If so, Brefi Group has an intensive six month coaching programme that will set you up in business and give you the skills in consultancy, facilitation, coaching and training that will turn you into a successful and rounded consultant.
Many people, at some stage in their professional lives wonder whether there might be more to life than working for others. You might be facing early retirement or redundancy, but still feel that you have something to give back. Surely, all that experience could be of value to others? Why not become a consultant?
It is very easy to waste 18 months to two years floundering. That's why we are here to help – help you decide whether consultancy is for you and then support you as you build your own successful consultancy business.
Our experience when starting in business on our own was that there were three things we really needed.
Based on Brefi Group's 25 years experience, we have designed an intensive six month coaching programme to provide the three things that new consultants most need: -
Brefi Group's intensive coaching programme has been developed using the experience of our associates as they have built their own practices, and incorporating the values, processes and skills that are the Brefi Group approach.
Each programme will be designed around your personal needs. It is likely to include six monthly half-day face-to-face sessions with selected associates teaching you their personal specialism, interleaved with six formal telephone coaching sessions and supported by informal telephone access to the coaches.
During the programme: -
Launching your own business is like the mythical Hero's Journey. You respond to a calling to cross a personal threshold to a new mission and identity. Along the way there will be challenges, for which you will find mentors to support you. And when you have achieved one goal, you will be stronger but still faced with more challenges as you proceed. Consultancy is the best career for continuous personal and professional development!
Here are some of the issues you might wish to cover during your personalised programme: -
Building a successful consultancy practice
Presentations and training
Your objective as a successful consultant is continually to generate business from existing clients and referrals, as well as prospecting for new clients. But how do you do this when you have no existing clients? And how do you justify the fees you deserve if you are perceived as a self-employed start-up?
Brefi Group can give you an instant 25 year history, with a ready-made corporate culture, intellectual property and global web presence.
Founded in 1982, Brefi Group is a corporate change management organisation providing an integrated package of change consultancy, facilitation, executive coaching and training designed to improve corporate performance.
Our intellectual property and resources include: -
Brefi Group will provide you with access to our learning resource materials, e-commerce facilities and diagnostic programs. In addition, you will be able to promote yourself by contributing to our international weekly newsletter, CorporateCoach, and supporting our conference and exhibition programme.
As an associate of Brefi Group you will be able to build hyperlinks with the Brefi Group web site, and appear on our own registry of consultants, trainers and coaches. As a member of our community you will be able to work with other local associates to obtain higher grade work.
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