Joey Havens


Growing Teams, Establishing Leaders, Serving Clients

“I believe leadership is about serving others and helping those around you see and reach their full potential. I use this passion to provide encouragement, guidance and leadership to our clients, team members and communities.”

—Joey Havens

Executive Coaching



Strategic Planning

About Joey

Joey Havens, CPA, is a managing partner at HORNE, where he passionately lives out his life’s calling to help others see and reach their full potential. Joey challenges leaders to bold transparency, calling on leaders to show their heart while working to connect everyone to the “why,” or the purpose, of the organization.

Joey is a frequent presenter/teacher/facilitator on creating a culture of belonging, strategic planning, leadership development and loves to teach young professionals the ABCs to Outstanding.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CPA Practice Advisor’s Top 30 Thought Leaders
  • 2017 Mississippi’s Top CEOs by the Mississippi Business Journal
  • Accounting Today’s 2016 Elite Managing Partner List
  • Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award by the Mississippi Business Journal

Joey in the Press

Within the profession, Joey actively challenges the mainstays of public accounting. He advocates growing leaders faster using holistic approaches and intentional sponsorship. In addition to his weekly beBetter blog, he is the author of numerous whitepapers and articles and has co-authored four books during his career at HORNE.

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Latest Posts

Lead With Humor

Lead With Humor

When we can laugh at ourselves, it makes us real and keeps us grounded and humble — as leaders and team members.

Have you ever been in a stressful situation when someone said something funny or pointed out some funny aspect of the situation? It immediately lowers the stress in the room, helps people think more clearly and certainly connects us as humans.

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Success Requires Persistence

Success Requires Persistence

Persistence is a strength that helps us push through barriers so we can reach our full potential. But any strength when taken to the excess becomes a weakness. Growth happens when we can objectively assess the risks and the opportunities as we persist on our journey.

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