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Adelaide Ness

The Rainmaker Companies

As an Executive Vice President of The Rainmaker Companies, Adelaide is a speaker, trainer, coach and consultant to accounting firms around the world.  Adelaide’s strengths are in marketing, branding, communications, leadership and business development.  For over twelve years she has been working with accounting firms to help them build stronger cultures and stronger brands by encouraging excellence and consistency at all levels in a firm.  She does this through curriculum development that addresses each firm’s unique challenges and strengths and through energetic and impactful training that keeps firms excited about growth. Adelaide teams up with Julie McPherson, Vice President, in the training of The Rainmaker Academy, the premier leadership and business development program to the industry.  More recently, Adelaide has spearheaded and oversees the development of Video Module training and records these to supplement growth efforts inside of firms.


The CPA Consultants’ Alliance (CPACA) recently released their Big Ideas! podcast series with 16 episodes that explore key issues facing the public accounting profession, including managing change, leadership, remote staffing, technology, advisory, growth, and succession.

Our Blog

Becoming a Flex-Forward Firm

By Renee Moelders | May 20, 2020

At ConvergenceCoaching, we’re huge proponents of flexible work programs, or what we like to call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs. We’ve been operating in a flexible, virtual environment ourselves for almost 18 years and the strategies we use to keep our team connected and operating efficiently are the same ones we teach to our clients. Philosophically,…

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Communicating During COVID-19

By Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk | May 6, 2020

As I write this from my own quarantine, I can confidently say we are in uncharted waters. Suddenly we are all trying to figure out how to work remotely, what it means to be flexible and just what needs to be communicated and to whom. As accounting and business advisory professionals, your skills – and…

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Just Say No to These Website Faux Pas

By Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk | April 22, 2020

It’s 2020 and a website is no longer a novelty; it’s a necessary tool for any serious business. Making that website attractive and easy to navigate is a must, and luckily, website design has evolved to the point that the task can be accomplished without too much difficulty. Too many people see design as “making…

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