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DHG’s Change Hub Presents: How Trey Ackerman Leads Through Immense Change

DHG’s Change Hub Presents: How Trey Ackerman Leads Through Immense Change

April 27, 2020

DHG Change Hub Presents: Change Makers 

Over the past six weeks we have all flexed our change muscle.  No two days have been the same.  As part of our Change Makers podcast series, an extension of our Change Hub communications, we have a special podcast series to highlight some of our change makers who lead the way both inside and outside of the firm.

The DHG Change Hub manages the pace, cadence, communications and implementation of change at DHG. This podcast series puts a spotlight on individuals who have taken change leadership to the next level; those who believe that not only can we change for the good personally and professionally but perhaps, just perhaps, we may create a change in the communities and the world we live in. These bold souls are doing amazing things to be the change we want to see in the world. They believe that – We can do anything! These leaders exemplify the courage to embrace change, both inside and outside of DHG.

Trey Ackerman joined us just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and we are excited to bring him back to share how he is leading through this time of intense and immense change.

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Trey Ackerman

Trey is often asked what does DHG do and what is your role in the firm?  And his answer always gets attention. Trey states that we are “in the life changing business.” Trey truly believes that we are in the business of changing lives…both inside and outside of DHG.  In addition to leading the tax practice into double digit growth, he is on a quest to help make DHG famous for our strategic flexibility plan and for the way in which we approach inclusion and diversity. His steadfast focus on these important elements of our people strategy manifests itself inside the firm as he sets an example for others to follow and outside of the firm through his amazing work with the Young Black Leadership Alliance – truly changing lives inside and outside of DHG.

Stories of Hope: Valerie Gibson Emerges Through Life Changes with Hope

Stories of Hope: Valerie Gibson Emerges Through Life Changes with Hope

April 14, 2020

Valerie Gibson is an administrative professional in the DHG Nashville office.  She experienced multiple strokes and two life changing brain surgeries in 2016.  Valerie shares her story and how she emerged through a very difficult time by focusing on hope.

Valerie relied on her faith and family to get through her surgeries and recovery. She also found that humor played a role in helping her remain optimistic and in processing what she was going through. Learning that she could not control the situation was important to Valerie. She took time to grieve what her life was prior to the changes and pressed on with the help of friends, family and a focus on what she needed to do to recover.

As we all face changes and difficult times with the impact of COVID-19, we can learn from Valerie’s story of hope. Listen to learn more.

Tips to Help You Manage Change & Anxiety During COVID-19

Tips to Help You Manage Change & Anxiety During COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Brooks Gallagher is a former DHG Principal and clinical psychologist, and he recently shared the psychological perspective of change and tips to adjust to our “new normal” with DHG team members.

Brooks discusses 8 tips to help us navigate change and anxiety as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is the first time, in recent history, that every part of our lives has changed at once – work life, personal life, social life – so it is normal to feel stressed and uncertain.

Click here to read more about these tips and the psychological perspective of change.

Be the Change: Profiles in Courage with Trey Ackerman

Be the Change: Profiles in Courage with Trey Ackerman

February 4, 2020

DHG Change Makers

As we continue to develop our “change muscle” through the wide variety of change efforts we are either driving or supporting, we are simultaneously learning skills and applying tools that enable us to be more change agile in our personal lives. As we become proficient at being resourceful and nimble contributors at DHG and we focus energy on the all-important task of reinventing ourselves to meet evolving needs of our business and our clients, we develop the ability and the confidence to tackle challenges both in our work and in our personal lives.

Our Profiles in Courage segment puts a spotlight on individuals who have taken change leadership to the next level; those who believe that not only can we change for the good personally and professionally but perhaps, just perhaps, we may create a change in the communities and the world we live in. These bold souls are doing amazing things to be the change we want to see in the world. They believe that – We can do anything!

These leaders exemplify the courage to embrace change, both inside and outside of DHG.

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Be the Change: Profiles in Courage with Kate Stewart

Be the Change: Profiles in Courage with Kate Stewart

February 4, 2020

DHG Change Makers

As we continue to develop our “change muscle” through the wide variety of change efforts we are either driving or supporting, we are simultaneously learning skills and applying tools that enable us to be more change agile in our personal lives. As we become proficient at being resourceful and nimble contributors at DHG and we focus energy on the all-important task of reinventing ourselves to meet evolving needs of our business and our clients, we develop the ability and the confidence to tackle challenges both in our work and in our personal lives.

Our Profiles in Courage segment puts a spotlight on individuals who have taken change leadership to the next level; those who believe that not only can we change for the good personally and professionally but perhaps, just perhaps, we may create a change in the communities and the world we live in. These bold souls are doing amazing things to be the change we want to see in the world. They believe that – We can do anything!

These leaders exemplify the courage to embrace change, both inside and outside of DHG.

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Be the Change: Profiles In Courage with Lori Haley

Be the Change: Profiles In Courage with Lori Haley

February 3, 2020

DHG Change Makers

As we continue to develop our “change muscle” through the wide variety of change efforts we are either driving or supporting, we are simultaneously learning skills and applying tools that enable us to be more change agile in our personal lives. As we become proficient at being resourceful and nimble contributors at DHG and we focus energy on the all-important task of reinventing ourselves to meet evolving needs of our business and our clients, we develop the ability and the confidence to tackle challenges both in our work and in our personal lives.

Our Profiles in Courage segment puts a spotlight on individuals who have taken change leadership to the next level; those who believe that not only can we change for the good personally and professionally but perhaps, just perhaps, we may create a change in the communities and the world we live in. These bold souls are doing amazing things to be the change we want to see in the world. They believe that – We can do anything!

These leaders exemplify the courage to embrace change, both inside and outside of DHG. 


Lori Haley
As the managing partner of Atlanta, Birmingham and Jacksonville market, Lori had the courage to include a session featuring “Unconscious Bias” in the Birmingham Executive Briefing Series. While the other sessions of the day covered typical business-related topics, she had the courage to incorporate what might be viewed as edgy and uncomfortable by some. As our Inclusion and Diversity leader, an African American female, addressed a virtually all white audience with clarity, passion and wisdom, eyes were opened, brains were engaged, and hearts were touched. What an impact she was able to make in helping build a more inclusive business community in Birmingham, Alabama.

Scott Yandle Shares The Importance Of Building Mindfulness And Meditation Into Your Day

Scott Yandle Shares The Importance Of Building Mindfulness And Meditation Into Your Day

December 6, 2019

Scott Yandle is a Senior Assurance Manager in the DHG Greenville office. He has been with DHG for more than 10 years and avidly mediates to manage stress and work-life balance. During this podcast, Scott shares tips on how to carve out time to be mindful during your day.

Sharing Sammy’s Story – Inspiring Us to Be More Inclusive

Sharing Sammy’s Story – Inspiring Us to Be More Inclusive

October 30, 2019

As we recognize the importance of Disability Awareness Month, Keith Giddens shares the story of his son Sammy. Living with autism and a light to those around him, Sammy inspires us to be more inclusive of everyone. As a father to a son with a disability, Keith shares about lessons learned from Sammy and how we can all be more inclusive in the workplace. 

Celebrating Working Parents Day

Celebrating Working Parents Day

September 16, 2019

In celebration of National Working Parents Day, we sat down with members from The Parents Professional Network group at DHG, Darien Sutton and Becca Welker.

Darien Sutton is a Senior Manager in our Winston-Salem, NC office. Becca Welker is a Tax Managing Director who works remotely and is actively engaged with the Raleigh office. They both join us to share a few noteworthy experiences related to working and managing a flexible schedule.

 

Financial Focus Month

Financial Focus Month

August 8, 2019

In honor of DHG’s IMPACT Financial Focus Month, we spoke with DHG’s own Amy Manning (Senior Manager, DHG Wealth Advisors) about financial wellness for our people and the tools we have available to help us be more financially fit.