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Is it possible to have a consulting business and an incredible quality of life? Absolutely, and this week's guest is here to show you how. Join me to chat with Betsy Talbot, B2B copywriter for complex industries, as she shares how she's used value-based pricing, clearly communicating to her ideal client, and strong boundaries to craft a consulting business that support her life, not the other way around.Resources:→ Free Sales Strategy Guide for Consultants: If you’re looking for a clear, easy-to-follow sales strategy for your B2B consulting or coaching business, get your copy of the One-Page Sales Strategy, and create a customized, focused strategy for your business, today: onepagesalesstrategy.com→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com. 
As consultants working with clients, it's easy to believe we're limited in the influence we have on our clients and in our businesses, causing us to hold back (sometimes we hold back a little, sometimes we hold back a lot). In this powerful Fireside Chat episode, Leah chats with Professor Vanessa Bohns, author of the book You Have More Influence Than You Think, to talk about the ways each of us has more influence than we believe, and how we can use that influence in our businesses and in our lives.Learn more about Smart Gets Paid at smartgetspaid.com. Learn more about Vanessa Bohns at vanessabohns.com.
When we think about the stages of selling and the purchase funnel, we usually think about awareness, consideration, purchase... but there's one stage of the sales process that's nearly always overlooked, and it can prove to be the most valuable. Listen in as Leah helps a client with a sales challenge that illustrates how to maximize the Loyalty stage of the purchase funnel.Learn more about Smart Gets Paid at smartgetspaid.com.
It's the classic consulting paradox: When you’re not busy, you do business development to get clients. Then you get busy with clients, so you don’t do business development. So in this week’s episode, I’m sharing three tips on how to do business development, even when you’re busy with client work. (And it's not "block your calendar.")Learn more about Leah and Smart Gets Paid at smartgetspaid.com.
The secrets that unlock selling often come from the most unexpected places. In this episode, Leah chats with a "business idol" who isn't from business at all: Dr. Deborah Tannen, whose work in sociolinguistics helped Leah, and now Leah's clients, feel more comfortable selling, build better client relationships, and get paid more for their work.Resources:→ Free Sales Strategy Guide for Consultants: If you’re looking for a clear, easy-to-follow sales strategy for your B2B consulting or coaching business, get your copy of the One-Page Sales Strategy, and create a customized, focused strategy for your business, today: onepagesalesstrategy.com→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
Ever had a client that treats you less like an expert and more like an employee? If you're like most women consultants and coaches, the answer is yes. In this episode, Leah coaches a woman who's in that exact situation. She discovers that, when it comes time to renegotiate pricing with her client, she finds she's renegotiating a whole lot more than that. Resources:→ Free Sales Strategy Guide for Consultants: If you’re looking for a clear, easy-to-follow sales strategy for your B2B consulting or coaching business, get your copy of the One-Page Sales Strategy, and create a customized, focused strategy for your business, today: onepagesalesstrategy.com→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
We can care for our mental health every day, but sometimes protecting your mental health takes big moves, both literal and figurative. In this episode, Leah shares the two big moves she made to protect her mental health.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com. 
What happens when a potential client project starts to just... not feel right? Listen in as Leah helps a client navigate a complicated sales process, explore whether this client is a good fit, and figure out what to do next.Resources:→ Free Sales Strategy Guide for Consultants: If you’re looking for a clear, easy-to-follow sales strategy for your B2B consulting or coaching business, get your copy of the One-Page Sales Strategy, and create a customized, focused strategy for your business, today: onepagesalesstrategy.com→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
What do you do when your clients simply aren't able to hire you right now? Instead of waiting until they're ready, get creative about your ideal client. The opportunities might surprise you. Listen in as Leah and her client tackle this exact question, and cover LinkedIn and mindset along the way.Resources:→ Free LinkedIn Guide for Consultants: If you’re focusing on LinkedIn for your consulting business, it starts with your profile. Learn the 7 steps to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful tool to get your ideal consulting clients coming to you - get your copy of the One-Hour LinkedIn Profile Power-Up today: smartgetspaid.com/profile→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
At the end of last year, Leah made a decision that changed the course of her business. In this episode, she walks you through the decision, shares lessons you can apply to your business, and talks about what's next.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
Many consultants are scared to niche down... but what happens when you actually take the leap? In this episode, Leah chats with the podcast guest from Episode 6, Paulette Piñero, who's back to update Leah about the shift she made in her niche and how that's transformed her business in surprising ways.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
How many times have you thought, "I know I should post on LinkedIn, but what would I even say?" Once? Twice? Every day? If you've had that thought before, you're not alone. Continuing the conversation from Episode 28, in this episode Leah invites her clients to share their advice on how to turn off the voices that say "What would I even say?" and start showing up online.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
Showing up online as a business owner and sharing your opinions - it can be one of the most nerve-wracking things you do in your business. Listen in as Leah talks through it with a woman who's feeling nervous about starting to show up and be seen on LinkedIn.Resources:→ Free LinkedIn Guide for Consultants: If you’re focusing on LinkedIn for your consulting business, it starts with your profile. Learn the 7 steps to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful tool to get your ideal consulting clients coming to you - get your copy of the One-Hour LinkedIn Profile Power-Up today: smartgetspaid.com/profile→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com. 
What do you do after you've sent a proposal and you're waiting for a response? In this episode, Leah shares three simple things you can do.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
"The close" - it can be one of the most fraught parts of a sales process. And when clients haven't been saying yes, it can feel like the problem must be "the close". But in the call you'll hear in this episode, getting better at closing has very little to do with the end of the sales process at all. And that can spell good news for your own sales process and win rate.Resources:→ Free LinkedIn Guide for Consultants: If you’re focusing on LinkedIn for your consulting business, it starts with your profile. Learn the 7 steps to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful tool to get your ideal consulting clients coming to you - get your copy of the One-Hour LinkedIn Profile Power-Up today: smartgetspaid.com/profile→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
In this episode, Leah steps back and invites some of her clients to respond to a woman who's convinced that her clients won't be able to pay higher fees than she's currently. Join us for this look into the "after" of the sales transformation, and how your mindset around pricing changes after you've learned how to get the clients you want.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
Going gray. Every woman business owner will experience it, but no one was talking about going gray when you're the face of your business. After intentionally going gray in the pandemic, Leah invited her community to chat about what it means to go gray when you're a business owner. Whether you're nowhere near going gray, in the process, or have already gone gray, listen in on this lively discussion about how it affects each of us.Resources:→ Free LinkedIn Guide for Consultants: If you’re focusing on LinkedIn for your consulting business, it starts with your profile. Learn the 7 steps to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful tool to get your ideal consulting clients coming to you - get your copy of the One-Hour LinkedIn Profile Power-Up today: smartgetspaid.com/profile→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
How much of our lives can we share with our clients? That's the question in today's episode. Listen in as Leah coaches a woman who's about to make a big departure in her life, and she's wondering whether she can share it publicly.Resources:→ Free LinkedIn Guide for Consultants: If you’re focusing on LinkedIn for your consulting business, it starts with your profile. Learn the 7 steps to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful tool to get your ideal consulting clients coming to you - get your copy of the One-Hour LinkedIn Profile Power-Up today: smartgetspaid.com/profile→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
Listen in as Leah shares a change in direction for the podcast, and shows behind the scenes in her business.Resource:→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
When you get clients through word of mouth, is that necessarily a bad thing? Not if you're intentional about it. In this conversation, Leah coaches a woman who has only gotten clients through word of mouth, and who's afraid of it "drying up". Topics covered: selling, messaging, value.Resources:→ Free LinkedIn Guide for Consultants: If you’re focusing on LinkedIn for your consulting business, it starts with your profile. Learn the 7 steps to turn your LinkedIn profile into a powerful tool to get your ideal consulting clients coming to you - get your copy of the One-Hour LinkedIn Profile Power-Up today: smartgetspaid.com/profile→ Get Higher-Paying Consulting Clients: If you’re a woman running a B2B consulting business, learn how you can get paid more for your consulting contracts and attract more of the right kinds of clients at smartgetspaid.com.
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