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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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Even the best leaders need guidance in times of crisis or if they want to prevent one whenever the stakes are high. They need someone who is brutally honest whenever they’re about to do something stupid and lead them to make better, level-headed decisions. For a lot of leaders, that accountability partner is Constance Dierickx, the President of CD Consulting Group. Starting out in corporate America as a college dropout stockbroker, Constance observed firsthand how people would make irrational decisions when it comes to their money. Fascinated by the link between human emotion and decision-making, she went back to school to study psychology. Years later, she started her own successful consulting firm and is known in consulting circles as the Decision Doctor. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Why are some people able to continue moving forward while others are stuck frozen on their feet? The answer to this is what separates those who succeed from those who don’t. The good news is anyone can do it. In this episode, Michael Zipursky reveals the key to success, particularly in consulting. Focus on this brief yet meaningful episode and you’ll surely catch it. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
For consulting to be rewarding, it must always focus on what really needs to be done, even if it means facing your problems, going through various obstacles, or getting out of your comfort zone. Michael Zipursky sits down with the principal of The Glenbrook Group, Gisele Garcia Shelley, to discuss consultation from the eyes of someone with a history major, as well as how to deal with imposter syndrome and how to reach your potential in consulting. Gisele also shares useful tips on how to make interviews with clients more worthwhile. By connecting with someone in a much deeper way using the right words and questions, exceeding expectations is possible. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
How does a potential client know that you are great at what you do? You can tell them yourself or you can demonstrate through content, but none of those ways can beat the sheer power of a testimonial from somebody who has experienced the same problem as they did and found the solution in what you’re offering. As a consultant, getting testimonials and case studies and essentially documenting your work with clients, is really powerful because it allows you sell without selling. How do you go about getting these testimonials and case studies? Listen in as Michael Zipursky explains. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Company culture is at its most pronounced state in the cofounding pair. With nothing to serve as a buffer between the two different personalities, it is a culture that either works or doesn’t. Happily enough, it works out pretty well for Erin Mies and Kristen Ireland, HR consultants at People Spark Consulting. In fact, one could say it is as close to an ideal company culture, if there is such a thing. Ever since the company started in 2018, it has seen nothing but leaps and bounds of growth. A big part of this success is thanks to the interesting dynamic that this duo brings to the table. Michael Zipursky gets to the heart of the matter in this episode. If you’re working with a partner or cofounding something, this is one story you can take inspiration from. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
As far as personalized marketing goes, a lot of people are already sending LinkedIn messages, emails and the like. Video messages are not as commonly used, though their potential in improving marketing results is undeniable. If you can get to doing this this early, it might just give you a first mover advantage over your competitors. Listen in as Michael Zipursky shares some tips on how you can use these video messages to bring in more and better clients to your business. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
When Jason Fearnow first entered the consulting business, taxes ate much of what could have been good money from his hard work. How did this mining consultant turn that situation around and eventually quadruple the revenues of his consulting firm, Prime Contract Solutions? In this episode, Jason speaks to Michael Zipursky about the biggest financial mistake he committed in his business and how he solved it. He also talks about his key takeaways from the Clarity Coaching Program, which eventually set him off to achieve his full potential as a consultant. Do you feel like you’re always after volume of work just to pay the bills? Listen to this episode to learn how you can focus on value instead and dramatically increase your earnings as a result. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
As much as 95% of consulting sales come from followups, but too many people don’t do it. If you’re like most consultants, you’re just as averse to doing “salesy” followups. However, if you don’t keep in touch with your prospects and provide value to them, you may no longer be the first person on their mind should they need services like yours. It does pay to put yourself out in front once in a while, but how do you do it without being too pushy? There is a way around this. Michael Zipursky takes a few minutes to show us how. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Rainmaking is an art. It is the art of getting business, getting the better business, and then eventually all of the business from your clients. It is the art of initiating and building the right relationships with the right people. It takes a lot of skill, creativity and persistence. A thought leader in the areas of rainmaking, recruiting and leadership, Scott Love joins Michael Zipurski to share some of his wisdom and experience in bringing in consistent clients for the consulting business. Scott is the founder of the Attorney Search Group and host of his own podcast, The Rainmaking Podcast. Tapping his immense experience in headhunting rainmakers for law firms, Scott talks about the qualities you need in a rainmaker and how you can build strategic relationships that will eventually bring the right people to your business. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Working with a compliance consultant can save employers a lot of dollars in exposure. For over 15 years, Sarah Borders has been helping clients in this while working for other companies. In 2019, she burnt the bridges to corporate and built her own consulting business, Benefits Compliance Solutions, growing it to such a point that her husband was able to quit his own job to join her in business. She shares how this phenomenal growth came about in this conversation with Michael Zipursky. She also shares some insights and learning experiences on making the transition from corporate to independent consultant, handling rejection, her progress under momentum and clarity coaching, and the challenges of working with her spouse as business partner. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Many people think vulnerability is a sign of weakness, and in the business space, you should always steer clear of it and project a professional image. The truth is, that is not what people want. People are drawn to you and your experiences. On today’s podcast, Michael Zipursky talks about the power of vulnerability and showing who we really are. Start leaning into your story and sharing more about yourself, not just your accomplishments but also the challenges you face, and watch how people start to resonate with you. After all, being vulnerable is not about weakness; it's about courage.  Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Even if you have the best product available, it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have an equivalent marketing strategy in place. The CEO of GrowthHit, Jim Huffman, takes this time to share his expertise and experience when it comes to growth marketing. Learn how you can look at marketing from the mindset perspective and be able to take into account everyone's ideas to formulate your strategies. Understand the importance of being honest with your goals in dictating the strategies that you’ll be able to utilize. Jim also discusses the concept behind running pre ads and how it can boost your lead generation and conversion rates. In addition, he also teaches how you can invest in advertisements not with money, but with your time instead if you’re quite reluctant in spending your dollars. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Value is at the heart of everything that you do as a consultant. The more value that a buyer sees that you are able to provide to them, the more value that they perceive, and two things happen. Number one, they're more likely to invest at a higher level with you, and two, you become more valuable in their eyes. Increase your consulting sales as Michael Zipursky shares two big factors that will help you to communicate and establish greater value in the eyes of your ideal client for them to perceive greater value and associate that to you before you even start the engagement. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Being in the consulting business is not something to be taken lightly, especially if you’re just starting and wearing all hats in your business. You can easily get bogged down in the daily grind and the incessant call of duty from the back end can negatively affect your personal performance and business growth. Early on in her consulting career, Patty Carl, a former chief HR officer for Silicon Valley startups and Fortune 100 companies, figured out that she has to free herself from the minutiae and start delegating if she wants her budding business to grow. She also figured out a way to leverage the right connections from the start and build an extensive network of mentors and coaches that really helped her shine in her profession. In this interview with Michael Zipursky, she explains how these elements helped her improve her personal performance in consulting ten times than she would have under ordinary circumstances. If you’re just getting aboard the consulting ship, this episode is a great one for you! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
In today’s economic landscape, people are getting bombarded with marketing messages, sales messages, and promotional messages, which, if you admit it, you probably don’t enjoy. On today’s show, Michael Zipursky shares one of the biggest mistakes that people are making in their marketing right now – automation – and how you can actually cut through all the clutter and the noise to have your message stand up, but more importantly, how to create real relationships with your ideal clients. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Leaving your corporate job to start your own business can be quite risky. Yet, Dan Cuprill did it and succeeded at that! From being in corporate America to running his own financial and personal finance firm, Dan has the experience and insights that will guide you to grow your businesses, even after you traded your 9 to 5 job for it. In this episode, he sits down with host, Michael Zipursky, to talk about his journey, the lessons he learned along the way, and the million-dollar financial strategies for consultants. He discusses how he set up his own financial advisory business, what marketing he utilized, and how he built his clientele. Plus, Dan then shares some advice on how you can build long-term wealth.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Many people these days are focused on tactics rather than strategy. They are chasing tactics but are not even clear on their strategy. Going after the shiny object can be very exciting, but will it help you to make some significant leap in your business to accomplish a lot more? In this segment, Michael Zipursky discusses the difference between tactics and strategy. Don’t go down the wrong path. Get clear on what your strategy is before starting to find the right tactics to grow your business or build your practice. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
A lot of people think they need to be perfect before they put themselves out there. Marcia Reynolds realized mastering and trusting your emotions to allow yourself to just go and do something can be very powerful if you let it. Drawing on her corporate experience teaching communication skills and working with leaders, she built her coaching school and created a safe space for people to talk things through where they can show up as themselves. On today’s show, Marcia joins Michael Zipursky to talk about the self-transformation she made that empowered her to start her own business and become the person she is today. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
A lot of times, the best marketing isn’t what you say about yourself but what others say about you. Being on top of your relationship management skills is a definite must in order to keep your network solid. Frank Forte, the President of Forte Leadership Technology, joins Michael Zipursky to explain how relationships work in building your business. Frank shares how adding value and building your network and relationships at the right time can be the best marketing you can ever wish for. He also talks about his military experiences and how he incorporated what he learned into the business industry. Know how building your leaders and investing in your team can give you amazing results in the long run. Learn the processes that you can apply in any industry and understand what a consultant can bring to the table regarding the direction and growth of your business.  Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Consulting Success Community today: consultingsuccess.com
Business growth is a common goal for the majority of business owners. Cameron Herold, the Founder of COO Alliance, joins Michael Zipursky on today’s episode to share business growth strategies that he has been personally using. Sharing the story of how he built up 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and ultimately moved on to start on his own, Cameron highlights some of these important strategies such as culture, sticking to your core values, increasing your prices to a premium, and outsourcing anything else other than genius. Want to grow your business exponentially? Tune in to this episode to learn more! 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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