This is right for you if…
If you’re turning over between £500K and £5M, but you know you have the potential to achieve so much more, our programme will take you on a step-by-step journey of everything you need to lead your business to the next level.
You’ll evaluate what’s working and what isn’t, get your hands on the practical tools and techniques you need to accelerate your growth, and be inspired along the way by mentors, case studies and fellow business owners.
If you want maximum learning on a modest budget, this is the clear, comprehensive programme you’ve been looking for.
“This programme has such relevance and depth,
it will enable you to transform your business for a modest investment.”
Marc Jantzen, TheNub
This is no ordinary training programme. It has been designed specifically for owners of consulting businesses by someone who has not only successfully built and sold an eight-figure consulting business, but has decades of experience in designing and delivering award-winning transformation programmes.
Over 12 months, a combination of training and mentoring will enable you to optimise every aspect of your business, from your client growth strategy to your consulting methodology, from building a sales and marketing engine to delivering more profit to the bottom line.
You will spend one full day working on your business every two months, in a hand-selected group of 10-12 owners running businesses similar to yours. Between each workshop, a two-hour group coaching call will make sure you follow up on actions, ask questions and share challenges.
You’ll have access to up-to-the-minute, tried and tested tools and templates throughout.
Consulting businesses typically grow based on the expertise of a few key people. These organisations are often profitable in the early years; the owners are involved in selling and delivering work, overheads are minimal and revenue grows thanks to personal referrals.
Due to the innate talent of these individuals and their ability to turn their hand to a broad set of challenges, the scope of work broadens and contractors are engaged to support increasingly diverse projects. This diversity offers significant intellectual stimulation – no one project is the same and motivation and job fulfilment are high. The value of projects progressively increases and the business now has real potential.
However, as time passes and the business grows, a few things start to happen:
The overall aim of this first day is to get over this ‘bump in the road’ and set the direction for your next phase of growth. At this point in your business, you need to :
Ultimately, this will set you up to achieve a position where you have shareholder alignment, clarity of vision, a clear strategy and purpose and a robust exit plan.
Consulting involves giving expert advice in challenging contexts, and it is far from black and white. Two equally qualified consultants may well disagree about how to approach the same issue. If you have five or 50 consultants, all with their own opinions, it can be challenging to ensure clients get a consistent experience that is representative of your brand and reflective of ‘the promise’ you sold them.
In a nutshell – a consulting business is extremely difficult to scale.
Familiar challenges include:
Once you’ve completed this module, you will be able to:
The overall aim is to move towards standardisation, consistency and clarity without detracting from the quality of the client experience.
No matter how clever your proposition, if you can’t get in front of prospective new clients, you won’t be able to showcase your work. Too many small businesses rely on word of mouth to generate leads; as a result they find it difficult to predict future revenue growth. This creates uncertainty and detracts from equity value.
Having the confidence that if you spend more on marketing, you will get more opportunities to pitch your business is close to the holy grail.
This workshop focuses on what you need to know as a business owner to develop your marketing strategy and build a lead generating machine. This day is not about brand.
You will learn how to:
Ultimately, this day will set you up to build a lead generation machine which will accelerate your growth path and ensure that a bigger and bigger portion of your work is within your sweet spot.
For many consultants who pride themselves on their technical expertise, sales remains a dirty word. But if you are serious about growing your business, you will need to build a depth of expertise in sales.
The ‘buyer landscape’ has changed enormously. Prospective clients today are well informed and have high expectations. Despite this, with the right strategy, you should be winning the majority of pitches.
The aim of the Sales Mastery day is to inspire and equip owners to lead, challenge and support their sales function to create an outstanding sales experience with exceptional results, including market leading conversion rates and long term high value relationships.
You will learn how to:
In summary, this sales tool-kit will increase your confidence to go for bigger deals, maximize your conversion rate and inspire you to engage with the craft of selling.
Having a great idea for a business and convincing clients to trust you is one thing. Growing your business into something of real value requires rare and exceptional capabilities.
Conscious Leadership is a critical lever you can pull to accelerate the growth of your business. It consists of carefully selected and highly relevant tools and insights that will help you become the very best leader you can be, so that you can maximise the potential within your organisation.
You will learn how to:
This day is about you. It’s about investing in your ability and developing your mindset such that you can lead a rapidly growing consulting business. Ultimately the success of your business is down to how you spend your time.
So… you’ve got a compelling proposition, more leads than you can handle, and your revenue and team are growing. You now need to manage your clients and make sure that all of your hard work translates into a healthy profit, which of course, you may choose to reinvest.
This is when operational challenges typically kick in:
To overcome these challenges you will learn how to:
This day is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle and completes your transformation journey. You will have built a fantastic peer group along the journey and it is likely that everyone will stay in touch to support each other and hold each other to account. By now your run rate should be tracking at least 50% higher than it was at the start of the programme!
I have an appetite to start leading my business differently
I believe my business has the potential to be much more successful
I will turnover between £500k and £5m this year