Rainmaker has been transforming the lives of accountants for over twenty years. We help firms grow. Join us as we continue to evolve through transformational and cultural training, strategic plan consulting and our various alliances focused on growth and promoting resource sharing of member firms. The Rainmaker Companies is focused on Raising the B.A.R. in 2014 through defining desired Behaviors, promoting Accountability and getting Results for our clients. Join us in Raising the B.A.R. in your firm this year!

Dan Brooks, CEO and Angie Grissom, President
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August 19, 2014

Organization Drift

Every organization drifts over time. What was core to successful business gets challenged with external pressures and internal dysfunction. Next thing you know, we are moving sideways in a whirlwind of clutter instead of intentionally in a positive growth direction. … Continue reading


August 12, 2014

What Would you do with a Reset Button?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is that time again-time for the kids to get back to school and back in the swing of things.  If it weren’t for the excitement of a new beginning, the transition into days filled with … Continue reading


Slice and Dice Your Way into Social Media

I recently read the book Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy, which details twenty-one practical steps to help you stop procrastinating and get more done in less time.  It’s a quick and easy read that I highly recommend to anyone … Continue reading


August 6, 2014

Does your Culture Circle the Wagons or Engage?

We have observed that every company has a culture, good or bad.  The question for most firms today is how do we improve and make ours better?  Today, there seems to be two choices a firm has when faced with … Continue reading


July 31, 2014

A Fish Lesson

You have heard of the “glass ceiling”, but have you heard of the “glass wall”?  In 1873 a German zoologist by the name of Dr. Karl Mobius conducted a famous experiment.  Dr. Mobius put a large pike in a tank.  … Continue reading


July 22, 2014

Succession Planning – Emerging Leaders

Regardless of the industry, when talking to leaders of organizations, there is one topic that comes up again and again and again – Succession Planning.  Top CEOs and Presidents are constantly telling us that they are struggling to come up … Continue reading


July 15, 2014

He Said, She Said: Putting on the Brakes

What to do with partners who won’t change Call them what you will, we have all met at least a few reluctant partners, change resistors, “Big no” people — heck, you may even be one of them. These are partners … Continue reading


July 8, 2014

Are you Listening?

In a recent workshop I asked the participants how many of them had ever taken a class in speech; all hands went up.  I then asked about classes in communications, writing skills, public speaking and presentation skills; most hands stayed … Continue reading


July 1, 2014

Take the Temperature of Your Firm’s Hospitality

Many accounting firms are struggling with staffing issues that range from finding people, to developing a team, to keeping quality people excited about the future succession of their firm. In fact firms will tell you the concept of finding high … Continue reading


June 25, 2014

The First Team

In Patrick Lencioni’s book The five Dysfunction of a Team, he discusses an important concept that I believe should become a focus in accounting firms.  The concept I am referring to is what he calls an organization’s “first team”.  The … Continue reading