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Art of Consulting 2017 Year in Review

In this episode Cat and Andy share some of their favorite shows from 2017. They also talk about some current events that are happening. They also talk about 2018 and how to start out for a great year.

Duration: 00:34:28

Goal Setting

In this episode Cat and Andy review different goal setting approaches. They discuss: - How they set goals - Different thought processes on goal setting - Benefits of setting goals

Duration: 00:38:53

Having your Cake and Eating it Too? The Goodwill of Food

In This Episode Bringing food to a gathering is hardly a new concept. But there was a certain magic about its ability to bring people together, and to increase morale, and I started doing a little digging. You will learn how to find awesome tactics and techniques to connect with people using food. Why food is such a primal way to bring people together The Super-Charging Aspect of Food and what Linda Coles has to say about it. Items of Interest The National Geographic had this...

Duration: 00:12:40

The Power of Vision Boards

Vision boards are a tool to allow you to physically see images of the goals you want to achieve. In this episode Cat and Andy discuss Vision Boards as well as other mental approaches to achieving your goals. You will learn:

Duration: 00:43:59

Lessons from Optimus Prime on Making a First Impression

First impressions. It should be no surprise to you that you get only one chance to make a first impression. That applies to anywhere in life: meeting a friend for the first time, a blind date, an interview with a new recruiter, or company. You will learn how to find awesome tactics and techniques that leave a lasting, award-winning impression. What to do to salvage your handshake Why Being the Alpha isn't always the best practice How some Asian cultures have mastered the art of...

Duration: 00:20:20

A Hundred Ways to Create Wealth

A while ago, I was listening to 100 Ways to Create Wealth by Steve Chandler and Sam Beckford. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend the read. It’s a light read. Steve Chandler is a motivational speaker and coach in business. Sam Beckford is a very successful entrepreneur. Together, they have coached some very high-profile companies in the past few years. They’ve put together this humorous guide full of practical tips on creating wealth in your life. Most of these methods...

Duration: 00:14:27

Achieve Balance While Jumping onto a Moving Train

The reality of the situation is that we never have just one thing going on. We’re always balancing work with family, family with fitness, fitness with rest time, rest time with finances. The list goes on and on. Take me, for example. I’m a mom, a wife, an IT consultant, a fitness instructor, a blogger, an entrepreneur, an investor. Not matter what we do in our life, we’re always juggling various different balls. Anytime we start anything new in our lives, be it a new career, fitness...

Duration: 00:17:12

Book Launch Update - The Consultant's Code

In this episode Cat and Andy discuss the launch of Andy’s boo The Consultant’s Code. They talk about the Four Pillars of the book which are: They talk about what makes up those pillars as well as some common misconceptions about those pillars that can hold consultants back.

Duration: 00:47:40

You Broke It You Bought It

In You Broke It You Bought It, Andy discusses the benefit of owing up to your mistakes. He discusses why being accountable for your actions and apologizing for negative impacts will actually help your career. He talks about why most consultants, and people for that matter, shy away from apologizing. Andy also covers that trust is built on taking responsibility for your actions You’ll learn the five (5) steps to apologizing to your client which is: You will learn that owing up to your...

Duration: 00:13:09

Linear vs Nonlinear Thinking

In this episode Andy discusses the differences between linear, nonlinear and fragmented thinking. He explains the differences and the benefits to each type. Andy discusses how you can become a non linear thinker of a process by first using linear thinking. He also discusses how experts use non linear thinking to quickly solve problems and challenges however this approach can have some negative side effects at times. Fragmented thinking is also discussed and Andy explains the difference...

Duration: 00:17:08

Four Stages of Competence

In this show Andy discusses the Four Stages of Competence that all human beings must go through to become a master or expert in a subject. He provides examples and explains the details of each stage. He also covers challenges and areas of concern that consultants should be aware of when moving from one stage to another. You’ll learn the Four Stages of Competence which are: Unconscious IncompetenceConscious IncompetenceConscious CompetenceUnconscious Competence You will learn that being...

Duration: 00:10:46

How to Resolve Morning Stress

In this show Andy reveals steps to resolving stress and worries that appear when we are sleeping. This occurs from unresolved issues, worries and problems that our subconscious mind works on while we sleep. It can cause quite terrifying feelings. Also our subconscious is tied up working on these unresolved tasks while I should be working on creativity and problem solving. You’ll learn the six (6) steps to clearing the unresolved issues. Those steps are: Identify all of the worries or...

Duration: 00:10:41

Building Trust Through Authenticity

Building Trust by Developing Authenticity for Trust - Blog In this show Andy discusses Authenticity which one of the four steps of building trust. He discusses what authenticity is and why it’s important for consultants. You’ll learn why you need to determine what your clients’ needs are and to understand the role they are asking you to play. You’ll learn why being genuine is required for any consultant to develop authenticity. We’ll also discuss the five (5) steps to developing...

Duration: 00:17:49

Building Trust for Consultants

In this episode Cat and Andy discuss the importance of Trust for consultants. They discuss four (4) components of trust which are: CompetenceAuthenticityReliabilityEmpathy They cover each area and give examples of how consultants may use these at their client’s site. Trust is one of factors that allow a consultant to be successful and each consultant should learn these four areas to improve their careers as well as be better at managing their relationships with others.

Duration: 00:25:40

Interview with Joe Gagliardi

Cat gets the chance to glance into the brilliance of Joe Gagliardi, FCPA from Recruitment Partners, one of the most innovative recruitment firms in Alberta. Joe and his team is transforming the business of connecting talent with opportunity. Joe gives some great tips on what the upcoming trend is in Alberta for employment v. contracting. He reveals the secret to detecting the true nature of a person is within minutes of meeting the guy. He shares the qualities of superstar individuals...

Duration: 00:50:33

Networking for Consultants

In this show Cat and Andy discuss networking for consultants. They cover the benefits of networking and discuss some of the challenges consultants face when networking. There are Connect with one person on Linkedin this weekComment on someone’s article on LinkedinWrite a white paper or articleShare your articles with othersNurture your relationships with your contacts

Duration: 00:37:22

Dealing with Naysayers

In this show Cat and Andy talk about how to deal with naysayers. These are the people that will tell you all the reasons you shouldn’t do something. They discuss that sometimes these people are friends and family and they have your best interest in mind however they are dealing with their own fears and worries. The eight (8) steps to dealing with naysayers which are discussed in the episode are: Protect your goalsEvaluate the naysayers authority on the subject matterObjectivity analyse...

Duration: 00:46:17

The Consultant's Code - Interview with Andy Fry

In this show Cat interviews Andy Fry. Cat talks with Andy on his background and how he came to consulting. Andy discusses his book that he is writing called “The Consultant’s Code.” He discusses the areas of “The Consultant’s Code” which are: IntelligenceEffortLikeabilityIntent Andy and Cat both share their thoughts and advice for anyone who is thinking of going on their own. These tips are: Fear is normal and resistance can be used to your advantageBuild a support networkFocus on the...

Duration: 00:38:57

Art of Consulting - Origin Story

In this episode you are introduced to Cat and Andy. They cover their backgrounds and experience and share some stories to get a better idea of who they are. The Origin Episode covers: Who is Cat and AndyWhat are their backgrounds and experienceWhy they created the Art of Consulting PodcastWhat they will deliver with the showWhat you can expect from the podcast

Duration: 00:19:04