EPISODE 44: Internal Work as a Path to Success as a Consultant—with Libby Wagner

In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Libby Wagner, a consultant and a poet. She uses this really interesting mix to help leaders and organizations build vibrant and healthy cultures. Today we talk about the internal work that excellent consultants do to have the livelihoods and lifestyles they want. We share specific ways to get in touch with what you really want in your consultancy and your life; attract clients who covet working with you; and build meaningful, long-term relationships with clients and others in your life.   

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Libby Wagner

Today we explore how doing internal work can make all the difference in your success as an excellent consultant. We share specific ways to get connected with yourself, attract and engage clients so they get what they need, and have the business and life you want. In this podcast, we talk about:


  • Having a healthy relationship with your livelihood as a consultant

  • Listening deeply to the conversations you have with yourself about becoming a consultant, attracting and choosing clients, and ensuring the success of consulting engagements

  • Attracting clients by being a compelling person of interest who provides value 

  • Building the skills you need to build lasting, high-trust relationships with clients

  • Using internal work to learn from and weather things that go awry  

  • Practicing self-care when starting and accelerating a consulting business

  • Getting the support you need as a solopreneur 

  • Managing your calendar to stop double or triple booking yourself


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