Accounting Influencers Roundtable


The Under-Used Brain of Accountants: Dawn Goldberg

Learn how to transform your personal and professional life by mastering your mindset with mindset coach Dawn Goldberg. Listen now for valuable insights!

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In this Talent Special bonus, “The Under-Used Brain of Accountants”, Rob Brown chats to Dawn Goldberg, a mindset coach for accountants and shares how understanding and managing your brain can transform your personal and professional life. She discusses the universal application of the mindset mastery tool she teaches, explaining how it can improve relationships and every other area of life. She also shares her experience applying the tool to tax season and how it improved her experience with reduced stress.

Dawn highlights the importance of mastering time management for accountants and explains that managing the brain and time go together. She stresses the significance of taking ownership of our thoughts, creating intentional change, and sharing how getting everything out of our brains and onto paper can help in this process, allowing us to separate the facts from our thoughts about the facts. She emphasises that our thoughts are optional, and we can think intentionally to achieve better results.

Key Takeaways

➤ Mindset mastery is a universal tool that can be applied to every area of our lives.

➤ Circumstances are neutral and our thoughts create our reality.

➤ Better time management for accountants involves understanding how to manage our brains, not just relying on external tools.

➤ Taking ownership of our thoughts and understanding that our thoughts about our jobs create our feelings is crucial for creating intentional change.

➤ Getting everything out of our brains and onto paper can help with the process of mastering our mindset.

➤ Our thoughts are 100% optional and intentional thinking can lead to better feelings and better results.

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Guest Bio

Dawn Goldberg is an accomplished CPA with over 30 years of experience in public accounting, having worked for notable firms such as Deloitte and Ernst & Young. She is also a Professional Certified Coach for Accountants, passionate about teaching accountants how to optimise their skills and become more competent professionals.

Dawn’s interest in learning led her to study life coaching, through which she learned powerful tools that positively impacted her life, including stress-free tax seasons. Her passion for helping accountants led her to write the book “The Smarter Accountant” and create two 6-week coaching programs – The Smarter Accountant Program and The Smarter Accountant Time Management Program.

Dawn aims to empower accountants to become more efficient and productive, preventing burnout, stress, and frustration. She achieves this by sharing her coaching and tools, helping accountants become more intelligent, productive, and ultimately more fulfilled in their profession.





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