Episode 87 – Liz Mason

July 12, 2017


Traveling the world helps Liz be a better leader

 

Liz Mason began traveling when her Dad brought her along on business trips to London and the Caribbean. Since then, she’s been hooked and now sets her personal goal to travel at least two weeks a year to disconnect and focus on something positive in order to break the anxiety and stress that build up from work. She believes in this so much that her firm offers everyone a $1,000 stipend if they completely unplug from work on their vacation.

In this episode, Liz and I talk about how her traveling has forced her to learn better problem solving skills. She’s learned to filter information more efficiently in order to make better decisions. We also talk about how some firms give their teams time off but then make them feel guilty if they use it, which completely defeats the purpose. These are usually the same firms with cultures that don’t encourage everyone to share passions, missing the fact that, “having human passions is always relatable whether the other person shares that passion or not.”

Liz Mason is a Shareholder of High Rock Accounting, a firm she started in 2014. Prior to that, she held tax positions at a few Top100 firms. She was selected a few years ago to participate in the 5th Annual Leadership Academy of the AICPA.

She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a BS in Accounting and Finance and later received her MS, Information Management from Arizona State University.


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Other pictures of Liz

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Liz found Harry Potter’s bones in the catacombs in Paris.

One of the 4 times Liz went skydiving!

Exploring some beautiful Maya ruins in Honduras with her husband Rian.

Enjoying the street art of Melbourne, Australia.

Liz loves rollercoasters, especially Space Mountain at Disney.

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