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Thanks for tuning in the Consulting Lifestyle podcast! This show is done by a consultant for the consultants. You will enjoy a combination of solo shows and exciting guest interviews on various topics affecting the lives of B2B consultants: leadership, personal development, sales, CRM, ERP, marketing, information technology, organizational development, employee engagement, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, becoming an independent contractor, travelling for work, mental health and work-life (im)balance so that you get to know in detail what does living the Consulting Lifestyle look like! Diogène Ntirandekura, the host of the show, is an ERP consultant since 12 years and practice his craft all over the world for clients in different industries. He founded ERP Happy in 2017, his solo consulting practice. You can review it on those links: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/consulting-lifestyle

Location:

Montreal, Quebec

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Thanks for tuning in the Consulting Lifestyle podcast! This show is done by a consultant for the consultants. You will enjoy a combination of solo shows and exciting guest interviews on various topics affecting the lives of B2B consultants: leadership, personal development, sales, CRM, ERP, marketing, information technology, organizational development, employee engagement, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, becoming an independent contractor, travelling for work, mental health and work-life (im)balance so that you get to know in detail what does living the Consulting Lifestyle look like! Diogène Ntirandekura, the host of the show, is an ERP consultant since 12 years and practice his craft all over the world for clients in different industries. He founded ERP Happy in 2017, his solo consulting practice. You can review it on those links: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/consulting-lifestyle

Language:

English

Contact:

15146915641


Episodes

#125 - How to Realize Your Business Breakthrough with Cesar Hasselmann

10/17/2022
In this episode of the Consulting Lifestyle Podcast, we're talking with Cesar Hasselmann, a consultant and entrepreneur who has built several businesses in Brazil and Australia. He's also the founder of AMH Consulting and he shares his insights on how to be a successful business owner. Cesar was just 13 when he started his first business with a school friend. Within three years, he had a DJ business with three cars and six DJs hitting parties all weekend. It was short lived when his friend...

Duration:00:51:50

#124 - How To Propel Your Consulting Business Growth with Candyce Edelen

10/10/2022
On today's show, we'll be talking with Candyce Edelen. Candyce is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Propel Growth. She built five companies that are both software and services businesses. She'll be sharing her best practices on how to propel a business and how you can use it to create an income stream that works for you and your lifestyle. We mainly covered the following topics: --- Get in touch with Candyce: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candyceedelen/ Website:...

Duration:00:37:41

#123 - Ask, Assess, Advise with Stefan Debois

10/3/2022
In this week's episode of the Consulting Lifestyle Podcast, we have Stefan Debois as a guest. Stefan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pointerpro, a software company based in Belgium. During his 14 years as a consultant, he learned that most professional services companies had quite good back-office processes. Delivering advice to clients is likely their most important process, but relatively few companies have used technology to automate it. In 2012, Stefan created an iPad quiz for his...

Duration:00:22:22

#122 - Workplace & Leadership Communication with Lindsay Lapaquette

9/28/2022
Today, I'm joined by Lindsay Lapaquette, who is a leadership communication skills specialist and the Founder of Collaborative Solutions. Lindsay had a career that's quite interesting and different from most consultants. She started working at IGA as a deli slicer and as a birthday party coordinator before moving on to university and becoming a speech-language pathologist. She was fascinated by language and loved working with clients with complex communication challenges. Lindsay followed...

Duration:00:46:14

#121 - 5 Types of Power Plays in B2B Consulting

9/19/2022
This week on the Consulting Lifestyle Podcast, I'm going to be talking all about power play. If you've ever been in a situation where you felt like you had a lot of power over somebody else, or if you've ever felt like you were being taken advantage of by someone who was much more powerful than you, you're probably familiar with this concept. Power play happens in business relationships all the time but it can also happen between clients and consultants and even between employees and their...

Duration:00:12:17

#120 - The Offshore Delivery Model

9/12/2022
Today, we'll be talking about the Offshore Delivery Model. When it comes to implementing SAP, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. One of those things is that you want to make sure that your implementation plan is comprehensive and holistic. But when it comes to implementing SAP, who does the implementation? The offshore delivery model is a way of working that has been used for years by IT consultants. It involves working with offshore teams who have their own team structure,...

Duration:00:18:32

#119 - How To Become an Authority in the SAP Industry with John Jordan

8/29/2022
We all know that knowledge sharing is one of the keys to success in any industry, but it's especially true for the SAP consulting industry. If you're trying to make a name for yourself as an SAP consultant, then learning from other consultants is going to be essential. This episode is all about finding good sources of knowledge sharing and how you can put that knowledge into practice. The guest for today’s episode is John Jordan. John is the founder and principal consultant at ERP Corp,...

Duration:00:28:44

#118 - How To Do Data Migration on IT Consulting Projects?

8/23/2022
Data Migration is one of the core services a technology consulting consultant can offer to its clients. The process of migrating data can be daunting to the uninitiated. There are many reasons why an organization's data needs to be migrated. In this episode, we're dealing with a fictional technology consulting project and we'll talk about the importance of data migration, its influence on the success of a project, and what is like to have a data management career. NOTE: The project context...

Duration:00:16:09

#117 - How To Determine Your Consulting Rate

8/15/2022
Do you know how to determine your consulting rate? In this week's episode, I share a thorough explanation of the different pricing models and how you should determine what price you should charge your client. As consultants, we need to stay profitable while delivering excellent value and get that win-win situation with our clients. Topics covered: Resources: https://www.consultancy.org/consulting-industry/fees-rates --- Get in touch with your host Diogène Ntirandekura at: Email:...

Duration:00:12:46

#116 - How to be a Recession-Proof B2B Consultant

8/9/2022
In a recession, it can be hard to predict what you'll need to do to keep your business running smoothly and make sure you're invested in the long-term success of your company. But what if I told you that there are actually things that you can do to position yourself for the future? I love to tell you about them here today. Today's episode is all about how to position yourself as a B2B consultant when there is a recession and what exactly that means. We'll discuss what makes the economy go...

Duration:00:16:29

#114 - Consulting Lifestyle Podcast Season 3

8/1/2022
Welcome to Consulting Lifestyle. I'm honored and happy to restart the show. The past 10 months have been difficult for me to create quality content, but I'm excited about getting back into the swing of things. Work and family have to come first, so I need some time to really get back into my groove. I'm also very excited to be able to start focusing on the B2B side of consulting again, which will make this show a lot more interesting for you. Here's what you can expect from this...

Duration:00:05:01

#115 - Pros and Cons Of Being An Hourly Consultant

8/1/2022
OK, this episode is a little bit controversial. A LOT of consultants absolutely hate the hourly model and urge anyone to think hard before they take it. Most consultants hate the hourly model. They don't like it, because it's purely based on how much you work and nothing else. Some consultants see this as a disadvantage, but there are also some positive sides to working with an hourly model that pays off in the end. In this episode we will cover: What it means to be an hourly consultant...

Duration:00:12:07

#113 - Consulting Lifestyle's Last Episode for Season 2

10/14/2021
Goodbyes are not the end. People change priorities, goals change, circumstances change... This is the last episode for season 2 of Consulting Lifestyle podcast. It's been a great journey. Our episodes have been jam-packed with lots of actionable advice for consultants and entrepreneurs. We want to personally thank all our guests, and also the many listeners of the podcast who've contributed and continue to do so. Thanks a lot to everyone who has been a supporter, a follower, and a friend...

Duration:00:07:06

#112 - A Breakthrough in Virtual Events with BSeen's Juan Guerra

10/11/2021
By merging the newest technology and always fresh content, companies have created a cutting-edge platform that allows companies to reach out to any audience in the comfort of their own home. This has led to the creation of virtual events. But what gave them the idea for this service? And how did they make it work? Juan Guerra, an Austria-based storytelling coach, workshop facilitator, and founder of BSEEN shares his journey with us on the 112th episode of Consulting Lifestyle...

Duration:00:27:46

#111 - Sales Outsourcing with Add1Zero's David “Ledge” Ledgerwood

10/4/2021
Join me as I catch up with Add1Zero Managing Partner, David “Ledge” Ledgerwood in my 111th episode of Consulting Lifestyle Podcast. Ledge commences by sharing his career story as a consultant for 20 years wherein he was involved in running 13 startups and has closed more than $40M in sales. Further, we discussed: Discover Ledge at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidledgerwood/ Add1Zero: https://add1zero.co/ Get in touch with your host Diogène Ntirandekura at: Email:...

Duration:00:33:12

#110 - Thriving in a Digital Era with Nikolaus Lang (from Boston Consulting Group)

9/27/2021
In my 109th episode, I had an insightful interview with Nikolaus Lang. He is the Global Advantage Practice Leader at Boston Consulting Group and one of the authors of Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution. In addition to leading BCG’s Global Advantage practice, Nikolaus is also a core member of the Industrial Goods and Automotive practices. We discussed the following topics: - What does a person need to...

Duration:00:18:39

#109 - How To Master Your Emotions As A Consultant

9/24/2021
Consulting is one of the most challenging professions. It is challenging because, unlike in most other jobs, you are both a manager and worker. You need to make decisions where you might not be certain about the outcomes. Your consulting career relies on how well you know yourself, your pitfalls, and your opportunities. In this episode, I will be discussing the six emotions consultants usually go through and how to use them to their advantage. These emotions are as follows: NOW - You feel...

Duration:00:25:52

#108 - Recap of the Summer

9/13/2021
The only constant thing in this world is change. When a season ends, a new one comes, and with this ever-changing world, the best thing we can do is move with the times. In this solo episode, I am sharing a quick recap of my summer. I am also discussing the following: - ERP Happy Wins in 2021 - Less more; thus focusing on one niche to scale up the business - Importance of being present in the family - Plan for COVID from a personal and business perspective I will also be announcing a...

Duration:00:07:17

#107 - Building A Digital Future with Lipi Sarkar

9/7/2021
This week I talked with Lipi Sarkar, a physics graduate, a master in business administration, and program director. We share a common extensive experience in Ethiopian digital transformation and she’s been in the consulting industry for twenty years. Listen as she narrates her career story and her educational background. This episode will also cover the overview and practical insights of Lipi Sarkar’s book, Building a Digital Future. It will also include discourse about best in class and...

Duration:00:32:02

#106 - Lifestyle Consultant Larry English Talks About His Experience & Expertise In The Consulting Industry

8/30/2021
In this 106th episode of Consulting Lifestyle, Larry English, an author and President of Centric Consulting joins in this podcast to talk about his experience and expertise in the consulting industry. Tune in as he shares his career story from his first consulting job right out of college and how working in different consulting models finally prompted his idea in creating his own consulting company that embodies “Consulting Nirvana”. He explains the work culture of Centric— centering...

Duration:00:24:00