It might not seem like the right time to be telling stories about my life but bear with me.
When I was just 29 I decided to leave my full time job, in order to become an Associate for a new Consulting business based hundreds of miles away in Manchester. Needless to say, my mum and dad weren’t happy with my decision.
All was going well until in 2004, after celebrating 10 years in business, I unexpectedly spent 3 months off work following an operation. When I was finally ready to go full-speed ahead with my business, I returned to find the pipeline had completely dried up and the business was insolvent. Last week when I was running a webinar over 85% of consultants said their pipelines were the reason they faced challenges now.
By 2009 I was well and truly back on my feet, when the recession happened. I saw businesses crumble around me left, right and centre, but thanks to my hard grit through previous troubles, I was prepared to weather the storm.
As we move through March 2020, discussions about working from home have turned into a reality for many, many people around the globe. It seems surreal that it was just two weeks ago I explained how I’ve been helping people achieve this dream for more than 25 years.
But it’s not always a dream anymore. For many it’s a hard-hitting, fast-moving reaction to circumstances beyond your control.
My advice in this feature wasn’t in the same vein as the plentiful posts that are sweeping the internet about ‘getting dressed’, ‘setting schedules’ and ‘taking a lunch break’ (though with many years of practice at working from the comfort of my home office, I can definitely help with this too!).
Instead I spoke about how helping people move from corporate to consultancy has been a passion and specialty of mine for so many years.
I’ve been coaching in this area for 25 years, as well as running face-to-face bootcamps....
In an ever-changing world, we’ve received an above average number of enquiries about how to become a freelance HR consultant.
Luckily, answering this question is our strong point. As is taking you thorough the steps needed to become an HR consultant.
For 20 years Leap into Consulting™ has provided coaching to help people understand how to start an HR Consulting business, and how to enhance their profits as a freelance HR consultant.
Here, we answer some of the common questions about how to become a freelance HR consultant:
What does a freelance HR consultant job description look like?
There is no typical job role for an HR consultant. This is one of the great things about becoming an HR consultant - you are often able to choose the areas of HR that you most enjoy and find clients looking for your specific likes and skill set.
However, some of the HR skills that companies are often looking for in a consultant include short-term...
In recent weeks, working from home has become the topic of conversation - globally.
But we’ve been helping people to actually do it for 25 years.
We are a consultancy designed to help people make the leap from corporate to consultant. We run online and face-to-face bootcamps and retreats aimed specifically at people who want to start their own consultancy business. And yes, that includes people yet to make the first step, too.
Being your own boss allows you to work from home, any time you like.
What does this mean?
It means that we recognise corporate #officelife is not for everyone. But we also recognise that sometimes it’s difficult to find the courage to leave it. We’ll not only show you how to make the first step, but also how to excel while doing it, both personally and financially. We’re with you every step of the way.
How can we help you?
If you’re ready to make the Leap into...
Are you considering either personal or professional development, but are not sure which to choose? We understand. On one hand, you want to advance your career. On the other, you want to nurture your personal life, self-esteem and relationships.
The answer to this is actually fairly simple, invest in a development programme that does both.
Here at Leap into Consulting™ we offer a wealth of professional advice that will inevitably boost your personal circumstances too. The lines overlap, and in using our professional development tools and techniques, we’re sure you’ll find that your personal life benefits too.
Yes, our training programmes are designed to boost your career and your income, but with us it’s personal. Our unique blend of intuition, empathy and humour will help you see results - in all areas of your life.
Here are just some of the ways that our professional development tools and mentoring will help you reap benefits in your...
Everyone’s at it.
From that top sports player to the award-winning actress. From your favourite musician, to your least favourite soap star. Let’s face it, even your former boss and the business leader you admire are doing it.
Taking coaching or mentoring sessions to improve their game. Whatever their game is.
As leaders in their fields, they know they need to stay ahead of the crowd. Coaching helps them to do this, and will help you do the same.
Here are 7 ways in which coaching will help your career:
1. Coaching will build your confidence
As a business owner, the drive and motivation to make things happen needs to come from you. Building your confidence can work wonders towards achieving this.
Working with a coach will build both your self confidence and your business confidence in ways you may not have considered; affirming your ideas, helping you visualise where you want to be, and setting you up to win.