Speaker Profile


Jim Lindell

President, Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc.

Little Decisions - Big Results

Your career path will most likely take many turns. Identifying the little decisions you make, and their impacts will help identify, modify, and reinforce your career path and eventual success. Jim will challenge us to evaluate the path that all of us are on, and most importantly, help us recognize the connection between our career and our life goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Raise our awareness of critical decisions we encounter every day.
  • Identify what is truly important to each of us (and that answer is not uniform to all.)
  • How can Socrates' philosophy help us improve our career path, career and overall enjoyment of life?
  • Learn to avoid the dangers of perceptions and blame that can harm your career path.

About Jim Lindell

James (Jim) T. Lindell is the President of a Wisconsin-based strategic & financial consulting provider, professional speaking, training, and executive coaching. Jim has an extensive background in senior management, including positions as Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Corporate Assistant Controller. Jim has worked with various industries, including manufacturing, health care, not-for-profit, distribution and food processing. He has been involved in more than 50 M & A projects.

Jim Lindell is a Certified Public Accountant with public accounting experience at several local and regional accounting firms. Also, Jim has received the Certified Speaking Professional credential. There are fewer than 10 CPAs to have this distinction. Jim is a TEC/Vistage Chairman (The Executive Committee). He is a member (and instructor) of the American Institute of CPAs, the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, and the National Speakers Association.

Jim is the author of the AICPA book "Controller as Business Manager." In addition, he authored the following AICPA courses: "Annual Update for Controllers," "Data Analytics for Accountants," "Strategic Planning: A Simplified and Workable Approach for Private Companies," and "AICPA's Controllership: 25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches." Jim also authored and was part of the AICPA video and course, "Minimizing the Effects of a Recession on Your Business," and contributing author of the AICPA course "The Fast Close, Soft Close, Virtual Close? Now Days, not Weeks".

Jim is an 11-time recipient of the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader award.

In addition to his professional credentials, Jim is an atypical CPA. He is a member of the folk music group "Deep Pool," a former HS Rugby Coach and still plays an occasional match of Old Boys Rugby.