Protea Weekly – Episode 19 – Interacting on LinkedIn

Things got a little weird! In this episode, Zane Stevens discusses various topics he considered for the show, including the poor state of the economy, global pricing overruns, people overselling and underdelivering, lack of service delivery in the accounting industry, and the importance of effective communication. However, he decides to take a different approach and…
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Protea Weekly – Episode 18 – Tech updates

In this episode, Zane Stevens discusses the implementation of three new technologies at Protea Financial: Guru Reach Reporting, and Karbon Client Tasks. Guru is an internal intranet system that consolidates important company documents, training information, and standard operating procedures. Reach Reporting has improved the quality of management reporting to clients and increased client engagement. Karbon…
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Protea Weekly – Episode 17 – Is Ego getting in our way?

In this episode, Zane Stevens discusses the importance of continuously improving and the role of ego in hindering progress. He emphasizes the need for diversity of ideas in the accounting industry and encourages accountants to be open-minded and receptive to different opinions. Zane also highlights the importance of embracing different methodologies and approaches to running…
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Protea Weekly – Episode 16 – Lessons for Success!

In this episode, Zane Stevens reflects on the 10-year journey of Protea Financial and shares seven key lessons he has learned along the way. These lessons include the power of finding a niche, prioritizing quality over quantity, embracing kindness, the importance of effective communication, building a strong team, networking, and continuously improving. Takeaways – Finding…
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Protea Weekly Podcast – Episode 15 – Return to Office?

In this episode of the Protea Weekly Podcast, Zane Stevens discusses the remote work setup of Protea Financial and the benefits it brings. He highlights the pushback on the return to the office, emphasizing the importance of working in a way that suits our lives. Zane shares his personal experience and the advantages of working…
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