If you read my last email about Expert Consulting Mastery, you might wonder if this program is right for you. Let me share a few things that might help you decide.
Expert Consulting Mastery is for you if you are a veteran who:
- Wants to use your experiences to help people
- Values autonomy over being in a structure
- Takes prudent risks
- Desires to control your time, talent, and energy
- Is willing to bet on your own success
This program is not for you if you:
- Don’t care about helping others
- Want to be a salaried employee in a company
- Are highly risk-averse
- Don’t mind being told how to use your time, talent, and energy
- Lack the confidence to invest in your own success
Many former senior military leaders make terrific solo consultants and coaches. You’ve been coaching, teaching, and mentoring leaders, providing counsel, and offering trusted advice for many years.
Those same skills are invaluable in the private sector.
Turning those skills into a meaningful, joyful, and profitable business is a matter of combining passion, market need, and competence.
You need all three to succeed.
If you have Passion and Competence without Market Need, you have a hobby, not a business.
If you have Passion and there is Market Need, but you lack Competence, you’ll have no impact.
Finally, if you have the Competence to meet a Market Need but lack Passion, your work will feel like drudgery, and you’ll lose interest.
You have a meaningful, joyful, and profitable business when you have all three.
The good news is that the market needs your wisdom, and you have the experience to be a competent consultant or coach.
You wouldn’t have had a career in service if you didn’t have the passion to help people.
You have all of the ingredients to be a good consultant. What you need is a simple process that helps you be good at being a good consultant.
Being a competent solo entrepreneur has three components: business development, internal management, and execution.
You see the three elements in the prominent circles. Around the circles are some of the critical competencies you need to be good at being a good consultant.
The good news is that all of these are skill-based, which means you can learn to master them.
Most former military leaders find that they pick up quickly the behaviors around Management and Execution because they are pivoting their skills from the military into business.
Business Development scares many retired military veterans because you most likely haven’t developed these skills. You fear you cannot do marketing or sales without violating your values.
Rest assured, you can excel at these skills, too, and without being a pushy self-promoter. ECM shows you exactly how to convey the value you provide to others (marketing) and how to help people make informed buying decisions (sales).
Being a good solo consultant or coach is skill-based, which means with the right materials and support, you can learn it, practice it, and get better at it.
That’s what Expert Consulting Mastery does for you.
This 9-week program gives you the process, guidance, and support you need to accelerate your business and create durable success.
100 percent of the people who have previously participated in this program and who have implemented each step of the process have been successful. Most find the program pays for itself in the first few weeks.
Each week you will watch videos (totalling about 30 minutes) and complete an assignment. You will meet with your group and me via Zoom to discuss your progress, answer any questions, and give you action steps that get results.
By the end of the program, you will have everything you need to move your consulting business from striving to thriving.
If some part of the process is not working for you, here’s my promise and guarantee: I’ll work with you until it does – at no additional charge.
I’m very selective about who joins the program, so admission is by application only.
If this program resonates with you and you’d like to know more, fill out this simple application, and let’s talk.
We’ll discuss your business and see if Expert Consulting Mastery is right for you. I’ll give you action steps to move your business forward, whether or not you decide to take the next step.