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Welcome to the Consulting Success Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, coach to Elite consultants, and CEO of Consulting Success Michael Zipursky. On this podcast you'll find interviews with high-performing successful consultants where we cover proven principles, strategies and mindsets to attract clients, increase your income, scale your consulting business and live a life of true freedom and meaningful success.
 
Get advice on how to grow your consulting business from the experts who've done it before. On this show, you'll learn how firms are growing, and the lessons they've learned along the way. We'll cover topics ranging from marketing, sales, scaling and automation, delivery, and operations. If you want to grow your consulting, training, professional services, or agency business, this is the show for you.
 
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Financial planner and business coach, Dan Cuprill joined me On Ditching Hourly to talk about how service providers can increase profits by creating systems and experimenting with new pricing models. "Systems create profit. Profit gives us the freedom we want." - Dan Cuprill, Founder, Advisor Architect About Dan Cuprill Dan Cuprill is a Certified Fi…
 
This show helps advisors find a path to profitability and shares strategies to build your business. But no matter how many ideas and action plans get laid in front of you, it all comes down to whether you have the mindset to chase your dreams and believe in your own success. Most people, not just advisors, lack this ‘Millionaire Mindset’ that our g…
 
Even the best leaders need guidance in times of crisis or if they want to prevent one whenever the stakes are high. They need someone who is brutally honest whenever they’re about to do something stupid and lead them to make better, level-headed decisions. For a lot of leaders, that accountability partner is Constance Dierickx, the President of CD …
 
Welcome to season five! Did you miss us? After a brief break away from the show we're back and re energised to continue sharing our stories on this journey. In today's episode we catch you up with some of the things we've been up to during our break. Join our Network of likeminded entrepreneurs, get involved in the discussions and help support the …
 
Why are some people able to continue moving forward while others are stuck frozen on their feet? The answer to this is what separates those who succeed from those who don’t. The good news is anyone can do it. In this episode, Michael Zipursky reveals the key to success, particularly in consulting. Focus on this brief yet meaningful episode and you’…
 
For consulting to be rewarding, it must always focus on what really needs to be done, even if it means facing your problems, going through various obstacles, or getting out of your comfort zone. Michael Zipursky sits down with the principal of The Glenbrook Group, Gisele Garcia Shelley, to discuss consultation from the eyes of someone with a histor…
 
How does a potential client know that you are great at what you do? You can tell them yourself or you can demonstrate through content, but none of those ways can beat the sheer power of a testimonial from somebody who has experienced the same problem as they did and found the solution in what you’re offering. As a consultant, getting testimonials a…
 
Company culture is at its most pronounced state in the cofounding pair. With nothing to serve as a buffer between the two different personalities, it is a culture that either works or doesn’t. Happily enough, it works out pretty well for Erin Mies and Kristen Ireland, HR consultants at People Spark Consulting. In fact, one could say it is as close …
 
As far as personalized marketing goes, a lot of people are already sending LinkedIn messages, emails and the like. Video messages are not as commonly used, though their potential in improving marketing results is undeniable. If you can get to doing this this early, it might just give you a first mover advantage over your competitors. Listen in as M…
 
When Jason Fearnow first entered the consulting business, taxes ate much of what could have been good money from his hard work. How did this mining consultant turn that situation around and eventually quadruple the revenues of his consulting firm, Prime Contract Solutions? In this episode, Jason speaks to Michael Zipursky about the biggest financia…
 
As much as 95% of consulting sales come from followups, but too many people don’t do it. If you’re like most consultants, you’re just as averse to doing “salesy” followups. However, if you don’t keep in touch with your prospects and provide value to them, you may no longer be the first person on their mind should they need services like yours. It d…
 
Rainmaking is an art. It is the art of getting business, getting the better business, and then eventually all of the business from your clients. It is the art of initiating and building the right relationships with the right people. It takes a lot of skill, creativity and persistence. A thought leader in the areas of rainmaking, recruiting and lead…
 
Sometimes the best way to improve your business as a financial advisor is to speak with people outside of that arena. While there are plenty of nuances to your business, you’ll find there are many common themes between successful business regardless of what type of product they’re selling. That’s why we’re turning to Liston Witherill on this episod…
 
Working with a compliance consultant can save employers a lot of dollars in exposure. For over 15 years, Sarah Borders has been helping clients in this while working for other companies. In 2019, she burnt the bridges to corporate and built her own consulting business, Benefits Compliance Solutions, growing it to such a point that her husband was a…
 
Many people think vulnerability is a sign of weakness, and in the business space, you should always steer clear of it and project a professional image. The truth is, that is not what people want. People are drawn to you and your experiences. On today’s podcast, Michael Zipursky talks about the power of vulnerability and showing who we really are. S…
 
Software course legend Wes Bos joins me to talk about how he created his training business. Talking Points What to do before you make a course. What makes a good course creator. Pros and cons of publishing courses on your own site vs a platform like Egghead. How to create interest prior to launching a course. What to think about when thinking about…
 
Even if you have the best product available, it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have an equivalent marketing strategy in place. The CEO of GrowthHit, Jim Huffman, takes this time to share his expertise and experience when it comes to growth marketing. Learn how you can look at marketing from the mindset perspective and be able to take into accou…
 
Value is at the heart of everything that you do as a consultant. The more value that a buyer sees that you are able to provide to them, the more value that they perceive, and two things happen. Number one, they're more likely to invest at a higher level with you, and two, you become more valuable in their eyes. Increase your consulting sales as Mic…
 
Speaker, executive consultant, and author of "Marketing BS" Edward Nevraumont joins me to talk about how programmatic advertising (e.g., Facebook ads) can be used to grow a boutique service business. Edward's Bio: As Chief Marketing Officer at General Assembly, Edward helped build and prepare the company for a $412.5mm sale to Adecco in 2018. Durin…
 
Being in the consulting business is not something to be taken lightly, especially if you’re just starting and wearing all hats in your business. You can easily get bogged down in the daily grind and the incessant call of duty from the back end can negatively affect your personal performance and business growth. Early on in her consulting career, Pa…
 
In today’s economic landscape, people are getting bombarded with marketing messages, sales messages, and promotional messages, which, if you admit it, you probably don’t enjoy. On today’s show, Michael Zipursky shares one of the biggest mistakes that people are making in their marketing right now – automation – and how you can actually cut through …
 
Jimmy Rose joins me to talk about how to validate the idea for a SaaS product and position it with the target market as a solution to a painful problem. Here is Jimmy's Twitter bio: I help people automate stuff with Zapier. Co-founder of @contentsnare which helps collect content & documents from clients. Skilled at talking to dogs. Related Links: h…
 
Leaving your corporate job to start your own business can be quite risky. Yet, Dan Cuprill did it and succeeded at that! From being in corporate America to running his own financial and personal finance firm, Dan has the experience and insights that will guide you to grow your businesses, even after you traded your 9 to 5 job for it. In this episod…
 
The role of a financial advisor is as much about consulting clients as it is being a salesperson and pushing certain products. You build relationships with clients and garner that trust so that they will follow your guidance on how to manage their portfolios. While you might not always consider yourself a consultant in the literal sense, it’s impor…
 
Many people these days are focused on tactics rather than strategy. They are chasing tactics but are not even clear on their strategy. Going after the shiny object can be very exciting, but will it help you to make some significant leap in your business to accomplish a lot more? In this segment, Michael Zipursky discusses the difference between tac…
 
A lot of people think they need to be perfect before they put themselves out there. Marcia Reynolds realized mastering and trusting your emotions to allow yourself to just go and do something can be very powerful if you let it. Drawing on her corporate experience teaching communication skills and working with leaders, she built her coaching school …
 
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Much like technology becomes outdated each year, retirement planning strategies begin to lose their effectiveness over time. Today we’ll look at five different planning ideas that have been used quite a bit before but might not have the same impact in today’s economy and market conditions. Read more and get additional financial resources here: http…
 
A lot of times, the best marketing isn’t what you say about yourself but what others say about you. Being on top of your relationship management skills is a definite must in order to keep your network solid. Frank Forte, the President of Forte Leadership Technology, joins Michael Zipursky to explain how relationships work in building your business.…
 
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Support the show and join The Network today. We've built an active community of business owners and professionals that really care about helping each other along their journey. Also access bonus activities like: - The Weekly Live Stream - Monthly Book Club - Member Panel Discussions A subscription to the network costs just £5 per month. We want to …
 
Business growth is a common goal for the majority of business owners. Cameron Herold, the Founder of COO Alliance, joins Michael Zipursky on today’s episode to share business growth strategies that he has been personally using. Sharing the story of how he built up 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and ultimately moved on to start on his own, Cameron highlights some …
 
Support the show and join The Network today. We've built an active community of business owners and professionals that really care about helping each other along their journey. Also access bonus activities like: - The Weekly Live Stream - Monthly Book Club - Member Panel Discussions A subscription to the network costs just £5 per month. We want to …
 
Support the show and join The Network today. We've built an active community of business owners and professionals that really care about helping each other along their journey. Also access bonus activities like: - The Weekly Live Stream - Monthly Book Club - Member Panel Discussions A subscription to the network costs just £5 per month. We want to …
 
Support the show and join The Network today. We've built an active community of business owners and professionals that really care about helping each other along their journey. Also access bonus activities like: - The Weekly Live Stream - Monthly Book Club - Member Panel Discussions A subscription to the network costs just £5 per month. We want to …
 
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