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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 30 or 60-minute conference presented over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has Internet access from any device. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. MAPCasts typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by audio or chat options.

CPE Credits
CPAFMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

MAPCasts with an HR focus have been approved for recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org

MAPCasts qualify for Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) continuing education credit through the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the PAFM section of this website.

Why CPAFMA MAPCasts?

Fast.

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 30 or 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your own device or conference room.

Easy.

A device with an Internet connection is all you need. If your device does not have sound capabilities, the ability to dial in from a telephone is available.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector/monitor and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars. PAFMs attend for free.

Get Un-Stuck: Learn the “Tricks of the Trade” from a Life Coach - MAPCast

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 11:15 AM ET / 10:15 AM CT / 09:15 AM MT / 08:15 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Lisa Tierney, CLSC, Tierney Coaching & Consulting, Inc.
Objective: By harnessing the methods professional coaching, you can assist yourself and others at the firm with improving morale by empowering staff, assisting your professionals with achieving their goals and ultimately increasing overall focus and productivity
Field of Study: Personal Development
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 0.50 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this 30 minute course.

Course Description
Staying focused when you have an accounting practice to manage seems impossible at times! But without focus, you may be resolved to irregular and inconsistent efforts which are a waste of time, money and discouraging to all involved. Address what’s been long-missing from professional services: Accountability. The art/science of coaching fosters the necessary change agent that “un-sticks” professionals – enabling them to stop engaging in the long-term behavior or attitude that is clearly no longer serving them; conversely, it will enforce an ability to finally participate in a more favorable (or required) behavior that is desired but, for whatever reason, seems impossible to adapt or learn. This MAPCast will demonstrate successful tools and techniques that coaches use to keep CPAs focused and moving toward their goals. These will enhance all areas of business communication by clearly defining the critical parameter around any meaningful exchange or interaction – i.e. mindfulness.

Topics to be explored during this 30-minute session include:

• Establishing rapport
• Mirroring concerns/identifying issues
• Assessing conflict
• Identifying limiting beliefs and self-imposed obstacles
• Asking thought-provoking, open ended questions
• Active listening
• Moving from the problem toward the solution

By harnessing the methods professional coaching, you can assist yourself and others at the firm with improving morale by empowering staff, assisting your professionals with achieving their goals and ultimately increasing overall focus and productivity.

Presenter Bio(s)
Lisa Tierney, CLSC is an award-winning marketing consultant and a certified life strategies coach with nearly twenty years of experience in serving multi-partner professional services providers across the U.S. She has provided webinars, teleconferences, workshops and keynote presentations for such organizations as the Association for Accounting Marketing, the International Coach Federation, the PICPA, the CPA Firm Management Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, to name just a few. She is a member of the CPA Leadership Institute's Leadership Panel and an active member of the International Coach Federation. She has been published in numerous publications, including Accounting Today, Legal Intelligencer, and the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Cost
$12.00 for CPAFMA Members / $17.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

This mapcast is part of the following series:

Get Unstuck
What is holding you back from reaching your next goal in your firm/career? This series will cover 5 areas that many people get stuck on that halts or hinders their progress. You will learn practical methods that you can apply today to help you get UNstuck! If you buy the series after it has already started, you will receive links to view the recordings of the sessions you have missed. • 10/18/18 Get Un-Stuck: By Learning the Secret Behind CHANGE • 10/24/18 Get Un-Stuck: Learn the “Tricks of the Trade” from a Life Coach • 10/30/18 Get Un-Stuck: By Understanding Dynamics of Shareholder Groups • 11/7/18 Get Un-Stuck: Start Closing the Gender Gap at your Firm • 11/12/18 Get Un-Stuck: Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

The entire series can be purchased at a discount for:
$50.00 for Members / $70.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMS


Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.