Solo Consulting Bootcamp "Kilo Cohort"

Web Workshop

Date: 4/12/2022 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Note: All listed times are in the Pacific time zone. Please adjust accordingly.

Event Overview

About the bootcamp:

When you’re just starting out as an independent consultant, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s so much to learn, and even more to do! This eight-week solo consulting bootcamp will help.

Limited to just eight participants, your "PICA pod" will meet every other week for eight weeks to help you…

  • Set up your business (including naming it, if you haven’t already)

  • Refine your branding and service offerings

  • Figure out your pricing

  • Create an online presence for your business

  • Do your initial outreach and business development

  • And tackle whatever else you may need help with!

Led by PICA Mentor, Dray Wharton, you’ll get the help you need, and you’ll appreciate the sense of accountability and esprit de corps with your colleagues.


These are interactive roundtable discussions, not webinars, so be prepared to participate, ideally using your webcam.

Each session will focus on a particular topic, with assignments in between sessions. Assignments may include taking PICA workshop if you haven’t already, and/or creating a first draft of something so we can discuss it in the next session.

Duration: Each session is 90 minutes (450 minutes total)


Tuesdays starting April 12th at 9:30 Pacific. Sessions are every other Tuesday.

When you register for the bootcamp, you will get a confirmation email with the calendar invitation for just the first session. We will manually send you the calendar invitations for the other four sessions.


(Click here to download a PDF of the syllabus.)

April 12th: Module 1, Laying Your Foundation

Get to know each other and your objectives for the next 8 weeks. Discuss the key components for setting up your business.

Assignments and prep for next session:

April 26th: Module 2, Your Go-to-Market Positioning

Check in on your progress on laying your foundation. Work on refining your branding, go-to-market messaging, and service offerings. Group input on your tagline and service offerings. 

Assignments and prep for next session:

May 10th: Module 3, Creating Visibility 

Discuss/refine branding; review LinkedIn profile and business pages. Discuss your pricing strategy. 

Assignments and prep for next session:

May 24th: Module 4, Getting Clients

Review/discuss marketing efforts and website outlines (or actual websites). 

Assignments and prep for next session: 

June 7th: Module 5, Preparing for Launch

Review outreach messages. Develop goals for next quarter

Assignment: Officially launch your business!


* Members-only content

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Q: Do I have to participate in every session?
A: No, but like most things you’ll get out of it what you put into it. That said, the first session is mandatory. If you can’t make it to the first session, you’ll need to wait until the next bootcamp or use the course syllabus above as your own “independent study” course.

Q: What if I miss a session?
A: You'll get the slides and notes from the discussion but you’ll miss the coaching and peer input which is the most valuable part.

Q: What if I have questions between sessions?
A: Come to weekly office hours or send an email to the bootcamp leader.

Q: What is the time commitment?
A: 5 sessions of 90 minutes each, plus other workshops as needed, and of course doing your assignments. (If anyone told you that starting your own consulting business would be fast and easy, they were lying.)

Q: How many people will be in the cohort?
A: A maximum of eight, plus the leader.

About the Bootcamp Leader:

PICA's mentor and Community Lead Dray Wharton has worked in consulting since 1995 and created his first independent consultancy in 1999. Since 2006, Dray has focused his organizational psychology practice on individuals and teams that are trying to 'up their game'. With a decade of service as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, roles as COO and CEO, and his entrepreneurial career founding two successful startups, Dray is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience he can apply to the business challenges solopreneurs face. You can keep track of Dray's musings about business, psychology, and the art of being a human on his professional Twitter acccount (@Wharton_Co) as well as on LinkedIn!