Based on surveys conducted by the Association of Management Consulting Firms, management consultants are some of the highest paid professionals in the United States. People who are just starting out in this field are making not less than $60,000 per year and those who are considered industry leaders earn as much as $250,000 – $300,000 annually.
“Then I go get showered and by 8:00 I am on the computer until noon answering emails, writing, consulting, organizing my travel arrangements and handling whatever personal and business things need to be dealt with.” After a lunch of apples and peanut butter he is off to ride from 1 until about 4:30, back home to freshen up again and then check his emails and his Facebook page.
I met with him and shared my need for work. We discussed my operations management consultants background and repair and remodeling experience. I came away with a list of people I could help in our church and a commitment for further counsel. Next, I prepared a flyer listing the type projects I would enjoy doing and took it to my church as well as several others. The following Sunday, walking to my car, a senior adult stopped me and asked for my help at her home. We made an appointment for the following morning.
That evening I took inventory of what I had in my storage unit, discovering tools in bins and boxes that I’d forgotten I had. I also realized that some jobs would probably require higher skill level and equipment than I possessed and some would be best handled by professionals in their field (plumber, electrician, roofer, etc.). I cleaned and oiled and sharpened and prepared my tools for active duty and packed my SUV. I secured my expandable ladder onto the luggage rack and I was good to go.
As with many other things in business, you need to collect some analytical material to find out what your company really needs. The only thing you can’t afford is wasting your investment on someone who actually ruins this plan. Get to the root to the problems you currently find. It’s nothing but reviving you’re surrounding? It’s about team bonding and fueling their energy levels to perform the best? Ensure you hire an experienced and competent professional who can tackle this issue.
To be fair to me, I was pretty focused at the time, working in my office on an article. When my wife called my name, I really didn’t want to be interrupted.
Next, the investigation and writing opportunities of print journalism lured her first to the Windsor Star and later to the National Post in Toronto. Many awards followed, including Journalist of the Year. In her spare time, she did additional writing of a play, magazine articles, and a non-fiction book with her husband Chris about gambling in Canada.
Be proactive by connecting the dots. If the client knew what to do, your services wouldn’t have been necessary in the first place. Display your solutions-oriented acumen by bringing together all of the critical components and wrapping them in a comprehensive package.