Episode 129: The Benefits of On-and-Off Consulting—with David Wolpert
You can be an on-and-off consultant.
It can be a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of employment and independent consulting at different times in your life. And you can use what you learn in each to be a better at both.
In this episode of the Craft of Consulting Podcast, I interview Dave Wolpert who talks about his experience toggling between consulting and employment.
He shares why this can be a viable career option and some of the many benefits of making an income this way. Plus, he shares what he's learned that enables him to get better every time he makes the switch back into consulting.
Dave Wolpert sometimes chooses consulting and sometimes chooses employment. In this episode, we talk about:
Going back-and-forth into consulting and employment and why that works for him
Learning how to make it work when he’s a consultant
Recognizing the benefits to you, clients, and employers of doing both as well as the downsides
Getting hired after being a consultant
Articulating your story to get clients and jobs
Knowing what to do—and not do—when you’re leaving employment
Marketing and soft-selling yourself
Enabling people in your network to help you by giving them the clarity they need
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