The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.
Thought Leader - Amy Franko on Strategic Selling for Professional Services
Amy Franko is the Founder and CEO of Amy Franko Associates. Her firm works with mid-market technology and professional services organizations to grow sales results, through both sales strategy and skill development programs. Her book, The Modern Seller, is an Amazon bestseller and was named a top sales book by Top Sales World. She is also recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Sales Voice.
Sage CRM Podcast Series - A session with The Responsible Gambling Council - Episode 1
Across 2 episodes, we talk to Les Horenfeldt from one of our customers, the Responsible Gambling Council, based in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization who work in the prevention of problem gambling in Canada and globally for more than 35 years. Les has overseen the implementation of both Sage Intacct & Sage CRM; a program of work that included change management, digital transformation & overlaying corporate governance.
In this episode, Les talks about the reasons for looking into a CRM system, what he believes delivers successful systems implementations & how their Sage partner, BAASS Business Solutions, worked with them to deliver the project within their tight timeframe.
Thought Leader - Todd Shapiro on Decoding the decline in CPAs
Todd Shapiro is president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society, one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation, representing more than 22,600 accounting and finance professionals. Prior to joining the Society in 1998, he amassed 20 years of financial and managerial experience as director of finance for Unilever, a multinational consumer package goods company, as well as with Helene Curtis, Quaker Oats, Zenith Electronics, and Continental Bank. Shapiro is regularly recognized as a thought leader in the profession and has been named to Accounting Today’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in accounting for six consecutive years.
Decoding the Decline discusses the findings of the Illinois CPA Society’s survey of accounting students and young professionals to help decode what’s really behind the startling decline in CPA candidates and what we can do about it.
Sage Colleague - Jennifer Baker on engagement and experience in the workplace
Jennifer Baker has over 15 years of People Experience. Starting her career early as a journalist, she went into the public relations space and finally landed in the HR world as a recruiter. She then took that passion for her candidates and turned her focus inward to colleagues as an Engagement and Experience leader in NA for Sage. She runs the leader engagement side for Sage and works with leadership in response to our survey that we put out twice a year and also works on the program side in response to colleague needs and feedback from the survey.
Sage Partner - Sara Gibb on fully transitioning to the cloud
Sara Gibb is a professional bookkeeper who loves to help others do what they love by providing focused clarity and business support services. Born in Nanaimo, BC, and currently residing in the beautiful town of Chemainus BC, A bookkeeper for the last 13+ years, Sage Software has always been her #1 choice and go-to for all her Bookkeeping needs. Experienced in numerous industries, such as construction, franchise, retail, and restaurant, she not only understands the complex and sometimes difficult tasks of business budgeting, hiring, software application, but also the overall day-to-day issues and obstacles encountered by businesses every day.
Sage Colleague - Adam Prince on why in-person meetings are better
Adam Prince is a Technical Fellow and has a global remit and leads the product management team managing the Sage Service Fabric. The Sage Service Fabric is a collection of best-in-class services to support common activities such as importing bank data, transferring funds (paying suppliers and employees), complying with tax reporting, enabling collaboration within our customer’s business organisations and identity management. Adam is passionate about supporting others and is a Sage Foundation Ambassador and member of the Sage Continuous Innovation community, focused on building better outcomes for our customers and supporting the wider communities we live and work in.
Full of inspiring stories
Love the guests - and Ed's amazing talent in making conversations interesting and engaging! Plus, there's a lot of insightful info to absorb in every episode. A must-listen if you want to stay up to date with the latest trends on everything business-related!
So Glad I Found Sage Thought Leadership Podcast!
In my work as an Online Business Manager, I'm tasked to stay abreast of the of the business climate my clients are operating in. The variety of subjects on the Sage Thought Leadership Podcast keeps me up to date with current topics. I especially love Sage CRM Podcast Series. That's right up my alley!
Short bursts of inspiration!
If you are thinking about working for yourself, but could use a shot of motivation from time to time, Ed and his guests will give you the boost you need!