Taking Time for Yourself with Eva Medilek

Especially in the midst of what may be the longest tax season in history, CPAs are feeling especially pressured, burnt out and in need of some serious R&R. On Episode 40 of The Unique CPA, Randy talks to Eva Medilek, certified high performance coach, author, and international speaker, about the difficulty of maintaining balance in one’s life, even while striving for high achievement. She touches on the importance of not losing sight of your “why,” whatever it may be, in the midst of the stresses and obligations of your work. Eva also discusses her efforts in creating a space for people who want to use their privilege to be the best allies they can be.

Important Links



Eva’s Six Pillars

The Intimacy of Race by Eva Medilek

About the Guest

Eva Medilek is an international speaker, author, and high performance coach. She is passionate about helping Executives, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Influencers create heightened levels of success in business and in personal life by developing relationships and influence, taking radical responsibility, and implementing sustainable habits for success.

Through Eva’s coaching programs, she combines high performance strategies with relationship coaching that empowers her clients.

An entrepreneur, Eva founded Elite Legacy Education, which specialized in real estate investing, transitioning from a decades-long career in dental hygiene. An accomplished orator, she has spoken at conferences around the world, including the Women Economic Forum in London in 2019.

Eva authored The Intimacy of Race in 2021. She is a certified high performance coach with the High Performance Institute. She earned her AS in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1980.

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.