Redefining What Life and Practice Success looks like for You in these Uncertain Times

In March, when our practices and lives first started to be affected by COVID-19, the focus was on adjusting to the new norm.

For many that meant quickly implementing software that had been on the things to do/nice to have list, making hasty purchases to enable remote working and to achieve the best sound and camera quality for the hours and hours we would be spending in online meetings and webinars, and communicating with clients and staff about new processes, procedures and government financial assistance measures.

Some practice owners also had to adjust their homes to co-working spaces and learning hubs for their children.

One of the unlikely consequences has been a shift in perspective.

We may have slowed down in some capacity by having fewer places to be and less commuting time. We may have been unable to visit people we care about and realised we had taken some of these relationships for granted. We may have reconnected as a family unit and made some fun memories along the way that will be talked about for years.

And in between JobKeeper, cash-flow boost, Zoom meetings and press conferences, our definition of practice and life success changed.

In this very practical, engaging and interactive workshop, you will learn how to redefine and articulate what life and practice success looks like for you.


  • What is really important to you.
  • Your biggest stressors in life and in practice.
  • The things that keep you awake at night.

  • Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this masterclass, participants should be able to:

  • Clearly articulate what success looks like for them in life
  • Clearly articulate what success looks like for them in practice
  • Identify people and processes that are roadblocks to their definition of success
  • Identify people, processes and technology that will help them achieve their definition of success
  • Create a roadmap to find their practice “sweet spot” with respect to clients, service offerings, culture and technology
  • Create milestones and targets to maintain focus and direction
  • Amanda Gascoigne FCA

    Amanda is the founder of Amanda Gascoigne Consulting and The Balanced Firm; was named among the 'Top 50 Women in Accounting' for 2019 by Practice Ignition; is a member of CA ANZ’s Trans-Tasman Public Practice Advisory Committee; was a member of the ATO’s Single Touch Payroll (STP) Readiness Working Group; and is now a member of the ATO’s STP Client Engagement Focus Group.

    Amanda has been a small business owner for 21 years and had her own successful regional accounting practice for 18 years working primarily with SME clients and a team of staff that lived and breathed her version of practice and life success.

    She now helps small and solo accounting practice owners across Australia and New Zealand have better practices and better lives and also helps them have better relationships with their clients and teams through her coaching and mentoring business exclusive for accounting practice owners.

    Amanda’s expertise lies in extracting from her clients what they want for their practices and their lives. She then sets about helping them achieve this in a collaborative and supportive way. While there are common themes among the small and solo accounting practice owners Amanda coaches, mentors and inspires across the industry, everyone’s experience will depend on many individual factors, which may include family situations, stage of life, practice maturity and much more.

    A fun, rewarding and profitable practice awaits every practice owner, even if that means only school hours or a four-day week.


    Topic: Business Mindset, Future Focused

    Sub-Topic: Business Planning & Analysis, Future of Business, Negotiation, Strategy

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: All

    CPD: Upto 1.5 hours