice, Keddie Waller, explain the growing importance of getting members engaged. Member  experience is how someone sees, uses, and interacts with your association. Listen to this podcast to hear more on how CPA Australia make their member's experience as positive as possible from the second they join onward
February 7, 2021
Creativity, Curiosity and Courage
Listen to Wade Kingsley, Founder and CEO at The Ideas Business as he talks about his experience to create ideas that help organisation grow. With 25+ years in Creative Leadership, Wade founded a company that helps businesses ignite, innovate and improve their creativity. He works as a facilitator of creative sessions and a coach helping people build creative cultures and learn creative thinking skills. 
January 31, 2021
It's all about the client
Michele's goal is straight forward... to help serious business owners get more clients, close more sales and increase their business profitability. With a unique skill set, as a CPA, Financial Planning and Business Consultant/ Coach, Michele have worked with hundreds of businesses across a range of industries over the last 30 years. She brings to each client a fresh, innovative and professional approach. Working closely with the business owners to understand what they want their business to look like.
December 15, 2020
Taking care of your mental health
Paul have worked in the accounting & business advisory industry since the age of 19, and have significant experience in dealing with small and medium businesses across a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, dairy, manufacturing, franchising, building & construction, retail, web-based, professional services, wholesaling, travel & hospitality.
December 8, 2020
Understanding proactive leadership
Stan is passionate about assisting businesses reach their full potential through the delivery of automated processes that achieve smarter and innovative outcomes for stakeholders and greater productivity and job satisfaction across their teams.
November 26, 2020
Future of Lending Technology
Fintech start-ups that use technology to build early-stage financial services sector businesses are some of the most exciting new ventures in Australia. Listen to this week's episode as Leigh Dunsford, Founder of Nine25 and Waddle (acquired by Xero), talks about his venture!
November 20, 2020
Investing in our client's success
In this episode, we have with Nathan Pearce, Director of Panorama Business & Financial. As leaders, it's important to invest in the needs of your customers. Nathan will talk about their smart and proactive strategy on how to retain their clients. 
November 12, 2020
Simplifying Processes for Accountants
​Amy started Clarity Street in 2015, with the conviction that by using the right software, simplifying processes and engaging teams, practices could really soar. It was the frustration Amy witnessed during her day-to-day dealings with accountants, that sparked her desire to make practices more effective and profitable.
November 4, 2020
Accounting Process Automation
Rob is a Chartered Accountant with experience working in suburban practices and larger firms PWC, PKF and Deloitte, before moving to MYOB where he led the global product strategy for accountants. With his hard-earned domain experience and true passion for technological innovation, Rob has founded three successful tech start-ups prior to establishing FYI in 2016. FYI is built for Xero practices and delivers a step-change in efficiency and client relationship management. 
October 28, 2020
Relationships - the key to business success
In this episode, we have with us Sam Allert, CEO at Reckon. The key to business success is winning and keeping customers. And the key to winning and keeping customers is, and has always been, relationships. 
October 22, 2020
People, Process and Governance
In this episode, we have with us Mike McHenry, Director at Seamless SMSF. Listen to this episode as he share with us how a atrong and effective corporate governance leads to positive performance and a sustainable business overall. Essentially, it exists to increase the accountability of all individuals and teams within your company, working to avoid mistakes before they can even occur.
October 14, 2020
Transformation to an Accounting Advisory Firm
In this episode, we have with us Amanda Kenafake, CEO at Power Tynan. She will talk about how the positives that happened to their firm due to COVID - Power Tynan has successfully transformed from an Accounting firm to Accounting Advisory firm. 
October 7, 2020
Work Smarter not Harder
We have with us Rob Nixon, Business Coach at Profitable Partners. With a belief that accountants are the naturally trusted advisors to effective business through innovative technology, quality content and transformative methodology, Nixon empowers accountants to a position where they are able to exert a tremendous impact on their client’s conditions. Get insights on our industry, the future of our industry, and a key measurement for all partners for accounting firms!
September 30, 2020
How to cope with a noisy world
In this episode, we have with us Paul Farmer, Business & Leadership Specialist at Mentoris Group.  He will talk about how to cope up  and how to deal with clients amidst the noise during this pandemic.  Listen to this episode to know more!
September 23, 2020
Building a network with shared interest
This week in Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz we have Jo Hurley, the Business Development Manager at Seamless SMSF. Listen to her inspiring stories and how they are impacting the industry positively.
September 16, 2020
Staying connected through the COVID-19
In this week's episode, we have with us Jason Cunningham, Co-Founder and Director of The Practice. Jason believes that every business owner can have it all: a thriving, growing business that they love, and the financial and lifestyle benefits they went into business for in the first place. Listen to this episode as he shares with us how they stay connected during the pandemic! 
September 2, 2020
Accounting Outsourcing and Offshoring
As Chairman of one the fastest growing accounting outsourcing companies in the world, he is in high demand speaking on the many topics around attracting, managing and retaining a business’s biggest asset: their People.
August 26, 2020
Transition to Cloud-based Accounting System
Rebecca has over 15 years’ experience providing taxation, accounting, business and tech advisory services to small to large enterprises throughout Australia. In this episode, Rebecca will share with us her experience in cloud-based accounting system with her clients. 
August 20, 2020
The power of starting with 'why'
In this episode one we are lucky to have the founder of All In Advisory, Aly Garrett. She shared her stories of  how to reset mindset, build resilience and find joy in the very challenging accounting industry!
August 13, 2020
Get out of your comfort zone
In this episode of Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz, we have Kyelie Baxter, Managing Partner of IQ  Accountants - the 2019 & 2020 Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm).  She shared many inspiring stories about how to interpret the numbers in terms of communication and management.
August 5, 2020
Marketing machine for Accountants
This week we have a very special guest Michael Carter, marketing guru and Founder of Practice Paradox, sharing his secret of how to leverage marketing strategy for accounting firms! The Marketing Numbers Every Accountant Needs To Know Your free checklist to determine how many of your Accounting business' important marketing metrics you currently know and track.
July 30, 2020
Marketing and new technology for accountants
Andrew Van De Beek, Director of Illumin8 is obsessed with the potential of our Accounting Industry, and has a passion about making a difference to his team, and his clients. Andrew will share great insights into his accounting firm who just won “Marketing Program of the Year”, and was a finalist for ‘Innovative Firm of the Year”, “Firm of the Year”, and “Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm)”. 
July 27, 2020
Resilient Leadership
This week's Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz presents the interview with Ron Lesh, Founder and Managing Director of BGL, Australia's leading developer of SMSF administration and compliance software solutions.
July 21, 2020
Invest on your team
Noel Tiufino, the Managing Partner of My Accounts is here with us in the new episode of Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz. Listen to his personal and professional growth experience and why the worthiest investment should be on your team!
July 12, 2020
Kindness is magic.
This week in Talking Numbers with Paul Jansz we have Taryn Holman, the National Sales Marketing Manger at Seamless SMSF. Listen to her inspiring stories and how they are impacting the industry positively.
July 8, 2020
Ask, Listen, Encourage and Check in
This week in Talking Numbers we focus on a special topic: mental health. In today’s society, many people are well physically and financially, but mental health is often missing. To raise the awareness, we have Daniel Tramontana coming from BGL, sharing his experience of looking after the wellbeing of oneself and others around by using the “ALEC” method, also a solution BGL created in this unprecedented time.
July 1, 2020
Growing by Focusing on Customers
This week in Talking Numbers we have the Accounting Thought Leader of the Year 2017 - Mr Trent McLAREN, the Senior Partnerships Manager EMEA at Practice Ignition, sharing the secrets to kicking goals.
June 25, 2020
From counting numbers to leading changes
In this very first episode of Talking Numbers, we are lucky to have Warwick Cavell, Managing Director from Linnergy, sharing his experience and thoughts on how do we start from a good base of numbers and go further by having profitable conversations.
June 11, 2020