Karbon Academy provides courses for accountants and bookkeepers in management, growth, technology and strategy.

Taught by leading practitioners and business mentors who will share best practices and methods used to manage, scale and grow their firms, Karbon Academy's aim is to empower your professional growth, so you can face challenges in today’s industry and looking to the future.

Lectures commence August 28th and run weekly for 12 weeks (time for you). Spaces are limited.

Primary lecturers

Bruce Phillips

Founder and CEO, HPC


Bruce A. Phillips is a seasoned CPA and a passionate advocate for cloud technology. Having not only run his CPA firm for 25 years, but also serving as a CFO and COO of tech start-ups, he was an early adopter of cloud technology for accounting and other businesses. A well-known name in the SaaS industry, Bruce has been a key beta tester for several cloud technologies and was profiled as early as 2010 by several key players in the industry.

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Carla Caldwell

Founder of Caldwell Consulting & Training


Carla Caldwell works with business owners (especially non-profits) to bridge the gap between growing business and specific accounting solutions. She also helps accounting and bookkeeping firms implement the tools that help them be more successful—from value pricing and process development to the apps that support their systems.

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Steph Hinds

Founder, Growthwise and Industry Speaker


Steph decided to become an accountant because she wanted to change the future of small businesses in Australia ("I was young, it’s now the world!"). She believes accountants hold the cards, the knowledge and the ability to make an enormous difference in their clients lives. Steph has spent the past 2 years working with accountants and bookkeepers in setting business strategies, implementing technology and becoming the best leaders and managers they can be.

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Guest lecturers

Business builder, consultant, and Business Development Director at Slipstream Coaching, Sharon's passion is helping accounting firms develop multidisciplinary businesses and find their niche.

A successful entrepreneur, Stuart is on a mission to positively change the accounting industry, helping accountants run efficient, high growth firms and deliver outstanding service to their clients.

With 25 years experience in tech & processes, 15 years of leadership experience in the accounting industry & a prior UC Berkeley lecturer, Ian is an expert in practice efficiency and growth.

Adrian is a Practicing Fellow of VeraSage Institute, an avid imaginer of how to make business more human, and helping accountants transform to enable stronger, more focused businesses.

Managing technology products for accountants around the world for the last 10 years, Sara has a unique understanding of their needs and pain points when it comes to running an efficient practice.

Working with leading firms around the world, James helps practices become more profitable and systemize their processes to deliver maximum value and memorable service to their clients.

A legend in the industry, Wayne's wealth of experience in transforming accounting practices and boosting growth through technology, marketing and growth hacking is second to none.

Tim has been advising clients for over 26 years at Change, his accounting firm. Change is 100% cloud firm and is proud to not use timesheets. Tim also created ChangeGPS, to help hundreds of accounting firms make things easier and faster for their clients.


Karbon Academy is divided into 4 tracks.

Each track has 2 courses: 101 and 102.  Each course includes:

  • Six, 1-hour live lectures, including Q&A with the lecturers
  • Six, 1-hour live discussion and execution sessions
  • On-demand access to all lectures & discussion sessions
  • Course workbook plus structured firm work
  • Up to 12 CPE credits (US only)

Every lecture will be followed by the related discussion session the following week.

If you miss a lecture or discussion group, they will be recorded and provided to you on-demand after the class has concluded. 


Strategy 101
Build an enduring strategy & measure its success.

Strategy 102
A how-to in value pricing, advisory services, and NPS.

Management 101
Be a leader and instill culture of collaboration & accountability.

Management 102
Find, onboard, motivate, train and retain the right talent.

Efficiency 101
Discover, build and refine the key processes that drive efficiency.

Efficiency 102
Automate your processes and learn how to manage the work. 

Growth 101
Find your niche, derive your marketing strategy & build your presence.

Growth 102
A how-to of channel marketing, selling, and closing.


Classes begin August 28 (time for you) and spaces are limited. Enroll now to secure your place!

“Karbon Academy is geared towards re-tooling accountants as entrepreneurs and true business owners to help them navigate the transition that's happening all around us.”

Adrian Simmons
Practicing Fellow of VeraSage Institute

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