Wisdom in Progress

Accelerate Your Firm


In this course, we will cover topics beyond just creating leaders and winning fees. This fast-paced program includes practical insight into important practice management issues that affect your firm every day. In addition to the results-based insights from Martin's 20 years of experience working with the accounting profession, you'll learn first hand from peers and practitioners, along with cutting-edge thought leaders and renowned authors in our field.

As a result of this unique mix of content, you'll get the accelerated insight you need to structure your firm and your career to reach your goals more quickly. You get an almost unfair advantage by putting what we cover in this series to work in your practice.

Using a micro-learning format of 10 minutes or less, even the busiest accounting professional can easily make significant progress. The bite-sized instruction is designed to make it easier to gain the key competitive leverage you need over other firms to get top-quality clients. They will see you as the superior choice every time.

You'll absorb wisdom from key thought leaders such as:

  • Your host, Martin Bissett of Upward Spiral Partnership, sharing practice management wisdom
  • Chris Hooper, with insights on the future of the profession
  • Mark Wickersham on becoming an expert
  • Paula Gill on seeing the path forward
  • Stephen Hamlet on facing accounting firm challenges
  • Paul Dunn, the Godfather of The Added Value Movement, on how accountants create magic

Wisdom in Progress is all about becoming the best of the best.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Martin's Practice Management Wisdom

    • Episode 1 - High Self-Worth & Your Stories

    • Episode 2 - Your First Impressions

    • Episode 3 - Scope Creep and Seep

    • Episode 4 - Dangers of Underpricing

    • Episode 5 - Your Value Stories

    • Episode 6 - Your Unique Identity

    • Episode 7 - Who You're Talking To

    • Episode 8 - Quantifying Your Value

    • Episode 9 - Why Not Time for Money

    • Episode 10 - The People Behind the Numbers

    • Episode 11 - Pass the Ultimate Test

  • 2

    Wisdom from Chris Hooper, Accounting Futurist

    • Episode 12 - Greatest Opportunities (Part 1)

    • Episode 13 - Greatest Practice Insights (Part 2)

    • Episode 14 - Greatest Achievements for Clients (Part 3)

    • Episode 15 - Pricing & Presentation (Part 4)

    • Episode 16 - The Road Ahead (Part 5)

  • 3

    Wisdom from Mark Wickersham - Becoming an Expert

    • Episode 17 - Starting A Practice

    • Episode 18 - Pressures, Growth & Pricing

    • Episode 19 - Path to Thought Leader

  • 4

    Wisdom from Paula Gill - The Path Forward

    • Episode 20 - Accountants and Business Needs

    • Episode 21 - Service Development Challenges

    • Episode 22 - What Accountants Typically Lack

    • Episode 23 - Building Soft Skills

    • Episode 24 - Business Information Network

  • 5

    Wisdom from Stephen Hamlet - Accounting Firm Challenges

    • Episode 25 - Ongoing Challenges for Accounting Firms

  • 6

    Wisdom from Paul Dunn - The Godfather of The Added Value Movement

    • Episode 26 - Accountant Impact & Mountain of Value

    • Episode 27 - At the Sharp End

    • Episode 28 - Head in the Cloud

    • Episode 29 - Moments of Connection

    • Episode 30 - Creating Magic