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Paul Smyth – Executive Recruiter & Executive Coach (ACC) – FinTech & Financial Services

I specialise in Maximising Potential for senior talent in FinTech & Financial Services for both Corporate and Private Clients. For FinTech and Financial Services firms, I help develop and retain diverse senior talent by supporting the development of truly high performing leaders, managers and individual contributors. For private clients, it is identifying and overcoming blocks to you realising your full potential in career and life. Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? I fell into recruitment straight out of college but it suited my personality...

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Mindy Gibbins-Klein – Thought Leadership Speaker

Great British Businesswoman of the Year Finalist 2021. Showing Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders how to Stand Out in a Crowded Market by Writing and Publishing Thought-Leading Books and Becoming THOUGHT/FUL LEADERS Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? Haha! I guess I fell into the role. I was looking for a way to be my own boss and to have the freedom to juggle my businesses with raising a family. Q2.  What makes a good consultant? Listening intently to the client, sharing your best and boldest ideas with confidence and staying humble...

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Ali Khatami – Business & Marketing Strategy Consultant

Q1. Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? I started my career as a Process Engineer in the oil and gas industry having studied Chemical Engineering in university. So, no I did not always want to become a consultant. As my career progressed I started asking questions about the way business was being conducted at the company I worked for and wanted to know how decisions were made. These curiosities coincided with my wish to do an MBA as a way to boost my career, once I graduated from the MBA program I found myself getting involved in some start-ups to...

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David Odier – Founder @ Launch Mappers

Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role?It’s actually none of the two! I was always interested in consulting. In fact, I had applied (and got rejected) from Bain, BCG or McKinsey right after university. I’ve always enjoyed supporting founders and entrepreneurs when I could. When I left my previous role and a consulting opportunity came, I took it immediately to test myself on the market and see if I would like it.I knew who I wanted to work with: early-stage businesses and where my previous experience was the most valuable: helping companies...

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Elliott Berry – Business Owner at MARSURV Marine Surveyors & Consultants

Upon completion of a four year apprenticeship I was employed full time as a Marine Surveyor and Naval Architect for another four years carrying out structural and mechanical surveys, valuations,  design work and stability calculations as well as inclining experiments until my mentor retired in 2005 at which time I set up my own company and continue to conduct structural and mechanical surveys, valuations, stability calculations and inclining experiments as well as design work for both private and corporate clients. Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall...

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Vicki McGowan – Business Owner at REVA

Business Consultant | Marketing Expert |Trainer | Mentor | Helping individuals & micro businesses to plan & implement workable systems to grow & thrive in business. Vicki McGowan, with a career expanding close to 30years’ has worked within a range of professional sectors including tourism & hospitality, media, healthcare, construction, retail and finance as well as semi-state organisations. She has supported multiple start-ups through a hands-on approach in areas relation to administration, market research, brand design, marketing, sales and system implementations. In...

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Howard Greenwood – Co-Founder and Director at Jump Advisory Group

Recruitment Advisor and Business Coach. Leadership development and mentoring I help business owner grow and scale, we focus although we are not limited to the Recruitment market. I have clients spread across the globe and our mission is “To create a world of outstanding leaders who shape the future of modern recruitment.” Q1. Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? Not sure I had “consultant” on my radar when I first moved into recruitment. However, once I moved into managing people, my natural style was to coach rather than manage....

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Raquel Noboa – Founder and CEO Fifty Shades Greener

I am the founder and CEO of Fifty Shades Greener, educating people on how to change their own behaviour around the use of energy & water and production of waste, so they can measure, manage, and reduce their use of utilities to achieve a lower carbon footprint lifestyle or workplace environment. We give people the knowledge and skills to manage their own carbon emissions in order to create a society that is more aware of their own environmental impact.Fifty Shades Greener’s aims to ensure that education contributes to sustainable development by equipping learners with the relevant knowledge...

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Gareth Spencer – Procurement Consultant/Director/Business Owner at Provictis Limited

Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? It’s a series of life changing events that eventually brought me to where I am today.  Starting out in my first role, back in 1983, as a teenager I became very confused by the business owners and skilled professionals that were mentoring me.  They had conflicting views about value and cost.  Since then the universe has taken me through many twists and turns, as I looked to understand as much as possible about the ‘real’ meaning of value, in business communities and our own personal...

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Five Steps to a Great B2B Podcast!

We love podcasting – it’s a fantastic way for companies to spread the word about their great product or service, without ‘pitching’ or ‘over selling’. Nowadays, if you are a consultant, financial advisor, or service provider of any kind – you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to position yourself as an ‘authority figure’ and build a great tribe around you by creating a podcast that really works to stir the imagination of your target audience. Could you have your own branded podcast? Wouldn’t this take soooo much time, energy,...

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Erica Hargaden – Certified Child Sleep Consultant with Babogue

Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? No! It wasn’t something that was part of my career plan at all! When I graduated from University I joined the family business and then progressed into a role in Hospitality & Event Management. It was my experience as a parent that brought me to Child Sleep Consultancy and a light bulb moment that changed my life and career path. Q2.  What makes a good consultant? Compassion, understanding and empathy. I feel you have to have walked in the shoes of the person that you are coaching. An understanding...

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Rory Stewart-Richardson – Founder & CEO at Connexi Partnerships

Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role?  Consultancy actually came out of our core offering at Connexi, which is a data driven solution allowing Brands and Rights Holders. Our consultancy arm, allows us to get even closer and gain more of an understanding of our clients needs. We combine the understanding of our clients needs, the breadth of the industry that our platform has site of as well as our data driven approach to ensure those needs are met.  Q2.  What makes a good consultant? ​The key thing for me is transparency, gaining a decent...

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Alan Hunte – Director of Innovation and Sustainability – Creating A Sustainable Future – Blockchain

Our goal is to help the UK construction sector embrace Technology and Sustainability. Thoth London are committed to introducing Innovation, Renewable Energy, Clean-Technologies, Cyber security and utilising a green blockchain to support the UK construction industry and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in tackling climate change and provide a more sustainable future. Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role? No not at all, I wanted to be an Engineer. I was lucky enough to get an apprenticeship with a local manufacturer...

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Colly Graham FISM FSII – salesxcellence

Helping CEOs, Sales Directors and Sales Leaders upscale their sales team, helping businesses generate more sales Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role?When I became a sales manager I realised how much I enjoyed training and coaching my sales team and decided that one day I would start my own consultancy Q2.  What makes a good consultant? Empathy and the ability to build good rapport Q3.  Do you feel you manage yourself well or is it a case of ‘the cobbler’s shoes’? I have a pretty good life, although would have the...

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