Episode 164 – Thinking “I’m Behind” Is Dangerous for Your Independent Consulting Business

In this week’s episode of the “Grow Your Independent Consulting Business” podcast, host Melisa Liberman tackles a subtly dangerous mindset that plagues many independent consultants—the persistent sense of being “behind.”  This episode dives deep into why this common feeling is not as harmless as it seems and can actually impede the progress and success of your independent consulting business. Behind the Scenes Update: Melisa begins by sharing exciting news about …

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Episode 162 – Transform Your Solo Consultancy into a Center of Excellence (COE)

Embracing the concept of your independent consulting business as a center of excellence can lead to a profound shift in your consulting business’s impact and growth. By positioning yourself as a premier expert in your field, you will attract ideal clients and solidify your reputation as the go-to person in the industry.  In this episode, Melissa provides a comprehensive and highly practical framework that equips independent consultants with the necessary …

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Episode 161 – How to Overcome Discouragement as a Consulting Business Owner

Don’t rely on landing a new client to overcome periods of discouragement in your consulting business. Feeling discouraged is a normal part of owning a consulting business, and instead of dismissing those feelings, normalize them and build a protocol to reset your mindset. In this episode, Melisa lays out a five-part process to combat feelings of discouragement in your consulting business. This formula isn’t just a theoretical concept; it’s a …

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Episode 157 – Your Monthly Consulting Plan: Don’t Overlook this Vital Component

If you are missing revenue goals, struggling to find work that aligns with your interests, or are exhausted working 50 hours a week without noticeable business growth, it’s time to shift your mindset and adopt a new strategy. An ineffective monthly consulting plan might be the problem. In this episode, Melisa explains how to refine your monthly consulting goals to achieve exceptional results. She outlines a typical planning process and …

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Episode 148 – Overcoming A Thought Leadership Block

In this episode, Melisa delves into the important concept of thought leadership, shedding light on the challenges independent consultants face when integrating it into their businesses. For independent consultants business owners, thought leadership serves as a strategic tool, allowing consultants to showcase expertise, make a lasting impression on clients, and attract promising leads. However, maintaining a consistent thought leadership strategy proves to be a hurdle for many independent consultants. Melisa …

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Episode 144 – Arguing For Your Limitations

In this episode, Melisa highlights the common but often overlooked tendency of arguing for limitations in your consulting business. This behavior, sometimes disguised as facts, can impede business growth. Through relatable examples and personal experiences, the episode explores how independent consultants inadvertently construct business frameworks around self-imposed constraints, stifling growth and creativity. Melisa shares insights on recognizing these limitations, underscoring the importance of awareness in overcoming them. Whether reflecting on …

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️Episode 142 – Building A Consultant’s Self-Identity: An Overlooked Success Factor For Consultants

The journey to success as an independent consultant goes beyond implementing effective business strategies. It starts with cultivating a powerful self-identity. In today’s episode, Melisa explores the foundational element for success as an independent consultant: building a strong consultant self-identity. This identity shapes the work you attract, influences the clients you engage with, and determines your pricing power. Use today’s insights to conduct a self-audit of your independent consultant identity. …

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️Episode 140 – Managing a Dip In Your Self-Confidence as an Independent Consultant

Confidence is a crucial asset for any independent consultant, but it’s not always a constant.  As an independent consulting business owner, you’ve chosen a path that continually tests your confidence. It’s essential to acknowledge that dips in confidence are a normal experience and that they’re not a sign of failure; they’re a sign of growth and pushing beyond your comfort zone. In today’s episode, Melisa presents three practical and relatable …

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️Episode 138 – What Are You Willing To Do To Have A Successful Consulting Business

In today’s episode, Melisa addresses a critical question: What are you willing to do to be successful in your consulting business? Working as an independent consultant has so much upside.. But it also comes with a unique set of challenges, most of which factor around having effective strategies, unwavering confidence, and a productive, business owner mindset in place A successful business comes from implementing and integrating three types of willingness …

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️Episode 137 – You Are Not Your Consulting Business

As an independent consultant, it’s easy to blur the lines between your identity and your business. But here’s the truth: you are not your business, and your business is not you.  Join Melisa in today’s episode as she delves into the critical distinction between the two and why it’s crucial for your professional success and well-being. 1. Understanding the Crucial Distinction:     – Delve into the mindset shift required to disentangle …

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