The Consultant’s Role

The Consultant’s Role

Most of the issues and changes business leaders want to make do not require technical expertise such as accounting, technology, production, or finance.

Leaders want behavioral change that improves how people work together, how their clients experience working with the company, and most of all – their experience of leading the company.

To implement these changes requires professional consultant and change agent. Professional consultants have the requisite skills and experience to:

  • Focus on empowering the leader and his/her team to achieve results and integrate learning for future success
  • Empower team members to design and execute their own solutions vs. prescribing the one and only approach to moving forward
  • Demonstrate responsibility to the consulting process by helping the team complete its work and thrive on the experience, and
  • Model many coaching skills with special emphasis on active listening, inquiring from a place of curiosity, truth-telling, and empowering, etc.

In addition to demonstrating professional consulting skills, the consultant must demonstrate their knowledge of the Consultant’s Professional Code of Conduct.

For additional information on how to source, interview and select a consultant for your project, please contact Cynder Niemela for a confidential and complimentary conversation.

By definition, the consultant’s role is to be an agent of change – click here for blog “Role as a Change Agent”

CYNDER NIEMELA leads a strategic management-consulting firm that collaborates with her clients to build cohesive, resilient and sustainable cultures; freeing them to create the futures, they envisioned.