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HVC? What’s That?
HVC stands for Highest Value Contribution. It is the highest level of functioning at which a professional performs, providing the most value to clients and the firm AND experiences great personal satisfaction and professional fulfillment.
When I see partners doing work that someone their junior could be doing, they aren’t contributing at their highest level. When partners are involved in activities that someone else could do (think administration), they aren’t making the kind of contributions they could be making. The time that partners spend with things others could do, they aren’t available to function at their highest levels. In fact, partners actually rob others of the opportunity to function at their HVC.
Now, I’m a realist. We both know that there are times when you have to function below your HVC. Client or regulatory deadlines, no one available, no one trained–these and other reasons engage you in work that you shouldn’t be doing. That’s life.
But that’s not the point. The key issue is what are you doing to maximize your HVC? How are you minimizing your work that others should be doing?
Everyone has a next level and should be aspiring to function in it. With the PartnersCoach, you will discover and refine your HVC, identify the barriers and constraints that keep you from it and develop personal strategies to make it a reality.
If you can do it on your own, go for it. You, your clients and your firm will all benefit from it. If you can’t, contact me. You, your colleagues and your staff deserve better. There’s a better “you” to offer.
– Stephen Farbish, CPA
“We have been using Guy’s services for over 2 ½ years. These programs are the Partner-Pipeline program for all our People, and the Partner-Ready program for our Senior Managers. Guy also facilitates our annual Partner/Manager retreat, as well as our Partner-only retreat. These programs are important to the overall success of our firm, as we are evolving into a larger firm and adapting to an ever changing environment. Guy is a mentor to the partner group and his skills have been a big part of our success to date, and will be on a go-forward basis for years to come.”
– Joshua J. Bodenstadt, CPA
“Guy provides a unique insight on the firm’s structure and management. We tremendously value his experience and knowledge of CPA industry. He has almost instantly earned trust from our partners and staff. We rely heavily on Guy to lead us into the future as we strive to be a firm of choice for our clients and staff.”
– Mark Kruspodin, CPA/PFS, Duffy Kruspodin, LLP
“Guy’s approach was unique in that he was very hands on, easy going, and easy to get in touch with. He is a great person, excellent professional, and really does a great job with what he does,”
– Craig Springer, CPA
“There are many people in the service industry, but what separates Guy is his experiences working within a CPA firm. I’ve recommended Guy to many other firms. Firms that emphasize the skills Guy teaches, differentiate themselves. That’s the bottom line and an important issue. Guy not only comes with a program but has lived it, practiced it, and can speak from experience. He will make individuals and firms stretch to make them better individually and collectively,”
– Mark Topel, CPA, CFP
“Guy understands the opportunities and problems in an organization and is able to be involved in the decision making and problem solving steps. It is a tremendous asset for Guy to have the experience of working inside a firm. I would definitely recommend Guy to others. He has a really good understanding of what makes people tick. His educational background in counseling prior to coaching is a strong asset that mixes well with his firm experiences,”
– Tom Aman, CPA