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As a management consultant myself I’ve always been lucky to have mentors who have guided me through my career. When I was in house I regularly had quality time with Senior Partners that helped me rapidly accelerate my career and has continued to help since I’ve gone out on my own. While I had this great resource and knowledge bank to draw on I know many friends in Consulting aren’t as lucky with some only speaking with senior partners on a monthly or quarterly basis. That’s why I created this podcast. I wanted to help people like you who want to accelerate their careers in consulting by interviewing leaders in the field to share the advice, tips and strategies that they used to get to the top so that you can to so that you can too. In each Episode I’ll be interviewing a senior figure in the industry so that you can learn from them. We’ll be going deep in to their background, how they succeeded and what their advice would be for you. This podcast is brought to you by Create Engage the Digital Marketing agency for the disruptive Management Consultancy. Digital Marketing has moved forward, but most consulting firms haven’t. Many Consulting firms still see their corporate blog as their sole Digital Marketing channel and find themselves frustrated when these blogs yield little if any results. To help those of you who want to harness the power of Digital Marketing to grow your Consulting Business but don’t have the knowledge, capacity or in-house capability to do so I launched Create Engage, the first Digital Marketing agency for the Management Consulting Industry. If you’d like to find out more about how Create Engage can help you use Digital Marketing to take your business to the next level then drop me an email at Nick@CreateEngage.co.uk or go to our website www.createengage.co.uk where you can download our free case study that breaks down down the Digital Marketing strategies used by one successful Consulting firm to help them grow over 400% in just 3 years and gives you the secrets they used, so that you can apply them in your own firm.

As a management consultant myself I’ve always been lucky to have mentors who have guided me through my career. When I was in house I regularly had quality time with Senior Partners that helped me rapidly accelerate my career and has continued to help since I’ve gone out on my own. While I had this great resource and knowledge bank to draw on I know many friends in Consulting aren’t as lucky with some only speaking with senior partners on a monthly or quarterly basis. That’s why I created this podcast. I wanted to help people like you who want to accelerate their careers in consulting by interviewing leaders in the field to share the advice, tips and strategies that they used to get to the top so that you can to so that you can too. In each Episode I’ll be interviewing a senior figure in the industry so that you can learn from them. We’ll be going deep in to their background, how they succeeded and what their advice would be for you. This podcast is brought to you by Create Engage the Digital Marketing agency for the disruptive Management Consultancy. Digital Marketing has moved forward, but most consulting firms haven’t. Many Consulting firms still see their corporate blog as their sole Digital Marketing channel and find themselves frustrated when these blogs yield little if any results. To help those of you who want to harness the power of Digital Marketing to grow your Consulting Business but don’t have the knowledge, capacity or in-house capability to do so I launched Create Engage, the first Digital Marketing agency for the Management Consulting Industry. If you’d like to find out more about how Create Engage can help you use Digital Marketing to take your business to the next level then drop me an email at Nick@CreateEngage.co.uk or go to our website www.createengage.co.uk where you can download our free case study that breaks down down the Digital Marketing strategies used by one successful Consulting firm to help them grow over 400% in just 3 years and gives you the secrets they used, so that you can apply them in your own firm.

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As a management consultant myself I’ve always been lucky to have mentors who have guided me through my career. When I was in house I regularly had quality time with Senior Partners that helped me rapidly accelerate my career and has continued to help since I’ve gone out on my own. While I had this great resource and knowledge bank to draw on I know many friends in Consulting aren’t as lucky with some only speaking with senior partners on a monthly or quarterly basis. That’s why I created this podcast. I wanted to help people like you who want to accelerate their careers in consulting by interviewing leaders in the field to share the advice, tips and strategies that they used to get to the top so that you can to so that you can too. In each Episode I’ll be interviewing a senior figure in the industry so that you can learn from them. We’ll be going deep in to their background, how they succeeded and what their advice would be for you. This podcast is brought to you by Create Engage the Digital Marketing agency for the disruptive Management Consultancy. Digital Marketing has moved forward, but most consulting firms haven’t. Many Consulting firms still see their corporate blog as their sole Digital Marketing channel and find themselves frustrated when these blogs yield little if any results. To help those of you who want to harness the power of Digital Marketing to grow your Consulting Business but don’t have the knowledge, capacity or in-house capability to do so I launched Create Engage, the first Digital Marketing agency for the Management Consulting Industry. If you’d like to find out more about how Create Engage can help you use Digital Marketing to take your business to the next level then drop me an email at Nick@CreateEngage.co.uk or go to our website www.createengage.co.uk where you can download our free case study that breaks down down the Digital Marketing strategies used by one successful Consulting firm to help them grow over 400% in just 3 years and gives you the secrets they used, so that you can apply them in your own firm.

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English


Episodes

Episode 106: The Career Lessons of a CEO; Saying Yes, Building Teams and Navigating an MBO

6/24/2022
In this episode, John Howard, CEO of Channel 3 Consulting, joins Nick to share his journey from junior IT project manager to the CEO of a rapidly growing boutique consultancy. After starting out in teaching, John moved in to sales, where a chance encounter with consultants that were working with his business exposed him to the industry he’d go on to work in for over two decades. With over 25 years’ experience that’s spanned Big 4, boutique firms and a few industry roles in between, John’s...

Duration:01:22:12

Episode 105: Global Expansion, Building a Culture & Climbing to the Top in One Consultancy

6/10/2022
In the latest episode of Climb in Consulting, Nick is joined by Remco op den Kelder, CEO at Putnam Associates. Remco’s journey in consulting started with a temporary relocation to America, with a view to staying for 3 or 4 years, and over 20 years later, he’s still there, now as CEO of the firm he joined as a graduate. In a world where people move firm every few years, Remco’s story is something of a rarity. Even though he’s stayed at one firm his whole career, his journey from Analyst to...

Duration:01:12:29

Episode 104: Building And Scaling A Global Marketing Function On A Budget

5/20/2022
The latest episode of Climb In Consulting is taken from our very first Bristol and Bath Marketing Mixer, where Kevin Matthews, global head of marketing at Deminor, topped the bill. What should you do now that in person events are an option? Should you run them, should you not, and if you do, how can you make the most of them? Now you may not expect this as a digital marketing agency, but we are big fans of in-person events. When they’re done properly. Sadly, too often they’re treated as a...

Duration:00:51:36

Episode 103: Culture, Brand And The Secrets To Scaling With Mark Campbell

5/6/2022
In the latest episode of Climb in Consulting, Nick talks to senior consulting leader and business advisor Mark Campbell. Over the course of his career Mark has ticked pretty much every consulting box. Becoming a Partner at KPMG, leading the boutique consulting firm, Hedra, through their growth journey and navigating the complex world of M&A to achieve a successful sale of the firm to Mouchel. If that wasn’t enough he’s also held senior leadership roles at industry stalwarts Hitatchi...

Duration:06:43:29

Episode 102: The Power Of Mediation And Communication In Business With David Liddle

4/22/2022
In the latest episode of Climb in Consulting, Nick talks to David Liddle - the founder and CEO of The TCM Group. An award-winning provider of mediation, investigation, culture change and leadership development services to companies around the world. David has always been driven by the power of dialogue to bring people together. An award-winning mediation, investigation, culture change and leadership development consultancy. It was a huge success attracting Lottery funding and national media...

Duration:01:33:40

Episode 101: A Leaders' Guide To Business Storytelling With Alison Esse

4/8/2022
In the latest episode of Climb in Consulting, Nick talks to Alison Esse, the Co-founder and Director of business transformation specialists The Storytellers. Having begun her career in communications, and later in big show production, Alison has been no stranger to captivating people through the power of storytelling. But when the events industry went into freefall in the early 2000s, she decided to switch focus from telling stories on stages, and into helping businesses create...

Duration:01:11:28

Episode 100: From the UK, To Asia and Back Again With Hugo Walkinshaw

3/25/2022
Today’s episode sees two big milestones for the show. Firstly it is episode 100 of Climb In Consulting. A massive milestone and something that’s crazy to think given Climb In Consulting started just four years ago. This wouldn’t have been possible without all of our fantastic guests we have had along the way and you, the listeners, without whom, there would be no Climb In Consulting. A big thank you to you - we are looking forward to bringing you the next 100 episodes. And what’s the second...

Duration:01:22:27

Episode 99: Women In Consulting: Mentorship, Motherhood And Moving Up The Leadership Ladder

3/11/2022
Climb In Consulting is all about sharing the best insights and advice from the leaders in our field, to help you get to the top. Time and time again, our podcast guests have demonstrated that regardless of your background, gender or race, you can climb in consulting. In celebration of International Women’s Day, today’s episode shares some of the inspirational advice and insights from a selection of the female consulting leaders that we’ve had on the series so far. Women who have built...

Duration:00:43:24

Episode 98: Your Consultancy's Marketing Questions Answered

2/25/2022
At Create Engage we’re big believers that your marketing should revolve around two things, sharing your expertise and showcasing your team’s experience. So to practice what we preach – and give you some hugely valuable insights into what’s working for consultancies like you, right now – we recorded this episode. In this conversation Nick is joined by Dan Gibson, Account Director at Create Engage, to share the big questions that clients are asking us right now when it comes to marketing. In...

Duration:00:49:28

Episode 97: Hybrid Marketing: How To Sustain Growth In 2022

2/11/2022
In the final episode of our three-part series exploring how your consultancy can thrive in the hybrid world. The pandemic may be subsiding, but your clients aren’t heading back to the office in a hurry. If your marketing hasn’t adapted to this reality, you risk losing out to competitors who have been swifter to evolve with the times. In this episode Nick Synnott leads the discussion, with Rob Garner of Garwood Solutions and Deri Hughes of Explore Consulting providing a client-side...

Duration:00:59:48

Episode 96: Hybrid Talent: How To Sustain Growth in 2022

1/28/2022
In the second of our series examining how your consultancy can thrive in the hybrid world, we take a closer look at the critical issue of attracting and retaining talent that will drive your business forward. It won’t have escaped your notice that we’re in the middle of a talent crunch at the moment. Competition for the best is fierce, which makes meeting the expectations of potential new recruits, and motivating them when they become your employees, vital. In this episode Deri Hughes,...

Duration:00:57:57

Episode 95: Hybrid Operations: How to sustain growth in 2022

1/14/2022
Recently we took part in a webinar series exploring how your consultancy can thrive in a hybrid world. This episode of Climb In Consulting is the first of that three-part series. Each episode will step away from our usual interview format, bringing together our regular host, Nick, and industry experts Rob Garner of Garwood Solutions and Deri Hughes of Explore Consulting. They’ll use their expertise to discuss the three issues that are causing consulting firms the most pain right now –...

Duration:00:59:50

Episode 94: Start Ups, Mentors and Acquisitions With Rob Chapman, CEO of Founders Intelligence

12/10/2021
In the latest episode of Climb in Consulting Nick talks to the founder and CEO of Founders Intelligence, Rob Chapman. The entrepreneur powered consultancy that helps clients to identify and seize the next billion-pound opportunities that are emerging in their industries. Having begun his career in the start-up world, Rob moved in to consulting with PwC, wanting to build those core consulting skills that many young professionals want to learn. But his early days in start-ups had ignited a...

Duration:01:27:18

Episode 93: Career Advice From The Best In The Business – Round Five

11/26/2021
Regular listeners will know what this episode is all about. But for those of you who are new to the show or have only started listening recently, you might need a little more explanation. Every few months we like to take a break from our usual interview format to give you something slightly different. Which is where this episode comes in. Our guests give so much great advice and nowhere is this truer than in their answers to the round up question in each episode: “What one piece of advice...

Duration:00:15:51

Episode 92: IPOs, M&A And Running A £400 Million Consultancy With Jonathan Davis, MD Of Avaloq

11/12/2021
In episode 92 of Climb In Consulting Nick speaks with Jonathan Davis, managing director at Avaloq. Jonathan started his career at Anderson Consulting in the late 1980s where he managed to get his foot in the door despite not having the educational success of many of his peers. That didn’t stop him working his way up from the unloved outsourcing department to become an equity partner at the time of its IPO. Since then, he’s taken on a number of varied and challenging roles ranging from...

Duration:01:33:27

Episode 91: Foreign Adventures And Corporate Restructures With Veteran CEO, Richard Fenning

10/29/2021
In episode 91 of Climb In Consulting, Nick speaks with seasoned industry veteran, Richard Fenning, former CEO of Control Risks. The global risk consultancy with over 2,000 consultants working across 42 offices around the world. We first heard Richard as a guest on the Distinctive Leaders podcast, run by our client Andrew Wallace of Leathwaite. Having hugely enjoyed their conversation, we knew we had to get him on the show. Richard’s career in consulting started at Price Waterhouse where, as...

Duration:01:36:46

Episode 90: The Secrets To Starting Your Own Consultancy

10/15/2021
In today’s episode of Climb In Consulting we’re trying something new. Something a little different that we hope you’re going to really enjoy. We’re big believers in the Tony Robbins quote that “success leaves clues” and we’ve learned so many of these clues from guests of the show, whether they were solo consultants, partners in big firms or consulting entrepreneurs. In the early days of Create Engage the advice and inspiration we took from our guests really helped when the going got tough...

Duration:01:22:56

Episode 89: Starting Up and Scaling Up A Digital Consultancy With MMT Digital CEO Ben Rudman

10/1/2021
In today’s episode of Climb In Consulting Nick talks to the brilliant and inspiring Ben Rudman, co-founder and CEO of MMT Digital. Ben jumped straight into business with a friend after graduating from university. After a steady start, they decided to take it up a gear, and over that time MMT has gone from strength to strength. Evolving from an educational CD Rom business to a leading digital consultancy, working with impressive list of corporate clients. It’s a truly fascinating journey,...

Duration:01:27:33

Episode 88: Social Mobility & Secrets to Success With Kevin Ellis, Chairman & Senior Partner, PwC UK

9/17/2021
Welcome back to Climb In Consulting! After our summer break, we’re very excited to be back with Episode 88, and let us tell you, we have a very special guest to kick off with. Today Nick speaks with Kevin Ellis, Chairman and Senior Partner at PwC UK. Now, we suspect everyone listening to this show will know who PwC are, and many of you will know who Kevin is. But for those who don’t, Kevin leads PwC’s 22,000-person strong UK business. He was elected Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC UK in...

Duration:00:58:13

Episode 87: Acquisitions And International Expansions With Simon Dennis & David Holliday of Gate One

7/30/2021
In today’s episode of Climb In Consulting, Nick speaks with former guest Simon Dennis and his fellow Gate One Partner, David Holliday. Since Simon first appeared on the show, back in 2018, Gate One has gone from strength to strength, growing to a team of over 120 consultants and expanding internationally. Last year that success culminated in the firm being acquired by Havas. A meeting of minds and a partnership designed to accelerate Gate One’s growth even further. In this conversation,...

Duration:01:37:18