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

Opportunity Is Sitting Right in Front of Us

Opportunity Is Sitting Right in Front of Us

It’s 5:45 a.m., the coffee pot is beginning to brew and I can smell that wonderful aroma in the kitchen. Oliver, our Yorkie, is staring at me to let me know he would love his good morning treat as I reach over and open the dishwasher and set my favorite coffee cup by the coffee pot. Turning back, I place the glasses and cups in the middle cabinet. Bowls, one pot, one baking sheet and the big stuff are quickly put away. Easing back over to the dishwasher, I grab all of the silverware and sort it into the individual bins.  

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Breaking Barriers To Capture Your WOO

Breaking Barriers To Capture Your WOO

This is extremely powerful when you do it as a team. You can see people emotionally change their mindset from “can’t” to “can.” From “have to” to “get to.” I’m sharing this story and this picture that impacted me so much to remind us that even on our worst days or weeks, there’s a window of opportunity in front of us if we look for it.

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The Water Is Cold Away From Our Core Values

The Water Is Cold Away From Our Core Values

We each have our boat built with our core values to help us navigate the storms of life, the temptations, the bad habits and to secure the opportunities to live a life of significance — a life where we make a difference for others. Our choices can keep us safe, secure and enjoying our life journey, or they can keep us in the cold water.

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