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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 enough to pivot or adjust when things change.
Q3. Do you feel you manage yourself well or is it a case of ‘the cobbler’s shoes’?
I think I manage myself really well. I do have several mentors and accountability programs and groups, and I have developed strong habits over the years. That’s the key.
Q4. Are there enough hours in your day?
Q5. If you could magically stop your clients from making one mistake – what would that be?
Jumping to conclusions and narrowing down their thinking without doing the due diligence and thoughtful consideration of all possible options.
Q6. What do you find is the best way to market yourself?
Networking – online, offline, one-to-one, small groups, at events… just meet people and have conversations!
Q7. What do you do to unwind? Go running, play Scrabble, stare into space (some might consider this ‘meditation’? )
Q8. What advice would you give a starting consultant?
Know your numbers, love your numbers, stay close to your numbers. This means knowing what’s coming in and what’s going out, where you are, where you are heading and how you are going to get there.
Q9. What’s your guilty pleasure? Can I have more than one?
Chocolate, good Netflix series, films and popcorn – sometimes all of the above at the same time!
Q10. What’s your goal for next year?
Be even more discerning with my client base, which associations and groups I belong to and generally how I spend my time.