No Is Not A Four Letter Word

:: Join Pavlina Yanakieva and me this Thursday, 8/24 at Havana Restaurant in Walnut Creek for this month's Women In Consulting East Bay luncheon, we will be discussing the challenges of living busy lives, and offer sustainable solutions for reclaiming your time, your sanity and your joy. If you're like a lot of successful women leaders, you have a lot on your plate. There are businesses to run, meetings to go to, kids to take hither and yon, husbands or partners who need you and perhaps even … [Read more...]

Leaders Network Retreat Provides Insights and Connections to Fuel for Business Growth

:: “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."  Albert Camus Turning away from the day-to-day "busy-ness" of running your business is critical to remembering why you started it and what you need to do to propel it forward. I am huge believer in regular and focused retreats because they have been critical in the success of my business. My most recent retreat (July 21-22, 2017) with the Women In Consulting Leaders Network team was no exception. Fifteen of us … [Read more...]

Mastermind: An Appreciation

:: Building and running one’s own consulting practice has its challenges. When I meet people and tell them I do consulting, they sometimes look impressed, but do not know what to say after that! It has been important to build a community of colleagues who understand different aspects of consulting. About a year ago, I heard about WIC Mastermind groups and decided to take the plunge. I already had a wide network of colleagues and fairly clear areas of expertise (facilitation, strategic … [Read more...]

Writing With Authority: Do Your Words Hold You Back?

:: Your professional, online identity is clothed in written words. Pay attention to its appearance. Whether you’re blogging, writing a book, or sending out reports to your management team, your written words are an important part of your business persona. Have you taken a close look at what you’re presenting to the world? Writing, authority, and your personal brand Every year, Women In Consulting conducts research into best practices for consulting. (The results of this year’s survey … [Read more...]

Ready for the Results? Best Practices Survey Reviewed at June Meeting

:: We all need a reality check now and again, and the annual WIC Best Practices Survey is a great place to start. Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 15th when Survey Program Director Jen Berkley Jackson of The Insight Advantage and Deb Siegle of Strategic Marketing Solutions will share this year’s results from your consulting peers. So now is the time to join WIC if you want to know more about things like: Total revenue for 2016 Average hourly rate Average retainer fee … [Read more...]

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