Taking your LinkedIN game to the next level with Bianca J Jackson

AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview with Bianca J Jackson, a seasoned consultant turned career coach and LinkedIn strategist. In today’s interview, Bianca shares her career journey IT consulting,  side hustles, and how she transitioned into entrepreneurship.  She also breaks down how she got started with LinkedIN, including how she grew her following on LinkedIN to over 20, 000 followers.

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Author And Publish A Well-Written Book with Alicia Ingram

MECE 37 | Publish A Well-Written Book

 

Quick Wins interview with Alicia Ingram, book editor and ghostwriter, discusses how consultants and aspiring authors thinking about writing a book can begin the process even with a busy, demanding work schedule.

Alicia shares tips and strategies on the book editing process,  how to decide whether to self-publish vs. going through a traditional publishing house,  while Christie shares examples of her journey authoring her first book while working a full time consulting job.

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Catapult your Consulting Career Success with Jenny Rae, ManagementConsulted.com

MECE 027 | Management Consulted

 

Quick Wins episode with Jenny Rae La Roux, former MBB consultant and now the Managing Director of ManagementConsulted.com, the largest website globally for the management consultant community.

“Great consultants are fantastic listeners, deeply convicted of what the best solution is for their client, and incredibly focused.”

Jenny Rae has an impressive background which includes graduating from the University of Virginia,   writing a book, working on financial public policy in South Africa and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. Jenny Rae also co-founded a tech company where she has advised over 45 different early- and mid-phase companies around the world, retired twice, and built up a real estate portfolio.

Jenny Rae discusses her career journey, provides her definition of a great consultant, and highlights the founding story of Managementconsulted.com.  She also provides her perspectives on the state of the consulting industry.

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Journey of a Seasoned Consultant and Serial Entrepreneur with Michael Beddows

MECE 026 | Serial Entrepreneur

 

AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview with Michael Beddows, a seasoned consultant, serial entrepreneur, and founder of the IT Consulting Group & Enterprising Group.

“Good consultants deliver value, but great consultants teach their clients how to deliver value for themselves.”

Michael shares his career journey going in and out of consulting and serial entrepreneurship as the founder of multiple start-ups.  He discusses four types of consultants – contractors, advisors, freelancers, and coaches- and how he did work in data mining, customer relationship management, content management, knowledge management, and enterprise collaboration. Michael now advises clients on customer experience and user experience.

Christie and Michael discuss the importance for consultants to have coaches as part of their career support system to go from good to great.  Michael shares his new venture, Enterprising Group, a peer to peer learning network for enterprise practitioners on various topics.   The first component of the Enterprising Group is called the IT Consulting Group, which focuses on providing coaching services to teach professionals how to be an IT Consultant.

“How can you achieve your 5-year plan in the next 6 months?”

Michael provides additional advice for younger consultants

  • Do not be intimidated by older, more experienced professionals
  • Begin working on your long term career plans now instead of later
  • Keep an eye on the impacts of artificial intelligence
  • Don’t underestimate the value of taking notes

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Get into your Dream School with Kofi Kankam of Admit.me & AdmitAdvantage.com

MECE 019 | Dream School

 

AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview with Kofi Kankam, a former consultant turned serial entrepreneur. This is the 4th and final installment of our Welcome Back to Campus series, specifically focused on undergraduate and graduate students seeking to begin a consulting career.

In this episode, Kofi who is both a Harvard and Wharton MBA graduate, discusses his career journey and how he made the leap from school to consulting to entrepreneurship.  Kofi co-founded AdmitAdvantage.com and launched Admit.me, both services focused on helping individuals gain admissions to the top undergraduate and graduate programs across the world.

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