144: Facing your Career Fears & Finding Your Passion – Amber Setter, CPA turned Professional Certified Coach

09.17.2019 - By Where Accountants Go - The Accounting Careers Podcast

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Amber Setter, a CPA turned Professional Certified Coach, joined us for this episode of Life In Accounting, the Where Accountants Go podcast.
An easy “A”
Although Amber ultimately decided to take her career in a different direction, accounting was something that always seemed to make sense and be easily understandable for her.  She loved the accounting courses she took in her early education, and found them to be “easy A’s” as well!  It wasn’t until she started her career and put in a few busy seasons that she decided perhaps accounting itself wasn’t for her.  She had started to realize that it was the people development and personal interaction side of business that she enjoyed.
Write your own job description!
Fortunately for Amber at this point, she was working with a rapidly growing accounting firm that was open to the idea of moving her into recruiting.  When she approached them about becoming a campus recruiter, they said if you can define the job in such a way that makes sense, we are onboard.  That was her first venture out of being a full-time tax accountant and into the recruiting and development side of the firm… and it worked out well.
Starting her coaching business
After spending almost a decade with that one firm, Amber decided it was time to venture out.  Fast forward to today and through a few twists and turns along the way, and she has been able to develop her business in such a way that she spends her time doing what she thoroughly enjoys.  She helps individuals face their fears and progress forward in their development no matter what stage they may be in today.  From staff level individuals, to upper management, Amber seems to have a very thorough understanding of the “Inner Game” that goes on inside our own thoughts.

I encourage you to listen to this entire interview.  Regardless of what career stage you may be in, I guarantee you will find value.

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