Designing Your Firm for Balance: Dealing with Overwhelm & Loving what You Do

Our fantastic guest this week – Amanda Gascoigne with her own coaching business Amanda Gascoigne Consulting is a highly recommended consultant and is currently considered as one of the best practitioners who turned coach – and has many accolades to back it up! In this episode, she shares her knowledge, experience, and the struggles of balancing family life and the demands of public practice especially as a female in the male dominated accounting world.

Join us and do not miss this episode where Amanda tells us where, why and how she started her journey and her shift to consulting. We also discussed topics such as:

  • Changes in the accounting world, from being a male dominant industry to having more female accountants
  • Reasons for shifting from the traditional career path
  • Leaving a firm amicably and building your own
  • What made her sell her practice five years ago at a fairly young age and pursue coaching
  • The time she knew she wanted to do something different and how to keep up with a changing industry
  • Her overwhelm point and the key to proper discipline
  • How to run a business with a family member
  • Things she does not recommend in a multi partner firm and the ideal model you should use
  • The impact of accounting technology
  • Finding the right people for your accounting firm
  • What will happen next in the accounting industry with more remote workers and offshoring and what to watch out for
“I want people to actually love what they do”

Show Notes

Amanda Gascoigne started her career in public practice with one of the top firms in NSW and went on to open and sell her own successful practice. She is driven and passionate about what she does, and is a huge advocate of embracing changes and following your dreams no matter where you are in life. She is dedicated to helping small and solo accounting practice owners achieve their goals and help them reach financial freedom. Her motto – Own your journey NOW!

Quick facts:

  • Founder of her former practice Gascoigne Consulting Pty Ltd back in 1999
  • Voted Top 50 Women in Accounting multiple times
  • Currently an Advisor, Advocate and Consultant for Accounting Practices & Small Business with CAANZ & ATO


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  • Contractors to help you through the busy period
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