The Bossy Clucker ladies are back to finish out their seventh episode. They are chatting about takeaways from talking with Cathy Derus, CPA of Brightwater Financial. They are talking about how to implement the things that were learned and what they are currently doing in the accounting sphere because of Cathy. Listen to this episode to hear why you want help in your business in the accounting-side.
- What KT has learned from Cathy Derus about accounting (2:55)
- How to outsource and save time
- What Kathy has learned from Cathy Derus about accounting (08:31)
- Creating a Board of Advisors to help make strategic business decisions
- A good CPA should be an expert in finances, but also advise you in decisions
Meet the Expert:
Hi! My name is Cathy Derus. I’m a CPA financial planner who loves to help young couples and new parents plan for a brighter future.
You’re busy and would rather spend time with your friends and family than worry about your finances. Could you manage your finances on your own? Sure, but like having a coach or hiring a personal trainer, a financial planner holds you accountable and encourages positive growth.
As a wife and mom, I know what it’s like to worry about your kids. It can be a challenge to juggle everything while wondering if you’re doing it right. From the big decisions around college savings, life insurance, and retirement, to the smaller ones like the diaper budget; being a parent is tough, but totally rewarding.
Brightwater Financial takes a fresh approach to financial planning by discovering your personal values and creating a saving, investing, and spending plan that aligns with these values. I believe that your hard-earned money should also be working hard for you. The ethos of Brightwater Financial is based on authentic connection, and a genuine desire to help you better your life through financial assurance.
As for the name Brightwater, I believe you have a bright and promising future ahead of you. Life is fluid, like water; and a successful financial plan is dynamic and flexible to your changing needs. Plus, I’m a former college swimmer.
Meet the Bossy Clucker Co-Hosts:
Kathy E. Austin is a growth strategist, speaker and the founder of Boss Rising, a movement for creative leaders. Kathy brings over 15 years of small business and corporate expertise, during which time she unearthed the secrets of being a bossy-ass boss earning her a “real-life MBA.” Kathy helps creative leaders take their existing companies and crank it up to the place they’ve dreamed about by implementing her assessment tool the Six Pillars of Growth and through the Boss Rising Growth Accelerator. Kathy recently relocated to Seattle with her family where she cannot get enough of all the frickin’ mountains, chasing her littles, and making wine with her husband under the Perseid Peak label.
KT Speetzen is the CEO of Mother Cluckers Comedy, LLC. By day she teaches everyone from entrepreneurs, politicians to corporations the power of comedic storytelling for branding and engagement. By night she’s the and the Creator and Producer of Chicago’s The Mother Cluckers Comedy Troupe. In previous lives, KT has worked behind the scenes in documentary television for A&E, The History Channel and National Geographic, in addition to earning her Masters in Education and her National Boards Certification while teaching for the Chicago Public Schools. KT loves David Bowie, her crazy family, and is slowly starting to understand Twitter.