Are you ready to launch your independent consulting business?
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Take the Leap - an exclusive coaching program for professionals launching independent consulting businesses
You're already an experienced consultant or professional services provider, and you're ready for more - more freedom, more time with the people you love, and more money.
Take the Leap provides a clear plan for you to follow, guidance and accountability, and a supportive community as you exit your job to start your own highly profitable consulting business.
The next cohort of Take the Leap will begin Monday, October 18.
I can take a maximum of 12 people per cohort, so don't delay!Register Now
Earn More, Work Less, and Find More Meaning
The past 18 months have been incredibly challenging for all of us. The pandemic has probably caused you to re-evaluate your priorities and consider making some major changes to your professional direction.
You may be feeling overworked and underappreciated, you may be looking for the ability to work remotely on your own schedule, or maybe you're just opening your eyes to your earning potential if you were to work for yourself.
You long for freedom. You want to choose your own clients, spend more time with the people who matter most to you and have a career that supports a lifestyle that aligns with your values.
You want more. More money, more flexibility, more opportunity to carve your own path and more autonomy.
You want to make the transition to running your own consulting business but you’re not sure how to pull it off.
You're in the right place. I'm here to show you exactly how to navigate the transition from employee to business owner, and cheer you on at every step of your journey.
Allow Me To Introduce Myself
I’m Amanda Wright. I've been where you are now, so I get it. I worked so hard to earn my MBA and land a dream job as a management consultant. I initially loved my work as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte because of my brilliant colleagues, amazing training, and diverse client work.
But once I had kids, the long hours and the pressure to always exceed expectations became too much. I became physically and emotionally exhausted, and knew I needed to make a change.
I gave my notice in 2014 and I started my own consulting business as a way to take back control of my schedule and to fully benefit financially from the value I deliver to my clients. It has been a resounding success (to the tune of 5x my previous salary) and I want that for you too.
How is the program delivered and what will you learn?
Take the Leap is a proven framework based on my 15 years in management consulting. I'll teach you everything you need to know to launch a profitable consulting business in eight weeks.
This program is delivered through a combination of online content, live small-group coaching sessions, and a supportive community in Slack.
We'll kick off the program with a virtual mini-retreat on October 22 which is your opportunity to meet and start building relationships with other participants.
Over the course of 8 weeks, you'll unlock a sequence of online modules including value-packed video lessons, case studies, workbooks and templates. The program is paced this way to avoid overwhelm and allow you to take small actions each week to make meaningful change in your life.
We'll then do bi-weekly 60-min small group coaching calls, which are your opportunity to ask questions and dive deeper into the program content.
You'll get the benefits of accountability and community, and personalized support in a safe and welcoming environment, and you'll walk away with a stronger network of like-minded professionals.
What will you learn in each module?
You don’t have to be afraid of taking the leap! Take a look at the actual risks, benefits and risk mitigation strategies so you can build a business without worrying about common myths.
From banking to branding, learn how to build the foundation of your consulting business. Leverage my checklist and top tips to set yourself up for success from the very beginning.
Peace of mind can be yours with comprehensive insurance, clear contracts and effective financial management systems to safeguard your business. Find out how to shield your future.
Learn how to charge your worth and boost your earnings. Uncover the secrets of defining your services, take stock of what you bring to the table and send imposter syndrome packing.
Find out how to Attract buyers, Build your network and Compose proposals as easy as A-B-C. You’ll walk away knowing how to sell your services and grow your business, one client at a time.
Get advice on the dollars and cents of your business that adds up. From invoicing, taxes, retirement planning to record keeping, this lesson will help you get paid and build a future.
Stand out by doing a stand up job of what you do. Learn how to project manage for client satisfaction, to communicate effectively, and to build your reputation so the work keeps coming.
Find out how to build a team that builds you profits through subcontracting, referrals and partnering with other consultants. Being independent doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.
Explore more advanced methods to scale your business and protect your time. Learn to leverage automation, delegation, and new revenue streams to boost profits while working fewer hours.
Work Less, Earn More
You could land your first client before you’ve even completed this program. There is nothing holding you back, because you will have everything you need to get started.
Register now and get started on building a highly profitable and immensely satisfying consulting business.
With just two monthly payments of $1999 CAD, it’s easy to take the next step towards your dream. I can’t wait to guide you through this journey to business ownership. Let's do this!I’m ready to Take The Leap
What are other people saying about the program?
EMILY, NOVEMBER 2020 COHORT OF TAKE THE LEAP
"Amanda's Take the Leap program has provided more structure and a clearer path to a destination I already know I want to get to. I gained a better understanding of what the risks of going out on my own were, and how to mitigate some of them, and accept others. The practical side of solo consulting was a black scary cloud for me, but this cleared it into manageable chunks of work and planning that I am tackling progressively.
I am still amazed at how openly Amanda shared her own business experience and details - this level of transparency in service of others is rare, and one of the most valuable aspects of the program. Talk about inspiring!
It was also so wonderful to share this experience with other like-minded women and come together to bid on new opportunities as a team. I now have a clear plan for concrete action for my business in 2021. I'm so happy I joined this program."
SHYLA WARNER, NOVEMBER 2020 COHORT OF TAKE THE LEAP
Founder of Warner Consulting
"Prior to signing up for Take the Leap I had decided to start my own consulting business, but I had lots of questions about where and how to start. I found myself wishing I had a mentor to answer my questions and provide some guidance on how to achieve success. This is where Amanda, and her program Take the Leap, came in. With weekly videos and workbooks, Amanda took something overwhelming and broke it down into a step-by-step guide on how to start and maintain a successful consulting business. Additionally, the coaching sessions allowed me to ask specific questions about my business struggles and goals, and to benefit firsthand from Amanda’s experience and expertise.
Everything about this program felt professional, polished, and high-quality, while still feeling warm and personable. This is a testament to both Amanda’s talent, and also to her willingness to be incredibly transparent and humble about her struggles and successes.
Finally, Take the Leap brought together an incredible group of women, who while seeking to start vastly different consulting businesses, were all in pursuit of the same flexibility, control, and freedom over their lives. I loved being part of a community of like-minded women, all trying to achieve their passions in life. I’ve been hard at work applying all that I’ve learnt through Take the Leap, and can’t wait to watch my business grow throughout 2021!"
JEN, NOVEMBER 2020 COHORT OF TAKE THE LEAP
"Before joining this program, I was just dipping my toe into the solo consulting world and it seemed like there was A LOT to know. I was nervous about 'selling' myself as a consultant and now I can confidently communicate my value, have a framework for delivering high value to clients, and know how I need to set up my business for success.
It was also amazing to connect with other like-minded super-powered women in the community who were motivating and supportive. The self-paced style was excellent, I was able to move through it on my schedule and start and stop if the kids came running in 😉 Amanda has been so fantastic, she is a true leader - she is brilliant, successful, energetic, and supportive. She truly wants the best for everyone who takes the program and is committed to helping ensure their success. Thank you Amanda!"
I'm here to help you at each step of your journey
When you Take The Leap you get access to my actual consulting templates, contracts, proposals, and financial management tools. You get to use all the resources I’ve developed in building my business so you don’t have to start from scratch.
I will get real with you about my services, rates, and revenue trajectory as an independent consultant. When you look at actual examples of my consulting projects, how I landed the work, the proposals I wrote, and the actual fees I charged, you’ll be able to see what’s possible for you. You get valuable advice based on my real experience, not just a bunch of theory.
I'd love to help you envision and pursue a new future for yourself and guide you through the steps to launch your business.
Several of my previous Take the Leap participants landed their first contracts, quit their jobs, and doubled their previous monthly income within weeks of completing the program. I want this for you too!
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