GrowCFO Show

The GrowCFO show brings you something topical to listen to each week. As with everything in GrowCFO we want the content to be driven by you, so drop over to the community and chat to us about what you want to hear about. Kevin Appleby is the regular host of the GrowCFO show, and Kevin is always open to ideas and suggestions.

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#14 Create a finance function blueprint with Matt Benaron

#14 Create a finance function blueprint with Matt Benaron

You are a newly appointed CFO. You need to take a view of whether your finance function and the finances systems you use are appropriate. Matt Benaron joins the GrowCFO Show to show you how to create a finance function blueprint during your first 100 days in post....

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#13 How to Lead Finance Transformation with Hannah Munro

#13 How to Lead Finance Transformation with Hannah Munro

Hannah Munro is managing director of Itassolutions and host of CFO 4.0 Podcast. Hannah has over 10 years experience helping CFOs drive finance transformation and reshape finance functions. We look at what you need to do as a CFO to lead a successful finance...

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#12 CFO Mindset With Tony Shafar

#12 CFO Mindset With Tony Shafar

Today I explore the CFO mindset with Tony Shafar. Tony is an executive coach. He coaches business leaders and in particular people in senior finance roles. Tony believes that for most the technical abilities needed to do the job are taken for granted, but these only...

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#11 How to Stay Resilient in Your First CFO Role

#11 How to Stay Resilient in Your First CFO Role

Your first CFO role will involve a big step change in responsibility and take you right to the edge of your comfort zone and beyond. You need to stay resilient in order to survive. Dr Russell Thackeray is a psychologist and psychotherapist who specialises in...

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#10 7 ways to become a CFO with Dan Wells

#10 7 ways to become a CFO with Dan Wells

There are many different ways to become a CFO. In this episode of the GrowCFO Show Kevin Appleby explores the seven main routes to that top job with GrowCFO founder Dan Wells. We discuss which route is best. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then we...

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#9 Add then Multiply with David B Horne

#9 Add then Multiply with David B Horne

David B Horne is a CFO who has written a best selling business book, “Add then Multiply”. The book describes his FACE methodology for growing and exiting a business, and is great reading for CEOs and CFOs alike. He trained as a chartered accountant with...

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#8 Profitable business growth with Justin Leigh

#8 Profitable business growth with Justin Leigh

Justin Leigh from focus4growth joins the GrowCFO Show to discuss the CFO’s role in supporting profitable business growth. We look at the Psychology, skills and systems needed to drive that growth and why the CFO is well placed to drive the business change that...

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#7 Securing Your First CFO Role with Andrew Waters

#7 Securing Your First CFO Role with Andrew Waters

Andrew Waters has been involved in finance search and recruitment for the last 15 years. He’s recruited quite a number of CFO roles. So when it comes to securing that elusive first CFO role then Andrew knows a thing or two. On this episode of the GrowCFO Show we...

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#6 Women Finance Leaders with Helen Cowan

#6 Women Finance Leaders with Helen Cowan

Helen Cowan runs The Tall Wall, a coaching company that specialises in coaching ladies in senior leadership roles. Helen also leads the Women Finance Leaders group within the GrowCFO community. We chat about the issues that affect women finance leaders and the typical...

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#5 Mentoring for CFOs with Catherine Clark

#5 Mentoring for CFOs with Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark is this week’s guest on the GrowCFO Show. Catherine provides mentoring for CFOs and is part of GrowCFO’s own mentoring team. We discuss the role of a mentor, the common issues that Catherine finds with her CFO clients, and how mentoring for...

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#4 Finance Systems Survey with Dan Wells

#4 Finance Systems Survey with Dan Wells

In April 2020 GrowCFO undertook a major finance systems survey. Dan Wells surveyed the entire GrowCFO membership, so the survey combines the experiences and opinions of several hundred CFOs. The GrowCFO membership includes CFOs from many industries and a whole range...

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#3 Becoming a Portfolio CFO with Stuart Trood

#3 Becoming a Portfolio CFO with Stuart Trood

Stuart Trood is a portfolio CFO. He undertakes the CFO role for a number of different clients, each on a part time basis. We caught up with Stuart to find out more about the work of the portfolio CFO and find out how to become one. Stuart also explains to us the...

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#2 Future of the Finance Function with Chris Tredwell

#2 Future of the Finance Function with Chris Tredwell

This week’s GrowCFO Show guest is Chris Tredwell. Chris runs the Future of the Finance Function topic in GrowCFO. Chris hosts a regular weekly live session over Zoom discussing the many different aspects of the topic. These sessions are free for any member of...

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#1 Introducing The GrowCFO Show

#1 Introducing The GrowCFO Show

Welcome to the very first episode of the GrowCFO Show. In this episode Kevin Appleby chats to GrowCFO founder, Dan Wells, about why he left the “big 4” to set up the GrowCFO network. We chat about GrowCFO and what it offers to both existing and aspiring...

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