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  • Episode 364: 21 Business Development Ideas
    by henrietta.poirier on February 27, 2021 at 11:22 am

    As independent consultants, we often look for ways on how to grow our business. In today’s episode, you’ll find a round up of 21 business development ideas that can help build your business this year. You’ll also find all the relevant links to Unleashed episodes where we explore these items in more detail. The post Episode 364: 21 Business Development Ideas appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 363: Tekla Back on Nutrition – The truth behind the label
    by henrietta.poirier on February 26, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Tekla Back, McKinsey alum, former senior vice president of strategy at PepsiCo., and founder of the snack, Keho. Tekla reveals how she got into nutrition, the truth behind the nutritional labels, and how she developed the Keho snack bar. The post Episode 363: Tekla Back on Nutrition – The truth behind the label appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 362: Get bad at something
    by henrietta.poirier on February 25, 2021 at 11:31 am

    You may not realize the value of being bad at something, but in this week’s weekend episode of Unleashed, we explore how being bad at anything is the first step to becoming good at it.  The post Episode 362: Get bad at something appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 361: Seth Godin on Best Practices in Content Creation
    by henrietta.poirier on February 24, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Seth Godin discusses his career trajectory, his books, his daily practices, his view on content marketing, and why he made the decision to avoid social media. The post Episode 361: Seth Godin on Best Practices in Content Creation appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 360: Rudra Chatterjee on Business in India
    by henrietta.poirier on February 23, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Rudra’s family has been growing tea for over 100 years. They have tea estates in Darjeeling and Assam in India, and in Rwanda. They also manufacture handmade carpets and furniture. He is also an adjunct professor in International Management Institute in Calcutta, and writes for several publications on history and business. The post Episode 360: Rudra Chatterjee on Business in India appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 359: James Carbary on Podcasting Best Practices
    by henrietta.poirier on February 22, 2021 at 11:18 am

    James Carbary is the founder, executive producer, and co-host of Sweet Fish Media, a company that produces podcasts for B2B brands. Today, he shares his expertise on creating, distributing, and getting the most mileage out of your podcast. The post Episode 359: James Carbary on Podcasting Best Practices appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 358: Create a Target List of Employers or Clients
    by henrietta.poirier on February 21, 2021 at 11:35 am

    In this short episode of Unleashed, I share a process that I use in my consulting practice and have found to be hugely valuable for both myself and my clients. The post Episode 358: Create a Target List of Employers or Clients appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 357: Identify your Core Network
    by henrietta.poirier on February 20, 2021 at 11:29 am

    In this episode of Unleashed, I share a few valuable ideas taken from David A. Fields and his book, The Irresistible Consultants' Guide to Winning Clients, which I highly recommend. The post Episode 357: Identify your Core Network appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 356: Daryl Tulimieri on Recruiting and Team Building
    by henrietta.poirier on February 19, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Daryl Tulimieri is a McKinsey alum. He has been at Owens Corning and GLG, where he helped create and grow a group. Darryl is currently an independent consultant and Umbrex member, and he advises on M&A. But today Daryl is sharing his experience in recruiting and building a team in different contexts. The post Episode 356: Daryl Tulimieri on Recruiting and Team Building appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 355: J. Andrew McKee – How to Get Better at What You Do
    by henrietta.poirier on February 18, 2021 at 11:48 am

    In a weekly email to Unleashed subscribers in the fall of 2019, I asked, "What you are doing this fall to get better at what you do?" Umbrex member J. Andrew McKee sent me the following extraordinary response, and I asked him to be a guest on the show to discuss.  The post Episode 355: J. Andrew McKee – How to Get Better at What You Do appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 354: Philipp Humm on Ethos. Pathos. Logos. The foundations of a good story
    by henrietta.poirier on February 17, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Philipp Humm is a storytelling coach who teaches how to apply the fundamentals of storytelling to sales, marketing, management, and connecting with your business audience. The post Episode 354: Philipp Humm on Ethos. Pathos. Logos. The foundations of a good story appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 353: Jonah Gruda on Choosing the Right Entity Type for Your Practice
    by Marsha Brockenwell on February 16, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    A common question independent consultants ask is what type of entity they should use to establish their practice. In this episode, Jonah Gruda reviews the most relevant aspects of the five types of entities that are most commonly considered. The post Episode 353: Jonah Gruda on Choosing the Right Entity Type for Your Practice appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 352: Jeffery Perry on Building an Independent Practice after Retirement
    by Marsha Brockenwell on February 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    After years of professional work experience, how do you leverage your knowledge and put it to good use? After a 30-year career as a global strategic business advisor, including 20-years combined as partner at Ernst & Young (EY) and A.T. Kearney, Jeffery Perry decided to found Lead Mandates where, as an independent advisor, he helps organizations improve business and leadership performance. The post Episode 352: Jeffery Perry on Building an Independent Practice after Retirement appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 351: Kian Beyzavi on Digital Health: What it is and why it matters
    by Marsha Brockenwell on February 12, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Kian Beyzavi, a Venture Partner at Cota Capital, is a seasoned leader in the life sciences. After several years of consulting at McKinsey & Company, a couple of stints as a venture investor and a software entrepreneur, she worked in senior leadership positions at medical device and pharma companies for 10 years. The post Episode 351: Kian Beyzavi on Digital Health: What it is and why it matters appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 350: Daniel Tunkelang – In-depth Insight into Search Relevance & Query
    by henrietta.poirier on February 11, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Daniel Tunkelang, one of the top search relevance consultants in the United States. He is a data science and engineering executive who has built and led some of the strongest teams in the software industry, including Google. Daniel was a founding employee and chief scientist of Endeca, a search pioneer that Oracle acquired for $1.1B. He was also director of data science and engineering at LinkedIn, and he studied computer science and math at MIT and has a PhD in computer science from CMU. So when it comes to understanding how search engines work and search queries, Daniel knows what he’s talking about. Today, he shares insights on how search works and how to make it work for you. The post Episode 350: Daniel Tunkelang – In-depth Insight into Search Relevance & Query appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 349: Richard Steel on the New ESG Business Paradigm
    by Marsha Brockenwell on February 10, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Richard Steel is an entrepreneur, investor, and the author of Elevated Economics, How Conscious Consumers will Fuel the Future of Business. He explains how corporations are moving forward with socially responsible business strategies to meet the demands of stakeholders, with a specific focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The post Episode 349: Richard Steel on the New ESG Business Paradigm appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 348: Mike Sarraille on how great organizations win on talent
    by Marsha Brockenwell on February 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Mike Sarraille is a former Recon Marine and retired US Navy SEAL officer with twenty years of experience in Special Operations, including the elite Joint Special Operations Command. He is also the co-author of The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent. The post Episode 348: Mike Sarraille on how great organizations win on talent appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 347: How to accept payment by credit card
    by Marsha Brockenwell on February 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Generally you probably prefer to get paid via ACH or wire transfer, but some clients want to pay using a credit card. Today was my first time accepting a payment for consulting services by credit card, and in this episode I walk you through my experience. I used Stripe to actually collect the payment. The post Episode 347: How to accept payment by credit card appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 346: Formal communications as practiced in the Nuclear Navy
    by Marsha Brockenwell on January 20, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Have you ever asked someone to do a task, and they agree, only later to find that they didn't understand exactly what you were asking for? The post Episode 346: Formal communications as practiced in the Nuclear Navy appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 345: Setting the strategy for your podcast or blog
    by Marsha Brockenwell on January 19, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    If you are setting up a podcast or blog, here are strategic questions to consider. Question 1 is discussed in Episode 344, and Questions 2-5 discussed in this episode. The post Episode 345: Setting the strategy for your podcast or blog appeared first on Umbrex.