Consulting: A Holistic View©   

A 13-week program designed for the independent consultant who is building and growing their own consulting business. 

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Hi! I’m Laura Burford.  I partner with business professionals assisting them with building and growing their consulting businesses with the help of a simple and easy to follow framework called The Consultancy Model©.  This flexible model was created because a life as a consultant is not always easy and having expertise and experience is only part of the success equation.  Another part of the success equation is understanding different aspects of consulting-the areas outlined in the model.

In May 2020, Consulting: A Holistic Approach© was released. The approach consists of courses that dive down into the various areas of the model. The approach's flexible format assists with the development of ideas, strategic and operational decision making, and the execution of those ideas and decisions. It is designed so that a consultant can traverse different paths as they shape a consulting business that fits their ideal client’s needs and wants as well as their personal and professional requirements.  

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The Consultant Checklist

One of the first steps to get ahead as a Consultant is ASSESS where you are enabling you to create a PLAN – that works for you. The Consultant Checklist helps you assess you and develop a plan for moving forward. 

What Others Have Said...

“Within 90 days less resulted in more money - I started my consulting business enthusiastic, but after a few months I was still spinning my wheels and struggling to define my focus resulting in limited client opportunities. The Consultancy Model and Laura’s ability to help me leverage my strengths, narrow my focus, and clarify my point of view enabled me to create and then deliver a concise, aligned message to the right people. The result-several new clients and fully booked on engagements. Beyond the obvious financial benefit, my confidence in how I present myself is at an all-time high. ”

Ryan Walter, Parrels Advisory

“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

“As both a nonprofit executive and a professional comedic improviser, I was struggling to combine my passions into a viable consulting career. Now I am poised to launch my own business helping professional women unlock their power as public speakers. With Laura's support and guidance, I was able to hone in on my focus, ideal client, and messaging with confidence. Laura is a great listener with a personalized approach, and the system she has developed provided the structure I needed to actually make progress towards my goals.”

Lura Barber, Phase Zero Consulting, LLC