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Member of the Month

Jennifer Wilson

ConvergenceCoaching, LLC

Jennifer Wilson is a co-founder and partner of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC, a national leadership and management consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders achieve. Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to make a transformational difference in the lives of her clients and their businesses.

Named as one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 10 Most Recommended Consultants, and CPA Practice Advisor’s Top 25 Thought Leaders and Most Powerful Women in Accounting, Jennifer has worked in both the public accounting and IT sectors before cofounding ConvergenceCoaching, LLC. As a partner for the top ten accounting firm, BDO, Jennifer ran the National Financial Solutions Group practice with nearly 100 consultants providing financial systems selection, implementation, and support services to clients.

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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable with Angie Grissom
Angie describes how easy it is to fall into a trap of only doing things you are comfortable doing. This includes networking with the same groups, socializing with the same team members and peers and even spending the most time working on those things you feel you have mastered. This podcasts highlights why you should stop putting yourself in a corner and get comfortable with new things and how it can expand your role and your life exponentially.
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Addressing Racism At Work: Start with Microaggressions with Tamera Loerzel
Confronting racism begins by education and talking about it. Because it is difficult and uncomfortable to talk about, take one piece at a time, such as understanding how microaggressions show up daily for Black and African Americans, so you can develop a new way of thinking and interacting in our workplaces.  and I think we have to start by talking about it -  and not in temporary memes and social media posts or even inspiring messages from our leadership team. I believe we have authentically engage in conversations and look where I am responsible for racism, particularly with Blacks and African Americans.
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Creating New Possibilities through a Coaching Culture with Sarah Elliot
Just imagine what’s possible for your organization when you unlock the latent potential of your people and inspire them to reach new heights!! We will explore how you can create new possibilities for your organization, the people in it and everyone you serve by creating a coaching culture.
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The Case for Anytime, Anywhere Work with Bonnie Jennifer Wilson
Flexible and remote work programs are becoming commonplace in firms today. But smart firms are moving to truly anytime, anywhere work, which is more of a cultural approach to personalized work styles than it is a series of programs. In this episode of Big Ideas, we’ll explore the need to go beyond work from home to work from anywhere and beyond flexible schedules to work anytime. We’ll also discuss why anytime, anywhere work is NOT working every time, everywhere.
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Our Blog

Pull Your Projects out of the Black Hole

By Renee Moelders | January 26, 2021

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over…” ~ Steve Maraboli Do you ever feel like your projects have fallen into a black hole? You might be delegating them to a particular person, or putting a return “in the drawer”, or empowering a team…

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Normalizing Remote Work

By Sandra Wiley | January 13, 2021

It seems hard to believe right now, but just a few months ago, people were arguing that remote work couldn’t be efficient or effective in an accounting firm. Recent events put that theory to the test, and many of those naysayers have changed their tune. Still, it’s essential to consider that even as states and…

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How can struggle make you a better leader?

By Sarah Elliott | December 30, 2020

Leaders struggle, too. By now, many of us have settled into a “new pandemic normal,” which basically means trying to move forward with our day-to-day responsibilities with zero clarity about what the future holds. Things are not getting easier, are they? Let’s take a step back for a moment and acknowledge the situation we are in.…

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