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.
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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