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Reflections on Going Solo

We have produced 150 episodes of Going Solo since we launched this show in 2019. In today’s episode you will hear my reflections on what it takes to be successful when you leave your job and start your own consulting business. We are pausing Going Solo. We are continuing to produce weekly episodes of Smashing…

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Laura Rotter and Rock Robinson: Building Businesses of Purpose and Value After a Long Corporate Career

After 30 years of successfully managing money for institutional investors including Citicorp and Para Advisors, Laura Rotter founded her own firm, True Abundance Advisors, a fiduciary, fee-only financial planning firm located in White Plains, NY with a satellite office in New York City. Laura created a business that was in alignment with her own values…

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Freedom vs. Responsibility Featuring Jacquie Doucette

Jacquie Doucette has undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy and has worked for Canada’s Defence Department, both in uniform and as a civilian, for 40 years. We discuss: There’s more to life than just a job and a desk [02:00] A podcast that’s beyond retirement [04:15] We can make more money but we can’t…

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How Mick Spiers Launched The Leadership Project

Mick Spiers is the Founder and Principal of The Leadership Project and the host of The Leadership Project podcast. His vision is to inspire all leaders to challenge status and to have people stop, reflect and rethink what it means to be a leader. His mission is to empower leaders with all of the tools…

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The Power of a Sabbatical Featuring Cornelia Walther

Following two decades in the humanitarian sector, Cornelia Walther quit to focus on POZE, a paradigm for social change that begins with individual transformation. Over the past years, she published a couple of books. Now Cornelia is expanding the network of like-minded thinkers and doers, whilst making the POZE perspective and related mythologies accessible around…

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Interpersonal and Political Savvy Featuring Rick Brandon

Rick Brandon, PhD, is founder and president of the globally respected Brandon Partners, offering workshops on interpersonal and political savvy. His courses are taught worldwide in scores of Fortune 500 corporations as well as in many government agencies, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions. We discuss: Not a shrink but a stretch [02:36] Marketing a company…

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When Opportunity Knocks on Your Door Featuring Adam Mirabella

With clients like Amazon, Dell, Tik Tok, LinkedIn, eBay, Facebook and Peloton, Adam specializes in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Creating a “Winning Culture” and Career Transition. He works with industry leaders to strengthen leadership and communication skills. We discuss: Opportunities find you when you are ready for them [02:26] How to get over the things…

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Feeling Grief After Losing a Job Featuring Jennifer Fondrevay

Jennifer J. Fondrevay is the Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Day1 Ready™, an M&A consultancy that advises Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and small businesses on the people challenges of business transitions. An advisor to senior and frontline leaders, Fondrevay ensures a company’s human component, such as culture, engagement, and employee experience remains central to…

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Work from the Inside Out Featuring Tammy Gooler Loeb

Tammy Gooler Loeb is the author of Work from the Inside Out: Break Through Nine Common Obstacles and Design a Career That Fulfills You. She is a career and executive coach, speaker, and facilitator who focuses on career satisfaction, and leadership development. Tammy’s clients represent many sectors and industries. We discuss: Finding a way to…

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Taking Control of Your Life Featuring Sheryl Hammontree

Designer Sheryl Hammontree left the corporate world in 1993. Over the years, she realized that leaving corporate doesn’t necessarily mean you left the corporate habits back at the office. She was successfully going solo at her studio, but, the addiction to being busy and the need for approval left her feeling unfulfilled. Sheryl recently hired…

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Fractional Leadership Explained Featuring Ben Wolf

Ben Wolf, founder and CEO of Fractional Leadership, is the author of Fractional Leadership: Landing Executive Talent You Thought Was Out of Reach. He wrote his book and created www.FractionalLeadership.io to educate business owners and leaders on what Fractional Leadership is, how it works, and to help them find right-fit Fractional Leaders. As background, after…

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How to Find Clues to Your Future Success Featuring Frank Agin

How to Find Clues to Your Future Success Featuring Frank Agin

Frank Agin is president of AmSpirit Business Connection, which empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become successful through networking. We discuss: Jumping from a great job into the great unknown [02:00] How to start making a pathway to becoming successful [03:20] If you can’t bring in new business, you’re not running a business [07:58]…

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Why You Need Help to Build a Successful Consulting Business Featuring Karen Gershowitz

Why You Need Help to Build a Successful Consulting Business Featuring Karen Gershowitz

Karen Gershowitz started her career as a marketing researcher at American Express and Emery Worldwide. She was then a partner at BAI Global, a marketing consulting and research firm. In 1991 she founded Strategic Action Inc., a marketing strategy consultancy working with Fintech, performing arts and other not-for-profit institutions. We discuss: Trying not to be…

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