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Jamming with Jason E90: Collaborative Audit Report Writing with Tracie Marquardt

Internal audit reports have been written the same for decades, and honestly are usually very boring and don’t meet our organization’s needs. In this episode I talk with Tracie Marquart about action oriented recommendations, improving report writing to consider the end of the value chain, seeing the big picture, linking our work to assurance over…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E86: Laughing Every Day with Sarah Routman

Can something as simple as laughing each day actually improve your health? Absolutely. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond. Laughter can help keep everything in perspective, and the more we practice it, the better we get at seeing things in a fresh and more light-hearted way. Instead of crying,…

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Jamming with Jason E88: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive with Sohail Saleem

In this week’s #jammingwithjason episode I speak with Sohail Saleem about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: investing time and money into your career development (and yes that even means out of your own pocket), having a vision, determining what you need to get to the next level, seeing…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E85: 5 Steps to Unlocking Potential Through P.U.R.P.O.S.E. with Connie Benjamin

Purpose fuels everything we do. When we live our #purpose we get lit up and on fire! In this #fireandearthpodcast episode we are joined by Connie Benjamin, an international speaker and author of the book: Women With Fire™: 6 Secrets to Purpose, Prosperity, and Passion. Get out your paper and pen and take some notes,…

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Jamming with Jason E86: Soap Boxes and Podcasts with Trent Russell

In this special episode of #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I talk with Trent Russell the host of “The Audit Podcast” about the profession of internal auditing and some “soap box” issues we both feel strongly about to help improve internal audit in organizations. It’s a dual interview style, so you get to hear questions and answers from…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E84: The 4 Steps and Stages to Learning

There are 4 different steps to learning. The problem is most people stop after the first or second step, never really learning. Just going through the motions and the knowledge is lost. In this #fireandearthpodcast we talk all things learning. Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/ To learn you need a combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, and…

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Jamming with Jason E84: Traditional Internal Audit is Dying

For the times, they are a changing in the internal audit profession. You can choose to stick your head in the ground and ignore what’s going on, but you may end up like some CAEs who just got let go from their positions for sticking with a traditional internal audit mindset. In this week’s podcast…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E83: How to Pivot Your Business with Carla Cherry

In this #fireandearthpodcast episode we are joined by #marketing strategist Carla Cherry to discuss marketing and how to pivot your business. The COVID pandemic has caused many #entrepreneurs to re-assess their businesses and see if it’s time to pivot or time to hone their marketing to attract their perfect clients. Here are a few sound…

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Jamming with Jason E82: Personality-Based Internal Auditing with Barbara Siegenthaler

A lot of people are advocating auditing culture. Problem is, it’s very swishy and difficult to objectively audit. A much more practical approach is to utilize some newer research around Personality System Interaction (PSI) patterns and utilize the Organizational Personality Framework which provides new, innovative levers for change, based on analyzing the organization’s preferred personality…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E82: Escape

At times we all need a little escape, to de-centrate and reduce stress. What’s the healthy way to escape vs. the unhealthy way that often leads to addiction and isolation? In this #fireandearthpodcast episode we explore how to go into escape mode for the right reasons and how to set boundaries. Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/…

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