The Consultant’s Paradox

Lead Change Blog

If you’re tired of scrambling to find yet another client after a contract ends, it’s time for you to take your consulting, coaching, or facilitating business to the next level and gain some serious traction. The post The Consultant’s Paradox appeared first on Lead Change.

7 Stretches that Will Totally Transform Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

When you combine a strategic growth idea with granular prompts and a well-defined process, you can design a dramatic plan to accelerate your consulting firm. Your growth plans for your consulting firm can be evolutionary or transformative. Fields Consulting Group.

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Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

N2Growth Blog

You also remember the Consultants. As a consumer of consulting services for more years than I care to admit, I have developed a well defined view of a typical engagement. To illustrate the viewpoint of a consumer of consulting services, I want to present a satirical view of a typical engagement. Disclaimer: This article is intended to be a satirical depiction of a consulting engagement. The first item on the agenda was a proposal by ACME Consulting.

Alternative Revenue Sources for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

If you’re having trouble accelerating your consulting firm’s revenue growth, it could be because you’ve forgotten to create a stable revenue base. The post Alternative Revenue Sources for Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group.

Work Like a Consultant

Lead Change Blog

With over 35 years under my belt as an independent consultant, I’ve learned much about how to make life work and make work come alive. In that sense, I wish everyone could be a consultant. But, I have noticed that employees who assume the style and manner of a successful independent consultant are the ones that get ahead and seem to have a great time doing it! Still, there are features of work life as an independent consultant that can be embraced by anyone in a work role.

10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

You’re swimming in a vast sea of stressful news and, given today’s reality, you’re well within your rights to feel anxious, nervous and uncertain about how your consulting firm should proceed. The post 10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A.

The Ladder You Must Climb to Grow Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Clients hire your consulting firm in part because you know more than they do. The post The Ladder You Must Climb to Grow Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting Consultants

9 Impeachable Consulting Firm Offenses

David A Fields

Whatever your political leanings, you don’t want your consulting firm to lean into a bad reputation. The post 9 Impeachable Consulting Firm Offenses appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

3 Tips to Expand Your Consulting Firm’s Market

David A Fields

There’s a rich, hidden vein of project opportunities for your consulting firm—projects that your consulting firm may not have been in the running to receive. The post 3 Tips to Expand Your Consulting Firm’s Market appeared first on David A.

Consulting Firms and Subcontractors: How to Make it Work (Better)

David A Fields

NASA has nothing on consulting firms. The post Consulting Firms and Subcontractors: How to Make it Work (Better) appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

5 Partners Your Consulting Firm Should Call This Week

David A Fields

Many of your consulting firm’s prospects are caught in the eddies of crisis and battling to stay afloat. On the other hand, you know who’s in the same boat as your consulting firm and casting about for … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Why (and How) Your Consulting Firm Should Be Funny

David A Fields

There’s good reason to spill humor all over your consulting firm’s work. My team’s extensive, proprietary research among consulting firm leaders suggests you’ve been hilarious. Not recently, of course, but before you led a consulting firm.

The Perfect Dashboard for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

You can create the perfect dashboard for your consulting firm by combining two ideas we’ve explored previously. The post The Perfect Dashboard for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Too Big? The Correct Way to Tell if a Project is Right for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Wouldn’t it be great to land a massive, game-changing new project for your consulting firm? However, huge assignments have equally huge downsides, and there’s a better way to grow your consulting firm. Fields Consulting Group. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Use This Unique Tool to Focus Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Without focus, no one would become an expert in anything, your consulting firm wouldn’t become a thought leader in your field, and superman’s eyes would cast a warm, rosy glow instead of piercing lasers. The post Use This Unique Tool to Focus Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A.

External Champions: the Best Supporters of Your Consulting Firm (How to Find/Build Them)

David A Fields

All your consulting firm’s visibility-building and marketing efforts pale next to the power of a champion—an outsider who promotes your firm to others. Your consulting firm can actively create champions and super-champions who will rapidly build your business. Fields Consulting Group.

A Superior Response to “What Makes Your Consulting Firm Better?”

David A Fields

You know a rain barrel full of reasons why your consulting firm is better than other firms that do what you do. Hence, when Bethany Buttonwerk asked you why her company should work with your consulting firm instead of others she’s … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Lead Generation for Consulting Firms: 4 Essential Rules to Follow

David A Fields

If your consulting firm had more leads, you’d close more projects. Therefore, investing in lead-generation activities and programs seems logical for your consulting firm, right? The post Lead Generation for Consulting Firms: 4 Essential Rules to Follow appeared first on David A.

The Great, One-Day Consulting Experiment

David A Fields

The post The Great, One-Day Consulting Experiment appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsNote: At the end of this article, you’ll be requested to join an experiment. If you’re willing to join, simply post, “Yes.” In the comments section below the article.

9 Pricing Rules for Your Consulting Firm’s Advisory Engagements

David A Fields

There are consulting projects, there are advisory engagements, and there are chocolate covered almonds. Your consulting firm’s clients may consume all three, however, the rules for pricing are different in each case. All Articles Consulting Consultants

An Impeccable Source of Language for Your Consulting Firm’s Marketing

David A Fields

Picture a deeper, healthier client list and pipeline for your consulting firm—the type you’d have if you communicated your consulting firm’s value in language that instantly resonated with the exact people you want to attract. All Articles Consulting Consultants

3 Steps to Generate Leads for Your Consulting Firm from Content Marketing

David A Fields

Your outstanding content demonstrates to readers, listeners and viewers that your consulting firm houses the knowledge, talent and expertise to solve your client’s thorniest challenges. However, you may be missing a hidden route to surfacing leads for your consulting firm via digital content.

Rejected Again? Improve Adoption of Your Consulting Firm’s Solutions

David A Fields

What could be more discouraging for you and your consulting firm than promoting a fantastic solution… that prospects and clients don’t adopt? Virtually every day, your consulting firm offers a powerful answer to … Continued. All Articles Consulting Consultants

9 Quantum Leap Questions for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

You could answer a debate my team and I have engaged in: the best way to create a quantum leap in a small consulting firm’s performance. Plenty of folks are chattering about how your consulting firm can survive or stabilize in the face of an economic downturn.

Why Hire a Financial Modelling Consultant

Strategy Driven

Hiring a financial modelling consultant provides you with access to their expertise, filling gaps in your own skill sets. The 5 Benefits of Hiring a Financial Modelling Consultant. Perhaps the greatest value of hiring a consultant is the fact that they are sharing a part of your burden.

How to Rekindle Relationships with Your Consulting Firm’s Buyers

David A Fields

Every decision maker who’s regularly in conversation with your consulting firm is a high-potential source of projects and revenue. The post How to Rekindle Relationships with Your Consulting Firm’s Buyers appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

How to make Yourself and Your Consulting Firm SUPER Productive

David A Fields

Also, to be fair, probably neither you nor your consulting firm are achieving legendary productivity day in and day out. The post How to make Yourself and Your Consulting Firm SUPER Productive appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

What’s Way More Important than Your Consulting Firm’s Competitive Advantage? (This is.)

David A Fields

You’ve probably been in a situation where your consulting firm is competing to win a project. For instance, say you know you’re one of many consulting firms bidding to help the Foucault Co. The post What’s Way More Important than Your Consulting Firm’s Competitive Advantage?

Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

N2Growth Blog

GLOBAL CONSULTING & DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION. All this got me thinking about another industry and disruptive innovation: Consulting. At one time there were a few large and highly professional consulting firms who provided advisory services and business expertise. As a result the big consulting firms ended up producing “solutions” and new approaches that were complex, expensive, and highly invasive. By John R. Childress.

Should You Use the Same Fee Structure for These Two Consulting Engagements?

David A Fields

Consulting engagements come in many flavors. Your consulting firm’s work for a client could range from answering questions in real time based on your knowledge and experience, to developing research-based recommendations, to constructing and implementing complex solutions.

The #1 Marketing Tactic for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Two quick questions for you: What are your favorite marketing tactics to promote your consulting firm? What marketing tactics should you use to promote your consulting firm? The post The #1 Marketing Tactic for Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A.

How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

What’s the ideal consulting opportunity for your consulting firm? There are myriad guidelines you could apply to pinpoint your ideal consulting opportunity. The post How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsBefore Goldilocks was eaten by the three bears (or was it the three pigs?), she fussily spotted the ideal porridge, chair and bed for herself.

The 7 Greatest Gifts You Can Give Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Imagine how fun this would be at your consulting firm: you and your colleagues launch every day with a towering pile of valuable gifts that will make the hours more productive and effective. The post The 7 Greatest Gifts You Can Give Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A.

What’s Your Consulting Firm’s Theme for Next Year?

David A Fields

Your consulting firm is hurtling toward the start a new year. More important than your choice of calendars is your choice of your consulting firm’s theme for the … Continued. The post What’s Your Consulting Firm’s Theme for Next Year? All Articles Consulting Consultants

Rainmaker for Your Consulting Firm? The 10 Attributes You Need to Succeed

David A Fields

“Self,” you say to the warm, approachable person contemplating you from the mirror, “I’d like to win <fill in amount> of consulting next year.” Or you say, “Self, I’d like other people in my firm to win <fill in amount> of consulting next year.”

5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck

David A Fields

Or your consulting firm is stuck. Write a book, or track consulting project profitability, or win a consulting project from the Danish royal family.) Or some Godzilla task smashed its way to the forefront and all your (consulting firm’s) work has … Continued. The post 5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsYou’re stuck.

10 Common, Avoidable Mistakes Consultants Make on Video Calls

David A Fields

Consultants would frequently travel thousands of miles, sardined next to strangers (crazy, right?). Even then, your consulting firm’s best, everyday outreach tool was your telephone. The post 10 Common, Avoidable Mistakes Consultants Make on Video Calls appeared first on David A.

Your Consulting Firm’s Most Important Gifts

David A Fields

The post Your Consulting Firm’s Most Important Gifts appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsMillions of people give gifts on the day of this article’s publication. Forget the millions of people, though. You know who’s really interesting?

10 Ways to Have Fun in Consulting

David A Fields

You probably spend more time working as a consultant than you spend in any other role in your life right now. The post 10 Ways to Have Fun in Consulting appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsHoley shmoley. Can that be true? Before and after your work day, you may focus on excelling as a partner, spouse, parent, friend, hockey coach, volunteer, or civic leader; however, roughly half your … Continued.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Marketing Tactics for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

The post Your Comprehensive Guide to Marketing Tactics for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting ConsultantsYour Challenge: Can you come up with even one tactic that’s not on the list below? Bonus points if you post two or more tactics.)

5 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing

David A Fields

Sit back and imagine your consulting firm as pure, rich, creamy scoops of ice cream. Prospects and consulting opportunities are the hot fudge that pours onto your icy practice in a steady, glossy stream of chocolatey richness. When you put it that way, it’s hard not to like consulting, right? The post 5 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

The Perfect Consulting Firm Introduction Email Template

David A Fields

Bernie’s Bagel Empire (BBE) is the perfect client for your consulting firm. They’re in an industry your consulting firm targets, and Bernie himself revealed in a recent trade magazine article that his company is struggling with the wheaty weighty challenges your consulting firm solves.

You Did What?! The Ideal, First 5 Minutes of Every Consulting Meeting

David A Fields

The initial few minutes of every client meeting present your consulting firm with a unique opportunity. Let’s say that next Tuesday you’re scheduled to deliver a regular, periodic project update to your consulting firm’s client, Gridlock Enterprises. All Articles Consulting Consultant