Why You Aren’t Passing CIA Exam

One of the most frequent questions I get asked: “Why am I not passing the CIA exams?” In this video I share two of the most common reasons, and they aren’t what you’d expect, but I see them all of the time. Listen to the video for the full scoop on these two. Ultimately you…

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Fire & Earth E54: Making the Holidays Less Stressful

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Full of cheer, goodwill and peace on earth … but also some S-T-R-E-S-S. In this #fireandearthpodcast episode we give you some tips for making this holiday season less stressful … whether that’s dealing with Uncle Joe’s insensitive comments at dinner, having unrealistic expectations for the “perfect” holiday…

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CAE Briefing E29: 2019-12-15

This week I am doing something I’ve never done before. I’m giving you early access to this week’s Jamming with Jason podcast episode. The reason: I’ve had back-to-back-to-back excellent episodes with three successful CAEs: Imran Zia, Steve Goepfert, and Larry Harrington. Even though Larry’s episode won’t officially drop until this Tuesday on the podcast platforms,…

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Jamming with Jason Podcast: E41 Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Larry Harrington

In this week’s episode I speak with Larry Harrington about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: personal branding and your career development plan, benefits of being in roles outside of internal audit, developing and maintaining strong relationships with management, getting a seat at the table, and investing in yourself.…

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How To Pass CIA Exam?

There are four things you need to pass the CIA exam: mindset, commitment, good study habits, and quality materials. At the risk of sounding like an “old fart” … back in my day when I took the CIA exams it was still paper and pencil. We had two times a year when one could take…

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Fire & Earth Podcast E53: Combining Yoga and Laughter to Reduce Stress with Brittney Hiller

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about yoga. In this episode we discuss some of the basics of yoga and how anyone can practice this stress relieving practice. We also jump into laughter yoga and the power of laughter. Seems a bit childish? Exactly and when you listen you’ll be laughing with us…

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Jamming with Jason Podcast: E40 Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Steve Goepfert

In this week’s episode I speak with Steve Goepfert about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including the difference between being a Chief Auditor, and being a Chief Audit Executive; what it really takes to be a CAE; how to provide those moments of head snap (you’ll have to listen…

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CAE Briefing E28: 2019-12-08

This week’s video provides you with a tip for improving your annual audit planning … how you can get your team more involved and improve morale, and taking some good old fashioned R&R during the holidays. I’m referring to “Rest & Reflection” and discuss some ways you can reflect and re-charge your internal battery during…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E52 Leveling Up Your Listening

Did you know there are different three levels of listening? Did you hear what I just said? Are you listening to me? In this episode we dive into how you can improve listening (which is way different from just hearing) when it relates to self, others, and global. You will see how to improve the…

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Jamming with Jason E39: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Imran Zia

In this week’s episode I speak with Imran Zia about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss how management wants to see internal audit as a partner and trusted advisor. How integrity, courage, likability and trust help you get to that status. We also discuss how to become the CEO of your own…

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