Critical to Success has proven step-by-step processes and tools that help consultants build a thriving business,
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Whether you are just starting your consulting business or whether you are an experienced consultant, Critical to Success contains proven step-by-step guides, video tutorials, templates, and tool kits that help you,
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It's an incredible asset for independent consultants.
I remember earning about $37,000 a year my first few years as a consultant. It took a good part of my 30+ years as an independent consultant to learn how to build a great life and a stable, high income. I was a consultant serving Global 1000 and Fortune 1000 clients and author of four international best-selling books published by J Wiley and Macmillan before I realized that building a thriving consulting business could be easy, if you knew the right steps and systems.
I learned that I wasn't the only one who didn't know the steps and system to profitable consulting. Most highly-skilled consultants go through this same struggle - they are experts in their field and dedicated to helping clients, but they don't know the steps and systems to market and leverage the value they deliver.
One of the most amazing insights was realizing that building a thriving business does not depend upon how many hours you work, I was used to working hard. What a thriving business does depend on is your brand, the business systems you build, and creating a portfolio of tiered services and products you can deliver any time and anywhere in the world.
I remember the excitement and joy of reporting my first big year's net income of $983,000 to the US Internal Revenue service. It was starting to come together for me - a better way than working as hard as I could for as many hours as I could. There was a way to have a high income, deliver great value, and have a work-life balance.
The answer was in front of me in the very work I was doing with clients. All I had to do was use in my own business what I was delivering to Fortune 1000, Global 1000, and regional consulting clients. The steps and proven processes are based on,
Through Critical to Success you can learn the strategies, tactics, methods, and tips that come from,
Critical to Success helps you with structured courses and with tools, templates, and assets that give you Just-Enough, Just-In-Time support and skills. As a member of Critical to Success you have access to,
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You can join Critical to Success as a Free or Paid member.
As a free member you receive,
You become a paid member when you take a fee-based course. Paid membership includes,
A few times each year I open the free course, 30 Days to More Consulting Clients, to registered free members.
This three-week course is an accelerated course that is guaranteed to help fill your pipeline with new prospects and clients. The course is a condensed version of the first part of the Building a Thriving Consulting Business course. In this free course I show you actionable tools and techniques you can use to,
The next full course on Building a Thriving Consulting Business begins November, 2018. The course follows the structure of the modules in The Ultimate Guide to Building a Thriving Consulting Business.
I make this course highly interactive with Execution Plans that guide you through building what you need for each stage of your business. For example, completing the Execution Plan on creating your brand's story gives you a short slogan and a paragraph that hooks your perfect client. Completing the Execution Plan on your LinkedIn profile steps you through building a profile that grabs Google searches and new prospects.
The course helps you grow no matter the stage what stage of consulting maturity your business is in. You can take the course following the structure or skip around, working independently.
When you take the structured course you need to dedicate a few hours each week to videos, completing Execution Plans for your business, and joining the weekly Office Hours when you can. You have full access to all Execution Plans, guides, videos, and assets that go with the course.
If you need to work outside the structured course, perhaps breaking through a barrier you currently face, you can do that too. You can focus on the topics that will best accelerate your consulting. Of course, you will still have full access to all Execution Plans, guides, videos, and assets that go with the course.
The course, Building a Thriving Consulting Business, follows the modules outlined in The Ultimate Guide to Building a Thriving Consulting Business. You can click here to see or download The Ultimate Guide to Building a Thriving Consulting Business.
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An organization's success depends upon a clear, defensible strategy with concise executable plans that focuses on proven customer needs.
Ron Person helps consultants build their own thriving consulting business.
For the seven years prior to founding Critical to Success, Ron was Sr. Consultant for Strategic Business Optimization at the third-largest internet marketing software company. During that time the company grew more than 50% per year.
Ron's work has run the gamut, from picking tomatoes and washing windows, to jerking ice cream in college, then becoming a U.S. Air Force pilot after college. He went on to earn an MS in Physics and MBA in marketing and finance with highest honors. He started his consulting practice as one of Microsoft’s first twelve independent consultants.
Ron has built his 30+ year consulting career around strategic performance improvement and digital marketing strategy. His clients have included Fortune 1000 and Global 1000 companies including corporations such as ExxonMobil, Medtronics, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Mary Kay, as well as many regional businesses and non-profits. Ron has also founded or co-founded four businesses.
Ron has taught thousands of business professionals as a consultant as well as teaching as an adjunct professor at U.C. Berkeley. He has written 27 books published by J Wiley and Macmillan that include four international best-sellers with more than three million copies sold in 18 countries. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified Balanced Scorecard consultant who has served on the Board of Examiners for the California Awards for Performance Excellence.