Improv Is No Joke | Helping Business Leaders Become More Effective Communicators By Embracing the Principles Of Improvisation
About This Show
Welcome to Improv Is No Joke Podcast where it is all about becoming a more effective communicator by embracing the principles of improvisation. I am your host, Peter Margaritis, the self proclaimed Chief Edutainment Officer of my business The Accidental Accountant.
My goal is to provide you with thought-provoking interviews with business leaders so you can become an effective improviser which will lead to building stronger relationships with clients, customers, colleagues and even your family.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 20 - Lisa Anderson: Partner At Morse & Company In Tulsa, Oklahoma
7 days ago
On today’s episode I’m talking to an extremely passionate CPA, Lisa Anderson, a partner at Morse & Company. In addition to being a CPA in tax, she is also Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) through the AICPA. Lisa originally became an accountant because she didn’t think she wanted to interact with people. However, through the many steps of her career, she has discovered that she does like being around other people – and she discovered that being an accountant isn’t just a technical job, it’s a relationship-building job. “I have knowledge and I have a skill set that I want to share with people. If I'm not presenting it, it's not getting out there. So it's worth having that fear initially.” Lisa is passionate about specialized tax education, particularly as it relates to divorce. She gives presentations to attorneys, other accountants and non-accountants, although she faces a major challenge in marketing divorce law education to the average person – the person who may one day really need that information to make a good decision. There’s obviously a monetary piece to this, but just listening to Lisa it’s obvious that the main driver is how much she wants to help people. “I love giving people the skills to be able to make decisions. I never want to direct people to make a certain decision, but I want to give them the tools and the knowledge. I want to educate people. I want them to be able to make good decisions.” Lisa brings a welcomed dose of empathy to the accounting field, and I appreciate her for that. Empathy is huge for CPAs, and those that choose to employ it build much better relationships with their clients. “It's helping people with a problem overcome the problem, acknowledge there's a problem and figure out how to tackle the problem. We don't always make it go away entirely, but we find a solution.” I greatly appreciate Lisa for taking the time out of her day to sit down and talk with me. She is a delight, and she brings a lot of valuable information and relationship-building skills to the fields of accounting and divorce law. I