Building The Premier Accounting Firm

Integrating Family Therapy Principles in Business Leadership with Dr. Tim Thayne

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

Episode Details

Welcome to another insightful episode of Building the Premier Accounting Firm, hosted by Universal Accounting Center President Roger Knecht. In this engaging discussion, Dr. Tim Thayne takes listeners on an exploratory journey through the realms of family therapy and business organization.

  • From Academia to Business Consultant: Learn about Dr. Thayne’s transition from an academic path with a master’s from BYU and a PhD from Virginia Tech to a practical role in applying marriage and family therapy principles to business environments.


  • Solution-Focused Leadership: Discover the core concepts of the leadership program Dr. Thayne spearheaded, where he marries leadership skills with solutions to family-related challenges, showcasing the synergistic effects of managing professional and personal life dynamics.


  • Healthy Interactions and Motivation: Delve into Dr. Thayne’s perspective on the significance of nurturing healthy interactions in both family and business settings. The conversation also taps into how motivation plays a pivotal role in achieving goals across both domains.


  • Deep Relationships and the 80/20 Principle: Dr. Thayne elaborates on the value of cultivating profound relationships and how this aligns with success and happiness, drawing parallels with the well-known Pareto principle.


  • Business Strategies for Family Life: Roger and Dr. Thayne explain how the structure and discipline of business strategies can be adapted to family life, encouraging accountability, planning, and the importance of maintaining high expectations, even when faced with mental health challenges.


  • An Organized Home Environment: Lastly, the episode emphasizes the benefits of a more intentional and structured approach to managing the household, similar to how one would navigate a business, fostering a healthier and more productive family dynamic.


This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in business leadership to understand how family therapy principles can create powerful outcomes for a business’s progress. Join us for an episode that promises to reshape the way you think about leadership, both at the office and at home.


Thank you for listening to this episode of Building the Premier Accounting Firm. For more information on how you can start or build the premier firm in your area, call Universal Accounting Center at  801-623-6707 or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.


Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Dr. Tim Thayne


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  • Helping accounting professionals confidently and competently offer quality accounting services to get paid what they are worth.



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