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The #1 podcast for entrepreneurial consultants who want to build a profitable, scalable and strategic consulting business. With endless competition, ever-growing market demands, and a fast-paced digital world, gaining success in the consulting industry can feel challenging. If you're ready to realize your full potential and want to learn the best practices, principles and strategies to run a successful consulting business be sure to tune into the Consulting Success Podcast. Trusted by tens o ...
 
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How do you make better business decisions? By taking a look at the best information. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Eric Johnson, the director of the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School. Eric talks with Michael about how we often choose a decision and we don’t revisit it. For example, if the GPS tells us to go a ce…
 
Life is hard, folks. We have ups and downs, we have times for celebration and times to mourn, we have stress and we have moments of levity in which our cares and stresses are forgotten. For many Christians, those moments of happiness and pleasure can sometimes bring about guilt afterwards, because the Bible also teaches that suffering is a part of …
 
In our 10th Q&A, Kevin and Lee discussed the implications of Romans 2 and the Parable of the Good Samaritan and how those passages seem to imply that God's grace can extend even to those who have never heard about Jesus. We STRONGLY encourage you to listen to that episode before listening to this one. That conversation generated a LOT of discussion…
 
2021 has been a tough and challenging year. But despite it all, we have to give it to ourselves for making it here—almost greeting the new year ahead. It is time to learn from the past and look forward to a new and better future. Let us win the new year as host Michael Zipursky discusses the five growth levers we need to reach our goals as entrepre…
 
"1Ti 3:1 ¶ This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work." Church governance has taken different forms across different denominations and religious groups. Within the Churches of Christ, church government is managed and overseen by Elders and Deacons. This arrangement can often lead to disagreements over the…
 
Many people take their marketing strategies for granted, and thus continue using old, ineffective techniques. Setting aside tactics that do not work in favor of unconventional PR strategies is always recommended. However, most businesses are afraid to get out of their comfort zones. Michael Zipursky is joined by Darian Kovacs, who shares the incred…
 
Christmas is arguably the largest, most celebrated holiday in the world. Widely celebrated as the birth of Christ, when December rolls around on the calendar many Christians get excited and eagerly look forward to the festive season, while other Christians view the season as an opportunity to decry Christmas as a man-made, pagan tradition that Chri…
 
How do you build a sustainable consulting business? One effective way is to keep your carbon footprint low. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Kate Gaertner, the Founder and CEO of TripleWin Advisory. Kate talks with Michael about how the pandemic changed how the consulting business works. If before, business travels and face-to-face meeti…
 
In episodes 29 and 30, Brandon Johnson joined us for a discussion about pornography addiction. Since then, we've received multiple questions and requests concerning resources for wives of husbands who have experienced their own trauma that arises from their husband's addiction to pornography. Joining us in this episode is Lyschel Burket with Hope R…
 
What is the mindset of successful consulting leaders? The key is to understand the reality in front of you. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Michelle Ray, the CEO and Founder of Lead Yourself First Enterprises. Michelle talks with Michael about how leadership is about knowing what you need to do in this current environment. To achieve th…
 
The three branches of the Abrahamic religious tree are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each of these monotheistic faith systems have many differences, but they also have much in common. On this episode, Kevin and Lee are joined by Muslim Imam Jamal Rahman and Pastor Donald McKenzie. Jamal and Donald are two of the three members of the 'Interfaith…
 
Growing the revenue of your consulting business is not an easy task. There are many ways to do this whether it be marketing yourself better or having a clear proposition. Launch your consulting business by pulling the right levers with your host Michael Zipursky and his guest Felix Velarde. Felix is the CEO of The 2Y3X Programme. He is also the aut…
 
After our episode discussing the parable of the Good Samaritan, we received several questions from you guys about the ramifications of what Kevin stated in that episode; does the parable of the Good Samaritan teach that there's a possibility that those who have never heard about Jesus could find redemption? Kevin believes that may well be, but Lee …
 
The only way to prevail as a small consulting firm is to do something different. In this episode, Christian Stadler talks with host Michael Zipursky about the winning business strategies you can use to grow, adapt, and beat your competition. Christian is the Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School. One exercise is the nightmare…
 
Everyone faces loss and grief in their lives. Losing a loved one, the end of a relationship, or even a transition from one stage of life to another can cause feelings of grief. How do we deal with those feelings effectively, especially around the holidays? Kevin and Lee are joined by Joy Gaertner, a certified, licensed grief counselor who has helpe…
 
Everyone will benefit from having long-term clients who will always return to you and even refer others to work with you. But garnering such individuals is not so easy to accomplish. For Larry Robertson, getting ideal customers boils down to the value you are delivering, not just the profits you are earning. Joining Michael Zipursky, the Founder of…
 
Brandon Johnson returns to the podcast for a conversation about a heavy, often painful topic; the withdrawing of fellowship from a fellow believer. The topic of disfellowship (excommunication in some circles) is a heavy topic for many. The practice of disfellowshiping fellow believers happens far too often, many times for trivial reasons. Families,…
 
While business success and happiness seem exclusive, it is possible to design a successful consulting business that you and your clients will be happy about. Best-selling author and founder of the Good Life Project Jonathan Fields sits down with host Michael Zipursky as they talk about the fundamental nature of work, transforming yourself, self-awa…
 
"If anyone would come after me, let him take up his cross daily, and follow me". These words spoken by Jesus in Luke's gospel are powerful indeed, and yet the meaning and force behind these words has been diluted over time and across generations. For many, 'taking up one's cross' is relegated to bearing with the annoyances of the day, or is a state…
 
If you are learning something beneficial for you, stick with it. If you have zero experience in sales and marketing while running a business, take time to learn it. Heather Couture is the owner and machine learning consultant of Pixel Scientia Labs, and she learned how to sell. Learn why and how she got into AI machine learning. Discover how she bu…
 
You've heard Lee's story and an update to Lee's ongoing journey of faith from Legalism to Grace, and while this entire podcast is an examination of Kevin and Lee's faith journeys from various doctrinal perspectives, we've yet to discuss much of Kevin's personal journey... ...until now. In this episode, Kevin steps into the way back machine and disc…
 
Relationship-building is a fundamental aspect of running a business. So how does one go about it? In this episode, joining Michael Zipursky is Martin Stadelmeyer of AMBE Engineering, LLC. Having previous experience with companies like Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz, Martin has the experience and the connection most people in the industry aspire to ha…
 
Halloween is one of the biggest commercial holidays in the modern era. Children and adults alike both enjoy dressing up in costumes and celebrating the festivities of the holiday with friends and family. Even so, there are Christians who believe celebrating Halloween is evil, that it is a holiday that celebrates darkness, wickedness, witchcraft, an…
 
Stories of executives who transition to consulting are not that uncommon. But how does one successfully venture out of corporate? Joining Michael Zipursky is Tom Tonkin. Tom is the co-founder of The Sales Conservatory and CEO of The Conservatory Group, a management consulting firm where you help businesses with their management, leadership, and sal…
 
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” - Luke 11:1, NRSVPrayer is a fundamental aspect of practically every religious tradition, and it's one that is often overlooked, taken for granted, misunderstood, and even overemphasized in many way…
 
Many business owners and entrepreneurs often can’t be bothered to put in a system. This is a mistake, David Jenyns believes, and in this episode, he discusses why you need to start systematizing your business. David is a systems devotee who went on to found systemHUB.com and started a movement called SYSTEMology. Today, he joins Michael Zipursky to…
 
We all remember Jiminy Cricket's famous statement "Let your conscience be your guide" (technically it was the Blue Fairy, but Mr. Cricket tends to get the credit for that one), but is letting your conscience guide you really the right move? What if your conscience is 'miscalibrated'?In this episode, Kevin and Lee discuss why one's conviction should…
 
Trust is the foundation of any relationship. This is exceptionally true when it comes to business. You need to establish trust within your team, clients, and customers to grow. So how do you build that trust? Sandra Sucher is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and an internationally known researcher on trust. She recently…
 
Kevin and Lee are joined on this episode by OC Faculty Chris Rosser to discuss media literacy; or, how do we go about parsing all the data that surrounds us and then make sense of it? Does the secret lie in the data we consume, or is the 'substrate' that receives this data more important? This conversation was deep, enlightening, and a LOT of fun! …
 
When starting a consulting business, you should always look to build systems. Where most small businesses think that systems only exist in big companies, Joshua Schultz believes otherwise. In fact, he encourages small businesses to have a system mindset. Joshua is the Director of Data Services at Pacific Air Industries. He is also a contracted Supp…
 
In this Q&A, Kevin and Lee discuss their experiences with bitterness, leaving legalism behind, and how to release bitterness in order to more fully love one another. We'd love to hear from y'all! Email us at exploringfaithpursuinggrace@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!By Kevin Pendergrass & Lee Grant
 
What are strategic goals? How do they impact your business? What do you need to do to hit these goals? Our guest in this episode knows the answer to these questions and will gladly share it with everyone. Michael Zipursky sits down to interview the CEO of Outfield Leadership and author of The Self-Evolved Leader, Dave McKeown, about learning to set…
 
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