Episode 81: Lucy Cohen Resources


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When we started the Humanise the Numbers podcast, it was a bit of an experiment to see if there was any life in talking with leaders of accounting firms and with some of the top advisors to the profession from around the world.

And now, two years on, it's no longer an experiment, and I consider it a privilege to be able to have deep, meaningful, valuable conversations with leaders in the profession.

And it's not surprising, is it, when you come across a great leader of a great firm, that they'd want to focus on and have a real systems approach to reducing the grunt work. They'd want to recruit and support the right people and, at the same time, build in accountability so that high performance can be measured.

And that's exactly what Lucy Cohen at Mazuma is doing. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this conversation with Lucy, especially the valuable small comments that she makes throughout the discussion.

And if you've followed what we do at Remarkable Practice and my obsession with KPIs (Key Predictive Indicators, not just Key Performance Indicators), I was very keen to understand Lucy's approach to measuring the performance of her team and how she brings that to bear, so that their 35-strong team have a sense of achievement and deliver a great result across their 3000 clients – a really interesting team member-to-client ratio. They actually measure the number of calls that take place between clients and team members – approximately 750 calls a week.

It's definitely worth your while to check out this Humanise The Numbers podcast with Lucy Cohen from Mazuma. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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1. Listen to this fascinating Humanise The Numbers podcast with Lucy Cohen of Mazuma on the importance of KPIs to the success of her team and her firm.


2. Listen to this podcast discussion with Lucy Cohen of Mazuma as she discusses why she never settles for mediocrity.


3. Listen to this podcast with Lucy Cohen of Mazuma on why it's vital to have the right people in the right seats on the bus.


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1. In this review I'll be sharing the highlights of a fascinating discussion with Lucy Cohen of Mazuma. Lucy discusses many aspects of her business and shares some things very close to her heart, including the troubles she's had with anxiety and how she deals with issues that at the time feel overwhelming. She is also very honest about the expectations she puts on herself and her team and the way she has set up her business so that she is always striving to be the best and looking for more.


Listen here: https://humanisethenumbers.online/episode-81-lucy-cohen-co-founder-of-mazuma/

2. Listen to this podcast discussion with Lucy Cohen of Mazuma where she discusses the difference between being busy and feeling busy and how time blocking, the right KPIs, deadlines and accountability give the team some perspective on the tasks that need to be done so that jobs do not expand to fill time.


3. Listen to this Humanise The Numbers Podcast with Lucy Cohen of Mazuma on working with the right clients and building relationships through regular contact with these clients. Mazuma works with micro businesses, those with less than 500K turnover and normally less than 5 in the team. Lucy and her team have targeted these businesses because they know what advice they need. This type of business fits with their processes and systems, marketing and onboarding support, enabling her 35-strong team to serve their 3000 clients very effectively. Listen here to discover the importance to Lucy of working with the right people.


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