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Welcome to the Consulting Success Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, coach to Elite consultants, and CEO of Consulting Success Michael Zipursky. On this podcast you'll find interviews with high-performing successful consultants where we cover proven principles, strategies and mindsets to attract clients, increase your income, scale your consulting business and live a life of true freedom and meaningful success.
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If you into being a consultant and advisor, you need to know how to provide services to your clients. Our guest for today is business owner and consultant David Jenyns. David started his SEO business fourteen years ago providing done-for-you services to clients in the areas of video production, SEO services, and systems and processes. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky talks with David about his shift from a services business to a product-based business and why selling consultation work is a great place to get started to do an SEO business. Diving into how you can provide the right services for your clients, David highlights the value of content and shares what you can do to accelerate your success through content as well as what’s working right now with the changes in the SEO landscape. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
What does it take to attain consulting success? A lot of factors go into it, but at the end of the day, it's really about what you offer to your clients. Michael Zipursky joins Sam Schutte on the Unstoppable Talk podcast for the episode, "What I Learned About Successful Consulting After 4 Years With The Master - Michael Zipursky." Michael pulls on his years of consulting experience in order to break down the elements at the very core of consulting, and make it easy to understand. If you're looking to get started in consulting, this may be a good place to start.
Appointment setting still remains a complex step in client acquisition. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews Joe Pici of Pici & Pici, a sales trainer and speaker who has helped organizations book more appointments and close more deals. From a football coach to a business consultant, he shows us his and his wife Dawn’s road to becoming one of the most sought-after business consultants. Join Joe as he enlightens us on cold calling, outreaching through LinkedIn, material development for trainings, and so much more. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Finding leads can be time consuming and oftentimes costly. With the help of a software and the right people, you can actually do away with your worries about generating quality inbound consulting leads. Today, Michael Zipursky interviews Sam Schutte, the CEO and Chief Software Architect at Unstoppable Software, Inc about how he started his company and is leading billion-dollar companies to the right path through his consultancy business. Sam also shares how he leverages his experience in starting his consulting business as well as in developing a discovery offering. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Hiring key people for your business determines the height of its success. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews HR management, policy, and training expert Kim Silvers on the essence of hiring the right employees. The big boss of SilversHR, Kim narrates how she started her HR consultancy firm as well as speaking engagements. Through the help of a trusted marketer, she has delivered all the right topics to influence many business owners to focus more on earning and leave the hiring to them. Moreover, Kim also shares how acquisitions has helped her expand her offerings. Be passionate on hiring the right people, saving more time, and earning more as Kim shares what SilversHR can do for you. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
In a growing consulting space, it can be very difficult to make a name for yourself and stand out from the crowd. Founder of Jono Bacon Consulting and Community and Collaboration Strategy Consultant, Jono Bacon shares wisdom from his vast experience on how you can become in-demand as a consultant. He spills some great advice on how you can present and establish yourself in the industry—from putting out content to building relationships. Letting us in on his new book, People Powered, Jono then discusses in detail the power communities can bring to a business and a team. He shares the outcome of the years he spent perfecting the craft of how to build productive communities and talks about combining strategies with execution to ensure success in community building. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
In this episode, Oren Klaff, the author of the books Pitch Anything and Flip the Script, talks about the art of deal-making. Oren is known as the go-to guy to get deals done when someone needs $10 million or $25 million for their startup business idea. Today, he narrates how he got into deal-making and the importance of presenting your idea in a way that people think it is theirs. He also dives into the ideal script for consultants and the three W’s that people can start to use to overcome the guard that people put on. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
For anybody thinking of selling their business down the road, they want to see check deposits, copies of checks, copies of invoices, and make sure that everything matches up. HR expert Lori Kleiman joins host Michael Zipursky in this episode to talk about selling your consulting business and starting over. Lori walks us through her transition from running HR in a family company to becoming an HR consultant and starting her own HR business. Sharing her valuable insights on selling a business, she also gives some tips on how you can effectively start your next entrepreneurial pursuit.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Getting human leverage can be a time-consuming process. In this podcast episode, host Michael Zipursky talks with the Founder and CEO of Hire Education Consulting Group, Katie McConnell Olson, about how to get referrals for your business and the true meaning of talent optimization. Sharing her journey from being a tax auditor, a VP of assurance, doing financial audits, then recruiting, Katie walks us through how she started off and got to where she is now with consulting and starting her own business. Katie also touches on finding good quality people and evaluating them, hiring into your strengths, introducing a new team member into a project, and more. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Onboarding your clients is the first step in their journey with your product or service. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky talks with Kristen Gallagher about onboarding consulting clients and projects the right way. Having worked with companies like SurveyMonkey, AWS Elemental, Puppet, and many other technology companies and helping them with technical onboarding, Kristen gives the true definition of technical onboarding. She gets into how she got started in the industry, finding opportunities for her consulting business, the importance of follow-up, and adding a member to her team and the hiring process. She also shares her go-to systems and processes that she uses on a daily basis in her consulting business. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
If you want to succeed as a consultant, you have to decide to do something that you don’t exactly think is perfect. In this episode, the author of four bestselling sales books and speaker Jill Konrath talks about achieving success in business despite having products that aren’t exactly the best nor the cheapest. Sharing the story behind the scenes of her successful practice, she ties it with a messaging that actually works.  Narrating her amazing experiences at Xerox, she also shares the lessons she gained and discusses some helpful techniques and tips to use in the consulting industry. If you want to know more about strategies that actually work in today’s business environment, stay tuned with us! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
The more that you can think of new creative ways to do business, the less likely you are to be exposed to volatility. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky interviews Nigel Green, a sales strategy advisor for B2B companies and the CEO of StoryBrand, about how he got into the world of sales and strategy. Nigel started out as a sales rep out of college and worked his way into becoming an executive sales strategist, sales team architect, and sales leadership coach. Today, he talks about balancing client delivery with marketing and sales and shares some of his best practices to create more stability and move away from volatility. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Consulting is a significant and growing business in this day and age. Founder and CEO of Barnes Sales Institute, Cynthia Barnes shares her experience in sales and how her consulting firm specializes in the principal issues and enhances the success of women in sales. Helping you land and keep your consulting clients, she discusses the formulas in marketing and knowing your target markets. Join Cynthia in this episode to learn more about how to efficiently keep your consulting clients and also effectively land your ideal clients. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
These days, technology has offered so many opportunities for businesses to grow at a much cheaper way. In the midst of this is outsourcing and automation. Steve Glaveski, the CEO of Collective Campus, outlines some tips on how you can employ these new strategies for growth effectively. Working with big organizations like Microsoft and IBM, Steve shares the most effective marketing strategy and approach that will get you high caliber clients. As he lays out his sales process along with the best practice his sales team uses, he also discusses how he finds and builds people who will be key players in the business. Learn more about automation as well as finding opportunities for growth with Steve in this episode. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Independent strategy consultant Tom Critchlow was at the right place and the right time when he started working alongside his brother who founded a digital agency called Distilled. Doing SEO for national chains in the UK, Amazon UK, and big retailers, they quickly scaled and moved to New York, opening up his eyes to digital marketing and the broader digital landscape that was happening. With the increasingly changing digital landscape, Tom made the leap to go work at Google and eventually started doing digital strategy consulting. Today, Tom talks about his path to growing a solo consulting business, the challenges that come along with it, and the advantages of hiring a one-man consultant versus hiring an agency. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
When you’ve transitioned from corporate to consulting, you would have income highs and lows. You also face the challenge of pricing your services as a newcomer. Paul Klein, the host of Pricing is Positioning podcast and Cofounder of BlueDAG LLC, talks about the three pillars of revenue as a consultant. He also talks about the nitty-gritty details of running a consulting business, getting your first Fortune 500 client, and running your business on autopilot. Success doesn’t come overnight but with the right perspective, determination, and wit, you can develop, price and deliver your services in such a way that clients see you as gold. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
In the consulting business, nothing gets people to connect with you more than telling your stories. Yuri Kruman of Master The Talk Consulting leveraged his talent for storytelling to do that. In this episode, Yuri shares how he got into building his consulting business, taking us into his transition from the startup world. He talks about doing his own PR work to get more clients by reaching out for publications to write, and later on becoming a contributor himself that has allowed him to understand how it works. Discussing more in-depth about pitching to publishing, Yuri guides us through the ins and outs of these publication platforms in relation to the benefits they provide to building your business. He also gets into podcasting when tapping your ideal audience, shares his approaches to building relationships, and advises on ways to identify your pricing. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Consulting is a job for the strong and organized, especially when it comes to dealing with multiple companies. Jeff Hahn, the founding partner of Apron Food PR, shares why he decided to go out on his own and start his own consulting business. He talks about how he was able to pull off leading and managing different companies without compromising their potential toward growth. Building a high-performance consulting team can also boost a company, and with this, Jeff promotes and explains the win-win tactic of profit sharing. Jeff’s method as a consultant thrives on the idea that his job is to support the managers, executive, or employees and not the other way around. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Advocating to create an image of trust is one of the key things any consultant must strongly do in the process of starting or continuing a consultations business. Harrison Monarth, one of the most sought-after leadership development and executive coaches, shares the contributing factors to his consulting success. He guides us through the key steps in building a personal brand that everyone can trust and leveraging it to land Fortune 50 consulting clients. Harrison offers some advice and steps on how consultants can leave zero doubt on the value that they are delivering to their clients. He also talks about the importance of presence in the real and virtual world, the different stories you can tell your client, and many other useful information about gaining success in the consulting business. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Prospecting, especially when you are still starting your consulting business, can be a nightmare. In this episode, Mark Hunter, the man behind The Sales Hunter, shares how he created his consulting business, how he got his notable clients, and how to do profitable prospecting for consultants. Just like any business, climbing to the top of this niche presents numerous difficulties, which is why Mark gladly outline the most common problems, including his own, that people make when prospecting for clients and gives the best practices for consultants who want to build a more thriving pipeline. Make your consulting business more promising and move towards influencing and impacting people with great insights from this episode. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
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peter scourboutakos

Excellent podcast, full of great value.

Sep 11th
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hari Vavilala

super example in the end on the decision making.

Jul 15th
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