Advice and Commentary on the World of Professional Consulting


What Is A Consultant?

The first article ever on the PCA website was the one below by the former president of PCA, Richard Snyder. It's been used as an article that many of the posts on this blog have linked to over the past few years.

When the website was updated, it included an update to the blog as well. One of the pages we decided to remove was our articles page, since we only had 3 articles on it. Anne Notarthomas was able to get the previous blog posts to link to the article, which she put into its own directory. However, that meant that the only way people could see Dick's great article was if they saw the link in a previous blog post.

The Fresh, Newly Updated Professional Consultant's Association Website!

If you're a returning visitor, a new or old member, or someone who's stopping by for the first time, welcome to the new look Professional Consultants Association website.  Under the creative direction of Anne Notarthomas of eKamria, who's also a PCA member, with input from the PCA board, the website was updated to this newer, cleaner look.

Do You Follow Your Own Advice?

At the latest Professional Consultant’s Association meeting, the topic of discussing during what we call a roundtable event was “Why The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes!” If you know the story, it involves a poor cobbler who makes shoes to sell to customers for food to feed his family, yet doesn’t make enough money to make shoes for his own children and never even thinks about doing so.

Our version of this was this question: What advice do you give to others that you don’t follow yourself all the time?

The Dip

The peace building, consultant solopreneur can’t wait until they are “in the mood.”

The fact is, the person building a project, always goes on, whether they feel like it or not.

Why Are There Consultants?

This is an interesting twist on a common question we’re known to address. We have a post titled What Is A Consultant, and one titled What Is A Consultant – Revisited. Now it’s time to address the issue of just why there’s a need for consultants.

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Most of us who are consultants figure we know why people need us. We offer expertise, a different perspective on their issues, and often a way to fix things. Our costs are high in a way yet we’re not permanent, and we’re not a threat to anyone’s job. Or are we?