Deeper Weekend is the Thriveal Network’s premier annual gathering where deep learning and forward-thinking innovations are fostered.
Deeper Weekend 2013
Bring your brain.
Deeper Weekend is a Learning Gathering held live in Greenville, SC every October. Deeper Weekend will offer you the opportunity to jump start your professional firm transformation. Come if you are ready to be changed, disrupt your profession and develop the courageous leadership skills that make you a playa. If you are boring, please stay home. Bring your brain.
|Leadership: There Ain’t No App for That – Speakers: Michelle Golden and Melinda Guillemette||Thursday||10/24/2013||All-day|
|Thriveal Birthday Party/Live THRIVEcast Recording with Jason and Greg!||Thursday||10/24/2013||Evening|
|Building a Consultative Firm Speaker: Joey Brannon||Friday||10/25/2013||Morning|
|Various Thriveal Member Speakers||Friday||10/25/2013||Afternoon|
Snacks or dessert will be provided Wednesday night (welcome reception) and lunch either Thursday or Friday. Dinner will also be available at the podcast party Thursday evening. Snacks and water/coffee/sodas will be available during meeting times.
Michelle is a growth and profitability strategist. With her deep knowledge of firm operations and sharp observation skills to quickly grasp a firm’s nuances, she guides practitioners toward improved profitability and stronger, healthier cultures. She advises on and facilitates long-and short-term planning, positioning and pricing strategies, messaging, and communications (both online and off).
On the forefront of innovative practice management strategies, she is a senior fellow of VeraSage Institute, the think tank for advancing the professions. For her thought leadership, she’s named among:
25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor in 2012
Ten Most Powerful Women in Accounting in Accounting Today & WebCPA in 2009
Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today in 2010, 2011, and 2012
Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology by CPA Practice Advisor in 2012 and 2013
Michelle is a skilled facilitator of meetings and retreats and holds the International Association of Facilitators Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation, for which she re-qualifies every four years.
Her 25+ year career background includes roles as in-house marketing director in a 400-person law firm and an 80-person CPA firm. Before marketing professional firms, Michelle was an accountant with two public healthcare companies.
Since 1991, Melinda has been helping professionals find, create and sustain relationships by communicating more effectively.Through her speaking and consulting engagements, business people learn to communicate intentionally, authentically and clearly. Melinda has coined this approach P.A.C.T. and has written about and recorded a video on the topic.
In 2004, Melinda was inducted into the Association of Accounting Marketing Hall of Fame.
As founder and principal of Melinda Markets, a marketing consultancy, Melinda directed the internal and external communications for her clients. In due course, Melinda came to understand that communication was more than a marketing issue. It was a critical component of business. Her practice focused on behavior-based and communication-based marketing that transformed businesses and the people working in them.
For over a decade, Melinda played an integral role in the growth and success of a leading New Mexico public accounting firm. During her involvement, the organization grew from $700,000 to $11 million in annual revenues, and from 12 to 110 employees. Melinda guided the firm’s marketing and communication efforts through two mergers and one acquisition. Both her individual clients and her audience members come away from their time together with enhanced communication skills that help them develop business and operate more profitably. They are motivated to find their voice and more accurately hear the messages around them. The result is successful human interaction, healthier organizations and greater joy.
Joey Brannon, CPA
Since Joey was a old enough to mow lawns and get paid for it, he knew that he would own a business. In 2005 that day came and he left a large, 100 person CPA firm to start his own shop. Joey still didn’t want to be a CPA so he tried very hard to do things that no other CPA would do. Joey did not charge by the hour.
Joey chose not to be independent. He told prospects that he was interviewing them, not the other way around. Joey had some successes, but he learned a lot more from the failures. He took on too much debt. Joey hired people too early and fired people too late. He gave business owners good advice that he didn’t follow himself. Over seven years his little firm evolved…until the day he sold it.
Joey believes that business done well is a wondrously creative act. He also believes it has a greater potential for positive impact on the world than anything else we do on a daily basis. That is why Joey has always been more interested in what a business is going to do next than he has been in accounting for what it has already done, to the last debit and credit.
Over the years more and more of Joey’s work revolved around strategic planning and execution with businesses. In 2012 Joey sold the tax and accounting firm so he could focus his creativity and energy on bringing strategy and sound execution to small businesses ($2 – $20 million in revenue).
CPA’s are uniquely suited for helping businesses grow. CPA’s have greater financial acumen, better understanding of the inner workings of the business, and the ability to develop better metrics than almost anyone else in the professional arena.
So why don’t we do this important work? No one has told us how… until now.
The best money you’ll spend all year. We promise.
Deeper Weekend takes place in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina. Learn more about the area from the Life in Greenville website.
Purchase a Ticket to 2013 Deeper Weekend
Space is limited due to the interactive venues we need for this year’s learning gathering, so sign up soon!
NOTE: If you are a partner or team member coming as a guest of an Artisan Owner Group member, please contact Jennifer Blumer, Community Manager directly at jennifer @ thriveal [dot] com. Do NOT pay here.
If you’re looking for a hotel, we recommend staying in the downtown area. Our top three picks are:
- 50 West Broad St.
- Greenville, SC 29601
- Phone: 864-451-5700
- 171 RiverPlace
- Greenville, SC 29601
- Phone: 864-271-8700
- 120 South Main Street
- Greenville, SC 29601
- Phone: 864-421-9700