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Welcome to the Consulting Success Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, coach to Elite consultants, and CEO of Consulting Success Michael Zipursky. On this podcast you'll find interviews with high-performing successful consultants where we cover proven principles, strategies and mindsets to attract clients, increase your income, scale your consulting business and live a life of true freedom and meaningful success.
 
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A lot of times, the best marketing isn’t what you say about yourself but what others say about you. Being on top of your relationship management skills is a definite must in order to keep your network solid. Frank Forte, the President of Forte Leadership Technology, joins Michael Zipursky to explain how relationships work in building your business.…
 
Business growth is a common goal for the majority of business owners. Cameron Herold, the Founder of COO Alliance, joins Michael Zipursky on today’s episode to share business growth strategies that he has been personally using. Sharing the story of how he built up 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and ultimately moved on to start on his own, Cameron highlights some …
 
Why is the visual side more compelling? In this episode, Simon Bowen, Creator of The Models Method, joins Michael Zipursky as they talk about improving sales and helping businesses communicate a winning strategy by using visual thinking and models. From a career in electronics to developing models, Simon shares his journey to becoming the Models gu…
 
Many of us write but fail to get the traction we want for our business or brand to thrive. In this episode, Michael Zipursky talks with Dan Rockwell, the author and owner of Leadership Freak, to share with us his success story of building a world-class leadership consulting practice from writing. He talks about his writing process, how he consisten…
 
Planning to scale and grow your consulting firm? You might as well prepare to undergo all the changes that go with it, especially when it comes to your role as a leader. In this conversation between Michael Zipursky and management consultant and strategic business coach, Bruce Eckfeldt, you will find that scaling your company means recognizing and …
 
Do you own a business, but finding it hard to break past revenue plateaus? A lot of business strategies claim to make your business grow and increase your profit margins. Unfortunately, most of them don't work, wasting your time and money. Josh Long joins Michael Zipursky on today’s show to share his Bottleneck Breakthrough Method. A self-labeled c…
 
The right words at the right places can win you the right clients for your business. This is what copywriting is all about, and Alex Cattoni, the Founder of The Copy Posse, is an expert in it. Through her unique skills in lead generation and writing high-converting sales copy, Alex has helped scale multimillion-dollar brands, including such names a…
 
It is one thing to build a network; it is another to make it world-class. In this episode, Michael Zipursky sits down with keynote speaker and author, Kaihan Krippendorff, to share with us his journey from working at McKinsey & Company to founding his own growth strategy and innovation consulting firm, Outthinker. At the core of his story, Kaihan s…
 
With stiff online competition, one of the ways you could rise above is by showing up at the top of search engines. Nevertheless, this goal has been proven by many to be really tough to achieve. While that is the case, it does not mean it is impossible. In fact, in this episode, Michael Zipursky brings someone who can help you rank on the first page…
 
Every business has a voice – a unique and complex message, a way that message is delivered, and the target receivers of that message. The way you communicate can make or break your relationship with your customers. Finding your business’s voice is a sure way towards consistent, effective communication. Business voice coaching is the forte of Ken We…
 
As consultants, we want to not only achieve our potential but to exceed it. We want to create great results, success, wealth, and have a real impact and serve at the highest levels. However, there is often a disconnect between our thoughts and actions. We want greater wealth and higher levels of success, yet act from a place of scarcity, and that’s…
 
People look at adversities as mere problems that hold us back from getting to where we want to be. But really, these obstacles and challenges are what build us as better people. Joining Michael Zipursky on the show today is Tony Hughes to talk about how adversities build resilience in people and lead them to be better businessmen. Tony is a leading…
 
As an organization grows, so does the need for a whole army of leadership positions that need to be filled with capable individuals who can work with independence and initiative. Leadership consulting helps people develop their management and leadership skills and thrive in fast-paced environments. Award-winning coach, speaker, consultant, and auth…
 
Building a successful consulting business may seem tricky for many, but that shouldn't be the case. Most of the time, what lies behind achieving that goal can be as simple as having a good understanding of the fundamentals. With the right things in place and focusing on the right areas at the right time with the right people, success could never be…
 
Many of us tend to think of success as a far-off thing. We look at it like it is only confined within the future, with a bunch of short-term goals that we still have to get through first. But what if you could actually get to your long-term and future goals faster than that? In this episode, Michael Zipursky goes solo to share with us how you can d…
 
When you have a successful consulting business, the first thing you learn is that you and your business always have to be top of mind. This is the importance of marketing methods in the way you do you work. Simon Cambiar is the Managing Partner at Cambiar LLC. He joins Michael Zipursky to talk about marketing methods that keep consulting businesses…
 
A book can be your business card, your ultimate branding tool which can help you take off in your career or business. In today’s episode, Michael Zipursky and Martin Lindstrom talk about branding tips for consultants. Martin is a brand and culture transformation expert and the Founder of Lindstrom Company. He shares his fascinating story, starting …
 
Business consultancy relies on your ability to have your audience believe that you can help them scale their businesses. An irresistible consulting sales presentation can be a powerful tool to deliver that impact. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews the persuasion expert and the CEO of Duarte, Inc., Nancy Duarte. Nancy, an author of five b…
 
In order to have a successful consulting business, you need to be able to properly evaluate your sales pipeline. This sales pipeline is divided into different phases that you must examine one by one to see if there's anything causing a bottleneck and if so, you have to be able to determine what actions to take. Michael Zipursky teaches you how to e…
 
What are the most common mistakes business owners are doing when selecting new employees? How do you match new hires to the right jobs? In this episode, Michael Zipursky has "The Turnover Terminator," Art Snarzyk III, on the show. Art is the President of InnerView Advisors, Inc. and is also an employee and management specialist. With his expertise,…
 
The idea of working with the government can sometimes be daunting. While that is the case, it is nevertheless not impossible. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews Abhijit Verekar, President and CEO of Avèro Advisors—an end-to-end information technology advisory firm that works with local governments all around the US to implement new IT inf…
 
Among the many types of consulting jobs out there, freelance jobs are among the most coveted because they offer you a certain measure of freedom and independence in the way you go about things. However, these spots, coveted as they are, can also be difficult to come by because many enterprises prefer to keep consultants around. Justin Nassiri is an…
 
Attracting new clients and customers is one thing; retaining them is another. Many successful entrepreneurs know this as a big separator between them and those who are struggling to grow their business. The name of the game is not how you attract people but how you keep them loyal to you. Known as The Loyalty Guy, today's guest, Adam Posner, has be…
 
In identifying prospective buyers, you have to narrow down your choices in an efficient manner so as not to waste time, energy, and resources. In this episode, Michael Zipursky dives deep the importance of focusing on real buyers. He also addresses the question on why many people being reached out to do not convert into clients. With this, he stres…
 
Extraordinarily turbulent times force people to take measures that they normally would not. Part of being a consultant is having the foresight and flexibility for getting ahead of problems, and finding a way to make things work as they are, whatever the situation. Michael Zipursky talks about taking action during fraught times in order to find your…
 
With almost everyone online, the digital world has undeniably become very competitive for businesses. That is why for you to stay afloat in this day and age, you need to be on people's radar. In this episode, Michael Zipursky introduces us to Sara Wilson, the founder of SW Projects, where they craft content strategies and unique creative ideas for …
 
Better leaders are those who adapt to change and use the right resources to promote success for their employees and organization. Here to talk about change management consulting with host Michael Zipursky is keynote speaker Paul Gibbons. An expert on the crossover of business science, ethics, and change, Paul has authored multiple books, including …
 
Most people want instant results which is almost impossible, and they usually give up too early when they don’t get the results they need. Do not give up! Do not abandon ship! In this episode, Michael Zipursky urges us to keep testing and pushing on when we are at the brink of giving up. When it comes to marketing and consultancy, it is all about m…
 
A lot of consultants are hired for their expertise in a certain field and their familiarity with specific subject matters or jargon, but one of the more underrepresented aspects of consulting is building mastery over oneself. Developing self-mastery in consulting is important because self-mastery is the one secret you can hold on to when you're bui…
 
Consulting is a two-way transaction. While people know this, not many take it to heart. A consultant goes beyond merely telling their clients what to do; rather, they listen and build trust in one another. This episode’s guest is a leading authority on driving consistent revenue growth through client loyalty and business relationships for over 35 y…
 
Presentations are an essential part of any business. It is where ideas are brought to light, potential connections are established, and even customers are marketed. That is why it is crucial to deliver your presentations the best you can. In this episode, Michael Zipursky asks Leah Bonvissuto for her expertise in this matter. Leah began her career …
 
We are in a time of great uncertainty right now. The markets are turbulent, and the Coronavirus pandemic is reaching every crevice of the world, impacting almost everyone on the planet. Yet, we must not lose hope. Host, Michael Zipursky, shows us the light at the end of the tunnel by sharing how we can thrive during these turbulent times. Learn in …
 
Are you running your business, or is it running you? Today, Michael Zipursky discusses the importance of getting very clear on your priorities—to work ‘on’ your business and not ‘in’ your business. Many entrepreneurs fall into this bad habit, causing them to become inefficient and less productive. Learn the value of finding where you can deliver th…
 
No matter which career, business, or industry we are in, we become a salesperson. Whether we sell products, services, or ourselves, it is imperative to be able to grasp the best approach to selling to your ideal clients. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky guests mentor and sales growth advisor, Ari Galper. Ari is experienced in trust-based sell…
 
Success is very hard to come by for those who don't carry the right mindset for it. Creating a good mindset is all about setting yourself straight, and focusing on what you need to do. Eric Kapitulik is a former United State Marine Corps and the founder of The Program LLC, a consultancy group that focuses on experiential training. Joining Michael Z…
 
Do not be deceived with the appearance of success because there are always struggles associated with it. Michael Zipursky digs deeper into success and shares his realization of its other face or angle, showing what it really looks like. Don’t be intimidated by some successful personalities, rather keep your eyes on our own targets and focus on gett…
 
Business branding is such an essential part of setting up a company because this is what'll set you apart from all the other firms running in the same industry as you are. Your branding is the public face of your company, so it has to present as strong enough to carry the weight of all the companies you want to be getting business from. Dave Ramos,…
 
Everyone is a leader. Whether it's implicit or explicit, you have a leadership responsibility in life. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky interviews talent retention expert Dr. Troy Hall about his expertise on attracting and retaining top talent and global leadership. Don’t miss today’s show as Dr. Hall takes a deep dive into talent retention, …
 
Growing a consulting business means having the ability and knowledge to propel business operations and help the company get to the next level. As a consultant, you have to develop a level of trust to your clients that you will bring value and impact In this episode, host Michael Zipursky interviews podcast host and executive consultant Connie Steel…
 
When we want to sell something, we have to consider not just selling the product, but to also make ourselves or our company sellable. We have to make an impact to our potential customers if we want to fully sell our whole package, especially if we are to market ourselves as consultants. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky talks with The Pitch Wh…
 
Running a business or organization is always better when we have the right mentors, coaches, and trainers to improve our processes, sales, and workforce quality. That is why it’s crucial to remember and acknowledge the value a coach brings to a business. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky interviews author and the Chief Culture Officer of Forre…
 
When we buy products, we normally assess the things we buy for their value and if it aligns with our necessities. In this episode, host Michael Zipursky interviews author and sales enablement consultant Anita Nielsen about her career in sales consultancy for big and small businesses. Improving sales in your business is very important to any busines…
 
The journey to scaling your business can be quite complex, but with the right guidance, you will eventually get to the top. Today, Michael Zipursky chats with Jennifer Brown of Jennifer Brown Consulting about running her multi-million-dollar consultancy and working with clients like Adobe, Samsung, and Coca-Cola, to name a few. She shares how she s…
 
If you into being a consultant and advisor, you need to know how to provide services to your clients. Our guest for today is business owner and consultant David Jenyns. David started his SEO business fourteen years ago providing done-for-you services to clients in the areas of video production, SEO services, and systems and processes. In this episo…
 
What does it take to attain consulting success? A lot of factors go into it, but at the end of the day, it's really about what you offer to your clients. Michael Zipursky joins Sam Schutte on the Unstoppable Talk podcast for the episode, "What I Learned About Successful Consulting After 4 Years With The Master - Michael Zipursky." Michael pulls on …
 
Appointment setting still remains a complex step in client acquisition. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews Joe Pici of Pici & Pici, a sales trainer and speaker who has helped organizations book more appointments and close more deals. From a football coach to a business consultant, he shows us his and his wife Dawn’s road to becoming one o…
 
Finding leads can be time consuming and oftentimes costly. With the help of a software and the right people, you can actually do away with your worries about generating quality inbound consulting leads. Today, Michael Zipursky interviews Sam Schutte, the CEO and Chief Software Architect at Unstoppable Software, Inc about how he started his company …
 
Hiring key people for your business determines the height of its success. In this episode, Michael Zipursky interviews HR management, policy, and training expert Kim Silvers on the essence of hiring the right employees. The big boss of SilversHR, Kim narrates how she started her HR consultancy firm as well as speaking engagements. Through the help …
 
In a growing consulting space, it can be very difficult to make a name for yourself and stand out from the crowd. Founder of Jono Bacon Consulting and Community and Collaboration Strategy Consultant, Jono Bacon shares wisdom from his vast experience on how you can become in-demand as a consultant. He spills some great advice on how you can present …
 
In this episode, Oren Klaff, the author of the books Pitch Anything and Flip the Script, talks about the art of deal-making. Oren is known as the go-to guy to get deals done when someone needs $10 million or $25 million for their startup business idea. Today, he narrates how he got into deal-making and the importance of presenting your idea in a wa…
 
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