I am obsessed with flexibility and work. And I'm really obsessed with independent consulting as a way to truly have it all.
When working 1-on-1 with a consultant or potential consultant, I share my 7+ years experience as a successful independent consultant where I earned a hefty 6-figure income, while making my own schedule, and raising my family. I knew how to run my business in a way that positioned me at the highest value possible, and that allowed me to spend more time billing clients and less time trying to win clients.
In addition to my years of hands-on experience as a consultant, my extensive knowledge and broad oversight of the consulting market as the CEO of The Upside is invaluable.
I bring a no-nonsense, personalized and direct approach to coaching, with the goal of delivering concrete results. I have a strong desire to help other professionals enjoy the work/life balance and success that I experienced as an independent consultant, and I know the exact road to get them there.
Although I focus the majority of my time growing The Upside, there's nothing I love more than setting aside time to work closely with consultants and then witnessing their subsequent success.
Let's get started!
60-minute Single Strategy Session : Start-up
This session is ideal for the professional who wants to gain as much knowledge as possible before taking the leap into consulting. During this condensed, fast-moving strategy call with Erin Halper, we will dive deep into one or more of the following topics:
- Defining your niche to position yourself for the most earnings possible
- Business Development (how to get those great clients!)
- Marketing through LinkedIn
- Company name ideas and strategy
60-minute Single Strategy Session : Unstuck
This session is ideal for the professional who is already consulting, but feels stuck on one topic. During this condensed, fast-moving strategy call with Erin Halper, we will dive deep into the challenge that's keeping you from feeling successful. We can work on:
- Redefining your niche and elevator pitch to make sure you're really maximizing your full potential
- Pricing strategies
- Pitching exercises
- Business Development tactics for your specific niche
- Positioning in the marketplace
- Maximizing your LinkedIn and bio
- How to scale
Have a question that's not on the list above? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
3-Session Off to the Races Package
This package is ideal for the professional who has already decided they want to go out on their own as a consultant (or is already consulting), and wants the mentorship, experience and expertise of someone who knows the independent consulting market forwards and backwards. We will speak on the phone three times, arranged at a pace that works with your schedule and comfort level. With this package we can cover:
- Anything in the Single Strategy Sessions above plus...
- A tailored and focused plan of action for launching or leveling-up your consultancy
- A personalized business development strategy to gain the right clients and avoid spinning your wheels
- Company naming advice and ideas
- Tactics for negotiating rates and terms
- A well-defined pricing model
- Tech and operations tools to automate your back-end infrastructure
- Training on how to create a winning pitch
- Listening and feedback on a client pitch session where Erin will listen in on a client pitch and provide you with candid feedback, constructive criticism and pointers for future pitches