CONSULTING: THE FIRST STEP

Assess Your Appetite for a Career as a Consultant


Assess your Consulting Appetite.
Start Determining Your Focus for Your Practice.
Build a Roadmap to be Success.

Interested in a consulting career but not sure if consulting is for you?  Have you been a consultant for a number of years and feel the need to reevaluate your decision? Or maybe you woke up one day and realized you are an "independent consultant" moving from one gig to the next gig. You shake your head and ask yourself how did this happen? And now what?

This course walks you through basic consulting concepts and a step-by-step self-assessment of your basic business, technical, interpersonal, and consulting skills. The course covers topics to consider before deciding if a career as a consultant is for you.

The chapters are integrated and build on one another. There are videos for every lesson and downloadable handouts to jot down your notes and analyze if consulting is a career fit.

Praise for this course:

Title aligns with course

I took this course to affirm my decision to pursue a blend of consulting and coaching. The course helped me confirm I have the passion, skills and knowledge to be a consultant and it confirmed my focus within consulting. Clarity on consulting cr...

by Charlotte Anderson

Order from a swirl of thoughts.

This course helped me get a starting point and roadmap developed from the swirl of many thoughts I had around how to be a consultant. Even if you have background, this course is very thorough and can give even experienced veterans a good perspecti...

by Nic Feliccia

Solid overview of consulting essentials!

Laura's online course was an excellent bite-sized overview and review of the foundations that need to be considered for a career in consulting! I appreciate her conciseness and focus on the essential "need to knows", and there were even many take-...

by Amber Aureden

Title aligns with course

I took this course to affirm my decision to pursue a blend of consulting and coaching. The course helped me confirm I have the passion, skills and knowledge to be a consultant and it confirmed my focus within consulting. Clarity on consulting cr...

by Charlotte Anderson

Order from a swirl of thoughts.

This course helped me get a starting point and roadmap developed from the swirl of many thoughts I had around how to be a consultant. Even if you have background, this course is very thorough and can give even experienced veterans a good perspecti...

by Nic Feliccia

Solid overview of consulting essentials!

Laura's online course was an excellent bite-sized overview and review of the foundations that need to be considered for a career in consulting! I appreciate her conciseness and focus on the essential "need to knows", and there were even many take-...

by Amber Aureden

Consulting First Steps

It was a very powerful course. It makes you really think it through. I have been contracting/consulting for over 10 years and there things that I have not thought through. I know now what I have to work on to up my game.

by Valentina Crosson

Consulting: The First Step

Excellent! It reflects your knowledge, passion, and ability to deliver. YOU did an excellent job! I believe you communicate with clarity and inspiration and integrity. So, keep laying the bricks in the right direction and you will be very successf...

by Eleanore Meals
Laura Dallas Burford
Laura Dallas Burford
The Consultant's Consultant

About Laura

Hi, I’m Laura Dallas Burford. I help consultants build their consulting practice by starting with identifying their focus and ideal client so that they can successfully engage and sell to their ideal clients.  

My approach is to follow The Consultant’s Development Model.  I have a step-by-step system that supports the model called The Consulting Jumpstart Blueprint. The program is a flexible, iterative approach that guides a consultant so that the consultant starts their business right, eliminating wasted time and reducing frustration. The courses included in Laura’s Consulting Guide are one of the tools the program leverages.

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What's included?

14 Videos
1 Survey
1 Text
1 PDF
7 Downloads

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long should it take to complete this course?

If you add up all the video time, the course totals to 1 hour. But this is a self-assessment course to help you determine if consulting is for you or not. How long it takes you to complete the course depends on you.  

2. What happens if I have a question? Is there any additional support?

You have two options. The first is to join the closed Facebook group-the Consultant's Consultant Exchange. To join the group, send me a Facebook request. The other option is to send an email to support@ladenterprizes.com.