The Craft of Consulting podcast helps accomplished professionals become successful, in-demand consultants while creating the lives they want. The show features consultants sharing their expertise and insights about how to be a successful, in-demand consultants; clients revealing what want--and don't want---from consultants; and the host, Deb Zahn, talking about topics that can help you succeed faster and balance your life.
Uplifting Communities While Doing Racial Equity Work—with Rumana Rabbani and Abdul Hafeedh bin Abdullah
58:52Rumana Rabbani and Abdul Hafeedh bin Abdullah share the ways they engage with communities doing racial equity work in a way that uplifts communities and doesn't perpetuate inequities.
Using Improv to Get Client Results—with Shannon Hughes
36:55Facilitator Shannon Hughes shares how she uses improv and other experiential learning techniques to help her clients get the results they want and how to help prospective clients want to hire her to use these techniques.
The Benefits of On-and-Off Consulting—with David Wolpert
32:58Periodic consultant David Wolpert shares his journey in and out of both consulting and employment, including the benefits to his career and life as well as to his clients and employers.
Creating Predictable Monthly Revenue—with Laura Khalil
37:40Business coach Laura Khalil shares strategies for having predictable monthly revenue from the clients you most want and escaping the feast-or-famine cycle.
The Power of Transformative Consulting—with Crystal Kadakia
43:45Consultant Crystal Kadakia shares what transformative consulting is, what is does for clients that is different than other types of consulting, and how to apply it in client engagements. She also talks about her path to becoming a consultant in her 20s as an alternative to career path.
Storytelling Your Way to Consulting Clients—with Amy Blaschka
40:06Social media ghostwriter Amy Blaschka talks about the power of storytelling to get consulting clients. She shares how to do it well to attract the clients you most want and what common mistakes to avoid.
Generating More Revenue by Winning More RFPs—with Lisa Rehurek
40:58RFP expert Lisa Rehurek shares her secrets for what to do—and what not to do—to win more RFPs. She also talks about what criteria to consider when deciding to go for RFPs and how you can replicate your successes more reliably.
Consulting as a Side Hustle—with Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner
41:02Side hustle experts Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner of Tandem Consulting talk about the advantages of entering or operating as a consultant as a side hustle instead of full time and how to do it so it serves your business and life goals.
How to Avoid the Feast-or-Famine Cycle for Your Consulting Business—with Deb Zahn
40:34Host Deb Zahn shares her top 10 strategies for avoiding falling into the dreaded but preventable feast-or-famine cycle of getting consulting business and income.
Do You Need to Give Your Consulting Services Away for Free?—with Deb Zahn
26:56Host Deb Zahn explains why giving your services away for free when you start consulting can work against you and what you can do instead to get the business you want.