May 26th, 2011 7:19pm - Posted By: Caryn Capriccioso
A while back a nonprofit client said, “I can tell this ain’t your first rodeo.” His fellow board members, Rick and I all had a knowing chuckle—yes, you are right. We’ve done this before. We’ve helped a group like yours with similar problem like yours; several times, in fact. We bring their experiences to helping you through yours. We understand and know just what to do…
I know that this board member made the rodeo statement with the most positive of intentions. He was simply shining a light on our expertise and using a humor to make light of their tough circumstances. And it worked.
But, it also got me thinking about two ends of the consulting continuum:
1. Making sure the client feels comfortable and confident in your ability to help them through this (often) common issue, problem or situation they are not sure how to face. You can help because you’ve seen this thing many times, yo ...
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