Author Archives: Jason Mefford

Fire & Earth Podcast E94: Modifying Your Communication Preference With Others

In today’s episode we’re going to discuss communication types. What kind of communicator are you? And how can you best interact with communicators of different types? If you’re looking to improve your social skills, build team cohesion at work, or just get to know someone, this edition of F&E is for you! Transcript 100:00:01.920 –>…

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Jamming with Jason E104: It’s ALL About Relationships

The quality of your personal and professional life comes down to the quality of your relationships, but don’t take my word for it. Harvard University has been running a study on adult development since 1938, and that is what they concluded too. Successful executives know it all comes down to how well they manage relationships…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E93: Becoming a Mindful Wizard with Steven Rivera

We are joined by Steven Rivera (aka The Mindful Wizard) to discuss overcoming adversity and how “the four agreements” will help you do so. Stephen Rivera has dedicated his life to teaching the power of mindfulness, meditation, and losing fear and doubt. Check out his podcast at anchor.fm/mindfulwizard Transcript 100:00:01.589 –> 00:00:06.450Kathy Gruver: Hey everybody,…

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Jamming with Jason E102: Practical Insights for Lifting the Veil on Fraud with Craig Bristow

Ever feel like a “deer in the headlights” when you get thrown into a #fraud investigation? If you are like most people, at that point you start wishing you had guidance from a mentor or retired colleague. If your colleague was here now, what gems of experience and tricks of the trade would your colleague…

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Jamming with Jason E100: A Tale of Two Careers

It was the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. These words from Charles Dickens “The Tale of Two Cities” is the inspiration for this week’s episode. Two auditors start out graduating from similar universities, get similar starting positions, but in…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E91: Improving Relationships with Self Love

Marketing best practices are actually holding back businesses from having the impact and relationship with potential clients, since it is usually about YOU, YOU, YOU … when you clients want to talk about ME, ME, ME. Using the Hero Method developed by our special guests Kathryn Gillett, allows you to make your potential client the…

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Jamming with Jason E98: Finding New Ways to Thrive with Mike Smith

As the world changes, we have to find new ways of doing things … and this is definitely true of #internalaudit that has been operating relatively unchanged using a traditional approach for decades. What will our relationship with the board, management, and the #chiefauditexecutive be like in this new brave world? I’m joined by Mike…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E90: Improving Relationships with Self Love

As humans we are all in relationships … and honestly some are better than others. Some are easy and others take a lot of work. One common theme behind that quality of your relationship is the relationship you have with yourself. In this #fireandearthpodcast episode we dig into how improving #self-care, self-love can actually be…

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Jamming with Jason E96: Successfully Using Data Analytics with Joe Oringel

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I speak with Joe Oringel about some of the challenges #internalaudit is facing when it comes to #dataanalytics. It turns out one reason people struggle is not understanding the seven body of knowledge areas we should be focusing on and determining where you want to be. We discuss personnel issues (e.g.…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E89: The Simple Business Method with Natasha Mitchell

What if business could be simple? Wouldn’t that be great? Actually is can be much simpler when you follow the Simple Business Method developed by our guest Natasha Mitchell. In this #fireandeartpodcast episode we get into how you can make your business simpler by using Natasha’s approach. Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/ As a special bonus…

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