Organisational changes are forcing many experienced staff into a transition phase impacting on senior career opportunities and expectations.
Options may include voluntary severance or early retirement.
But consultancy could be a positive choice. The use of professional networks and expertise in a niche area provides a satisfactory career-transition, maintaining and developing skills and experience.
Self-employment is not for everyone, but it can provide challenge, a source of income and fulfill a long-held ambition. A simple structure with overheads low and limited risk, can be put in place for a successful knowledge-based consultancy. The more complex the business, the greater must be the financial and legal commitment.
The status consultancy offers is attractive. But is it for you?
Many considering this option will have worked within the security of large organisations. This F4C workshop takes an overview of all the issues relating to working for yourself as well as strategies for developing a professional portfolio, taking control and achieving life-balance.
So is it an option?
This practical one-day interactive workshop led by an experienced facilitator is well received with consistently positive evaluation. The workshop considers key areas which include:
• What can I offer?
• Is there a market for my expertise?
• What is the best format for my consultancy?
• What are the legal requirements?
• What basics are needed eg forms, accounts, procedures?
• What will I offer within my consultancy?
• Would I benefit from linking with others?
• How can I market myself?
• How can I take control and achieve lifestyle balance?
The workshop is realistic and practical; designed to identify whether consultancy is really an option. If yes, you will want to take your ideas further. If no you have focused clearly on the facts and rejected consultancy – a decision has been made.
All workshops provide a flexible in-house resource which can be tailorede to reflect specific training needs.