Accounting Influencers Roundtable


What’s Your Identity Beyond Being an Accountant?

John Garrett, CPA-turned-comedian, shares insights on valuing hobbies, cultivating culture, and creating better workplaces in accounting firms.

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“Embrace the human side of professionals! John Garrett, CPA-turned-comedian, shares insights on valuing hobbies, cultivating culture, and creating better workplaces.”

In this episode of the Accounting Influencers Podcast, guest John Garrett shares his journey from being a CPA and stand-up comedian to becoming a keynote speaker and organizational culture catalyst. He emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the human side of professionals and valuing their multifaceted lives outside of work.

John’s research reveals that 92% of professionals have other dimensions to their identity beyond their job title. He encourages accountants to embrace their hobbies and passions, as these aspects not only enhance their well-being but also make them more relatable and valuable in their roles. By celebrating the unique qualities of individuals, organizations can create better workplaces and foster deeper connections with clients.

John Garrett is a thought provoker, author, and CPA who champions the human side of professionals. He consults with organizations to create better workplaces and develop productive cultures. With a background in stand-up comedy, he brings humor and insights to his work. John is an award-winning author, two-time Emmy nominee, and has performed on over 2,000 stages. He currently resides in Denver and is a college football fan. ◣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━◢

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