The chances are strong that by arriving at this website you are interested in professional service firms. You might even own such a practice. Almost certainly, you will have worked in several such practices before your current role. You will absolutely have significant responsibilities in your current position.
Throughout your career, the technical aspects of “getting it right” and meeting client expectations have most likely received priority over business growth, career development and life outside the firm. At various stages you will have wondered, "Is this it? Is this the best I can hope for?"
To break free of self-perpetuating routines, to change the course of your career and to enjoy a life away from the office requires you to think differently and to change habits.
At such times, it’s valuable to have a professional coach to guide you – someone who has "sat in your chair" dealing with the issues you are likely dealing with now.
In a wide ranging career, Scott Charlton has been a sole practitioner and a partner in a CBD firm. Scott has also enjoyed over twelve years coaching professionals in practice. Along the way, he has completed an MBA and written three books to assist practitioners.
His first, titled "Your Professional Headspace" was written for professionals who operate their own practices. Throughout this book Scott demonstrates so much more than his breadth of knowledge. He communicates a true understanding of the realities faced by professionals and provides a host of practical suggestions to enjoy work and love life.
As a coach, Scott's practical approach is based on his own experiences as a professional practitioner for more than 30 years. This knowledge and practical application of implementing working relationships is the topic of Scott's second book, "Partnering with Financial Planners - A guide to growth for accounting firms". It was endorsed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Scott carried this collaborative theme into his third book, "Partnering with Accountants -Your guide to the ultimate referral destination", which was endorsed by the Association of Financial Advisers.
Scott is the Director of Coaching at Slipstream Coaching, a company exclusively coaching accounting and financial planning practices.
Scott is well known for his work in faciliating good working relationships between accountants and financial planners. Scott is also frequently consulted with respect to the incoming FOFA rules relating to accountants.
Scott’s work as a coach often involves chairing board meetings and facilitating workshops. Scott counsels practitioners every day. He knows what works and what doesn't. More than this, Scott assists professionals in practice to achieve their potential. With Scott’s help, practitioners frequently find themselves experiencing more great days at the office….and having more fun away from it.
If what’s just been described resonates with you, please read further. Invest time in learning about different ways Scott has assisted professionals in similar situations. Enjoy the journey!
12. Become more effective. Find ways to get more done in less time. The more you can achieve whilst you are "in the zone", the more discretionary time you will have.
15. Rarely are there winners in deteriorating partnership dissolutions. Cut the best deal possible under the circumstances quickly, gather up every bit of positive energy you can muster and move on.