Key Lessons During Stroke Awareness Month

On Episode 66 of The Unique CPA, Rob Brown joins Randy Crabtree to share their experiences as stroke survivors during Stroke Awareness Month. They highlight the key lessons they learned from these life-changing events, including the importance of being open and vulnerable with friends about struggles and of not waiting for a consequential event to make positive changes in one’s life. 

Important Links

Rob Brown on LinkedIn

Accounting Influencers

Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other

About the Guest

Rob Brown Headshot

Rob Brown is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable, a club of practitioners, experts, and vendors who serve the accounting and fintech world, and co-host of the Accounting Influencers podcast. He works in the accounting/CPA/fintech industries in a wide range of areas; he leads business development/sales trainings, moderates and hosts events, manages influencer marketing for accounting/fintech vendors, and offers accountability coaching for accountants and CPAs. 

Rob is also the author of Amazon bestseller Build Your Reputation and a featured TEDx speaker. He has formerly worked as a health care advisor and mathematics teacher.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA

Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.