#188: The Key Principles Of Business Partnering with Carol Hachandi Lupiya

with Carol Hachandi Lupiya

Our Guest Mentor:

Carol Hachandi Lupiya is a Partner for the African Region at The Outperformer – they design, integrate and facilitate performance and change-focused programs for accounting and finance teams, many who are heavily impacted by structural change, technology advancements and the need to be ‘relevant’ in the way they work with their business.

Building on a diverse career in financial leadership and consulting in practice and industry, Carol works with Financial Executives and Business Leaders to develop programs which shape and transform the performance of their teams through a range of interventions including workshops, action learning, experiential projects, all brought together in a tailored “learning journey” solution.

Carol handled managerial position to various organizations in South Africa. She is a Certified Global Management Accountant and a Certified Business Improvement Specialist.

Key Quotes From the Episode:

[On traditional consulting/accounting] “Forcing someone to have olives in green salad, as what we expect all salad should be. When all they want is cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes.” [5:14]

[On main challenges for us] “Challenges of Business and Finance Professionals are when efforts are mistaken as value. A distinction must be made clear to clients between enablement activities and value creation.”[15:15]

[On best bit of advice] “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your heart, soul and mind.” [21:35]

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Key Points From the Episode:

Why traditional accounting is a bit like forcing olives in someone’s green salad and how to avoid this;

What true business partnering is (enablement & value creation);

The 3 tips on how make it easy for clients to achieve their objectives;

Change the way business approach in partnering

Creating programs and strategies to remove barriers to business success

Value creation

The best mix of skills for today’s modern finance professional

Time Stamped Show Notes

[02:27] – Carol shares her career journey as she wanted to be a pharmacist during her early school days and being in accounting was a fall back. She worked her way in accounting started as cashier and chief accountant. Got acquainted with supply chain and procurement after she took her CGMA and worked with KPMG as a Manager in the advisory team. Later she became Partner – Africa Region at The Outperformer focusing their business expansion in African region.

[09:15] – Making sure Carol is not putting olives in someone else green salad.

[10:25] – The 3 tips on how make it easy for clients to achieve their objectives;

Change the way business approach in partnering

Creating programs and strategies to remove barriers to business success

Value creation

[14:21] – The best mix for finance professional on whether focusing to value creation or enablement activities of clients.

[20:13] – Carol share the need for collaboration with performance management to meet organizational objective.

[21:02] – Whatever you do give your 100%, the best advice Carol recently had.

[22:49] – Books that Carol recommend to our audience to read.

[24:44] – How best to connect with Carol.

[25:37] – Carol’s parting thoughts as many activities are lined up on her blog that will benefit the finance professionals.

Resources Mentioned:

Kindle Edition Book:

When Coffee and Kale Compete: Become great at making products people by Alan Klement

TV Show

Strictly Come Dancing UK

Connect with today’s guest:

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carol-hachandi-lupiya-58799831/

Website: www.theoutperformer.co

Email Address: carol@theoutperformer.co

 


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