How to start your project management consulting career
Lots of project managers come to Laura Dallas Burford asking how they can become a consultant – but many can’t tell her why they want to.
As Laura tells Elise Stevens in this podcast, it’s the first, and most important, question project managers need to answer before they try to build their own consulting careers.
If you’ve been considering starting your own consulting practise but don’t know where to start – or perhaps you’ve had a few jobs but now work is drying up – Laura Burford can help.
She specialises in helping internal project managers become independent consultants with her Consultant’s Model which integrates seven key knowledge areas: Focus, Ideal Client, Brand Message, Service Offering, Awareness, Engage, and Deliver.
Going back to basics, Laura says, is the key to building a successful consulting career.
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Laura Dallas Burford has more than 30 years of management consulting experience. She helps consultants and business leaders improve their consulting businesses with The Consultant’s Model. The model integrates seven key knowledge areas resulting in building relationships with clients and successfully delivering engagements. The model is supported by her signature system, the Consultant’s Jumpstart Blueprint, and online courses.
Laura offers consulting and project management seminars, writes a blog, is a frequent public speaker, and writes for trade magazines including projectmanagement.com. She is the author of Project Management for Flat Organizations, one of ten 2013 Small Business Book Awards winners. You can contact Laura on LinkedIn