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Turn to the Definitive Guide for All Your Consulting Questions

ATD’s Handbook for Consultants unpacks what it takes to run a successful consulting practice that delivers world-class solutions for clients all with the benefits of a self-directed work life.

As companies and organizations become increasingly strategic with how they use employee resources, more are engaging external consultants as highly skilled temporary labor when they lack the specialized expertise to handle their growing needs. Without the staffing flexibility to complete special projects that require more employee hours and specialized skills, companies recognize the benefits of fresh perspectives, new ideas, outside opinions, and the speed and efficiency of an expert consultant who in many cases has already tackled similar challenges with other companies.

Consulting is at the top of the list of career moves for talent development professionals and others who have unique skill sets and expertise. Whether you’re considering branching out on your own, you’ve just launched and are struggling to keep yourself afloat, or you’re looking to take your business to the next level, this book will help you clarify your “why” and make your transition a soft landing. Learn to set a business strategy, write winning business proposals, and market your products and services. Gain perspectives on multiple consulting career paths—from forming an independent consultancy to joining a boutique consulting practice to consulting with a large company.

Edited by consulting powerhouse Elaine Biech, this book is broken into five parts:

  • Exploring Consulting: So you want to be a consultant
  • Getting Started: Plan your consulting future
  • Delivering Results: The work of a consultant
  • Developing Business: Find and keep clients
  • Focusing on Your Future: Define success your way

Tap into the sage wisdom, actionable takeaways, and practical tools in this book, and set yourself apart from the competition on your journey to becoming a successful consultant.

Book Details
ISBN: 9781957157344
Pages: 528
Publication Date:
Formats: Paperback
Product Code: 112402
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Praise for This Book
Co-Author, The New One Minute Manager and Simple Truths of Leadership
ATD’s Handbook for Consultants is another winner! Packed with guidance from more than 35 renowned experts, this book is full of brilliance and inspiration. Read it!”
CEO, Development Dimensions International (DDI)
“I remember my move from graduate school to working in a consultancy. I had academic expertise but needed a guide to help me unlock the consulting relationships in front of me. This handbook would have been a lifesaver! The content and tools meet you where you are on your growth continuum. You will speed your productivity as you access the world’s leading advisors in our field and amplify your career.”
President and CEO, Mercy Medical Angels
“What a compendium of consulting information. With the level of detail for those that are starting out in this business, there is no more authoritative source. This handbook nails down all the essential elements of the consulting business.”
President and CEO, The Myers-Briggs Company
“The consulting experts who contributed the tips and tools to these chapters make it an invaluable resource for anyone at any stage in their consulting
Author, Keynote Speaker, and Recipient ATD Lifetime Achievement Award
“This book is an absolute treasure for any experienced consultant, brand-new consultant, and anyone in between. Elaine has used the power of her own established consulting career to gain real gems from her wide circle of colleagues. A must-have for your bookshelf.”
Aloha Learning Advisors; former CLO, Hilton Hotels and Resorts
“Elaine Biech expertly navigates the complexities of consulting, offering insights and strategies that are both innovative and grounded in theory and real-world experience. This book will equip you with the tools and knowledge to make your practice successful.”
Co-Author, Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation; Senior Consultant, Kirkpatrick Partners
“Looking for a rehash of traditional consulting best practices? You've come to the wrong place. Instead, Elaine and her cadre of performance and mission-based contributors offer powerful new consulting methods that promise to keep up with a rapidly changing world.”
Co-Author, The Leadership Challenge; Fellow of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders, Rice University.
ATD’s Handbook for Consultants brings together experienced consultants and luminaries in the field, offering both a long-term perspective and a present-day look at the business of consulting. Whether you’re new to the business or an old-timer like me, this is a book you’ll want to keep within arm’s reach for years to come. I know that I will.”
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Honored to be one of the contributing authors to this handbook! Can't wait to learn from my colleagues and share our hard-earned wisdom at ATD ICE and beyond!
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