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The #1 podcast for entrepreneurial consultants who want to build a profitable, scalable and strategic consulting business. With endless competition, ever-growing market demands, and a fast-paced digital world, gaining success in the consulting industry can feel challenging. If you're ready to realize your full potential and want to learn the best practices, principles and strategies to run a successful consulting business be sure to tune into the Consulting Success Podcast. Trusted by tens of thousands of consultants, the weekly conversations shine the spotlight on valuable business tips. Episodes support you in understanding how to navigate the market. This podcast is your guide to overcoming the most difficult obstacles in the consulting industry and enjoying big wins. Learn strategies for maintaining an effective team and attracting clients. Discover how to craft a clear and engaging message, and implement a marketing engine for consultants that actually works. Every conversation explores how to improve your business model to open doors to golden opportunities. This podcast features experts from various industries who share the desire to achieve success in the consulting business. They expose their well-kept secrets to get to the top. Hear the building blocks that started their careers and the most important principles they uphold to get through challenging entrepreneurial moments. Hosting the podcast is Michael Zipursky, CEO and co-founder of Consulting Success. Building businesses for more than 20 years, he has advised start-up brands, service providers, and billlion dollar corporations like Panasonic, Financial Times, Sumitomo and more. Michael is also an in-demand keynote speaker and author of five books about consulting. He's dedicated to helping entrepreneurial consultants increase impact and earn a higher income. And on top of it all, Michael has an inspiring focus on family and community. With this extensive advisory experience, Michael understands the consequences of hyper career focus. It often means sacrificing time with loved ones, which can lead to loneliness and rejection. At some point, you may feel like an outsider in your own home. Those who prioritize the grind can neglect their health and fall prey to severe diseases. Michael believes a consulting business can only find success when it supports your dream lifestyle, not the other way around. Every podcast discussion focuses on what it really takes to get hold of genuine freedom in your career. The aim is to help you live the life you truly want while constantly growing your business. Feel excited about going to work instead of letting depressing thoughts pull you down. Enjoy the meals you want to eat, buy everything you want to own, and above all, savor time with your family and friends. Have a successful consulting business balanced with stability, well-being, and comfort. Don't sacrifice what you have for the sake of huge earnings. Achieve the revenue and profit you want and make sure it does not compromise everything you love and care about. Michael shows you how to elevate your consulting business and reach those goals with a fulfilled heart. Start listening to the podcast today at https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast FREE Resources for Consultants: www.ConsultingSuccess.com Get the Consulting Blueprint Guide (no cost) Consulting Success on Youtube Consulting Success on Instragram Follow our CEO, Michael Zipursky on LinkedIn

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The #1 podcast for entrepreneurial consultants who want to build a profitable, scalable and strategic consulting business. With endless competition, ever-growing market demands, and a fast-paced digital world, gaining success in the consulting industry can feel challenging. If you're ready to realize your full potential and want to learn the best practices, principles and strategies to run a successful consulting business be sure to tune into the Consulting Success Podcast. Trusted by tens of thousands of consultants, the weekly conversations shine the spotlight on valuable business tips. Episodes support you in understanding how to navigate the market. This podcast is your guide to overcoming the most difficult obstacles in the consulting industry and enjoying big wins. Learn strategies for maintaining an effective team and attracting clients. Discover how to craft a clear and engaging message, and implement a marketing engine for consultants that actually works. Every conversation explores how to improve your business model to open doors to golden opportunities. This podcast features experts from various industries who share the desire to achieve success in the consulting business. They expose their well-kept secrets to get to the top. Hear the building blocks that started their careers and the most important principles they uphold to get through challenging entrepreneurial moments. Hosting the podcast is Michael Zipursky, CEO and co-founder of Consulting Success. Building businesses for more than 20 years, he has advised start-up brands, service providers, and billlion dollar corporations like Panasonic, Financial Times, Sumitomo and more. Michael is also an in-demand keynote speaker and author of five books about consulting. He's dedicated to helping entrepreneurial consultants increase impact and earn a higher income. And on top of it all, Michael has an inspiring focus on family and community. With this extensive advisory experience, Michael understands the consequences of hyper career focus. It often means sacrificing time with loved ones, which can lead to loneliness and rejection. At some point, you may feel like an outsider in your own home. Those who prioritize the grind can neglect their health and fall prey to severe diseases. Michael believes a consulting business can only find success when it supports your dream lifestyle, not the other way around. Every podcast discussion focuses on what it really takes to get hold of genuine freedom in your career. The aim is to help you live the life you truly want while constantly growing your business. Feel excited about going to work instead of letting depressing thoughts pull you down. Enjoy the meals you want to eat, buy everything you want to own, and above all, savor time with your family and friends. Have a successful consulting business balanced with stability, well-being, and comfort. Don't sacrifice what you have for the sake of huge earnings. Achieve the revenue and profit you want and make sure it does not compromise everything you love and care about. Michael shows you how to elevate your consulting business and reach those goals with a fulfilled heart. Start listening to the podcast today at https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast FREE Resources for Consultants: www.ConsultingSuccess.com Get the Consulting Blueprint Guide (no cost) Consulting Success on Youtube Consulting Success on Instragram Follow our CEO, Michael Zipursky on LinkedIn

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English


Episodes

Pricing Strategy For Consultants - How To Raise Your Fees With Jenny Millar: Podcast #292

5/29/2023
There is more to pricing than just numbers. It is also rooted in optimizing performance and nudging customer behaviors. Helping you figure out your pricing strategy, Michael Zipursky sits down with Jenny Millar, the Founder of Untapped Pricing. Jenny tells us more about the psychology of pricing and how to raise your fees as consultants. She also talks about her journey from working on eBay to freelancing to building a remote business and where networking helped in the process. What is the function of pricing inside an organization? How do you validate whether a price increase is the right move? What are the common mistakes around pricing? Why does behavior have to do with pricing and how do you benefit from that? Jenny answers these important questions and more. So tune in to not miss out on these helpful insights that will have you grow your practice. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:39:59

How To Build Your Consulting Team: From Solo To Firm Model With Devon O'Rourke

5/22/2023
Do you want to stay as a solo consultant, or do you want to bring others in? What are the risks in building your consulting firm? In this episode, Devon O'Rourke, the Founder and Managing Partner at Fluvio, provides some tips to build your consulting team by shifting from a solo to a firm model. Although hiring is challenging, consulting firms should learn to balance when to hire because you don't want to bring consultants into your firm without any clients to offer them. Devon shows how persistence can help build your firm no matter the risk, as long as you push through the challenges. Tune in for more! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:40:57

From Hourly Billing To Lucrative Performance-Based Fees with Phil Krichilsky: Podcast #290

5/15/2023
Many businesses do not optimally perform. It can be frustrating, but you don’t need to suffer today. In this episode, Philip (Phil) Krichilsky, the CEO of Innovative Directions, dives into shifting from hourly billing to lucrative performance-based fees. In the consulting business, you are only as good as your billing hours. Phil wants every consultant to challenge that model. There are more insights Phil shares in this episode, so if you want to improve your profitability today, tune in now! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:45:21

How To Drive Innovation & Growth In Your Consulting Business With Susan Lindner: Podcast #289

5/8/2023
We have so many brilliant minds working on producing great innovations, but we only hear from a few of them. Why? Because, often, these innovation experts struggle with their communication. Today’s guest, Susan Lindner, has observed this, leading her to create Innovation Storytellers—a consulting firm that helps companies to communicate more effectively with their ideas and get those ideas out there. In this episode, she joins Michael Zipursky to tell us more about the importance of storytelling, especially in driving innovation and growth to our consulting businesses. She takes us through the process of how to develop stories and effectively tell them. On other avenues of growth, Susan then talks about using speaking engagements to maximize business revenue. Tune in to hear more about growing your business as Susan dives deep into other important topics, from business models to mindset shifts and more! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:46:13

How Consultants Win BIG Clients (With Big Budgets) With Tom Searcy: Podcast #288

5/1/2023
“When you sell success to someone and deliver success to problems, your past customers never run out of problems.” - Tom Searcy. Today, Michael Zipursky brings a guest who will unravel the Secret to Big Sales. In this episode, Tom Searcy, the Founder of Hunt Big Sales, discusses how consultants can hunt and win big clients with big budgets to grow their consulting business. Tom shares that the art and science of pricing his services allow him to charge full fees and have more freedom to navigate the industry. He emphasizes that he does not negotiate on price because the price is the price and will take away his margin. Instead, he negotiates on the scale. Find more value in this conversation with Tom Searcy and Michael Zipursky. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:41:26

The Art Of Pricing Irresistible Consulting Offers With Casey Brown: Podcast #287

4/24/2023
Unlocking your true pricing power is not just about charging more. It's about creating irresistible consulting offers that reflect the excellence you provide, and ultimately, unlocking the full potential of your business. In this episode, Casey Brown, President and Founder of Boost Pricing, talks about the art of pricing irresistible consulting offers. She discusses how to help companies discover their true pricing power and how to get paid well for the excellence they provide. Casey discusses her brand's pricing strategies, how pricing affects businesses, its benefits, and why it's often overlooked. Drawing from her experience, she offers valuable insights and advice for all small businesses on how to compete in the challenging pricing market. Tune in now. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:42:11

How Consulting Business Owners Maximize Creative Performance With Vanessa Bennett: Podcast #286

4/17/2023
Did you know it's difficult to create a long-term sustainable and successful business if you don't take care of yourself? Today's episode Michael Zipursky brings our guests to provide value on self-care to reach our full potential. Today's guest is Vanessa Bennett, CEO of Next Evolution Performance, who shares her wisdom on how consulting business owners maximize creative performance. You should know when your most productive time is so you can manage your energy well. Self-awareness is the essential key in today's discussion. Let's squeeze more of Vanessa's wisdom and learn more about how we can maximize our performance. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:45:21

FBI Tactics To Grow Your Consulting Business With Adele Cehrs & Chip Massey: Podcast #285

4/10/2023
What would you give to discover the formula for growing a consulting business? Today’s episode features the powerhouse duo, Adele Cehrs and Chip Massey, the founders of Convincing Company. Adele and Chip started the company before COVID, utilizing the relationships they built with previous clients to help build the foundation they have now for their business. Tune in as they share some FBI tactics to grow your consulting business. The discussion also highlights the value of connecting with people to better position your business for success. Dive right in and learn the secrets to expanding your consulting business today! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:50:02

How To Deliver World-Class Consulting Work With Randy Shumway: Podcast #284

4/3/2023
What does world-class consulting work look like? In this episode, Randy Shumway, the founder and chairman of Cicero Group, shares how Cicero Group delivers world-class consulting work to its clients. The company seeks to provide meaningful and durable solutions. The collaborative approach with their clients, the true partnership, and their focus on execution drive real impact within their organization. The high-quality work allows the consulting business to grow and market itself. Join Randy Shumway as he brings his passion for his work in this episode. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:42:10

How To Remove Yourself As The Bottleneck Of Your Consulting Business With Danielle Hayden: Podcast #283

3/27/2023
Most business owners would like to do everything in their business and still not grow. Have you wondered why? That’s because you become the bottleneck of your business. In this episode, Danielle Hayden, the founder of Kickstart Accounting, gives an insightful talk on why and how to remove yourself as the bottleneck of your consulting business. As a business owner, you don’t have to recreate the wheel. You don’t have to be the expert because you’re not a finance expert. Tune in to this insightful talk with Danielle Hayden today. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:44:04

The Power Of Face-To-Face Networking For Consultants With Eduardo Placer: Podcast #282

3/20/2023
In this day and age where things happen at the touch of a button, it can be so easy to overlook the value of human connections. For Eduardo Placer, the CEO and Founder of Fearless Communicators, there is power in face-to-face networking, especially at a time of screens dividing us. In this episode, he joins Michael Zipursky to share with us how he came to this realization along with the story of how he transitioned from actor to entrepreneur. Eduardo talks about how he leveraged his relationships, going out there and meeting real people who can help him. What is more, he imparts some great tips on how to build those relationships and network to grow your business. Join this conversation and learn key insights to put yourself at the top of your game. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:33:25

How Consultants Can Use Scarcity To Attract Better Clients With Mindy Weinstein: Podcast #281

3/13/2023
Every consultant wants to attract clients. It is that element that keeps the consulting business going. In this episode, Mindy Weinstein, the Founder of Market Mindshift, shares how consultants can use The Power of Scarcity to influence customers’ decisions and attract better clients. She explains the psychology behind scarcity, which consultants should correctly and ethically use to influence potential clients. Drive customer’s into your business not just by playing hard-to-get but also giving value to yourself and your business. This episode is well-packed with Mindy’s wisdom on sales and marketing. Tune in now and apply some tactical ways to help grow your consulting business. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:34:26

How Thought Leadership Creates Consulting Referrals With Jaime Klein: Podcast #280

3/6/2023
Referrals can be a great avenue in building your consulting business. But how can you achieve that? In this episode, Jaime Klein, Founder and CEO of Inspire Human Resources, discusses how thought leadership creates consulting referrals. She shares with Michael Zipursky how these have helped build her business by putting her networks and relationships to work. She explains that the more people you bring to help you in running your consulting business, the more it can flourish and grow. Find out more with Jaime Klein in this informative episode. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:38:38

How Consulting Will Reinvigorate Your Career With Nabeel Mahmood: Podcast #279

2/27/2023
Are you considering a career shift? Keep in mind that you don’t have to go far from your industry just to find the right one. Consulting is a great choice, and it can elevate your career to a completely different level. Nabeel Mahmood, Founding Partner at Mahmood Ventures, joins Michael Zipursky to talk about his journey from the realm of corporate to the world of consulting. He shares his stories of business success, advising various companies on effective technology adoption. Tune in as Nabeel sheds light on how to make your mark in your industry through consulting. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:32:04

The Principles Of The Consulting Craft With Martin Reeves: Podcast #278

2/20/2023
Business is a war between problems and solutions. As a business owner, imagination is the best weapon to bring in this war. Imagination is the most crucial ingredient to success. In this episode, Martin Reeves, the co-author of The Imagination Machine: How to Spark New Ideas and Create Your Company’s Future, shares his insights on the principles of the consulting craft. Martin argues that the skill needed for improving problem-solving is the skill of abstraction or drilling down. This skill has been at the forefront of his mind since he started his career. Find the true value of imagination in this talk with Martin Reeves and Michael Zipursky by tuning in to this episode! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:40:09

Behavioral Economics For Consultants: Use Psychology To Grow Your Business With Melina Palmer: Podcast #277

2/13/2023
In the consulting space, your world revolves around human interaction. So when growing your business, we must also look at human behavior, what motivates them, and how we can leverage that. In today’s episode, Melina Palmer, CEO of The Brainy Business, explains how behavioral economics for consultants helps grow the business. She explains how presenting information makes a difference in consulting because bad framing does not motivate anyone to take action. Melina also touches on some key concepts to help grow your business. Tune in to this episode now! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:33:11

How Processes Unlock Scalability For Consultants with Chris Ronzio: Podcast #276

2/6/2023
If you know how to unlock scalability, you already have the key to building a successful consulting business. What is the right way to do this while managing market competition and dealing with challenges in brand building? That’s what we’re here to find out! In this episode, Michael Zipursky is joined by Chris Ronzio, Founder and CEO of Trainual. He shares how process unlocks scalability for consultants, allowing them to expand and grow exponentially. He shares the impact of having a strong, stable process and how to get started with establishing one. Chris also drops information bombs on network building, social media marketing, and more! Tune in now and learn how to get that key to success! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:40:45

How To Design A Customer Journey In Your Consulting Business With George Bryant: Podcast #275

1/30/2023
Consumers are an essential part of any consulting business. Ensuring they have the best customer journey will help you keep going and growing. How do you consistently deliver an excellent experience to them when they get your services? In this episode, Michael Zipursky welcomes George Bryant, the host of The Mind Of George Show. They discuss how to design the best customer journey and why marketing is a two-way value-based long-term relationship. Learn how to create an equal ground endowed on a relationship agnostic of the traction with George Bryant today! Tune in, take notes, and start driving your consulting business toward success. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:55:37

Exit Strategies To Transition From Employee To Consulting With Dr. Nika White: Podcast #274

1/23/2023
Do you want to transition from employee to consultant? Do you want to know the best exit strategies for doing so? In this episode, Dr. Nika White shares her experiences building a successful consulting business and what it took her to make such a transition. She’s here to help many people who are just starting to figure out how to take control of their lives by leaving their corporate roles in favor of building their own business. Tune in now and learn the best from the best! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:39:04

How To Build A "Fastest-Growing" Consulting Firm With Monica Hernandez

1/16/2023
In this episode, we’re going to show you how to build your consulting firm into the fastest-growing one! Special guest Monica Hernandez walks you through how she built her consulting firm from scratch into one of the fastest-growing in the world, giving you all the tools you need to do it too! Monica Hernandez, the CEO of MAS Global Consultant, helps other entrepreneurs find their voice and build their consulting businesses. Tune in to learn her secrets, from finding your niche and identifying your target customers to making sure you have the right team in place so that when you finally launch, everything goes off without a hitch! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.consultingsuccess.com/podcast

Duration:00:39:12