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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#27 Launching GrowCFO’s 2021 Finance Systems Survey

#27 Launching GrowCFO’s 2021 Finance Systems Survey

GrowCFO are launching our 2021 finance systems survey to share technology insights from your community. This will help finance leaders to embed technology solutions into your business operations. In addition, this will help you to act as a catalyst for change across...

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#26 How to Improve Your Soft Skills with Catherine Clark

#26 How to Improve Your Soft Skills with Catherine Clark

Research shows that soft skills contribute towards 80% of your career achievements.  Despite this, most people prioritise developing hard skills and do not have an action plan to improve your soft skills.  This is particularly true of the finance leader community, who...

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#25 Networking on LinkedIn with Mark Lee

#25 Networking on LinkedIn with Mark Lee

Mark Lee has been described as the most networked accountant in the UK. Who better to talk to about building your professional network?! Networking on LinkedIn is a key part of this. Particularly at the moment when meeting up in person is so difficult. Mark is a man...

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#24 Surviving Lockdown 3 with Russell Thackeray

#24 Surviving Lockdown 3 with Russell Thackeray

Surviving lockdown was an issue raised in the last GrowCFO Situation Room networking group. I asked resilience specialist Russell Thackeray for some advice. Our finance leader community is affected by lockdown in a number of ways. Some are working solo, home alone....

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#23 What is GrowCFO all about? Find out more

#23 What is GrowCFO all about? Find out more

We publish the GrowCFO Show podcast every week, but its only a small part of GrowCFO. In this week’s show we take a look at how you, the finance leader, can benefit from the wider CFO community. Grow CFO is where Finance Leaders Grow Together. Join thousands of...

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#22 Boards with Patrick Dunne

#22 Boards with Patrick Dunne

If you are a GrowCFO member you will most likely have come across Patrick Dunne already. When is comes to boards, and how they work, Patrick is pretty much the leading authority. Inside GrowCFO, Patrick frequently talks about the dynamics between the CEO, the CFO and...

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#21 The Hidden Job Market with Tony Talbot

#21 The Hidden Job Market with Tony Talbot

Tony Talbot is an experienced headhunter turned podcaster. He’s the host of the Career Move Secrets podcast and he joins me on The GrowCFO Show to talk about the hidden job market. He gives us the inside track on how most senior roles are filled and exactly how...

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Future CFO Programme with Dan Wells

Future CFO Programme with Dan Wells

Is 2021 the year you aim to take on the top finance job? If so the Future CFO Programme can help you get there. Dan Wells, founder of GrowCFO explains how We have upgraded the GrowCFO Future CFO programme and moved to a new platform for 2021. We’ve made the...

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#19 How to Achieve Your Objectives with Mark Channon

#19 How to Achieve Your Objectives with Mark Channon

We’re all back at work after the festive break, refreshed and ready for whatever challenges 2021 will bring. Did you set yourself any new goals for 2021, or perhaps some new year resolutions? I caught up with Mark Channon for some help on turning those goals and...

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#18 Goal Setting with Catherine Clark

#18 Goal Setting with Catherine Clark

Goal setting is something that should be very personal. As you move to senior finance roles you need to take charge of your own destiny. You set your own goals, independently. We believe that goal setting starts with understanding your why? Only once you understand...

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#17 Review Your Finance Team with Andrew Waters

#17 Review Your Finance Team with Andrew Waters

At the end of 2020 you may well find yourself reviewing your finance team. Its been a very unusual year. A test of character. Some of your team may have struggled while others have flourished. The team has adapted and survived, but the start of 2021 might be the time...

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#16 Investor Communications with Andrew Seski

#16 Investor Communications with Andrew Seski

On this week’s podcast we talk about investor communications. Investor communications are an ever more demanding responsibility for the CFO. We take a look your responsibilities, how these can become a major distraction from other key business tasks, and how...

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#15 Imposter Syndrome and the CFO with Catherine Clark

#15 Imposter Syndrome and the CFO with Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark joins the GrowCFO to talk about imposter syndrome. Its a problem that Catherine encounters with lots of her mentees. Its something quite common amongst first time CFOs and its something she suffered from herself in her first role as a CFO. In this...

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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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