I was asked to write this blog by my SEO consulting firm regarding the service of business consulting in Auckland. And it will be a doozy because I hate the term ‘business consultant’.
Why Is That?
Because in all my years of working in businesses, my business consulting experience could have been better. Generally, a highly paid firm or individual came in, did some ‘research’, came up with a plan & walked away.
The problem was that they sometimes needed to talk to the right people & they had no accountability for ensuring that the plan was executed. And they often rubbed at people the wrong way.
So, the plan got put in a drawer & that was that. That is what Business Consulting in Auckland is all about, in my experience.
So, what will I write about in this blog?
Well, I’m fortunate & grateful to now know that not all business consulting has to be this way, which I’d love to share with you…
But how do I write an article about Business Consulting Auckland? I have no idea, so I will write about what I think Business Consulting should be & if you happen to be in Auckland, that works.
What Is Business Consulting?
So, by definition, a Business Consultant (according to Wikipedia) is “A business consultant (Latin consultare, “to discuss”) is a professional who provides professional or expert advice [in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing (and public relations), financial control, engineering, science, digital transformation, exit planning or any of many other specialised fields.
A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide area of knowledge in a specific subject. Consultants can save their clients time, increase revenue, and maintain resources. The role of a consultant outside the medical sphere (where the term is used specifically for a grade of doctor) can fall under one of two general categories:
Internal consultant – someone who operates within an organisation but is available to be consulted on areas of specialism by other departments or individuals (acting as clients); or
External consultant – someone employed externally (either by a firm or some other agency) whose expertise is provided temporarily, usually for a fee. As such, this type of consultant generally engages with multiple and changing clients.
The overall impact of a consultant is that clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in-house and may purchase only as much service from the outside consultant as desired.
It sounds good so far, doesn’t it (except for the ‘z’s – I am a purist Brit, so it’s ‘s’s all the way for me!)?
So, what if we could get that expertise from within but needed to know it?
This is my theory.
Most businesses have the ‘business consultant’ expertise internally, but these people or persons are often dismissed because we feel we can get better expertise externally.
And often, that comes from people not feeling brave enough to speak up & ask for help from their team.
The power of a leadership team (or any team, for that matter) working together to solve issues is hugely underestimated.
In my experience, there is rarely the need to bring an external ‘business consultant’ in.
Rather, the team needs to be encouraged to be bold, to have difficult conversations & to truly mine the power of diverse thinking for the greater good.
That’s where I step in.
I am NOT a business consultant. But I have enough experience running businesses for the last 30 years & working with over 600 businesses as a business coach, leadership coach & EOS Implementer over the last 16 years that I can help you realise the gold in your team… I am certain that the answers lie within if everyone gives a voice & the elephants in the room are uncovered.
As an Accredited Family Business Advisor, I can also work with the dynamics of family businesses & multiple shareholders.
I coach, teach & I facilitate bringing out the gold in the room so that you don’t have to bring a business consultant in.
We have offices in Auckland and Sydney & will travel all over New Zealand & Australia to work with clients. Plus, we work virtually with clients from anywhere in the world or teams that are split geographically.
I am passionate about helping Entrepreneurs live their ideal lives, so if you’d like to find out what EOS business consulting in Auckland can do for you, then feel free to book a free session to chat – https://calendly.com/debra-chantry-taylor/eos-vth