If any of this resonates with you, you’re not alone. Many people who’ve had successful careers in the government and/or community services sector make the transition to consulting but face these and other similar struggles. In reality, making the move from excellent employee to excellent consultant is not all smooth sailing.
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After a decade working in the public health sector, I started my solo consulting business in 2000 and have never looked back. I specialise in providing expert advice to address complex issues in health organisations, and in evaluating the effectiveness of health services and programs.
When I started out as a consultant I was lucky enough to have a mentor to guide me. I’d already enjoyed a successful career so I had plenty of skills and experience under my belt. I had networks and contacts and an excellent reputation. Despite this, I realised pretty quickly that I knew basically nothing about consulting. But the steep learning curve was made much easier working under the guidance of a great mentor who generously inducted me into the world of consulting in my first year.
I’m aware that many solo consultants aren’t as lucky, and yet they still need a roadmap to get them started in the right direction.
Excellent consultants will always be in high demand. The public workforce is shrinking, and in that environment the government and community sector turns more and more to consultants to complete important projects.
If you have just recently started your solo consulting business – congratulations! I look forward to passing on some of my own consultancy wisdom so you can go from strength to strength.
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I believe that what you’ve published is one of the best books I’ve seen. The quality of your book is extraordinary…and I teach people to write and publish books. If you’re a solo consultant and you don’t get hold of this book I think you’re crazy.”