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It's simple really... your success as an Independent Consultant will be determined by your consulting capabilities.

To be successful as an Independent Consultant you must ensure you are fully equipped to meet the expectations that clients have of consultants... which are very different from the expectations of employees. It’s not sufficient to just have strength in depth as a subject matter expert, well not if you want to secure the best clients and join the ranks of the highest earning Independent Consultants. You must balance this with being able to demonstrate an extensive range of consulting capabilities….it seems obvious doesn’t it.

Without strong consulting capabilities you will struggle to find the right assignments to give you the delivery satisfaction and the daily rates that you want and need. You are unlikely to get contract extensions and may struggle to find work at all, leading to those dreaded gaps between contracts with no money coming in. And without well-developed consulting capabilities you will certainly not be considered for associate roles through consulting firms.

However, those Independent Consultants who are continually developing and leveraging their consulting capabilities command the highest fees and are in constant demand. These are the experts who become the Independent Consultants of choice in their field.

If this is what you are striving for then you have no choice but to become a master at consulting.

I like to split consulting capabilities into 2 categories:

  • Core Consulting Capabilities that can be used at any stage of a business transformation or change process;
  • Delivery Capabilities that are most relevant during one of the 5 phases of the business transformation process (refer to the Business Transformation and Consulting module for more information about this).

All our online learning programmes fall into one of these two categories.

Here’s what you will get:

  • Structured and practical guidance to help you develop the business transformation, consulting and project delivery capabilities that you need.
  • Methodologies, strategies and tools used by leading consultancy firms and specially adapted for you as an Independent.
  • A mixture of video and PowerPoint presentations with audio commentaries to support these;
  • Assessments at the end of each module with a few questions to test your understanding;
  • Certification to say you have successfully completed the course  useful if I refer you to contacts in consulting firms who are looking for associates to place on projects;
  • A resources area for you to download 
    • The slide packs
    • Transcripts of the commentaries – with spaces to take notes
    • MP3’s of the audio
    • Notes versions of the slide pack that you can print and use as a workbook
    • Checklists
    • Templates that are ready to use with your clients

And because it’s all online, you can take the training at a pace and place that suits you.

Roles and responsibilities charting
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A simple yet powerful tool and methodology that will help you map roles and responsibilities within your project. It will set you up to use your available resources in the most effective way.

The Independent Consultant’s Index
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A unique self-assessment tool that will help you establish what you wish to achieve with your Independent Consulting business and what the steps are to get you there are ; maintaining a focus though on how to gain and retain clients.

And thats not all...

I want to make sure that there's absolutely no risk to you. Thats why I'm offering you a 60 day money back guarantee.

Your 60-day money back guarantee

60 Day GuaranteeI want you to be able to invest in our online learning programmes with absolute confidence. So after you’ve signed up, if at any time during the first 60 days you feel the programme isn’t for you, then contact me for a full refund. No questions asked.

I fully expect that our online learning programmes will set you on the path to securing assignments with more prestigious companies at significantly higher daily rates than you get today; that they will virtually guarantee you contract extensions and will consign gaps between contracts to history.

Partner with The Independents’ Consultant as your catalyst to becoming the Independent Consultant of choice in your field.

To your success... 

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Clive Mallard 

Clive Mallard talks about the online learning programmes from The Independents' Consultant

To learn more about:

Consulting Capabilities: Part 1
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The introductory programme that bundles together the first 5 online leaning modules, Business Transformation and Consulting, Consulting Fundamentals, Meeting Mastery, Stakeholder Alignment and Presentation Breakthrough.

Business Transformation and Consulting
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What business transformation is and your role as an Independent Consultant within it.

Consulting Fundamentals
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The essential ingredients for setting yourself up for success as an Independent Consultant.

Meeting Mastery
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How to manage client meeting more efficiently to free up time, increase productivity, improve business results and motivate team members.

Stakeholder Alignment
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A structured process for aligning business stakeholder so your team's proposals get approved first time, every time.

Presentation Breakthrough
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How to deliver powerful and persuasive stakeholder engagement presentations to get the decisions you want when you need them.

Quotes

Clive demonstrated superior skills driving and leading strong connectivity and very senior stakeholder engagement across the business, including Commercial, Medical, Supply Chain, Finance and other functions.

— Dean Blackman
Senior client, GlaxoSmithKline

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About author Clive Mallard: 

Clive Mallard is an accomplished Independent Consultant with over 30 years of consultancy, business ownership and business management behind him. He has led transformation projects with FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies and has established a strong reputation as a trusted business advisor. He is now dedicating his efforts to guiding and supporting Independent Consultants around the world.