Consulting Success Podcast podcast

Consulting Success Podcast

Consulting Success

The #1 podcast for entrepreneurial consultants who want to build a profitable, scalable and strategic consulting business.

With endless competition, ever-growing market demands, and a fast-paced digital world, gaining success in the consulting industry can feel challenging. If you're ready to realize your full potential and want to learn the best practices, principles and strategies to run a successful consulting business be sure to tune into the Consulting Success Podcast.

Trusted by tens of thousands of consultants, the weekly conversations shine the spotlight on valuable business tips. Episodes support you in understanding how to navigate the market. This podcast is your guide to overcoming the most difficult obstacles in the consulting industry and enjoying big wins.

Learn strategies for maintaining an effective team and attracting clients. Discover how to craft a clear and engaging message, and implement a marketing engine for consultants that actually works. Every conversation explores how to improve your business model to open doors to golden opportunities.

This podcast features experts from various industries who share the desire to achieve success in the consulting business. They expose their well-kept secrets to get to the top. Hear the building blocks that started their careers and the most important principles they uphold to get through challenging entrepreneurial moments.

Hosting the podcast is Michael Zipursky, CEO and co-founder of Consulting Success. Building businesses for more than 20 years, he has advised start-up brands, service providers, and billlion dollar corporations like Panasonic, Financial Times, Sumitomo and more. Michael is also an in-demand keynote speaker and author of five books about consulting.

He's dedicated to helping entrepreneurial consultants increase impact and earn a higher income. And on top of it all, Michael has an inspiring focus on family and community.

With this extensive advisory experience, Michael understands the consequences of hyper career focus. It often means sacrificing time with loved ones, which can lead to loneliness and rejection. At some point, you may feel like an outsider in your own home. Those who prioritize the grind can neglect their health and fall prey to severe diseases.

Michael believes a consulting business can only find success when it supports your dream lifestyle, not the other way around. Every podcast discussion focuses on what it really takes to get hold of genuine freedom in your career. The aim is to help you live the life you truly want while constantly growing your business.

Feel excited about going to work instead of letting depressing thoughts pull you down. Enjoy the meals you want to eat, buy everything you want to own, and above all, savor time with your family and friends. Have a successful consulting business balanced with stability, well-being, and comfort.

Don't sacrifice what you have for the sake of huge earnings. Achieve the revenue and profit you want and make sure it does not compromise everything you love and care about. Michael shows you how to elevate your consulting business and reach those goals with a fulfilled heart.

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252 episodios

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    Why Systems Equal Freedom for Consultants (& How to Start Systemizing Your Business) with David Jenyns: Podcast #208


    Many business owners and entrepreneurs often can’t be bothered to put in a system. This is a mistake, David Jenyns believes, and in this episode, he discusses why you need to start systematizing your business. David is a systems devotee who went on to found and started a movement called SYSTEMology. Today, he joins Michael Zipursky to discuss the benefits of systematizing and what you need to do to start the process. We get a look at David’s insights on systemization and the need for a critical workflow. Listen in and learn to free yourself from your business by systemizing it.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
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    The Science of Building Trust with Clients for Consultants with Sandra Sucher: Podcast #207


    Trust is the foundation of any relationship. This is exceptionally true when it comes to business. You need to establish trust within your team, clients, and customers to grow. So how do you build that trust? Sandra Sucher is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and an internationally known researcher on trust. She recently co-authored The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It. In this episode, she joins host Michael Zipursky to share essential insights from her book on how businesses can build, lose, and recover trust. Join in on their discussion and get valuable business advice on leadership, relationships, and more! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
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    Building Systems to Scale Your Consulting Business with Joshua Schultz: Podcast #206


    When starting a consulting business, you should always look to build systems. Where most small businesses think that systems only exist in big companies, Joshua Schultz believes otherwise. In fact, he encourages small businesses to have a system mindset. Joshua is the Director of Data Services at Pacific Air Industries. He is also a contracted Supply Chain SME and consultant to SourceDay. In this episode, he joins Michael Zipursky to discuss how to scale your consulting business by using systems. Discover Joshua’s journey and how he started working with his dad. Learn how to focus on one thing at a time so that you can grow. Find your system mindset today!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
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    How to Set & Achieve Strategic Goals as a Consultant with Dave McKeown: Podcast #205


    What are strategic goals? How do they impact your business? What do you need to do to hit these goals? Our guest in this episode knows the answer to these questions and will gladly share it with everyone. Michael Zipursky sits down to interview the CEO of Outfield Leadership and author of The Self-Evolved Leader, Dave McKeown, about learning to set and achieve strategic goals as a consultant. Plus, Dave shares his insights on goal setting and leadership in large organizations. Tune in for more consulting secrets from the best in the industry.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
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    The Mindset You Need to Succeed in Consulting with Dan Burgos: Podcast #204


    Starting your own consulting business isn’t easy. You need a couple of key mindsets if you want to succeed. Danilo “Dan” Burgos is the President and CEO of Alphanova Consulting. He started his business by being a good and effective leader—a leader that empowers and supports his people. He also never took no for an answer and stepped out of his comfort zone several times. These are some of the mindsets you need to have if you want to start a business. Join Dan as he sits down with your host Michael Zipursky to talk about his leadership journey. Learn how to coach, consult, and manage your own business today.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
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    Consulting with Love (Instead of Fear) with Renée Smith: Podcast #203


    What do you think is the most important job of a leader? It's to eliminate fear from the workplace and fill it with love. Michael Zipursky's guest today is Renée Smith, the Founder and CEO at A Human Workplace. Renée talks with Michael about how we are at our best as human beings when cared for. When we know we belong, we matter, and we contribute, that's when we embody our full humanity. If you are passionate about being a loving, human-centered consultant, this episode's for you. Tune in and practice what it is to be human at work! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Get FREE Consulting Resources and Training and join the Community
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    Creating A Harmonious Work-Life Integration in Your Consulting Business with Michele Benton: Podcast #202


    A business owner's success is typically measured by their revenue growth, the number of followers, and overall reputation. However, one important element is usually ignored: a proper work-life balance. Michael Zipursky delves into this topic with Michele Benton, President of lime, LLC. She explains how rejecting the devoted worker mindset allows her to adjust her career according to the lifestyle, not the other way around. She talks about its impact on her team-building strategies, leading to a two-way support system. Michele also shares insights about streamlining processes surrounding life sciences, which for her is a pretty neglected industry.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Get FREE Consulting Resources and Training and join the Community
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    How to Hire and Optimize Your Consulting Team with Ex-Olympic Coach Mike Zani: Podcast #201


    Having the right consulting team is critical to establishing a strong and stable organization and, ultimately, a successful business. Today’s guest is Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that helps businesses build high-performing teams and cultures. He joins host Michael Zipursky to share the aspects of an individual he focuses on when choosing to hire. Mike emphasizes that industry experience may not always be the right move depending on the role you need to fill. He taps into his own experiences in acquiring and creating high-functioning teams and cultivating a successful culture to give tips you can apply for your own business. Mike also shares insights from his book, The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness. Tune in and don’t miss out on eye-opening discussions that could help your business!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Get FREE Consulting Resources and Training and join the Community
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    How the Founders of Consulting Success Use Values to Supercharge Consulting Businesses: Podcast #200


    Most business owners tend not to see the importance of establishing values. However, business values are the compass that ensures your organization aligns with whatever vision you have for the company. Joining Michael Zipursky in this special episode is his cousin and co-founder of Consulting Success, Sam Zipursky. Together, they share the values behind Consulting Success and break down how they developed the values they live by today. They also explain why it’s important for any business, big or small, to have values in place and how it’s important not only within the organization but also for clients. Learn how to supercharge your business by crafting the right values in this episode!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Get FREE Consulting Resources and Training and join the Community
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    How to Keep Your Consulting Business Safe & Secure with Gary Peace: Podcast #199


    With everything online, it's easy to be paranoid over privacy. It’s important to secure your business. You’ll never know if someone is watching you online. Maybe you opened a malicious email and you get hacked. Or a stranger who added you two weeks ago could just be using you for more information. Information and credentials are what they're really after. Hacking has become such an organized crime that cybersecurity is now a must for big companies. Learn how to protect yourself online with your host Michael Zipursky and his guest Gary Peace. Gary is the founder and Managing Director of ESID Consulting. He helps organizations manage online threats and defend against cyber-attacks. Join in the conversation to learn how to reduce the risk of getting hacked.  Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Get FREE Consulting Resources and Training and join the Community

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