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Welcome to the Purpose to Profits Blog

Actionable inspiration, expert interview and behind-the-scenes consulting and coaching secrets and best practices...all tied together by mission to empower you to turn your Purpose into Profitable Reality.

 
Sustaining Success with Trust in Yourself with Dan Weedin

Bosses, colleagues and friends all questioned the wisdom of quitting his high-paying job and steady paycheck for the unknowns of starting his own consulting business.

After over 15 years of consistent and growing success - they now understand exactly why he did it. 

Dan Weedin is an author,...

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Laid off from work? Here's what to do next...

There is nothing more gut-wrenching than after investing years in a company and a career than getting laid off from work

Your mind gets that it's not about you. You understand the business rationale and the economic conditions that led your company make this decision that is completely...

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How to Budget for Your New Consulting or Coaching Business? [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Thinking about starting your own consulting business or coaching business and want to know exactly what it'll cost to make that happen and keep it running?

Then you're going to LOVE this week's tutorial video.

I asked my partner Jen Hamilton - our community Chief Operating Officer to be my guest...

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How to Position Yourself as a Peer with Executives [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Are you tired of the endless chase for small-paying consulting gigs? Are you so over those labor intensive projects that keep you as busy as you were when you were an employee? Do you want to stop under-valuing yourself through sub-contracting with other consultants and take your place as a...

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How to Grow Your Impact and Income with Assessments [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

You can look at the role of a consultant as someone who simply provides solutions to enhance leadership and business results. 

Or you can see the role through a more meaningful lens as someone who comes alongside senior executives in order to speak truth to power and influence decisions that...

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How to Write Engaging Website Copy [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Are you working on a website (or know you need to) but are stuck because you can't seem to find the words for your copy that describes what you do and the value that you create?

Don't worry - you are not alone! Lots of super-smart consultants and coaches (who are new to business ownership...

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Three Types of Online Courses Consultants and Coaches Use [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Are you thinking about creating an online course but aren't sure if they are profitable for consultants and coaches?

More than likely, my answer to you will be yes.

Courses are a fantastic way to expand your reach, sweeten the value that you offer your clients, reduce your labor intensity,...

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How to Frame Your Consulting and Coaching Services [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Have you ever wondered...

"What services do I offer my consulting clients? How to frame my products and services in such a way that they will be irresistible to executive clients?"

If so, you're gonna love today's training on how to design consulting offers...that convert. 

I walk you...

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How to Write a Consulting Proposal that Lands Six-Figure Fees [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Want to know what a perfect consulting proposal template looks like? Wish someone can take you behind the scenes so you can see for yourself how to structure a consulting proposal that commands six-figures?

Then you're going to love what I'm going to share with you in this video...

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How to Build a Consulting and Coaching Website that Converts [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Do you have a consulting website?

For many consultants and coaches - both new and seasoned - they see their website as nothing more than an online brochure or resume. They believe myths such as "you can't find clients through your website" or "your website plays a small role in your business" and...

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How to Clarify Your Ideal Consulting Client [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial]

Do you know who your ideal consulting client is?

Some people think of an ideal consulting client as someone who would simply be willing to buy their products and services.

Here's the thing: You can do decent work with a lot of different leaders. But you can do AMAZING transformative work...

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2020 Study: Why Smart People Start a Consulting Business (And What Holds Them Back)

So, you want to start a consulting business? Or interested in taking your consulting business the next level?

Most high-achieving professionals at some point in their career dream of ditching the pressure of the 70-hour workweeks and start a consulting business. But there are many factors that...

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How to Consistently Get Consulting Clients...Even if You're Brand New and Just Starting Out

One of the biggest questions that keeps both new and seasoned consultants up at night is, "How do I get consulting clients?" The question that I wished that asked instead is "How do I predictably get consulting clients so I never had to ask this question EVER again?"

Forget one-off marketing...

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Here's a Method for Helping a Leader Hold Employees Accountable

Got a conflict-avoidant client and not sure how to help them? I want to give you some message points to help them understand why holding their employees accountable is in everyone's best interest and some ideas on how to equip them to more effective. 

The Message Points - Why...

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4 Reasons Why Smart Consultants Hate Marketing

One thing that both new and seasoned consultants hate is marketing.

It's the fog of all that marketing entails and the fear that they are going to become some slick used car salesman is what keeps smart people stuck in soul-sucking corporate jobs.

And it's the exhaustion of the constant effort of...

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How Good Companies Become Market Leaders (Without an Infusion of Capital) with Charles Browne

Interview Transcript:

Betsy Jordyn: Hey, it’s Betsy Jordyn of the Consultant’s Institute, and I’m so excited to interview Charles Browne.  And our topic today is really focusing on those product companies.  You know what I’m talking about, the...

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How to Set Yourself Up to Win Against Big Box Firms with Charles Browne

Charles Browne, Master Black Belt Six Sigma Process Improvement Expert found himself as a “consultant for hire” for big box consulting firms.

What frustrated him with this experience was how he wound up missing out on opportunities because of how he was positioned. He would have...

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10 Ways to Use the Fool Archetype to Increase Your Consulting Success

Today is April Fool's Day. Doesn't feel like a day to be pranking each other given the current global health and economic crisis. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the Fool archetype.

I am a massive fan of mythology and archetypes. In fact, I love the archetypes so much that I became...

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What The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Means For Consultant Marketing

Oil...water, consultants...marketing. In general, consultants are not the biggest fans of marketing, even in the best of times. The marketing challenge is definitely exacerbated in times like these, when there is a massive threat to our global health and economy.

But here's the deal - how...

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Laid off? Five Ways to Cope with the Stress, Shame and Fear

As a business mentor to aspiring consulting and coaching business owners, I deal with people who have been laid off all the time. I sit with their shame and fear as they find their courage to pursue the entrepreneurial dreams that the layoff simply accelerated. It's hard enough when it's only...

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5 Ways Playing Small is Sabotaging Your Consulting Success

"Playing small" is making choices that put a lid on your true potential. It's the part of you that wants to protect your comfort, security and validation in the short-term at the expense of what is possible in the long-term.

These feelings are particularly acute for both new and seasoned...

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Want more consulting clients? Here's how to find them.

Do you want more consulting clients? Of course you do.

Let me tell you one way that you're NOT going to get them: trying to be everything to everybody.

I know you have a lot of things you're great at and you don't want to have to choose between all the ways you can help your clients.

But here's...

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5 Shifts to Instantly Increase Your Consulting Business Success and Impact

The cold, hard facts about the consulting profession is that most change efforts fail. The failure has little to do with the quality of our project plans or recommended message points. Failure has everything do with ineffective change leadership at the top.

It's for this reason, the number...

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Stages of Power in Leadership and Organizations

The other day I wrote an article on the difference between power over and power with/within leadership approaches. In a nutshell "power over" leadership is all about control and dominance and finding one's source of power from a position, titles, salary, etc. vs. "power with and with" leadership...

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