In this episode, we explore Michael’s career and how he came became CEO.
Having to choose between Law and Accounting earlier in life, Michael talks us through the highs and lows of his first business, why he decided to go on a sailing adventure after it all, and his advice for Graduate Accountants.
This is a great discussion, full of interesting stories, and adventures.
This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Amanda Campbell.
2:00 What is Xact Accounting?
4:10 What is Access Transcription?
5:15 How have you thought abour your career?
6:05 Why did you pursue Accounting instead of becoming a Lawyer?
7:15 What was your first job in the real world like?
12:10 What made you start your first business?
16:45 Did your sailing adventure help you push through and conquer fear?
18:55 Did you plan on becoming a leader?
19:30 Did you have a mentor throughout your career?
26:50 How have you described offshoring to your clients?
27:20 What advice would you have for a Graduate Accountant?
29:10 how important is emotional intelligence in your line of work?
30:40 Would you have had a mentor earlier on if you had your time again?
32:10 What is your biggest challenge at the moment in your business?
34:10 In 5 years time, what do you think you will be proud of?
35:00 Do you have succession plans in place?
36:30 What does success look like to you as a CEO?
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Co-Hosted By Sumith Dissanayake (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumith-dissanayake)
Co-Hosted By Amanda Campbell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-campbell-0426b258)