About Duncan Brodie
I’ve helped more than 7,000 accountants and professionals to move forward in their career, improve their leadership, presentation skills and be better business partners.
Before I set up Goals and Achievements in 2006, I spent 25 years in accounting, internal audit and risk consulting roles in the private (PwC, EY and TSB) and public (NHS) sectors.
As I climbed the career ladder from 15-year-old Payments Clerk to Finance Director of an NHS Trust, I realised something that has become the foundation for my business now:
It isn't the most technically brilliant accountants who reach more senior levels.
To land the job you want, you must be able to market and sell yourself. To be a success once you’re there, you need to understand the aspirations of those you work with: your boss, colleagues or the people you partner with across your organisation.
Seeing the world from your audience’s perspective will make you a more effective job hunter, communicator, manager, leader and partner.
Stand out as an all-rounder.
That is why my coaching, mentoring, training and speaking focus on competences that build on your professional qualifications. These non-technical skills will give you the edge when you are applying for a new position and make you more effective once you are in it:
Create new opportunities with my practical support.
Developing new skills alongside your day job can be a challenge. I was lucky enough to have a number of bosses who gave me the chance to learn, and make mistakes, in new situations. It was during these periods that I experienced exponential growth and gained the confidence to move forward in my career.
That’s what I find truly rewarding about my work today: creating real-life environments where you can learn new skills and apply them immediately. It’s a pragmatic, practical approach, that enables you to achieve your goals more swiftly.
Get closer to your goals right now.
You can make a start today, by visiting my Goals and Achivements blog and my YouTube channel. You’ll find plenty of videos and more than a thousand articles which give you tips on how to achieve your next move and make the most of it once you’ve arrived.
Having worked extensively with professional organisations and networks – CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, AAT, HFMA, Wales Deanery, NHS Wales Finance Academy and the NHS Skills Development Network – I now regularly speak and deliver workshops live and online for their community.
If I can do my bit to help shape someone’s future success, that gives me great satisfaction. Contact me now.
Let’s have a conversation about how I can support you or your team, as you move forward – just as I have done with these clients:
Working with Duncan has helped me tremendously. I’ve learnt to perform much better in job interviews and I’ve secured a great job in a great company. More importantly Duncan has helped me to take my personal and professional development to the next level. This will stay with me for the rest of my working life.
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS
BUSINESS PARTNER WORKSHOP DELEGATE
PRESENTATION SKILLS WORKSHOP DELEGATE.
FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER
INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP DELEGATE AT HEALTH AND CARE RESEARCH WALES
FSD (FINANCE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT) LEAD NHS SOUTH EAST COAST
Duncan’s suggestions and guidance on how to target my job search led me to explore and ultimately find success in a sector that I had not previously considered. His pragmatic and thorough approach helped me to:
What really made the difference for me, however, was the bank of potential interview questions and mock interview. They enhanced my preparation no end and allowed me to go into actual interviews with a level of confidence which I would otherwise not have had.