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35 min

Episode 77: Going Independent After Consulting at Big Firms—with Will Bachman

In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Will Bachman, co-founder and Managing Partner of Umbrex, a global community connecting top-tier independent management consultants with one another. As a former McKinsey alum, Will was named one of the “38 Power Players of Consulting” by Business Insider and is the host of the podcast Unleashed – How to Thrive as an Independent Professional.

In this episode, he shares what Umbrex does and how it helps independent management consultants.


Will Bachman

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Episode Details

Will Bachman shares ways that Umbex benefits independent management consultants. In this podcast, we talk about:

  • Leaving McKinsey to become an independent consultant

  • Connecting independent professionals with one another through Umbrex

  • Hosting professional development and social
    events for consultants

  • Serving clients by helping them find the right independent management consultants for their projects

  • Offering senior executive or other company leaders a community called Veritux

  • Understanding the challenges new consultants face

  • Rebuilding stale skills that are critical to consulting

  • Keeping relationships alive and reaching out

  • Building skills for getting business and fostering collaborations

  • Recognizing the impact of COVID on consulting

  • Innovating through products, membership services, and rates

  • Leveraging podcasts and newsletters to build consulting businesses

  • Finding out something new every week as a good way to stay top-of-mind for clients and to keep learning

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