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  • Tuesday, June 25 | 3:35–4:50 PM


    CPE: 1.5

    Level: Overview

    Recommended Prerequisites: None

    Field of Study: Personal Development

    You devote significant time and money to acquiring and improving your technical skills. But along the way, competent fraud examiners like you often neglect to acquire the necessary skills to sell yourself and your ideas to all those you come across. As technically capable as you are, you can achieve much more by learning how to motivate people to do what you want them to do. This session will discuss simple techniques you can easily adopt into your daily routine that will give you positive results immediately. Soon, these new techniques will become habits that will help you achieve what we all want: to be known, respected, trusted, and a true influencer.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Apply these 8 musts to winning people over
    • Demonstrate confidence while working a room
    • Create lifelong clients from prospects
    • Design best practices to hire, motivate and retain high performers

    tgolden headshot
    Tom Golden, CFE, CPA

    Partner (retired), PwC

    Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Chicago Investigation & Forensic Services practice. Golden has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. He has been quoted in a number of major world-wide publications including Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week and Chicago Tribune.


    Golden was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation. He is a CFE and CPA, former chairman of the Board of Regents for the ACFE and is a Regent Emeritus. Golden was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University, Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first forensic accounting graduate course in 2002.


    He appeared in the 2017 documentary All the Queen’s Horses, a film about the largest municipal fraud in our nation’s history. In 2018, Golden turned his attention to the literary world with the publication of his first novel, Sunday Night Fears. He continues to lead high-profile financial crime investigations and is a frequent speaker, especially for ACFE Chapters.

  • tgolden headshot
    Tom Golden, CFE, CPA

    Partner (retired), PwC

    Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Chicago Investigation & Forensic Services practice. Golden has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. He has been quoted in a number of major world-wide publications including Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week and Chicago Tribune.


    Golden was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation. He is a CFE and CPA, former chairman of the Board of Regents for the ACFE and is a Regent Emeritus. Golden was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University, Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first forensic accounting graduate course in 2002.


    He appeared in the 2017 documentary All the Queen’s Horses, a film about the largest municipal fraud in our nation’s history. In 2018, Golden turned his attention to the literary world with the publication of his first novel, Sunday Night Fears. He continues to lead high-profile financial crime investigations and is a frequent speaker, especially for ACFE Chapters.

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