Are you ready to launch your independent consulting business?
Take the Leap - Self-Directed Program
Plan and launch your successful independent consulting business... on your own schedule
This is the right program for you if you're an experienced consultant or professional services provider, but you're ready to be your own boss so you can have more freedom, more time with the people you love, and more money.
This new self-directed delivery option is perfect for independent learners, folks who want to complete the program at their own pace, and people who want their participation to remain anonymous because don't want their current employer to find out they're planning their exit.Register Now
Build Your Bank Balance And Your Work Life Balance As An Independent Consultant
Dear talented, experienced and hardworking consultant,
I see you…
You work at a big consulting firm or as a service provider in a corporate job and you’re so utterly and completely over it.
You’re overworked and underappreciated. You’re making a six figure salary but it doesn’t feel like enough - you’re working long hours on someone else’s schedule and you’re only helping to make other people rich.
You long for freedom. You want to set your own hours, spend more time with the people who matter most to you and have control over your professional trajectory.
You want to make the transition to running your own consulting business but you’re not sure how to pull it off.
You're worried about your employer finding out you're planning your exit, and you're too overwhelmed to think about signing up for a group coaching program with a fixed schedule.
It’s time to take the leap... you know it’s time to move on, and you know you need some guidance.
The good news is: there is definitely more out there and the life of an independent consultant is waiting for you. It’s your time to shine.
I know you can do it, and I'm here to show you how - at your own pace.
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 work my way up to a six-figure salary 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 and I want that for you too.
I'm passionate about showing you a way to stay in the consulting industry that works for the lifestyle you want to have.
You’ll learn everything you need to know to quickly launch your business and start earning what you're worth. You will glide through the transition from employee to owner of your own consulting business because you will know how to:
- Sell your services and write proposals clients will want to sign off on like a pro
- Plan for immediate profitability and long-term financial stability
- Structure your business so you have the balance you crave, the protection you need and the positioning to stand out from the crowd
- Avoid the expensive pitfalls of starting a new business without all the trial and error
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.
The program includes 9 modules of value-packed video lessons, case studies, and workbooks - and with this new self-directed option, you can move through at your own pace.
The content covered in each module is described below.
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 advanced methods to scale your business and protect your time. Learn to leverage automation, delegation, and new revenue streams to stop trading hours for dollars.
I'm here to guide you through each step of your journey
Leaving Deloitte was the best choice I could have made for myself, and I’m so happy that I'm now in a position to help other consultants stay in the consulting industry without hanging on to all the downsides of working for a big firm.
My 1:1 coaching clients have gone on to double their previous earnings in their first year and now I share that same wisdom, experience and expertise in this self-directed program.
I can’t wait to share all of that information with you so you don’t:
- Make costly mistakes
- Sell yourself short
- Leave money on the table that could be in your bank account
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’ll get the straight goods and not just a bunch of theory.I'm Ready!
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What are other people saying about Take the Leap?
EMILY, NOVEMBER 2020 COHORT OF TAKE THE LEAP
Founder of ERPIE Advisory
"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!
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.
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.
JEN, NOVEMBER 2020 COHORT OF TAKE THE LEAP
Founder of Finlotus
"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.
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!"
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 the high profit and immensely satisfying consulting business of your dreams.
With just one payment of $1997 CAD + GST, 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
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