4/6/21

Listening Time:

35 min

Episode 102: Launching a Consulting Firm After Being Independent—with Diogène Ntirandekura

How do you transition from being an employee to being an independent consultant to then taking another leap and becoming the CEO of a small consulting firm?


In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Diogène Ntirandekura has done just that. He shares why he decided to make the transition and the key lessons he has learned along the way.


Diogène is an Enterprise Resource Planning software expert and host of the Consulting Lifestyle podcast.

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Diogène Ntirandekura

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Episode Details

Diogène just launched a new consulting firm after being independent for many years. In this episode, we talk about

  • Leaping from being an employee to an independent contractor

  • Securing your first clients before you resign from employment

  • Getting his first client, IBM

  • Building your network while you are an employee

  • Having to consider new things when you move from being independent to a CEO of a firm

  • Being motivated by a desire to improve his community

  • Proving that the firm has a proper value to offer its prospects and customers

  • Having automated systems to make getting clients easier

  • Learning the language of vision as a CEO

  • Recognizing that what you have seen in the past or what you have done in the past is not what you have to do in the present and the future

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