Grow Your Independent Consulting Business

Melisa Liberman

Are you an independent consultant who’s ready to grow your business into a predictable revenue stream while working on your own terms? The Grow Your Independent Consulting Business is a podcast that shares the blueprint to make your consulting business goals a reality. Each week, Business Coach, Melisa Liberman, brings you solo insights or informative guest interviews that will help you to accomplish your Independent Consultant Business goals. She shares specific tools, actionable strategies, and techniques that successful independent consultants use to create the predictable, sustainable, and impactful independent consulting business you may not even realize is possible. read less
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Episodes

153. The 14 Systems To Grow a Thriving Consulting Business (part 3)
Feb 15 2024
153. The 14 Systems To Grow a Thriving Consulting Business (part 3)
Are you ready to unlock your full potential as an independent consultant and create a thriving consulting business?In the final episode of the podcast series, 14 Systems to Create a Thriving Consulting Business, Melisa highlights discernible patterns that differentiate prosperous consultants from those facing challenges. First, Melisa explores the importance of robust financial systems and suggests moving away from reactive financial management to proactive, routine-based practices. Then, she explains the necessity of balancing time spent working on the business with time spent on client delivery and how planning these activities ensures a healthy pipeline. These systems connect to mindset, a critical factor in achieving success. Melisa distinguishes between the mindset of a business owner and that of an employee, emphasizing the need for intentional mindset development and routine practices. The episode concludes with a motivational call to action, reminding consultants to challenge themselves, take risks consistently, and believe in their potential, reinforcing the belief that a thriving business is within reach.Through real-life examples and learned experiences, Melisa delivers the final piece of an actionable plan for independent consults to create a thriving business.Click here for the full show notes and more information.Then, click here for more on coaching tailored to you as an independent consulting business owner.
151. The 14 Systems To Grow A Thriving Consulting Business (part 1)
Feb 1 2024
151. The 14 Systems To Grow A Thriving Consulting Business (part 1)
Every independent consultant has the talent and prerequisites to be successful. So what makes it easier for one consultant to grow a robust pipeline while another struggles to build their business?This episode marks the beginning of a series focused on 14 systems to grow and maintain a thriving consulting business. Listen to learn about the first five systems independent consultants need to establish to create a successful consulting business. Melisa emphasizes the need for a committed and detailed three-year plan and explains how consistent assessments help consults move the needle and grow their business. Then, she explores the importance of a compelling service portfolio, advocating for a specialized approach over a generalist one. She also reviews pricing methodology and offers insights about aligning pricing frameworks with value propositions. The episode concludes by underscoring the impact of a well-defined business model that integrates the first four steps of the framework. For independent consultants looking to grow their business, Melisa's insights offer a roadmap to transform struggles into success. Uncover the difference between reactive and proactive approaches, and learn why implementing these systems is the key to building a successful consulting business. Click here for the full show notes and more information.Then, click here for more on coaching tailored to you as an independent consulting business owner.
141. Leveraging AI In Consulting
Nov 23 2023
141. Leveraging AI In Consulting
In this episode, Melisa is excited to introduce Robert Reich. Robert is an entrepreneurial executive with 30+ years of experience creating and refining consumer and enterprise software solutions. He’s the managing partner of R2, a consulting firm that specializes in crafting AI solutions and strategically pinpointing areas for transformative change while cultivating organizational wisdom for informed, ethical AI adoption.Robert was named inventor on six patents, has served as an advisory board member with Silicon Flatirons an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, and a mentor at Unreasonable Institute.In this episode, Melisa and Robert discuss the nuanced aspects of AI strategy, AI implementation, and the exciting potential of voice interface in technology.Then Robert shares his secret for building a strong reputation – positioning oneself as an expert through platforms like podcasts, blogs, or events. He also provides recommendations to consultants on how to leverage AI in their consulting service offerings.Don’t miss this episode, especially so you have the #1 step Robert recommends consultants take so you can leverage AI into their consulting business and client offerings.Click here for the full show notes and more information, including Melisa’s blog article - AI in Consulting: How to Future-Proof Your Consulting BusinessAnd click here for more on coaching tailored to you as an independent consulting business owner.