‘Live’ Certification

People Advisory ‘Live’ Certification

Deepen your advisory knowledge through social, hands-on training.

Get People Advisor certified with a live training program built exclusively for Gusto Partners. Available on a recurring monthly basis.

Interested? Register in Gusto Learn



Direct coaching by an expert People Advisor

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Improved payroll, benefits, and software knowledge

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Hands-on skill practice, 5.0 CPE credits, and a badge



Opportunity to energize and connect with your peers

Become an expert People Advisor with Gusto’s ‘Live’ Certification.

Future proof yourself and firm.
Expand your expertise, grow your revenue, and attract the best talent with modern people operations advising.

Level-up your skills.
You will learn hard and soft skills, get hands-on practice, and earn 5.0 CPE credits and a badge once training is complete.

Reconnect with your community.
Get a $25 Uber Eats lunch credit, a chance to win swag prizes, and a fun new way to master skills together.

Meet your People Advisory coach.

This live, highly interactive training session will be led by one of these two certified People Advisors. They’ll be there to share their expertise and guidance throughout the day.

Certified People Advisor

Carla Caldwell

Carla Caldwell is the founder and CEO of Caldwell Consulting & Training focused on modernizing accounting teams everywhere. In addition to running her own practice, Carla is a member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network. She’s taught nationally and internationally for more than 20 years, including industry conferences like Scaling New Heights and QuickBooks Connect. Ask her about her upcoming half marathon.

Certified People Advisor

Nayo Carter-Gray

Nayo Carter-Gray built 1st Step Accounting, in hopes of Making Accounting a Little Less Taxing® for small business owners. She’s an expert trainer with experience as an Enrolled Agent and QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified Pro-Advisor. Nayo was named one of Hubdoc’s Top 50 Cloud Accountants in North America (2017, 2018), and sat on the 2018-2019 Intuit Accountant Council. She was also named one of Forbes Top 100 Tax Twitter accounts to follow, and is listed as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting by Practice Ignition. Ask her about Coca-Cola slurpees.

Certified People Advisor

Keila Hill-Trawick

Keila is the founder of Little Fish Accounting and focuses on helping small businesses thrive through her transparent, easy-to-understand approach to accounting. In addition to her full-time work with Little Fish, Keila is co-founder of Accountants of Color, a safe space for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) accountants to engage, grow, and build their firms.

People Advisory Certification expanded my team’s expertise and gave us deeper insight into what clients and their employees’ value.
Tim Cofrin
Aprio Cloud

Here’s what’s on the agenda.

1. Welcome!


Meet your coach and prepare for the day ahead. You’ll learn more about People Advisory services and why they’re such an essential part of building client relationships.

2. Morning sessions

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See how payroll can be a springboard for people advising. You’ll get a crash course on payroll and compliance basics.

3. Lunch


After a lot of brain food, it’s time for actual food.

4. Afternoon sessions

Flexed Arm

Better understand the benefits and HR aspect of people operations advising. Review case studies and practice advisory conversations with your peers.

5. Wrap up


Review what you’ve learned, identify how your values as an individual and a firm relate to People Advisory, and get ready to put your skills to work.

6. Certification & CPE


You will receive your Certificate of Completion by email and CPE credits within a week of taking this program!

Your questions, answered.

Uplevel your skills

Register in Gusto Learn.