Conversations with Sam Dean

Conversations with Sam Dean

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Inspiring interviews with small business owners, helping shape the future for accountants and professional service providers


Wrapping up EOY work and setting up for next year’s success (Renovate Part 4)
Mar 25 • 25 min
In this episode, Sam wraps up the series based around the Renovate Program, which is all about helping create space in our firms and getting a super efficient at what we do every day. These sessions are all around the job processes for End of Year work,…
Setting your staff, clients and firm up for success (Renovate Part 3)
Mar 19 • 26 min
In this episode, Sam continues the series based around the Renovate Program, which is all about helping create space in our firms and getting a super efficient at what we do every day. These sessions are all around the job processes for End of Year work,…
Creating Efficiencies in Processing End of Year Work (Renovate Part 2)
Mar 11 • 26 min
In this episode, Sam continues the series based around the Renovate Program, which is all about helping create space in our firms and getting a super efficient at what we do every day. These sessions are all around the job processes for End of Year work,…
Setting Up for Success in End of Year Work End of Year Work (Renovate Part 1)
Mar 4 • 27 min
In this episode, Sam kicks off a series based around the Renovate Program, which is all about helping create space in our firms and getting a super efficient at what we do every day. What she is going to talk about over the next four sessions is all…
Renovating what you do every day to get time back in your practice
Feb 26 • 22 min
Sam begins the conversation around renovating what you do every day to get time back in your practice and ultimately, grow your business. Following on from the interview with Mark Calleja, Sam has put together the next few podcasts as a series to look at…
Takeaways from my conversation with Mark Calleja
Feb 19 • 19 min
In this episode, Sam dives into the takeaways from her conversation with Mark Calleja in Episode 14. If you haven’t yet, go and listen to that episodes before this one. Sam looks at the lesson from Mark in the opportunities being missed by not freeing up…
From practice owner to business owner, with Mark Calleja
Feb 12 • 31 min
Sam interviews Mark Calleja, accountant and business advisor based in Sydney who has been through the journey from practice owner to business owner and now to business advisor. Mark shares his journey of over 20 years in accounting and what happened when…
Takeaways from my conversation with David Masefield
Feb 5 • 23 min
In this episode, Sam dives into the takeaways from her conversation with David Masefield in Episode 11 (Part 1) and Episode 12 (Part 2). If you haven’t yet, go and listen to those episodes before this one. Sam looks at how we might take what David taught…
Startups and Business Innovation with David Masefield (part 2)
Jan 29 • 28 min
In this episode, Sam interviews David Masefield, the founder of ShedBlog.com.au and Startup Toowoomba, and President of Canvas Coworking here in Toowoomba. This is Part 2 of the conversation so if you haven’t already listened to the first part of the…
Startups and Business Innovation, with David Masefield (Part 1)
Jan 22 • 21 min
In this episode, Sam interviews David Masefield, the founder of ShedBlog.com.au and Startup Toowoomba, and President of Canvas Coworking here in Toowoomba. This episode is Part 1 of this interview where David shares his background and how he went from…
What do you actually want?
Jan 15 • 13 min
In this episode Sam discusses two of the most important questions you can ask yourself in business: “What do you want?” and “What brings you joy?” So often, when Sam asks clients these questions they tell her that they’ve never been asked before, or…
Takeaways from my conversation with Greg Gunther
Jan 8 • 30 min
In this episode, Sam dives deep into the takeaways from her conversation with Greg Gunther in Episode 8. Sam shares some suggestions for marketing that doesn’t cost you the earth, some strategies around people-both hiring and collaborating-as well as the…
Reigniting your passion and becoming redundant in your own business, with Greg Gunther
Jan 1 • 35 min
Sam interviews Greg Gunther, Business Coach and Chief Disruptive Officer at Your Business Momentum. Greg shares a bit about his background in financial services and how his various experiences in business have led him into the business advisory space.…
How to shift from an Expert to an Advisory Mindset in 6 steps (Part 2)
Dec 25, 2019 • 18 min
Following on from Part 1 in last week’s episode, this time Sam dives deeper still into steps 4, 5 and 6 of the mindset shifts that accountants and advisors need to make to have better conversations with clients, build different styles of businesses and…
How to shift from an Expert to an Advisory Mindset in 6 steps (Part 1)
Dec 18, 2019 • 24 min
Sam dives deeper still into the mindset shifts that accountants and advisors need to make to have better conversations with clients, build different styles of businesses and meet or even be the disruption in a more agile way going forwards. Despite…
Reimagining the conversations we have with ourselves
Dec 11, 2019 • 23 min
Sam follows up from the previous episode’s focus on difficult conversation by diving into the most hardest conversations any of us have: the conversations we have with ourselves. In this episode, Sam explains why it’s so powerful and important to…
The Art of Difficult Conversations
Dec 4, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, Sam dives deep into the art of having difficult conversations. Beginning with first discussing what conversation is and why it’s important, Sam then drills down on two types of conversation that many people find difficult: value…
Three Lessons for Accountants and Advisors
Nov 27, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, Sam dives deep into the three takeaways from her conversation with Ellen Ronalds Keene in Episode 2. Ellen’s story is a classic example of why accountants and advisors need to be educating current and potential clients, and the power of…
The dual need for business advisory and digital marketing, with Ellen Ronalds Keene
Nov 27, 2019 • 42 min
Sam interviews Ellen Ronalds Keene, founder of Perk Digital and Self-Care for Teachers. Ellen shares her story of moving from a job as a school teacher to being self-employed, along the way learning the things she didn’t know she didn’t know about…
Introduction to Conversations with Sam Dean: What is the Advisory Mindset?
Oct 31, 2019 • 17 min
Welcome to Conversations with Sam Dean, exploring conversations accountants and advisors can have with their clients to cultivate business mastery. In this episode, Sam shares a bit about her journey of over 3 decades in the accounting industry, why she…