I want consultants to succeed but a life as a consultant is not easy and having expertise is only part of the success equation. Another part of the success equation is ensuring you understand the basics of consulting.
This means understanding seven key knowledge areas. The areas are Focus, Ideal Client, Brand Message, Service Offering, Awareness, Engage, and Deliver. The combination of the knowledge areas is known as the Consultant’s Model©.
The model starts by identifying a consultant’s focus and their ideal client so that they can successfully engage with and deliver the results not only meeting a client's expectations but exceeding them. It is a flexible approach that guides consultants eliminating wasted time and reducing frustration enabling them to succeed quickly and make money. Every course found on Laura’s Consulting Guide supports the model and the Consultant's Jumpstart Blueprint©.
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“I highly recommend these courses for anyone considering becoming a consultant or existing consultants struggling with their practice. Having worked in large corporations and as an entrepreneur, I’m looking to leverage my experience by pursuing a consultancy business. I have found Laura’s approach invaluable in helping me understand different aspects of consulting starting with identifying my targeted client and service offering. Without the course material and instruction, I would have been struggling and making many mistakes or in-efficient shot-gun attempts. I now have the confidence to pursue consulting in a very clear and laser- focused way. ”Tom Scurria, Founder, IAWL Advisory, LLC
“I started taking Laura’s courses when I began my consulting and coaching business because I needed to gain clarity around several consulting topics. The courses are clear and concise but the work you do is heavy lifting. Laura challenges you to think beyond what you know and requires you to think outside your comfort zone. Her approach helped me gain clarity around my focus, ideal client, and brand. I highly recommend Laura's courses and the support and interaction you receive from Laura. Believe me when I say her objective is your success.”Charlotte Anderson, Transformation Keys, LLC
“Excellent courses! Laura takes a holistic approach to consulting but she doesn’t stop there. She realistically discusses each consulting topic following an integrated framework that is not overwhelming. Her ability to communicate with clarity and integrity inspires you. Her framework is actionable. Anyone can do it! After each course, I’m able to keep laying the bricks in the right direction (from Consulting: The First Step) leading me on the path to success, personally and professionally. ”Eleanore Meals
Consulting: The First Step
Not sure if consulting is for you? Have you been a consultant but something is not quite right? This course covers basic concepts and includes a self-assessment. Use the self-assessment to create a roadmap and become a successful consultant.
Begin Your Journey!
Clarify Your What, Focus, and Who, Ideal Client, with the help of a grabbing Brand Message. Three courses bundled together to help you begin your journey. Workshop begins 1/4/2019.
Who Do You Serve?
What Would It Be Worth to You to Have Your Focus and Ideal Client MATCHED? A 5-week Online Group Discussion Workshop covering the 4-Step Who Do You Serve Process. Starts 1/25/2019.
What Message Grabs Their Attention?
Does your message address a Challenge or Opportunity? A Pain or Pleasure point? Does it lead to a conversation that starts building a relationship? This 4-week course helps you craft, practice, and deliver a perfect message. Starts 2/21/2019
Engage With Your Client 10/2018
Engaging With Your Client is the culmination of your hard work. It starts with a prospective client asking to discuss an opportunity and ends with a signed contract. Three workshops together. Supports the Engage Knowledge Area. Starts 10/12/2018.
The Most Important Meeting: Discovery!
The objective is to help you frame and conduct one of the most important meetings you will ever have with a prospective client-your Discovery Meeting. Workshop starts 10/12/2018.
Right Approach, Right Price!
Crafting the right approach and determining the right price to quote can be a daunting task because you want to provide a client with an approach that fits their ask and makes you money. Workshop starts 10/26/2018.
Compelling Proposal! Signed Contract!
Your prospective client agrees on the recommended approach, but you still need to memorialize what you discussed. First with a proposal, and then a signed contract. Workshop starts 11/9/2018.
Self Study Who Do You Serve?
What Would It Be Worth to You to Have Your Focus and Ideal Client MATCHED? A self-study course covering the 4-Step Who Do You Serve Process. Focus and Ideal Client Knowledge Areas of the Consultant Development Model.
Self-Study What Message Grabs Their Attention?
Does your message address a Challenge or Opportunity? A Pain or Pleasure point? Does it lead to a conversation that starts building a relationship? This course helps you craft, practice, and deliver a perfect message.
Self Study Serve and Message Course Bundle
Clarify your What - Your Focus - and ensure your Who - Your Ideal Client with the help of a grabbing brand message. Two self study courses are bundled together to help you begin your journey.