How to Transition from Project Manager to Business Leader
What you'll learn
- Why consulting practices struggle to operate as a business
- What are the signs a practice is struggling to function as a business
- Why project managers have to transition to business leaders for succees
- The principles that help a project manager become a business leader
- How to implement organization change in your consulting firm
- Background in project management
- An opportunity to practice business skills
This course is structured in the form of multiple coaching sessions to help consulting professionals who want to become business leaders. Course participants will learn the necessary principles and skills through exposing common and predictable mistakes, that cause many companies to restrict their growth, performance and market value.
If you are struggling to advance your consulting business it is likely you are making similar missteps. These coaching sessions will identify why these mistakes are hurting your business, the correct principles to practice and how to put it all together to transform your career and your firm.
Each session focuses on a different aspect of running a consulting business. Most small consulting firms begin as a practice. As they grow they replicate their practice structure based on the original vision and mission. At some point the practice will struggle to grow consistently and performance will suffer causing undue stress on the principals. This will likely be discounted as the typical frustrations of running a business. But the struggle is unnecessary and consistent growth and performance can be achieved more easily.
The first session identifies typical signs that a practice is not functioning as a business. The second session focuses on the financial aspects of running a firm. The third part provides the step-by-step basics of developing an effective strategic plan. The fourth session is about leveraging the factors to impact market value to refine business objectives and institute organizational change. And finally the last section demonstrates how consulting professionals can transition their thinking and transform their company into a thriving business.
Who this course is for:
- project managers who want to make the next step
- companies who want to develop business leadership
I have spent over 30 years in the consulting industry. I began as intern for a 40-person engineering consulting firm and was elected to the company's Board of Directors within the first 10 years. The company had grown successfully to 300 employees when I stepped down in 2020.
During my consulting career have contributed in the following roles: Strategic Planner, Corporate Secretary, Director of Training and Development, and Chief Financial Officer
I am currently a strategic planning advisor and corporate coach for a Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory and Management Consultant.
I present industry paper on Strategic Planning and Financial Training for Technical Managers.