100 episodes

You'll learn our top strategies to improve your career, confidence, lifestyle from us and other crazy successful seasoned consultants in IT and Management. Engage in the conversation as we discuss everything that brought us longevity and success over the years in the consulting industry.

Art of Consulting Podcast Andy Fry, Cat Lam

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

You'll learn our top strategies to improve your career, confidence, lifestyle from us and other crazy successful seasoned consultants in IT and Management. Engage in the conversation as we discuss everything that brought us longevity and success over the years in the consulting industry.

    175 | Our Intentions Are Not Always Conscious To Us

    175 | Our Intentions Are Not Always Conscious To Us

    In this episode, we are with Andy as he talks about intentions and how they are not always conscious to us. Listen in now and learn how to look into your intentions and apply strategies that develop yourself to your full potential.  
    Quotes:
     
    “Interestingly Enough, Intent Is Not Always Conscious To Us, But It Is Made Visible Through Our Behavior.”
    “We Will Never Fully Meet Our Full Potential Without Mature Intentionality Towards External Contribution.”
    “How We Define The Community We Serve Determines Our Intent.”
     
    Show Notes:
     
    (00:00) Podcast Intro 
    (00:27) If You Need Help Creating A Set Of Values, You’re Welcome To Sign For A Complimentary Course At https://theconsultingplaybook.com/values 
    (01:19) Intent Made Visible Through Behavior
    (05:51) Ways That Intent Becomes Clear
    (08:21) Developing Our Full Potential By Serving Others
    (09:11) The Challenge Of Dealing With Daily Distractions
    (09:43) Who Do We Serve?
    (12:13) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers

    • 13 min
    174 | Looking for Big Problems

    174 | Looking for Big Problems

    In this episode, Andy explains how big enough problems can fuel consultants and keep them going. Know the power questions to ask yourself and identify if you are set for the next big challenge, so tune in now and learn how to take the next step that will keep you going. 


    Quotes:
     
    “We Should Be Challenged Enough That We're Tired. We Shouldn't Be Exhausted.”
    “When You Go To Live Out Your Consulting Career, You're Gonna Go Through All Kinds Of Ebbs And Flows. You're Gonna Have Peaks And Valleys. You're Going To Be An Expert In A Particular Area And That Area Is Going To Be Boring, And You're Going To Need To Look For The Next Challenge.”
     
    Show Notes:
     
    (00:00) Podcast Intro 
    (00:27) If You Need Help Creating A Set Of Values, You’re Welcome To Sign For A Complimentary Course At https://theconsultingplaybook.com/values 
    (01:19) Consultants Want The Challenge
    (05:03) Look For Big Enough Problems To Keep You Challenged
    (07:58) Have Confidence In Yourself
    (10:02) Run On Those Plateaus 
    (11:31) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers

    • 12 min
    173 | Battle the Elements Not Each Other

    173 | Battle the Elements Not Each Other

    In this episode, we have andy share insights on elements we, as human beings, face and how important it is to recognize that in the challenges that we experience, we need to battle the elements and not each other. He also points out that in times where elements are being dealt with by technology or other enhancements, it is important to think of productive ways to use our available time instead of creating other conflicts with each other. Click play now and listen to this episode’s nuggets of wisdom.


    Quotes:
     
    “As A Human Being When You Get Exposed To The Elements Of The World, The Elements Are In Charge.”
    “When We Are Faced With Real Challenges. There's No Time To Fight Each Other.”
    “Let's Seek Out Those Elements And Battle Them. They're Good Challenges.”
     
    Show Notes:
     
    (00:00) Podcast Intro 
    (00:27) If You Need Help Creating A Set Of Values, You’re Welcome To Sign For A Complimentary Course At https://theconsultingplaybook.com/values 
    (01:19) Recalling And Remembering Are Two Different Things
    (03:35) When We Are Exposed To Harsh Elements
    (06:26) Every Day Is A Battle Against The Elements
    (08:10) No Time To Fight With Other People Over Trivial Matters
    (10:03) What Are We Doing With Our Available Time?
    (15:50) What Elements Should We Be Battling Rather Than Each Other
    (17:30) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers

    • 18 min
    172 | How to Deal with Defiance

    172 | How to Deal with Defiance

    In this episode, Andy shares tips on dealing with defiant people. We all need a little bit of defiance to keep us pushing for what we aim for but knowing how to deal with solid defiance that goes against what you think is best for the situation is vital to be able to manage the relationships involved and to protect yourself as well. So, listen in now and learn these helpful tips.


    Quotes:
     
    “We All Have To Have A Little Bit Of Defiance In Us To Really Achieve Anything Significant In Our Lives”
    “When You're Dealing With Defiant People, This Goes In A Business Setting And A Home Life, It's Important That You Do All You Can To Not Be At Risk From Their Decisions.”
    “Many Of Us Have Defined People In Some Ways In Our Lives, And We Need To Be Able To Manage Those Relationships, And Protect Ourselves.”
     
    Show Notes:
     
    (00:00) Podcast Intro 
    (00:27) If You Need Help Creating A Set Of Values, You’re Welcome To Sign For A Complimentary Course At https://theconsultingplaybook.com/values 
    (01:19) The Naysayers And The People Who Give Unsolicited Advice
    (03:11) Talking About Defiance
    (04:08) Defiant People
    (06:02) How To Deal With Defiant People In Your Work Life
    (10:49) How To Deal With Defiant People In Your Personal Life 
    (13:35) Protecting Yourself From Very Defiant People
    (14:57) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers
     

    • 16 min
    171 | What Goes Around Comes Around

    171 | What Goes Around Comes Around

    In this episode, we have Andy discuss how building relationships with relevant connections brings opportunities and growth. He explains what you can do to build these relationships especially when you are in a position of strength and not only when you need to build it because of lack.   
    Tune in now and gain practical tips that you can do to effectively build your network.



    Quotes:
     
    “It's An Important Thing That We Are Constantly Building Relationships Because This Is Really A Relationship Business.”
     
    Show Notes:
     
    (00:00) Podcast Intro 
    (00:27) If You Need Help Creating A Set Of Values, You’re Welcome To Sign For A Complimentary Course At https://theconsultingplaybook.com/values 
    (01:19) Building Good Relationships With Recruiters And Relevant Connections
    (03:46) Build That Relationship Now
    (05:37) Building When You Are In A Position Of Strength
    (07:51) We Are In A Constant Relationship Business
    (08:52) Have The Conversations And Effectively Manage The Calls
    (11:21) Keep Networking
    (11:47) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers

    • 12 min
    170 | Why Commenting Doesn't Always Add To The Conversation

    170 | Why Commenting Doesn't Always Add To The Conversation

    In this episode, we are with Andy sharing about the importance of learning to hold back comments that do not add to the conversation. He talks about some reasons why people tend to give opinions even on things they may not fully understand. Listen in now and learn insights on how we can avoid getting into this situation and enjoy the results it brings to us as a professional and as a person.   
    Quotes:
     
    “Even If We Are An Authority On The Topic, There Is Always Information That We're Missing.”
    “It's Not Our Thoughts, Judgments, And Conclusions That Define Us But It's Our Ability To Create Thoughtful Conclusions That Defines Us.”
     
    Show Notes:
     
    (00:00) Podcast Intro 
    (00:27) If You Need Help Creating A Set Of Values, You’re Welcome To Sign For A Complimentary Course At https://theconsultingplaybook.com/values 
    (01:19) An Illustration Of A Building Demolition 
    (03:25) People Weigh In On Any Topic Regardless Of How Much They Know
    (04:54) There Is Always Information That We’re Missing
    (06:28) Holding Back Opinions Knowing That We Don’t Have All The Information
    (07:02) Reasons Why We Give Opinions Even On Things We May Not Fully Understand
    (09:47) Take A Moment To Think About Our Judgment Of Others
    (10:35) The Ability To Thoughtful Conclusions 
    (12:45) What Sets Consultants Apart And Stand Out
    (13:28) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as a consultant, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Andy and Cat do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving practice - and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

ciaracw ,

Helpful case interview prep!

I’m prepping for a case interview with a consulting firm and your podcast has been very helpful!

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