Eight Rules to Amplify Impact with Rik Nemanick

On Episode 58 of The Unique CPA, Randy speaks with Rik Nemanick, the founder of Nemanick Leadership Consulting. Rik shares eight rules for becoming a strong mentor from his book, The Mentor’s Way. He discusses gaps in how firms currently structure mentorship programs and offers advice on how to overcome common pitfalls.

Important Links

Nemanick Leadership Consulting

The Mentor’s Way

Rik Nemanick on LinkedIn

About the Guest

Rik Nemanick is the founder of Nemanick Leadership Consulting, which offers customized programs and consulting to help clients optimize their organization and leadership development efforts. An organizational psychologist and Board Certified Coach, he has extensive experience in strategic planning facilitation, building mentoring programs, executive coaching, leader training, change management, and hosting customized seminars. He is also the author of The Mentor’s Way, a book on effective mentorship. 

Rik is an adjunct lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis and was an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Louis University, teaching courses pertaining to leadership, strategic management, organizational behavior, and change management. He is a member of the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport Commission and has previously served on boards for St. Margaret of Scotland School and Chaminade College Preparatory, among others. Prior to establishing Nemanick Leadership Consulting, he co-founded and was a principal consultant with the Leadership Effect. 

Rik earned his PhD in Organizational Psychology and Masters in Psychology from Saint Louis University.

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.