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Core Consulting Capabilities: Part 1

The introductory programme that bundles together the first 5 online leaning modules, Business Transformation and Consulting, Consulting Fundamentals, Meeting Mastery, Stakeholder Alignment and Presentation Breakthrough.


In Core Consulting Capabilities: Part 1 you will discover what business transformation is and will understand your role as an Independent Consultant within it. You will also master four priority Core Consulting Capabilities that will have a high impact for you and for your clients 

Here's what's included:

Module 1: Business Transformation and Consulting

The foundation of the programme that explains what business transformation is and where consulting fits in. It’s the framework that pulls together the whole programme. You will learn about:

  • The main change management models that drive many business transformation programmes;
  • Why business transformation programmes often fail;
  • The five phases of the business transformation process and the deliverables from each phase;
  • Your role as an Independent Consultant;
  • The key differences between Independent Consulting and working for a Consultancy firm;
  • The 18 areas of business transformation that present opportunities for Independent Consulting support;
  • Core consulting capabilities and when to use them;
  • Delivery capabilities and when to use them

Module 2: Consulting Fundamentals

The essential things you need to know to set yourself up for success as an Independent Consultant. You will discover:

  • The main tasks to do at the start of an engagement;
  • How to position yourself with clients;
  • The key ingredient to becoming the Independent Consultant of choice in your field;
  • How to manage your time and your client’s time most effectively;
  • How to identify resistance from your client and what to do about it;
  • What is the emotional journey your client will go on during a transformation programme and how to deal with this.

Module 3: Meeting Mastery

A particularly important capability that you will use day in and day out with your clients and which can be a fantastic win for you in the early stages of your relationship with a client. It includes:

  • A vision about what meetings in business could be like and the reality; 
  • The benefits to your clients of managing meetings effectively;
  • The 10 steps to prepare thoroughly and consistently for all meetings;
  • 5 stages of executing meetings so that they achieve their objectives every time;
  • The importance of review and how to do this with your clients; 
  • A meeting effectiveness scorecard to track performance and how to set it up.

Module 4: Stakeholder Alignment

A structured process for aligning business stakeholders so your team’s proposals get approved first time, every time. This module covers:

  • A vision of what great stakeholder alignment could mean and the reality on most projects;
  • Where in the business transformation process Stakeholder Alignment is important and why;
  • The 6 essential steps to developing a comprehensive stakeholder map;
  • A methodology to prioritise your stakeholder engagements;
  • How to prepare thoroughly for stakeholder engagements;
  • Your role in stakeholder engagement presentations and tips on how to manage the meetings; 
  • How to track stakeholder alignment progress.

Module 5: Presentation Breakthrough

How to deliver powerful and persuasive stakeholder engagement presentations to get the decisions you want when you need them. Included in here is:

  • A structured 6 step process to ensure thorough presentation preparation;
  • How to develop and organise your key messages;
  • The purpose of the PowerPoint pack and how to make it compelling;
  • How to decide on the content of your PowerPoint slides;
  • Top tips for effective execution of stakeholder presentations;
  • The importance of review after each stakeholder engagement and how to do this.

For each of the 5 modules you will hear my commentary and will see a visual presentation as support. Then at the end of each there will be an assessment with a few questions to test your understanding. Once you have successfully completed this, you will get a certification to say that you have done it. This will be useful for you as I will be networking with contacts of mine in consulting firms who are looking for associates with the required capabilities to place on projects.

There is a resources area for each module. From there you will be able to download:

  • The slide packs
  • Transcripts of the commentaries – with notes pages
  • MP3's of the audio
  • Notes versions of the slide pack that you can print and use as a workbook
  • Checklists
  • Templates that you can use with your clients
And as with all our online learning products, I want to make sure that there is absolutely no risk to you.  That's why I'm offering you a 60 day money back guarantee.

Your 60-day money back guarantee

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Core Consuting Capabilities: Part 1 with absolute confidence. So after you’ve signed up, if at any time during the first 60 days you feel the programme isn’t for you, then contact me for a full refund. No questions asked.

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To your success... 


Clive Mallard 

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About author Clive Mallard: 

Clive Mallard is an accomplished Independent Consultant with over 40 years of consultancy, business ownership and business management behind him. He has led transformation projects with FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies and has established a strong reputation as a trusted business advisor. He is now dedicating his efforts to guiding and supporting Independent Consultants around the world.