Solo Consulting Bootcamp Cohort "Quebec Class"

Web Workshop

Date: 8/16/2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Note: All listed times are in the Pacific time zone. Please adjust accordingly.

Event Overview

About the bootcamp:

When you’re self-employed, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. When you're just starting out there's so much to learn, where do you start? And once you've been at it a while, there's so much to do it's hard to find the time to work on your business, not just in it.

This eight-week solo consulting bootcamp is the solution.

Limited to just six participants, your cohort will meet via Zoom conference every other Friday for 90 minutes, starting August 16. In between the cohort sessions you'll have homework and other workshops.

Together we will…

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

  • Hone your niche by refining your branding and service offerings

  • Figure out your pricing

  • Create an online presence that sets you up as an expert

  • Develop a plan for your outreach and business development

  • Tackle whatever else you may need help with!

Be personally coached by Liz Steblay, PICA's Chief Advocate, who literally wrote the book on everything you need to know to launch and grow your own business.

Format:

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)

Timing:

Fridays starting August 16th at 10:00 Pacific. Sessions are every other Friday.

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.

Solo Consulting Bootcamp Plus

You can upgrade your Bootcamp experience by signing up for Bootcamp Plus, which will give you up to FIVE 1:1 private coaching sessions with Liz. These can be scheduled at dates/times that are mutually convenient for you and Liz.

Syllabus

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

August 16: Module 1, Laying Your Foundation

Get to know each other and your objectives for the next 8 weeks.  

Assignments and prep for next session:

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August 30: 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:

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September 13: Module 3, Creating Visibility 

Discuss/refine branding; review LinkedIn profile updates. Creating your LinkedIn business page and/or website. 

Assignments and prep for next session:

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September 27: Module 4, Getting Clients

Review/discuss marketing efforts and website outlines (or actual websites). Discuss your pricing strategy.

Assignments and prep for next session: 

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October 11: Module 5, Preparing for Launch

Review outreach messages. Develop goals for next quarter

Assignment: Officially launch your business!

  

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FAQs:

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. If you think you'll need or want lots of 1:1 support during the Bootcamp and for the following four months, consider the Bootcamp Plus option.

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 six, plus the leader.

About the Bootcamp Mentor:

 

Liz Steblay has worked in consulting nearly 25 years, most of those as a successful independent consultant. (Liz’s definition of success: working few hours, making more money, lowering her effective tax rate; having a 7-figure retirement account and a fully-funded 529 savings plan for her daughter’s college tuition; taking at least one international vacation a year and fostering relationships with friends and family.)

In 2009 she expanded her solo practice by creating ProKo Consulting (now ProKo Agency Inc.), a national talent agency that represents other self-employed consultants who specialize in organizational effectiveness. In building that business, Liz interviewed, coached and mentored hundreds of self-employed consultants and developed a reputation as the person to ask if you had questions about independent consulting. That's what inspired her to create PICA, to help others create the consulting career of their dreams.

You can buy her book, "Succeeding as a Solopreneur: Six Keys to Taking the Leap, Winning Clients, and Building Wealth" on Amazon, Bookshop.org, and where ever books are sold.

Registration
Amount

$2,500.00
Register by 8/16/2024
Solo Consulting Bootcamp - pay in full

Register

$625.00
Register by 8/16/2024
Solo Consulting Bootcamp -
You will be invoiced for the 3 remaining installments at regular intervals between when you register and the last bootcamp session on May 31.

Register

$3,500.00
Register by 8/16/2024
Solo Consulting Bootcamp Plus - pay in full

Register

$875.00
Register by 8/16/2024
Solo Consulting Bootcamp Plus -
You will be invoiced for the 3 remaining installments at regular intervals between when you register and the last bootcamp session on May 31.

Register

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