Julia is a Graduate from my Leap into HR Consulting Bootcamp. She has worked in a number of industries but for the last 14 years she has worked in the public sector. As well as being an HR consultant, she currently still works part time as head of HR for an HR shared service.
I asked Julia ....
Why did you decide to move into consulting?
I have been within the same sector for a long time as it has been a fantastic opportunity to grow my career whilst being flexible enough to manage family life as well.
So far in 2020, I’ve supported more than 40 small businesses to set up. Which is no small feat, especially during a year like this one.
I’ve always loved what I do; taking people through the steps to make their dreams a reality. But in 2020, my work means more to me than ever before.
There are many reasons that these 40 people contacted me and decided to work with me to make it happen.
Whatever the reasons, it matters. Especially when it comes to small businesses. Because behind each of these decisions, and each of the subsequent businesses that has emerged, is a person.
That’s 40 individual people, with 40 different wishes and 40 different experiences that are today living 40 different dreams.
I love knowing I’ve made a positive difference - not only to their businesses - but to their lives, and to the lives of their loved ones.
This is what gives me my get-up-and-go. These are the people who give me my motivation, my job satisfaction, and my reason to get up in the morning.
I’ve always loved what I do, but in 2020 it feels just that little bit more important.
With this in mind, I wondered how I could extend my experience, knowledge and skills to others. As far as I’m concerned, the more people I’m able to help live their dream life, the better.
Especially at a time like this.
During 2019, I’d been writing a book to reach a wider group of people, and to help them live their dreams by taking the Leap into HR Consulting™. But truth be told, it’s not easy to write a book and I’d put it off in favour of all manner of distractions….
But as 2020 continued to hit us all, I set myself a challenge to finish it. And many words later (with many late nights to get me there), I’ve managed it.
The Leap into HR Consulting™ book is (nearly!) here. It’s with my publishers as we speak and it available to pre-order from next Monday (October 5th, 2020).
In it, you’ll find 306 pages of practical advice to accelerate your success as you make the Leap into Consulting™.
I’m so pleased to be able to share this with you all. Here’s to empowering many more dreams ahead!
Early on in lockdown I ran a 6 week, fast-track, Virtual HR Bootcamp. It was the first time I’d run the course virtually, following many successful face-to-face Bootcamps, and it was aimed at helping HR professionals to make their Consulting business a reality.
Grow in confidence as you realise that you can make this happen;
Discover the tools and knowledge to find - and win - new clients;
Gain access to growth accelerators; providing you with new income streams;
Join a community of like-minded Consultants to work and grow with, beyond the Bootcamp;
Have with a 90-day Accountability Plan and ongoing support;
Be motivated to take action.
At the end of 6 weeks you’ll understand:
How to find ongoing clients that you love to work with;
How to price yourself sustainably (work smarter, not harder);
How to build a life that works for you;
How to build a healthy, profitable business;
How to make consulting work for you.
I have even more good news for you!
Businesses are screaming out for HR consultants at the moment. In-house HR teams have been mainly focussed on the ramifications of COVID-19 for the last few months. While obviously very important, it doesn’t mean all other operations have ceased, so there is plenty to be done.
HR Bootcamp - Perfect if you need that final push to follow your dream
"I would absolutely recommend the Virtual HR Bootcamp if you are thinking about setting yourself up as a consultant or you have been going for a while and need to refocus. I was a bit dubious about how much I would get from the course given that I had just had a coaching session with Sarah and had been given LOADS of hints and tips. However I have met some absolutely fab people who I would like to stay in contact with. I thought being a consultant would be lonely and I wouldn't have much support but I actually feel more connected and supported by this group than my own current employer".