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Profiles of Top Voices in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Small Business

Cathy Roth
Posted by Cathy Roth on May 6, 2022 11:37:08 AM

Every now and then you come across someone who has a story that really resonates with you. You want to know more about how they faced their challenges, the insights they have gained from their life, and the lessons they are willing to share. Here is an introduction to six people just like that.

These influential and dynamic presenters will be on the Scaling New Heights® conference main stage in Orlando this June. Scaling New Heights launched in 2009 and has grown over the years into one of the world’s largest and highest-rated accounting technology conferences and expositions. You can learn more about the conference here

Each year, Joe Woodard and the Scaling New Heights team invest countless hours searching for the right keynote presenters. “Accountants and bookkeepers want to hear from keynote speakers who have confronted similar challenges and learned strategies to thrive in face of those challenges,” said Joe Woodard, host of Scaling New Heights. “This year’s speakers will share those lessons through powerful and motivational presentations.”

Guylaine Saint Juste

Guylaine is a self-described provocateur, change-maker, and innovator, characteristics well suited for a powerful leader, author, and speaker. Guylaine was selected to contribute to the book Turn Possibilities into Realities, The book's description certainly describes Guylaine, "Today's professional woman must be tenacious, courageous, insightful, and willing to step into a leadership role. Cultural trends, dreams, and fears do not stand in the way of the woman who has succinctly defined success on her terms and has embraced the challenge of being a leader in all the roles of her life."

.Guylaine's professional successes led to her role as President of the National Association of Black Accountants in early 2021.

Jia Jiang

Jia is a bestselling author, renowned TED Talk speaker, and trainer to multiple Fortune Top 100 companies. How did he get to where he is? 

Jia had a goal to desensitize himself from the pain of rejection and learn to overcome this fear. So, he set out on an intentional journey of 100 days of Rejection Therapy. The lessons he learned from this journey 

Kaplan Mobray

Kaplan is a leadership coach, motivation expert, acclaimed author, and entrepreneur. He learned early in his career that “to master quality of life you must first master quality of effort.” Kaplan draws on over 15 years of experience as a successful business executive who oversaw Fortune 500 firms' corporate marketing, advertising, and brand-building activities. He is an inspiring and insightful speaker.

Kaplan authored The 10Ks of Personal Branding which offers 1o valuable insights to build your personal brand. 

Ron Baker 

Ron is a well-known voice in the accounting and bookkeeping world. He is a world-renowned speaker and one of the founders of VeraSage Institute. Ron's mission is "to, once and for all, bury the billable hour and timesheet in the professions.”

Ron is the author of seven best-selling books, He also hosts The Soul of Enterprise radio talk show along with Ed Kless.

Ed Kless

Ed is a meta-consultant and business iconoclast. Along with Ron Baker, he hosts The Soul of Enterprise radio talk show. Ed currently is the senior director of partner development and strategy for Sage Business Solution in North America. He facilitates Sage Leadership Academy and Sage Consulting Academy and is also the liaison to the Sage Leadership Academy Alumni Association.

Kim Perell

Kim is a bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, tech CEO, investor, and top 50 keynote speaker. How did she get to where she is today? 

Kim was laid off from her first job after college when the internet company went bankrupt. Kim didn't give up. She went to work from her kitchen table and turned a $10,000 loan from her grandmother into a company that earned over $100 million in annual revenue. By the time she was 30, Kim had sold her first company and become a multi-millionaire.

Kim has written two books - The Execution Factor and Jump: Dare to Do What Scares You in Business and Life

Topics: Professional Development


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