Our Internal Predator Ambushing Our Conversation

This post first appeared on Lioness Communication Coaching. As humans, we’ve spent years (millennia really) developing language and culture, even going so far as creating very specific words to cover very specific nuances that occur in our day to day lives. For example, in areas where snow is a large part of their lives, the local people have developed many words to describe all the different types of snow that they encounter: the Inuit apparently have 50; the Sami people in the northern … [Read more...]

The Benefit I Value Most from Women In Consulting

Here’s what I consistently treasure about the connections I make in Women In Consulting (and no place else):  Friendship with women committed to success in building their business. Women generously sharing hard-won insights into proposals, winning business, charging, business structures, and key financial decisions. Women unapologetically out to make some money and have an impact. Women committed to the success of women in their own businesses. Deep, abiding bonds … [Read more...]

The Role of Confidence in Consulting

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.  –Cicero Confidence plays an interesting role in consulting. Our customers need to have confidence in us as consultants. We need to have confidence in our ability to make a positive difference in solving our customers’ problems.  That seems quite simple and straightforward – no rocket science in those statements, right? However, nuances exist on both … [Read more...]

What Being a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization Means for Women In Consulting 

Women In Consulting became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization late in 2020, as we announced at that time. But what does that mean for us? TL;DR: This means we serve the larger community of independent consultants with education, networking, and other programs. And our members help make that happen while also getting greater access and other benefits of belonging and contributing to the organization. And all is tax deductible. You can also contribute passively with programs like Amazon’s … [Read more...]

Privacy and Security Using Zoom During the Pandemic

:: By Sharyn Fitzpatrick at Marcom Gurus When virtual communication platforms like Zoom were developed, they probably didn’t think of how to safely use their platforms during a pandemic. Because of Zoom’s growing popularity with all of us, they have opened themselves up to intense scrutiny about privacy from the FBI and state Attorney Generals. Welcome to “Zoombombing,” where an uninvited attendee crashes your meeting and disrupts from its intended purpose. Now, this is a PR … [Read more...]

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