Keynote Speaker. Coach. Author. CPA. Nerd. Level 5 Certified Advisor.
2019 Keynote "Building a Niche" in Sao Paulo, Brazil for Conta Azul . It looks like that dog on the end doesn't speak English either. (They provided a Portuguese translator for the headset-wearing audience.)
Click here to learn more about the Mentor Plus Level 5 Advisor online training program, which is the basis for all of the advisory services I offer (and a key component of many of my talks. )
Starting in 2020, I am an authorized sales agent and can offer a special price for the year long training program.
I am also offering two levels of optional supplemental training and support for those who would like to work with me directly. Learn more here.
We live in a nerdy world. Technology is complicated. Accounting is riddled with jargon. Acronyms are everywhere. We are busy LOLing and OMGing. We are missing out on important information.
Your audience needs a translator. As do your accounting clients. Do you think they understand GAAP?
Audiences and clients of all kinds need someone to make all of this nerdy stuff relevant, interesting, and meaningful. And that someone should be entertaining, lively, and passionate about the subject at hand. Not reading from a boring slide deck.
That's where I come in. I can bridge the gap between your nerdy subject and the business problem your audience is trying to solve.
After all, it's my mission in life to make boring subjects, like accounting and technology, interesting. And once the subject matter is interesting enough, knowledge spreads. Concepts take hold. Light bulbs go on. People then start to feel empowered -- not overwhelmed.
I have spent the past 20 years perfecting my craft as a speaker and looking to help more accountants bridge the language gap to reach their clients.
I have been trained by Jeff Justice, Lynda Spillane, Speechworks, and assorted Improv companies. I have been a TEDxNapa Valley speaker and coach.
How can I help you?
Hire Geni for help making sense of it all.
Scaling New Heights 2019
ContaAzul Con 2019
AICPA Global Women's Summit 2019
I presented at these 2018 events:
June 2018 (Keynotes)
Scaling New Heights, June 17-20, Atlanta
Bookkeeping Buds Retreat, June 25-26, Chicago
Accountex USA, August 22-24, Boston, MA
September 2018 (International Keynote)
, Sep 12-14, Sao Paulo, Brazil
October 2018 (Keynote)
MGI Annual Global Meeting, San Francisco, CA
QBConnect, Nov 5-7 San Jose, CA
AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit, Nov 14-16, New York
Ensuring Success, Dec 6th, Free via live stream on CPA Practice Advisor
I am a nerd for hire. I can take that "goobery" subject matter and translate it into a meaningful but entertaining message. I can get any audience to understand even the nerdiest of topics. I craft content that works. Written, spoken, video, puppet shows, the medium doesn't matter. I have delivered keynotes and breakouts, whitepapers and blog posts and the idea is the same - make boring (but important) stuff interesting . Hire me.
If instead, you happen to be the nerd (or even non-nerd) who wants to be heard, I can help you craft a message that makes you a hero. Want to deliver a TEDx talk? I have been coaching TEDxNapaValley speakers since 2012 after delivering my own basset hound themed talk in 2011.
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Geni was our ending Keynote at our Fall 2016 ITA Collaborative ... she delivers her message with humor and common sense analogies. I highly recommend Geni as a speaker."
-- Stan Mork
President at Information Technology Alliance and Owner of Mork Consulting, LL
Anyone who has lots of specialized knowledge.
According to Matthew Syed, author of Bounce: Mozart,Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success, it takes 10,000 hours of nerdy devotion for someone to become an expert in any subject.
I specialize in creating content on nerdy subjects. Hire me for help getting the word out about your business, software, or product. Got a special whiz bang doohickey that makes life better for business people? I can tell your story.
What I offer is a bridge. A filter. A way to mold that volume of incredible insight into something that connects with everybody else.
It can be written messaging or webinars, a whitepaper, website, or a live presentation but the issue is the same - as a communicator, you need to connect with your audience.
This website shares insights from my own quest to communicate accounting and technology subjects in a new and entertaining way.
My personal nerd tendencies lean heavily towards Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, pens, software tools, and anything that involves math.
If you need a translator, are looking for an angle, want to connect financial statements with wine or gerbil workouts with technology I might be able to help.
Click these links to learn more about my services or to read what others are saying about my presentations. Note: There will be basset hounds.