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Heart of the Bookkeeper Rob Marshall

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A Podcast about Bookkeepers helping Bookkeepers helping Business.
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    Episode 16 Martine Hoosen - A tough road to Bookkeeping success

    Episode 16 Martine Hoosen - A tough road to Bookkeeping success

    In Episode 16 of Heart of the Bookkeeper, we get to hear the very brave and inspirational story of Martine Hoosen, an award winning Professional Bookkeeper from Perth in Western Australia. Having been subject to domestic violence as a child, Martine's journey takes us through some very difficult times to get to where she is now, but talks of a journey that also demonstrates how things in life can be turned around for the better. In April this year, Martine was named as of one of the top 50 women in Accounting in Australia and her Bookkeeping practice - Bookwiz, is going from strength to strength. This episode captures the reasons why Martine has become one of the best in the business, with plenty of great tips for those who are on their own journeys at the moment and is absolutely worth tuning into. We also talk music and art in this episode, as well as the passion Martine has to help women understand the importance of financial freedom and independence in their lives and as Bookkeepers and Business Owners. We also talk the huge importance for Martine when it comes to family. This episode will indeed inspire you. Enjoy.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 15 Michele Grisdale - A Bookkeepers Journey of Discovery

    Episode 15 Michele Grisdale - A Bookkeepers Journey of Discovery

    In this episode of our amazing Bookkeeping Podcast, we hear the heart of a Bookkeeper who has been on a very journey of discovery, including across two continents, to really land where she finds herself today. Michele Grisdale has done things the hard way to achieve her goal of providing a Bookkeeping Service and Practice that is now kicking goals, in a major way. In this episode we hear of Michele's journey from the USA to Australia and how to come to terms with a whole different part of the World and the different ways and processes for Bookkeeping. We hear how it was to be both Mum and provider to her family and the adapting and pivoting Michele had to go through, to set up her Bookkeeping practice. Her focus on how to be a successful Bookkeeper as a "solo Bookkeeper" is inspiring and insightful. We also hear Michele's unique way to get through BAS time. This is an episode of Heart of the Bookkeeper, that many people will benefit from listening to. Enjoy.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 14 - The Sounds of Summit featuring Trent McLaren

    Episode 14 - The Sounds of Summit featuring Trent McLaren

    In this very special episode of Heart of the Bookkeeper, we have managed to capture some "once upon a time" sounds that have been sadly all too absent over the past few years ... the sounds of the ICB Annual Bookkeepers Summit and the face to face interactions and networking opportunities that make it what it is. Sit back and immerse yourself in some amazing audio that will bring back great great memories for many, of Conferences and Summits past and also allow you to look forward with anticipation to a new World of events of the future. This episode also features a great interview with a man who has a real passion for the Bookkeeping Community here in Australia and also around the World, but not necessarily as a Bookkeeper himself. Trent McLaren is a former "Accounting Thought Leader of the Year" and is the current Head of Strategic Channels, for DiviPay ... a new startup App that is grabbing everyones attention here in Australia and adds another exciting new dimension to the Bookkeepers toolkit. This episode has it all, so enjoy "The Sounds of Summit 2022"
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 13 Debra Jeffrey - The Challenges of a Bookkeeping Practice

    Episode 13 Debra Jeffrey - The Challenges of a Bookkeeping Practice

    We kick off 2022 with season 2 / episode 13 of Heart of the Bookkeeper, featuring a fabulous and long standing Bookkeeper, based out of Tasmania, Debra Jeffrey. In this episode we explore Deb's journey to becoming a Bookkeeper and examine many of the challenges she faced along the way in establishing the right mix for her practice. We hear the various ways that Deb has learned to pivot, numerous times in her career as a Bookkeeper and the importance of continuing to be willing to do that on an ongoing basis. Most importantly, we hear in this episode about a very serious incident that occurred in February of 2021, that completely floored Deb's Bookkeeping Practice and spiralled into a situation, that every Bookkeeper and Business owner should listen to and gain learnings from. This is an outstanding episode that all will gain plenty from.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 12 Deborah Thompson - The Theatre of Bookkeeping

    Episode 12 Deborah Thompson - The Theatre of Bookkeeping

    Very much "the voice" of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers "Tech Webinars" over the past decade, Deborah Thompson is a Bookkeeper who has lived an amazing life to date and is the focus of this episode of Heart of the Bookkeeper. Deb's story covers much of the modern journey of Bookkeeping here in Australia and her knowledge and understanding of how the Bookkeeping landscape was formed, is fascinating to hear. The recounting of the life of Deb's Mum and how she tackled the male dominated workplaces of the 1950's and how this shaped Deb and her life moving forward, is also amazing to hear. Margot Robbie, Rebecca Gibney and a host of other Australian movie stars get a run in this episode, along with the challenges Deb faced through the years with some major health issues and loss in her life. One of the gems of the Australian Bookkeeping Community is revealed in this episode, and if you think you may know Deborah Thompson, you may get a few surprises by having a close listen. Enjoy the wonderful story of Deborah Thompson.
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    Episode 11 Melissa Foote - The Accidental Bookkeeper

    Episode 11 Melissa Foote - The Accidental Bookkeeper

    In episode 11 of Heart of the Bookkeeper, we delve into the life and journey of ICB Non Executive Director and long time Bookkeeper in Practice, Melissa Foote.
    Melissa has an amazing and extremely positive story to tell, despite her many and at times, very significant challenges as a Bookkeeper and in her life, generally.
    Melissa shares her battle with a major health issue, the recent loss of her husband and life partner and of a disease rarely spoken about in Australia.
    There are many great lessons shared in this episode, both from a Bookkeeping perspective and from a life perspective, also.
    Be inspired by a Bookkeeper, helping Bookkeepers, helping Business.
    Looking at life through a glass half full could easily be the headline of this episode and we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the fabulous story of - Melissa Foote.


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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8 Ratings

lori7626 ,

Thank you

What an amazing story. You captured my attention throughout and I was absolutely fascinated, inspired, happy, sad, motivated and left feeling great. Thank you for sharing this as it has really touched my heart.

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Inspirational & Relatable

Have absolutely fallen in love with this podcast!! It’s incredible touching, inspirational and relatable. Highly recommend!

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