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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October 14, 2014

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Sir Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  This was in reference to the fact that groundbreaking discoveries had been made before him, which ultimately led to his innovations such … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

An Easy Way to Put Learning to Work in Your Firm

Remember back in college, when every class seemed to have that one person who regularly asked, “Will this be on the test?” It wasn’t you, I know. It wasn’t me, either. But that person had a point: knowing something would … Continue reading

September 30, 2014

It’s All About Relationships

As a student at the United States Army War College, one of my favorite phrases to hear was, “It’s all about relationships!” That phrase was beat into us. The theory went that as we graduated from the program and began … Continue reading

September 23, 2014

Know your Market and Serve Them Well

I am writing this blog from about 35,000 feet in the air on my way to an engagement; once again flying my favorite airline, Southwest.  They are by no means the fanciest airline or even the least expensive every time, … Continue reading

September 16, 2014


It’s the level we all strive to attain in some way, shape or form.  Being called an expert is the greatest compliment any professional can receive. It’s a short word, but those six letters convey much more than the sheer space … Continue reading

September 9, 2014

Before You “Reward” Employee Behavior…

Before You “Reward” Employee Behavior You Have to Know What’s Rewarding Creating motivation or rewarding employee behavior is always a hot topic for business owners and leaders.  Getting discretionary effort out of (or motivating) your employees takes a process which … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

The Power of Community

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over my news feed.  I have to admit, I get a really big kick out of watching the videos.  My daughters and I will watch them and giggle – there’s just something hilarious … Continue reading

August 26, 2014

Organization Drift

Part II Picking up from last week’s blog, let’s explore each stage in Chris McChesney’s book, “The Four Disciplines of Execution,” in more depth. He shares a very simple but dynamic process to achieve the desired results. What organization does … Continue reading

August 19, 2014

Organization Drift

Part I 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 … 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