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7 Key Decisions for Starting Your Consulting or Coaching Business Right

Consulting Matters

Let's be real - you don't want to grow your OWN consulting or coaching business for the money. If you were in it for the money, you'd stay in corporate.

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From C-Suite Executive to C-Suite Coach with Adam Schwartz

Consulting Matters

Adam Schwartz was an experienced Chief Communications Officer for a $3b global hospitality company when he unexpectedly got laid off. When he got opportunities, he knew he didn't want to take another corporate job. He wanted to do his own thing, but he didn't know what that was.

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How to Find the Exact Words that Attract Your Clients (and Gets them Excited to Work with You)

Consulting Matters

One of my favorite things to write and talk about is copywriting. Which for most of my clients - it's their absolute least favorite thing. Most of these consultants and coaches love what they do. But they hate the struggle of trying to find the words to describe what they do and write about it.

From Transactional Consultant to Industry Leader with Jason Fearnow

Consulting Matters

How can you evolve from being a transactional consultant to a recognized industry leader? What tactics need to change? What mindset needs to shift? I talked about this with Jason Fearnow in this interview.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

How to Build Your Business on the Best of Your Career with Lori Smith

Consulting Matters

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'd love to take the best of my career and turn it into a business?" but got stuck because you didn't know how? After a 20-year career as a leader at Wyndham, Lori Smith decided that she had done all she could for the company she loved.

How to Get Started In Organizational Consulting [On-Air Coaching with David Manguiat]

Consulting Matters

A question I get a lot is, "How do I break into organizational consulting?". Even though I retired from organizational consulting, I am so grateful for my years advising the executives at Walt Disney World around transformational change.

The ONE THING You Need to Make a Successful Leap Into Consulting or Coaching

Consulting Matters

If you are interested in leaving your current job for the potential of running your own consulting or coaching practice, there is only one thing you need. You may think you need a lot of money in the bank and a "rolodex" of potential clients and referrals.

How to Create a "What I Do" Statement That Impresses Potential Clients [On-Air Coaching with J. Kyle Howard]

Consulting Matters

Have you switched up your career from leadership to consulting and coaching? Are you wondering how to establish your credibility with potential clients, especially when you're just starting? Do you wish you had a ready response to the "What do you?" question that is engaging and compelling?

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5 Reasons Why Your Client Needs You to Charge What You're Worth

Consulting Matters

Most consultants get anxiety attacks when it comes to talking about money with potential clients.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How to Trust Your Gut and Find Your Path to Success with Kelly Collins-Lintz

Consulting Matters

This just in: doing what everyone expects of you is OUT, doing what what makes you happy is IN.

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How to Maximize Your Impact by Creating an Online Course with Christy Ogilvie

Consulting Matters

"OMG - could anything else go wrong?". You know the feeling I'm talking about - the one that describes 2020 perfectly.

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Want to Start a Consulting Business? 10 Reasons Why You Should!

Consulting Matters

This year marked my official 10 year anniversary of starting my own consulting business. It was back in 2010 when I officially launched my website and grew my consulting business from $0-$300,000 in the first 18 months. Sounds exciting, right? I got a vision, had the courage to pursue it, and "Bam!"

7 Key Decisions for Starting Your Consulting or Coaching Business Right

Consulting Matters

Let's be real - you don't want to grow your OWN consulting or coaching business for the money. If you were in it for the money, you'd stay in corporate.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Anyone Can Succeed - Celebrating 15 Years of Consulting Success with Dan Weedin

Consulting Matters

Bosses, colleagues and friends all questioned the wisdom of quitting his high-paying job and steady paycheck for the unknowns of starting his own consulting business. After over 15 years of consistent and growing consulting success - they now understand exactly why he did it.

The Heart of Value Propositions - What You Really Offer Clients

Consulting Matters

“Because relationships are mutual, partners share a single fate; no action benefits one and harms the other.” ” (Lewis, Amini and Lannon). Have you ever read a book that you know will change your life?

Consulting vs. Leading

Consulting Matters

Too many consultants tank their success because they do not clearly understand the difference between consulting vs. leading. Consulting is a defined role that is distinct from leadership. A consultant is one who helps a leader by framing the problems that the leader is accountable for solving.

How Much Does Running a Consulting/Coaching Business Cost? Here's How to Figure it Out

Consulting Matters

Thinking about starting your own business and want to know exactly what it'll cost to make that happen? Then you're going to LOVE this week's tutorial video.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

5 Things to Remember When Pricing Your Consulting

Consulting Matters

If you struggle with determining how to set a price for your consulting services, don’t worry you are not alone.

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The 5 Steps of the Consulting Engagement Cycle

Consulting Matters

Your marketing efforts have paid off. All of your activities on social media and doing speeches worked. You created a proposal, negotiated and renegotiated with your client and the deal is done. And now you’re wondering what to do now.

How to Get a Business that Looks and Feels like You [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial with Betsy & Jen]

Consulting Matters

Want an online image that reflects the depth and power of what you do and establishes you as a premium brand? I sure do! Last week I relaunched my website, which reflects the biggest changes to my business (even bigger than when I left Disney to start my own consulting business.

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Employee Engagement is Unethical

Consulting Matters

When I met with three aspiring consultants who are very passionate about parlaying their experience to help companies create healthy work environments and engaged employees. They almost fell out their chairs when I told them that I am starting to see that employee engagement is actually unethical.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

How To Write a Blog Your Ideal Client Wants to Read

Consulting Matters

Do you know what keeps your ideal client up at night? Most blog posts aren't helpful to your ideal customer. Not only do you have to know what's on your ideal client's mind, but you need to know what they need - hint - it is NOT the process you are trying to sell.

How to Overcome Your Imposter Syndrome Fears

Consulting Matters

One of the most agonizing (and least talked about) experiences that keeps really smart people from building the consulting and coaching businesses of their dreams is the fear of not having what it takes.

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How to Build a Consulting Website

Consulting Matters

Do you have a consulting website? For many consultants and coaches - both new and seasoned - they see their website as nothing more than an online brochure or resume.

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5 Ways Playing Small is Sabotaging Your Consulting Success

Consulting Matters

"Playing small" is making choices that put a lid on your true potential. It's the part of you that wants to protect your comfort, security and validation in the short-term at the expense of what is possible in the long-term.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

5 Shifts to Instantly Increase Your Consulting Success and Impact

Consulting Matters

The cold, hard facts about the consulting profession is that most change efforts fail. The failure has little to do with the quality of our project plans or recommended message points. Failure has everything do with ineffective change leadership at the top.

Consulting vs. Coaching

Consulting Matters

The two most popular paths high achievers take when they leave corporate is to either start their own consulting business or start their own coaching business.

How to Align Executive Development with Organizational Values

Consulting Matters

We have all seen aspirational signs in the breakroom, "Honesty, Kindness, Integrity." While these are excellent personal values, they don't translate into measurable behaviors or tools used at the executive level in daily decision-making.

Laid off? Five Ways to Cope with the Stress, Shame and Fear

Consulting Matters

As a business mentor to aspiring consulting and coaching business owners, I deal with people who have been laid off all the time. I sit with their shame and fear as they find their courage to pursue the entrepreneurial dreams that the layoff simply accelerated.

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The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

How to Uncover Your Big, Sexy Breakthrough Idea

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All thought leaders have a big breakthrough idea that they contribute to global conversation. Brené Brown is known for her contributions of our understanding of "shame and vulnerability." Marcus Buckingham brought "strengths" to our awareness.

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